Movie Monday! – Bend it Like Beckham


August 1st, 2022

Sunset – Approx. 9pm

Lordly Park



Pay What You Can – Suggested $10



The Chester Playhouse invites you to Movie Monday! Join us under the stars at Lordly Park for some of your favourite blockbuster films, projected on a giant 30-foot screen! 


Bend it Like Beckham is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The film is a” kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way”. 

Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), the daughter of a strict Indian couple (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan) in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley), who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe. (


“That rare breed of crowd pleaser, one in which it doesn’t matter that you immediately know how it’s all going to end, because getting there is so much fun.” – Miami Herald


Bend It Like Beckham runs 1h 52mins and is rated PG-13 (for implied sexual activity and mild language)


Pack up your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and meet us at the Monday Movie for Bend It Like Beckham!


Thank you to Fresh Air Films Bridgewater for tech support!


Watch the trailer here!