Summer of Open Air Cinema at Historic Venues

There has been a significant upsurge in the number of open air cinema screenings at historic venues this summer. With a good mix of cinema classics and recent hits, the outdoor cinema is a fantastic way to spend a summer night. 

The outdoor cinema season starts at Bovey Castle, with films screened between 14th - 16th June 2017 at 9:45pm. Tickets are a reasonable £10 with optional extras of a luxury picnic, drinks served at its pop up bar and a BBQ put on by their local award-winning butchers. Visit to see the schedule and to book. 

Sundown Cinema at Luton Hoo Hotel - Grease.jpgThe annual Open Air Cinema returns to Luton Hoo from 24th August - 9th September 2017, taking over the area surrounding its south lake on the 1,065 acre estate. The schedule includes Top Gun, Footloose and Shaun of the Dead and more recent films Bridget Jones's Baby and La la land. Tickets cost £13 with an optional BBQ in the courtyard of Adam’s Brasserie. Visit or call 01582 698888 to book. 

Cinema under the stars returns to Cardiff Castle in September 2017 for three movie classics within the grounds of the 1,000 year old castle, right in the centre of Cardiff. Keeping it simple, guests are encouraged to bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy one of their favourite films in this unique setting. Visit for the schedule and to discover the history of the castle.

The Luna Cinema has a full calendar of outdoor screenings in the grounds of at stately homes and castles this summer. Locations include Warwick Castle, Lulworth Castle, Hatfield House and Hampton Court Palace. The majority of screenings appear to be in the South of England with a scattering in the west country and South Wales. Visit to find a screening. Tickets are £14.50pp. 

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