Grease beneath the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes at Belfast shipyard on June 13
Grease beneath the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes at Belfast shipyard on June 13 Credit: Paul Faith

Outdoor cinemas began to reopen in England this week, as part of the gradual easing of lockdown measures.

With the future of indoor cinema三级成人视频 still uncertain (Cineworld is the only chain to announce a reopening come July 10), drive-ins and open-air screenings may prove the best option for film fans this summer. So chuck the popcorn in a tupperware, get behind the wheel and let's go to the movies.


More a classic part of American teen car culture than a British tradition, there are nonetheless a few permanent venues dotted around the UK, with more likely to pop up in the coming weeks.


From Mainstage Festivals comes a travelling roadshow of pop up , with six screen screenings planned across 12 UK cities this summer. Films include the Lion King, the Toy Story films, Grease, Back to the Future and Jaws.

06 - 12  July South London ♦ 15 - 19 July Birmingham ♦ 22  - 26  July Manchester ♦ 30 - 02  July Leeds ♦ 05 - 09 August Newcastle ♦ 12 - 16 August Edinburgh ♦ 19 - 23 August Glasgow ♦ 26 - 30 August Liverpool ♦ 02 - 06 September Cardiff ♦ 09 - 13 September Bristol ♦ 16 - 21 September East London ♦ 24 - 27 September Southampton ♦ 01 - 04 October Brighton

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The Luna Cinema

A regular fixture in any outdoor cinema lover's calendar, this year  has expanded their deck chair set-up to accommodate drive-ins. Tickets for an extensive programme including Romeo + Juliet, The Goonies, The Devil Wears Prada, Rocketman and The Little Mermaid 三级成人视频are now available for July screenings. 

There are five locations: Allianz Park, North London ♦ Printworks, East London ♦ Blenheim Palace, Oxford ♦ Warwick Castle, Midlands ♦ Knebworth House, Hertfordshire​. Popular at the best of times, this year demand will be massive, so get booking.

The Star and Mouse

Knives Out playing at a drive-in cinema in Belarus on June 12 Credit: Tatyana Zenkovich

Usually found in Cambridgeshire, this “” will be running drive-in cinema nights at Helmingham Hall, Suffolk from July. Films include Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Knives Out.

Sunset Cinema

Screenings begin from July 5 at Sports Ground, Acton in West London.

Cinestock ​

Based in West Sussex, this arena-based company are planning a programme of screenings across several locations – .


Grabbing a few friends and a picnic run and heading to a green space to watch a big-screen projection of a classic film has long been a staple of British summertime. Little has been heard from providers yet, but expect more announcements on reopenings soon, albeit with the addition of social distancing measures. 

The Free Range Film Club

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Hosting outdoor screenings across a variety of London green spaces, the Free Range is planning a programme of cult classics, feel good faves and indie flicks. due soon.

The Lost Cinema

Operating from picturesque country houses and historic sites across the country, including Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire ♦ Buscot Park, Oxfordshire ♦ Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire ♦ Wokefield Estate, Berkshire三级成人视频, this year's programme begins in August.

The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Pretty Woman三级成人视频 are among the titles to choose from.