Films Under The Stars: The Luna Cinema Gears Up For An “Al Fresco” Summer Season

The Luna Cinema marks its 10th anniversary with an incredible line up of films taking to the big screen including The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Dunkirk as well as “firsts” such as an open air cinema experience specifically for families with young children.

Luna Cinema - Knebworth

Cementing its place as the countrys leading producer of open air film screenings, The Luna Cinema is pleased to announce its new summer calendar, packed with more screenings than ever before from new blockbusters and this year’s award winners to nostalgic cult classics.

From April to October, film fans can choose from over 175 outdoor screenings taking place right across the UK.  Venues include some of the most prestigious and historically important sites in the country, from Royal Palaces, such as Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, to castles and manor houses, such as Warwick Castle, Chatsworth House, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Leeds Castle, Kenwood House, Lulworth Castle and Harewood House, to name a few.  New venues joining the Luna season this year include York Minster, Guildford Cathedral, Belvoir Castle, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Danson House, Bolton Abbey, Osterley House and Peckham Rye in London.

Audiences this summer are to be treated to a fantastic choice of films, including this year’s big award winners, such as Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and  Dunkirk. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman in his Oscar-winning performance as Sir Winston Churchill in the grounds of Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace. For those looking to exercise their vocal chords at an iconic venue, there is a screening of musical phenomenon The Greatest Showman at Knebworth House – a venue famous for its rock concerts.  The programme also includes ever-popular classic that audiences enjoy year after year, such as Dirty Dancing, Casablanca, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, The Goonies and Harry Potter – and those who are brave enough can even enjoy Jaws while sitting in a dinghy at Brockwell Lido.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said:We are really excited to be celebrating our 10th anniversary with our biggest season of open air cinema to date – it certainly feels as if the line up of films and venues for the coming season is our strongest ever. We know that our regular audiences look forward to the day our programme is released as it heralds the prospect of warmer, lighter summer evenings where they can come and experience a classic film on the big screen against a jaw-dropping backdrop. This year’s new releases are perhaps the strongest of any of the past ten years and we’re all excited to see films such as The Greatest Showman, Dunkirk, Shape of Water and Darkest Hour on a big screen under the stars.”

Other season highlights include screenings of Top Gun at the RAF Museum in Hendon, Victoria & Abdul at Kensington Palace (where Queen Victoria was born), Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Warwick Castle, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at Alexandra Palace and Four Weddings and a Funeral at Westminster Abbey. And by popular demand, there will even be a screening of Spice World at Regent’s Park!

Further cementing its position as the leaders in outdoor cinema experiences, The Luna Cinema team are pleased to announce the launch of two new brands in 2018; Luna Kids, the country’s first open air cinema designed specifically for families and children of all ages, and Luna Beach, a month long cinema residency on Brighton Beach, where the highest definition outdoor LED screen in the UK will present a full programme of film screenings as well as sports fixtures, including Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup.

As always, The Luna Cinema audiences are welcome to bring along picnics to screenings. However, all events will have fantastic hot food for sale and a full bar on site, in partnership with headline bar sponsors, Estrella Damm. Premium tickets are available at all screenings, which include a branded directors chair in prime position in the arena, fast track access and a complimentary drink at the Luna Bar. 

To book tickets and for more information visit www.thelunacinema.com

The full list of screenings and venues are as follows (tickets are priced at between £13.50 – £20 (adults); £9 – £13.50 (kids):

Lincoln Castle/27 April/ Paddington 2 (2017)

Lincoln Castle/ 28 April/ Dirty Dancing (1987)

Windsor Racecourse / 16 May / The Hangover (2009)

Windsor Racecourse / 17 May / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Windsor Racecourse / 18 May / Notting Hill (1999)

Harpenden / 18 May / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Harpenden / 19 May / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Harpenden / 20 May / Top Gun (1986)

RAF Museum, Hendon / 19 May / Top Gun (1986)

