A cinema like no other: films shown at castle

Warwick Castle is showing Grease and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Warwick Castle is showing Grease and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Film lovers can watch two classic pictures in the splendid surroundings of Warwick Castle next week.

Outdoor cinema company Luna is showing the 1978 musical Grease on Thursday June 11 and the 1991 blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves on Friday June 12.

George Wood, founder of 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’re more than willing to brave the elements to enjoy a much-loved film under the stars.”

Audiences are welcome to bring along picnics and drinks, but the venue will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site.

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

General admission tickets cost £16.50. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted without an adult.

Visit www.thelunacinema.com or call 0844 858 6767 for more information. Both films start at 9.15pm.