In celebration of Dippy the Dinosaur’s arrival to town in 2020, Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre is hosting its very own pop-up cinema, showing some of the best dinosaur-themed movies.

Running every Thursday throughout August, with the first one taking place on 8 August, shoppers will be able to enjoy a host of family blockbusters. And, visitors keen to treat the whole family can simply do so by showing a receipt worth for £3 or more from a Rochdale Exchange retailer.

Located between Costa and EE in the centre, the cinema will be screening two different films a day – the first at 11am the second at 2pm. Classic children’s favourites such as The Good Dinosaur, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Night at the Museum and The Croods will all be shown over the course of the month.

Lorenzo O’Reilly, Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre manager, said: “We felt what better way to mark Dippy the Dinosaur’s visit next year than to bring a fun and engaging event for our shoppers to enjoy throughout August? Our pop-up cinema will be a great addition to the centre and all the films we have chosen are firm dino favourites so I’m sure the venue will be packed to capacity.”