Fancy watching a favourite movie under the stars this summer? Here’a list of outdoor screenings happening in Staffs
We all love to curl up with our loved ones and watch a film. But what if you could combine this with the great outdoors? Well, film fans, rejoice! The coronavirus pandemic shutting the doors of cinemas for the foreseeable has meant that many venues are coming through for us all by putting on a host of outdoor cinema screenings in Staffordshire.
Whether you prefer drive-in cinema screenings reminiscent of the 50s or to sit out under the stars with your blankets and and deck chairs, there are plenty of opportunities to get our Hollywood fix and enjoy some of the greatest blockbusters of all time.
It could possibly be the most perfect date night solution ever.
We’ve listed a few of them below* so get your popcorn and blankets at the ready…
The Great British Drive In At Sandon Hall
Friday July 3 to Sunday September 13
Live Comedy, Star Wars Under the Stars, Marvel, Police Academy & Live Performance from Michael Winslow are all included in Sandon Hall’s Great British Drive In running 7 days a week throughout the summer.
With family favourites like Lego Movie 2, Hook and How To Train Your Dragon to classics like Jurassic Park, The Shining and Fight Club, as well as some new-ish releases like Rocketman, 1917 and Avengers – Infinity War – there’s something for all ages and tastes to enjoy. And a collection of Star Wars films are also being shown including Phantom Menace (July 24) Attack Of The Clones (July 31), Revenge of the Sith (August 7) and Return of the Jedi (August 14). There’s also superheroes galore with its Marvel Mondays programme bringing a different film every week and a free Saturday morning environmental documentary.
Tickets are priced depending on how many of you are in the car with ‘flying solo’ tickets (1 adult and up to 4 children) as cheap as £10 and premium Golden Circle tickets available from £30 plus booking fee. Day time tickets midweek from £10 per car are also available to help keep the kids entertained this summer.
There’s still more than 60 titles to view on the big screen at this stunning countryside venue – see the full listings on www.thegbdrivein.com/whats-on.
Sandon Hall, Sandon, Stafford ST18 0BZ.
Drive in screenings at Tamworth Castle
Friday August 14 & Saturday August 15
The traditional annual open air cinema event usually planned at the castle grounds for August has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in its place is a drive-in cinema event which will see all-time favourtie flicks: Grease and The Greatest Showman (both PG rating) shown over two nights from August 14 to 15.
The main field at the bottom of the castle grounds (near the skate park) will be opened up to around 100 cars each evening. While full plans are being finalised, movie-lovers should be able to catch Grease on Friday, August 14, and The Greatest Showman on Saturday, August 15. Both movies will start at 9pm – this is to allow the sun to set enough for the screen to be visible. The events will also be weather permitting.
For more information and tickets visit www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk.
Tamworth Castle, Lady Bank, Holloway, Tamworth B79 7NA.
Philosopher’s Stone Outdoor Cinema at Wolverhampton Racecourse
Tuesday 25 August
Harry Potter fans looking for outdoor cinema screenings in Staffordshire will be pleased to hear about this event being held at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Run by the Open Air Film & Chill company, you can head back to wear it all began on the big screen with the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Gates open at 7pm and the film is scheduled to start after the sun sets. There is parking and toilets are available on site. You’ll need to bring your own seating and observe social distancing at all times.
Standard tickets cost £14.50 plus booking fee and there are also VIP packages available from £30.
Regular updates will be posted to the host’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OutdoorCinemaWolverhampton and you can book tickets at www.openairfilmandchill.com.
Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0PE.
The Lion King Outdoor Cinema at Rocester Football Club
Wednesday August 19
Showing the original The Lion King movie from 1994, the Rocester Football Club in Uttoxeter is the venue for this outdoor cinema event. Relive the magic on the giant screen with your family and friends.
Car parking, toilets, disabled toilets, hot food and soft drinks, and a bar are all available on site, but you can bring your own picnics and drinks too.
Tickets cost from £8.50 for a child and £35.50 for a family ticket. VIP tickets are also available.
Find out more about this event at: www.openairfilmandchill.com/uttoxeteroutdoorcinema. Book tickets at eventbrite.co.uk.
Rocester Football Club, Mill Street, Rocester, Uttoxeter, ST14 5JX
*All events are scheduled to take place, but, due to the current pandemic, please check with the event organiser for any changes or amendments.
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