The best outdoor cinemas 2018

For a fun summer evening, book your seat at one of these outdoor cinema and film screenings popping up across the East of England  

Star & Mouse Picture Show

The Star & Mouse Picture Show, June – 15 September 

The Star & Mouse Picture Show is back once again for a season of screenings underneath the night’s sky at various locations throughout Cambridgeshire. Expect a cosy atmosphere with fairy lights, food, fire pits and entertainment.  You can catch Star & Mouse at venues including The Double Tree Hilton, Creake Abbey, Mandingly Hall, The Cambridge American Cemetery, Wandlebury Park and many others. Booking is highly recommended. Tickets are £12. www.starandmouse.com

Luna Cinema, various locations, 14 June – 13 July

This year Luna Cinema celebrates its 10th anniversary with more screening than ever before with new blockbusters, award winners and cult classics on the line up. Pack your picnic and blanket and enjoy a film on the big screen under the stars. Luna Cinemas will be popping up across the region showing Pretty Woman, Moulin Rouge, The Greatest Showman and Harry Potter to name a few! Book your seat for a night at the movies at Hatfield House from 14-16 June, Holkham Hall on 29 and 30 June, Highfield Park in St Albans on 5 July, Knebworth House from 7-8 July, Audley End House from 6-8 July and Hylands House from 11-13 July. www.thelunacinema.com

Essex Outdoor Cinema, 2 June – 29 September

Get cosy under the nights sky and watch star-studded films from Essex Outdoor Cinema at a number of Essex locations. Films such as Pretty Woman, The Goonies, Grease and Bridesmaids to name a few will be popping up at Maldon Promenade Park, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Upminster Windmill, Capel Manor Gardens and Braxted Park. www.essexoutdoorcinema.com

Sundown Cinema, Suffolk, Cambs, Herts & Beds, 13 June – 1 September  

This year IWM Duxford, Hitchin Lavender, Hitchin Priory, Luton Hoo, Shuttleworth House, Ickworth House, The Jockey Club and Wimpole Estate welcome Sundown Cinema. Enjoy an evening in the great outdoors while watching classic films such as Top Gun, Dirty Dancing and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. www.sundowncinema.co.uk

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Enchanted Cinema, Cambridgeshire, until 3 September 

Enchanted Cinema

The popular pop up cinema returns for another summer of movies under Cambridgeshire skies. You’ll be able to catch family-friendly classics at Burwash Manor while Brewboard Brewery will host cinematic marvels including Bladerunner and Pulp Fiction. This year Enchanted Cinema will be returning to the pretty inner city hidden garden at The Gonville Hotel for a showing of the Great Gatsby, Grease, Dirty Dancing and much more. www.enchantedcinema.co.uk 

‘Summer Screen’, Colchester, 6-15 July

A showing of five films, including big blockbusters such as The Greatest Showman, will take place 6-8 July, followed by a free live tennis stream from Wimbledon on the big screen in from 2-15 July. www.colchester-events.co.uk/event/summerscreen/

Screen St Ives, Cambs, April – September

The independent community cinema based at the Corn Exchange in the town centre has a summer schedule of exciting films planned. Films are shown on the third Friday of each month in the main hall. The programme will feature new releases such as Oscar winning drama the Darkest Hour, and the highly praised Yorkshire set drama God’s Own Country. There will also be classic such as A Canterbury Tale and a collaboration with the Cambridge Film Festival with a screening of the documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time. Tickets cost £5. www.screenstives.org.uk

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