I recently had to find out that the German term "Public Viewing" basically means something completely different in English, than in German. Now I'm looking for a term that English native speakers would naturally use.
In German the term "Public Viewing" is used for a public event, where people are gathering to watch a football match live on more or less big screens. Since the football world cup was held in Germany in 2006 such events have become quite popular. Many bars and restaurants have "Public Viewing" evenings – but in some cities there are also events with several thousands of spectators attending.
Through wikipedia I found that maybe "Public Screening" would be the term to use instead – however I'm not sure if that is really the case. Now I'm looking for the right term – any help or pointers would be appreciated.