Frozen fever coming to Knebworth House

How The Luna Cinema's screening of Frozen will look at Knebworth House

How The Luna Cinema's screening of Frozen will look at Knebworth House

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Frozen fever will be coming to Knebworth House later this year when The Luna Cinema returns to the Hertfordshire stately home.

The Luna Cinema

* The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing at Dulwich Park.

* In 2015 it will bring 120 screenings to 46 outdoor locations around the UK, using two touring screens.

* Location capacity ranges from 300 to 3000, with a total of 160,000 tickets available.

Frozen Sing-along (PG) will open three nights of film screenings in the grounds of the Lytton Cobbold’s family home, in front of a crowd of 2,500.

Knebworth House will also play host to huge screenings of Back to the Future and Mamma Mia! this September.

One of the highlights of the Luna 2015 season will be the Frozen date at the gothic mansion on Friday, September 11.

The icy adventures of Elsa, Princess of Arendelle, and her younger sister, Princess Anna, need little introduction.

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The record-breaking Disney animation is based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and has taken more than $1billion globally at the box office.

And, of course, it features that song – Let It Go by Idina Menzel.

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

The sing-along screening at Knebworth House will give the 2,500 audience members the perfect chance to belt out Oscar-winning song Let It Go, and enjoy the exploits of Elsa, Anna, Olaf the snowman and Kristoff.

"People told me I must be bonkers for investing in an outdoor screen given the unreliability of our weather! "

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema

The ABBA-inspired Mamma Mia! (PG) is the Saturday night movie under the stars at Knebworth House, with Back to the Future (12A) being screened by the UK’s largest producer of outdoor cinema on Sunday, September 13.

Doors each night will open at 6pm, with the films starting around 7.30pm, depending on the conditions on the night.

Mamma Mia! The Movie is based on the hit stage show about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father, told using hit songs by the popular Swedish group ABBA.

Set on a picturesque Greek island, the film version has an all-star cast headed by Meryl Streep, in the role of single mother Donna Sheridan.

Mamma Mia! will be shown on Saturday, September 12 at Knebworth HouseMamma Mia! will be shown on Saturday, September 12 at Knebworth House

Pierce Brosnan (Sam Carmichael), Colin Firth (Harry Bright), and Stellan Skarsgård (Bill Anderson) play the three possible fathers to Donna’s daughter, Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried.

Julie Walters and Christine Baranski play Donna’s friends, and former members of Donna and the Dynamoes, Rosie and Tanya.

Starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as mad scientist Dr Emmett Brown, 1985 sci-fi adventure comedy Back to the Future features a time-travelling DeLorean car.

Directed Robert Zemeckis, teenager Marty is accidently sent 30 years into the past by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown, in a plutonium-powered DeLorean.

Back to the Future can be seen at Knebworth HouseBack to the Future can be seen at Knebworth House

Marty must then make sure his high-school-age parents fall in love in order to save his own existence.

While The Luna Cinema’s line-up across the country includes picks from the latest crop of blockbusters and award winners, including Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is being screened at Hatfield House, and The Theory of Everything, the programme also features classic films and fan favourites, with nostalgic highlights including Dirty Dancing, Some Like it Hot, Grease, Groundhog Day, Labyrinth, The Big Lebowski and Ghostbusters.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “When I produced my first open air cinema screening in 2008 in Dulwich Park, I had no inkling that open air cinema would ever become so popular in Britain.

“People told me I must be bonkers for investing in an outdoor screen given the unreliability of our weather.

“Seven years and thousands of screenings later, any doubts have long since evaporated.

“The British public have proven that they are more than willing to brave the elements to enjoy a much-loved film under the stars.”

As always, Luna audiences are welcome to bring along picnics and drinks to screenings.

However, all events will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site.

Premium tickets are available at all screenings, which as standard include a seat in prime position in the arena, a drink at the Luna Bar and a gift bag supplied by DoubleTree by Hilton.

Ticket prices for Knebworth are £13.50 for adults and £9 for children. Premium tickets are £26.

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

The 2015 Luna Cinema programme to date (some film choices are yet to be announced):

* Holkham Hall, Norfolk / 23 May/ Mamma Mia! (2008)

Holkham Hall, Norfolk / 24 May/ Top Gun (1986)

* Warwick Castle / 11 June / Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)

Warwick Castle / 12 June / Grease (1978)

* Tooting Common / 1 July / Labyrinth (1986)

Tooting Common / 2 July / Zoolander (2001)

* Sissinghurst Castle / 3 July / TBC

Sissinghurst Castle / 4 July / TBC

* Morden Hall Park / 9 July / Birdman (2014)

Morden Hall Park / 10 July / The Goonies (1985)

Morden Hall Park / 11 July / Dirty Dancing (1987)

* Swanley Park / 15 July / Dirty Dancing (1987)

* Highfield Park / 16 July / Mamma Mia! (2008)

* Brockwell Lido / 16 July / Jaws (1975)

* National Memorial Arboretum / 17 July / The Imitation Game (2014)

National Memorial Arboretum / 18 July / Mamma Mia! (2008)

* Crystal Palace Park / 17 July / Labyrinth (1986)

Crystal Palace Park / 18 July / Top Gun (1986)

