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Summer Screens has unveiled its 2019 open air cinema season, featuring an exciting selection of films at 20 stunning venues including Birmingham's Botanical Gardens and Coventry Cathedral.
Alongside huge audience favourites and popular classics, there will be screenings of some of the biggest films of the year including Oscar-winners Green Book and The Favourite, Black Panther and A Star is Born.
Summer Screens season features the ever popular The Greatest Showman and the Freddie Mercury bio pic, Bohemian Rhapsody and a stellar line up of true classics. Steven Spielberg has Jeff Goldblum, Sir Richard Attenborough and Sam Neill facing dinosaurs on the loose in Jurassic Park; Tom Cruise is Top Gun and Potterheads will be delighted we have plenty of Hogwarts wizardry in Harry Potter.
There are fabulous music nights this year featuring Meryl Streep & co in Mamma Mia, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the A Star Is Born.
We’re reviving 3 massive box-office hits to celebrate 25 years since their release. Step back to the mid-90s with era-defining films with Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and Interview with the Vampire.
The founder of Summer Screens (formerly known as Cult Screens), Phil Cottle, also unveiled a special highlight of the new season which will mark the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings: “We’re particularly excited about screening First Man exactly 50 years on from the historic moon landing. It will be really special watching a film about the pioneering Apollo space programme out in the open air and under a shining moon.”
There will be more than 90 screenings at 20 unique and beautiful venues including Bristol Zoo, Birmingham Botanic Gardens, Reading Abbey, Oxford University Museums and the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.
Summer Screens has added new venues this season including Chippenham, Gloucester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Southampton, Stratford-upon- Avon and Winchester.
Founder of Summer Screens, Phil Cottle, said: “There is a special, warm and welcoming experience at our events. In fact, films are only part of the experience. You can enjoy an evening out with friends and family or make it a special date night in these fantastic locations. We welcome audiences to have a drink or a picnic as the sun goes down before settling in front of the screen for a night under the stars watching a great film.”
Each venue will have hot food on sale and a Summer Screens bar for prosecco and a range of craft beers, but everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drinks too.
There are new premium seating options this year adding more creature comforts including double deckchairs and a giant sofa. The full range of deckchair and bean bag premium options come with a complementary drink from the bar, chocolate and popcorn.
Tickets for all our venues this year are £15.00. Accompanied children (aged 5-17) £10.50. A family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) is £45.00.
Single deckchair and bean bags are £8.50 and double deckchairs and beanbags £20. All prime seat packages include a free drink from our bar, a bag of popcorn and chocolate. There is no additional booking fee to pay.
To book tickets and for more information summerscreens.co.uk
Posted on Wed 24 Apr