RAF Museum, Hendon / 20 May / The Dambusters (195)

Victoria Embankment Gardens / 22 May / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Victoria Embankment Gardens / 23 May / The Goonies (1985)

Brockwell Lido / 24 May / Jaws (1975)

Osterley Park and House / 25 May / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Osterley Park and House / 26 May / Harry Potter And the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Osterley Park and House / 27 May / Top Gun (1986)

Danson House / 30 May / Top Gun (1986)

Danson House / 31 May / Pretty Woman (1990)

Tilgate Park, Crawley / 1 June / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Tilgate Park, Crawley / 2 June /Pretty Woman (1990)

Southwark Park/ 1 June/ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Southwark Park/2 June/ Top Gun (1986)

Newbury Racecourse/ 7 June/ Dunkirk (2017)

Newbury Racecourse/ 8 June/ Pretty Woman (1990)

Newbury Racecourse/9 June/ The Greatest Showman (2017)

Morden Hall Park / 7 June / Dunkirk (2017)

Morden Hall Park / 8 June / Mean Girls (2004)

Morden Hall Park / 9 June / Grease (1978)

One New Change / 10 June / Get Out (2017)

Hatfield House / 14 June / Darkest Hour (2017)

Hatfield House / 15 June / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Hatfield House / 16 June / Pretty Woman (1990)

Belvoir Castle / 15 June / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Belvoir Castle / 16 June / Dirty Dancing (1987)

One New Change / 17 June / Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986)

Brockwell Lido / 21 June / Dunkirk (2017)

Wimbledon Park / 22 June / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Wimbledon Park / 23 June / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Wimbledon Park / 24 June / Notting Hill (1999)

Priory Park / 22 June / Grease (1978)

Priory Park / 23 June / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Priory Park / 24 June / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Tooting Common / 27 June / Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Tooting Common / 28 June / Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Holkham Hall, Norfolk / 29 June / Pretty Woman (1990)

Holkham Hall, Norfolk / 30 June / Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (2001)

Crystal Palace Park / 29 June / The Breakfast Club (1985)

Crystal Palace Park / 30 June /Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Crystal Palace Park / 1 July /Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Highfield Park, St Albans / 5 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Knebworth House / 6 July / Bridesmaids (2011)

Knebworth House / 7 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Knebworth House / 8 July / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Audley End House / 6 July / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Audley End House / 7 July / Pretty Woman (1990)

Audley End House / 8 July / Darkest Hour (2017)

Swanley Park / 11 July / Bridesmaids (2011)

Swanley Park / 12 July / Grease (1978)

Hylands House, Essex / 11 July / Dunkirk (2016)

Hylands House, Essex / 12 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Hylands House, Essex / 13 July / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Greenwich Park / 13 July / Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Greenwich Park /14 July / Pretty Woman (1990)

Greenwich Park / 15 July / Dunkirk (2017)

National Memorial Arboritum / 14 July / Pretty Woman (1990)

National Memorial Arboritum / 15 July / Darkest Hour (2017)

Kenwood House / 17 July / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Kenwood House / 18 July / Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Kenwood House / 19 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Ascot Racecourse / 19 July / Dunkirk (2017)

Ascot Racecourse / 20 July /Bridesmaids (2011)

Ascot Racecourse /  21 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Tonbridge Castle / 20 July / Gladiator (2000)

Tonbridge Castle / 21 July / Pretty Woman (1990)

Tonbridge Castle / 22 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

One New Change / 22 July / Mean Girls (2003)

Wandsworth Park / 25 July / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Wandsworth Park / 26 July / The Shape of Water (2017)

Highfield Park, St Albans / 26 July / Legally Blonde (2001)

Stonor Park / 27 July / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Stonor Park /28 July / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Stonor Park / 29 July / Casablanca (1942)

Chatsworth House / 27 July / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Chatsworth House / 28 July / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Victoria Embankment Gardens / 31 July / The Shape of Water (2017)

