To celebrate summer, The Luna Cinema’s open air film season returns for another year. After a packed calendar of indoor winter screenings, The Luna Cinema will host the UK’s largest ever season of cinema under the stars, packed with more screenings than ever before, from new award-winning blockbusters to cult classics.

From May to September, film-lovers up and down the country can pick from over 175 outdoor screenings in some of the UK’s most prestigious and historically important sites. Luna audiences get to enjoy films against the backdrop of the stunning grounds of places such as Warwick Castle, Kensington Palace, Chatsworth House, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Hampton Court Palace, Leeds Castle, Westminster Abbey and Cardiff Castle. New sites for 2019 include the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Thorpe Park in Surrey, Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge, Marble Hill in London and Castle Howard in Yorkshire to name a few.

And the open-air cinema is also coming to Hertfordshire, with screenings at Hatfield House and Knebworth House. As well as classic favourite Dirty Dancing and the singalong extravaganza The Greatest Showman, there will also be a screening of the BAFTA award-winning film The Favourite - which was also filmed on location at Hatfield House. This is a unique opportunity for fans to watch a film in the same place where it was filmed.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “We are hugely excited to be announcing our biggest year of open-air cinema yet. With the incredible number of great films released in the last 12 months, it’s shaping up to be a really special one. Following last year’s phenomenal outdoor success with The Greatest Showman, musical films continue to be popular with and in A Star Is Born, Mary Poppins Returns, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, we got exactly that! We look forward to expanding our children’s outdoor cinema brand Luna Kids Cinema this summer, to visiting some incredible new venues and to welcoming film fans from across the country for a night of cinema under the stars!”

Other highlights include screenings of Mary Poppins Returns under the shadow of the Houses of Parliament (the setting for the film’s climax) at Victoria Tower Gardens, The Favourite and The Young Victoria at Kensington Palace (the latter to mark the 200th anniversary of Victoria’s birth), Monty Python’s Life of Brian at Cardiff Castle, and Stan and Ollie at Opera Holland Park. Moreover, Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be showing at Knebworth House and Cardiff Castle on the exact sites where Queen played live.

The Luna Cinema audiences are welcome to bring along picnics to screenings. However, all events will have 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 director’s chair in prime position in the arena, fast track access and a complimentary drink at the Luna Bar.

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