CHESTER Cathedral's iconic interior is not usually renowned for being a picnic area, but organisers of an upcoming film event will transform the venue into just that.

The indoor outdoor cinema experience on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, will see the central nave at Chester Cathedral covered in artificial grass to recreate the atmosphere of an outdoor cinema event, without the need for an umbrella!

On the giant cinema screen on Monday, April 8 is Pixar family film Finding Nemo, while on Tuesday, April 9, there will be a showing of the 1997 box office smash Titanic (certificate 12).

This year all events at the cathedral are aiming to raise awareness of the pollution in the world's oceans.

In Finding Nemo, after his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

In Titanic, a 17-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated RMS Titanic.

Doors open at 6.30pm on both nights while the film starts at 7.15pm. Food, snacks and music will be available before the film.

Those attending are advised to bring a picnic, blanket or camping chair.

For more information or to book tickets, priced £6.50 for under 16s and £9.50-£15.50 for adults and VIP seats, visit or call 01244 324756.