The Luna Cinema 2015 season dates, venues and film programme in full

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The country's largest producer of open air cinema events has announced its 2015 summer programme.

"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 Luna Cinema has revealed the dates and locations for its 2015 shows, its largest ever season of outdoor screenings in the UK.

Thousands of cinema-goers across the country will pull up a blanket to watch films including Notting Hill at Kensington Palace, Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves at Warwick Castle, Grease at Ascot Racecourse and Jaws at Brockwell Lido.

Now in its seventh season, the company has expanded its reach to 120 screenings – up from 70 last summer – and will for the first time put on a truly nationwide programme, reaching far beyond London to Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Wight.

Running from May to October, venues this year range from stately country homes to botanical gardens to 10th century castles, in addition to more urban settings such as the rooftop of London’s One New Change in the heart of the City.

How The Luna Cinema's screening of The Goonies will look at Hatfield HouseHow The Luna Cinema's screening of The Goonies will look at Hatfield House

There are several new venues on the Luna bill, among them Cardiff Castle, Powderham Castle in Devon, and Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

Highlights from the Hertfordshire programme include the Frozen Sing-along at Knebworth House, which will host a crowd of 2,500, screenings of Grand Budapest Hotel, The Goonies and Dirty Dancing at Hatfield House, and Top Gun at Highfield Park in St Albans.

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

Meanwhile, premium ticket-holders at Brockwell Lido, the stunning open-air swimming pool in South London, will have the unique opportunity to watch Jaws from an inflatable dinghy in the water.

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.

George Wood, the 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.”

The Luna CinemaThe Luna Cinema

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

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

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

The Luna CinemaThe Luna Cinema

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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