Victoria Embankment Gardens / 1 August / Jumanji (1995)

Opera Holland Park / 1 August / The Italian Job with full orchestra (1969)

Opera Holland Park / 2 August / Notting Hill (1999)

Opera Holland Park / 3 August / Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Leeds Castle / 2 August / The Italian Job with full orchestra (1969)

Leeds Castle / 3 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Leeds Castle / 4 August/ Dirty Dancing (1987)

Hampton Court Palace /4 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Hampton Court Palace / 5 August / The Shape of Water (2017)

One New Change / 5 August / Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Kensington Palace / 7 August / Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Kensington Palace / 8 August / Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Kensington Palace / 9 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Hall Place, Bexley / 8 August / Labyrinth (1986)

Hall Place, Bexley / 9 August / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Blenheim Palace / 10 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Blenheim Palace / 11 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Blenheim Palace / 12 August / Darkest Hour (2017)

Lydiard House / 10 August / Pretty Woman (1990)

Lydiard House / 11 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

One New Change / 12 August / I Tonya (2017)

Westminster Abbey / 14 August / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Westminster Abbey / 15 August / Top Gun (1986)

Westminster Abbey / 16 August  / Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

Lulworth Castle / 15 August / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Lulworth Castle / 16 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Guildford Cathedral / 17 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Guildford Cathedral / 18 August / Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Guildford Cathedral / 19 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

Victoria Tower Gardens / 21 August / Darkest Hour (2017

Victoria Tower Gardens / 22 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Victoria Tower Gardens / 23 August / Notting Hill (1999)

Bolton Abbey/22 August/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Bolton Abbey/ 23 August/ The Greatest Showman (2017)

Tatton Park / 24 August / The Goonies (1986)

Tatton Park / 25 August / Pretty Woman (1990)

Tatton Park / 26 August / Paddington 2 (2017)

Waddesdon Manor / 24 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Waddesdon Manor / 25 August / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Waddesdon Manor / 26 August / West Side Story (1952)

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 26 August / Spice World The Movie (1997)

Fulham Palace / 29 August / Dunkirk (2017)

Fulham Palace / 30 August /The Greatest Showman (2017)

York Minster/ 28 August/ Pans Labyrinth (2006)

York Minster / 29 August / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

York Minster / 30 August / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh / 31 August / The Goonies (1986)

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh / 1 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh / 2 September / The Shape of Water (2017)

Dulwich Park / 31 August / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Dulwich Park / 1 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 2 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Chiswick House / 4 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Chiswick House / 5 September / Casablanca (1942)

Chiswick House / 6 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Sheffield Ampitheatre / 5 September /Pretty Woman (1990)

Sheffield Ampitheatre / 6 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Harewood House, Leeds / 7 September / Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (2001)

Harewood House, Leeds / 8 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Harewood House, Leeds / 9 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 9 September / Alien (1979)

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea / 12 September / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea / 13 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Warwick Castle / 12 September / Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017)

Warwick Castle / 13 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Warwick Castle / 14 September / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Cardiff Castle / 14 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Cardiff Castle / 15 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Cardiff Castle / 16 September / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Alexandra Palace / 15 September / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Alexandra Palace / 16 September / The Breakfast Club (1985)

Battersea Park / 18 September / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)

Battersea Park / 19 September / Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Battersea Park / 20 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Lincoln Castle / 21 September / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Lincoln Castle / 22 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Lincoln Castle / 23 September / Battle of Britain (1969)

Rochester Castle / 21 September / The Greatest Showman (2017)

Rochester Castle / 22 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

Rochester Castle / 23 September / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Geffrye Museum / 26 September / Labyrinth (1986)

Geffrye Museum / 27 September / The Shape of Water (2017)

Brockwell Lido / 27 September / The Shape of Water (2017)

Hampton Court Palace/5 October/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Hampton Court Palace/6 October/ Moulin Rouge! (2001)

 

 

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