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Best outdoor summer cinema

Get outside and get your al fresco culture fix with the best outdoor cinema in Leics and Rutland.

Pic Credit: Adventure Cinema

Nightflix Drive-In, Newark open now until July

Catch them in Newark for the next few months. When you arrive park up, order food and tune in. If you’d rather listen to music then. Running until July there’s lots to see including In The Heights, The Conjuring, A Star is Born, and Gremlins, Dirty Dancing more. 

The Big Summer Drive In, Market Harborough, 8-30 Jun

The new purpose built drive-in venue in Market Harbs is where you can watch heaps of great films including Grease, Aladdin, Shawshank Redemption, Inception, Beauty and the Beast, Tenet and so many more. There’s also Kibworth Outdoor Cinema 5 June. Food and drink can also be ordered and VIP tickets guarantee you a spot closer to the screen.

Adventure Cinema, Film and Food Fest, Abbey Park, Leicester, 1-4 July

Enjoy 4 days of open-air cinema (pic above), with classic movies and recent releases, stand up comedy (Josh Jones and Sean McLoughlin) cocktails, craft beer, local street food and specially curated short films from regional film makers. What’s not to love? Expect films including The Greatest Showman, Joker, Grease, Disney’s Onward and more. Just bring your own blanket or camping chair. We’ll see you there!

Leicestershire County Cricket Club, August

I feel the need; the need for speed!!! Action-drama, Top Gun is on the big screen and is part of an incredible weekend line-up. You can also watch Toy Story and Mamma Mia on Saturday August 21. Bring a picnic or you can order snacks onsite. There will also be children’s activities including a bouncy castle and face painting.

Star and Mouse Outdoor Cinema, Oakham Castle (20 – 21 Aug) and Stanford Hall (2, 3 and 5 Sept)

This boutique open-air cinema company is roaring and ready to go for another summer of drive-in jolity. You’ll be watching your movie in style and a great view too as well as car bingo, quizzes, live music and food and drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts. Knives Out, A Star is Born, Grease and Jurassic Park.

Luna Open-Air Cinema, Ragley Hall, Warwick Castle and Wollaton Hall, Aug- Sept

The ever-popular Luna Cinema is back. Expect giant HD LED screens, state-of-the-art digital in-car speakers and stunning backdrops. We love the sound of the Luna Bar where you can order there’s prosecco on tap! Oh and we almost forgot to mention the films: Star War, Grease, Top Gun and more. Bring your own picnic, chairs and blankets.

Rockingham Castle, 3-4 Sept

The Outdoor Cinema will be returning to present two blockbusters in the stunning grounds of Rockingham Castle. Bring a picnic and share the fun with friends and family. Watch Baz Luhrmann’s extraordinary, Moulin Rouge and Disney’s 2019 film, Aladdin starring Will Smith at the Genie.

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