Crystal Palace Park / 19 July / The Big Lebowski (1998)

* Hall Place, Bexley / 22 July / Ghostbusters (1984)

* Kew Gardens / 22 July / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Kew Gardens / 23 July / Back To The Future (1985)

* Brockwell Lido / 23 July / Crocodile Dundee (1986)

* Greenwich Park / 24 July / Back To The Future (1985)

Greenwich Park / 25 July / Back To The Future 2 (1989)

Greenwich Park / 26 July / The Theory of Everything (2014)

* Tonbridge Castle / 24 July / Top Gun (1986)

Tonbridge Castle / 25 July / Dirty Dancing (1987)

* One New Change / 26 July / Birdman (2014)

* Wandsworth Park / 28 July / Cool Runnings (1993)

Wandsworth Park / 29 July / Withnail & I (1987)

* Highfield Park / 29 July / Top Gun (1986)

* Ascot Racecourse / 30 July / The Theory of Everything (2014)

Ascot Racecourse / 31 July / Top Gun (1986)

Ascot Racecourse / 1 August / Grease (1978)

* Leeds Castle / 30 July / Back To The Future (1985)

Leeds Castle / 31 July / Grease (1978)

* Alexandra Palace / 1 August / Birdman (2014)

Alexandra Palace / 2 August / The Goonies (1985)

* One New Change / 2 August / In Bruges (2008)

* Kensington Palace / 4 August / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Kensington Palace / 5 August / The Lost Boys (1987)

Kensington Palace / 6 August / Notting Hill (1999)

Kensington Palace / 7 August / West Side Story (1961)

* Opera Holland Park / 5 August / The Great Gatsby (2013)

Opera Holland Park / 6 August / Some Like It Hot (1959)

Opera Holland Park / 7 August / Jaws (1975)

Opera Holland Park / 8 August / Pretty Woman (1990)

* Lydiard House / 8 August / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Lydiard House / 9 August / Top Gun (1986)

* One New Change / 9 August / Groundhog Day (1993)

* Victoria Tower Gardens, HoP /11 August / TBC

Victoria Tower Gardens, HoP /12 August / TBC

* Chiswick House / 12 August / Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Chiswick House / 13 August / Top Gun (1986)

* Bournemouth Pier Approach / 13 August / Top Gun (1986)

Bournemouth Pier Approach / 14 August / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Bournemouth Pier Approach / 15 August / Mamma Mia! (2008)

Bournemouth Pier Approach / 16 August / Jaws (1975)

* Dulwich Park / 14 August / The Lost Boys (1987)

Dulwich Park / 15 August / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

* Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 16 August / Some Like It Hot (1959)

* Gatton Park / 19 August / Grease (1978)

* Osborne House / 19 August / The Imitation Game (2014)

Osborne House / 20 August / Back To The Future (1985)

Osborne House / 21 August / Grease (1978)

* Brockwell Lido / 20 August / The Truman Show (1998)

* Hampton Court Palace / 21 August / Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Hampton Court Palace / 22 August / Top Gun (1986)

* Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 23 August / Jaws (1975)

* Gatton Park / 26 August / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

* Lulworth Castle / 26 August / Back To The Future (1985)

Lulworth Castle / 27 August / Grease (1978)

* Hatfield House / 27 August / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Hatfield House / 28 August / The Goonies (1985)

Hatfield House / 29 August / Dirty Dancing (1987)

* Powderham Castle / 28 August / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Powderham Castle / 29 August / Mamma Mia! (2008)

Powderham Castle / 30 August / Top Gun (1986)

* Hall Place, Bexley / 2 September / Pretty Woman (1990)

* Alnwick Castle / 3 September / Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)

* Kew Gardens / 3 September / Casablanca (1942)

Kew Gardens / 4 September / Mamma Mia! (2008)

* Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh / 4 September / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh / 5 September / Mamma Mia! (2008)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh / 6 September / Back To The Future (1985)

* Battersea Park / 8 September / Ghostbusters (1984)

Battersea Park / 9 September / Birdman (2014)

Battersea Park / 10 September / Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

* Knebworth House / 11 September / Frozen Sing-along (2013)

Knebworth House / 12 September / Mamma Mia! (2008)

Knebworth House / 13 September / Back To The Future (1985)

* Wakehurst Place / 11 September / Frozen Sing-along (2013)

Wakehurst Place / 12 September / Grease (1978)

* One New Change / 13 September / Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

* Dulwich Park / 15 September / Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Dulwich Park / 16 September / The Princess Bride (1987)

* Cardiff Castle / 18 September / Back To The Future (1985)

Cardiff Castle/ 19 September / Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975)

Cardiff Castle / 20 September / Mamma Mia! (2008)

* Hampton Court Palace / 18 September / The Theory of Everything (2014)

Hampton Court Palace / 19 September / Ghostbusters (1984)

* One New Change / 20 September / 80s NIGHT VOTE

* Rochester Castle / 24 September / Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)

Rochester Castle / 25 September / Top Gun (1986)

Rochester Castle / 26 September / Ironclad (2011)

* Lincoln Castle / 25 September / Frozen Sing-along (2013)

Lincoln Castle / 26 September / Dirty Dancing (1987)

Lincoln Castle / 27 September / Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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