Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep films set for St Albans park

PUBLISHED: 08:11 09 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 April 2015

The Luna Cinema at Highfield Park in St Albans

The Luna Cinema at Highfield Park in St Albans

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Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep head the cast coming to St Albans this summer for The Luna Cinema's 2015 screenings.

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.

Mamma Mia! (PG) and Top Gun (12) will be shown in Highfield Park in July.

Featuring a soundtrack of ABBA’s greatest hits, and a cast including Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters and Colin Firth, Mamma Mia! is a feelgood musical set on a beautiful Greek Island.

It can be seen outdoors in St Albans on the evening of Thursday, July 16.

Doors open at 7.45pm, with the film starting around 9.15pm, depending on the weather conditions on the night.

The Luna Cinema will be showing Top Gun at Highfield Park in St AlbansThe Luna Cinema will be showing Top Gun at Highfield Park in St Albans

Top Gun, Tony Scott’s high-octane action romance starring Cruise as hotshot pilot Maverick, comes to Highfield Park on Wednesday, July 29.

As students at the Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in class, one daring young F-14 Tomcat flyer (Cruise) learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Released in 1986 with a soundtrack including Berlin’s UK number one hit Take My Breath Away, Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, Top Gun also stars Val Kilmer as Iceman, Anthony Edwards as Goose and Kelly McGillis as Maverick’s love interest.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the film starting around 9pm, again depending on the conditions.

The Luna Cinema returns to Highfield Park this summer with a showing of Mamma Mia!The Luna Cinema returns to Highfield Park this summer with a showing of Mamma Mia!

Tickets for both films go on sale today (Thursday).

General admission tickets for Mamma Mia! The Moive cost £13.50 for adults and £9 children.

Premium tickets, including a chair in prime position within the arena, complimentary drink at the Luna Bar, fast track queuing to the bar and a goody bag courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton, cost £26.

Tickets for Top Gun on July 29 are priced the same as the Mamma Mia! screening.

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Headline partner DoubleTree by Hilton will be supporting the Luna season, offering audiences prizes and experiences redeemable on site and at its more than 400 hotels across the globe.

John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton, said: “We are thrilled to be working with The Luna Cinema this year to bring a taste of DoubleTree hospitality to the movies.

“With more than 400 hotels around the world, our brand is synonymous with a unique culture that focuses on the ‘little things’ that make a huge difference to our guests’ travel experiences.

“This starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in and the relaxed, friendly service continues throughout their stay.

“We are looking forward to taking care of the ‘little things’ with Luna so audience members can sit back and enjoy the show.”

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.

* 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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