During the long winter lockdown, the idea of being among friends to enjoy a film on a summer evening, sipping drinks in the intimate surroundings of a stunning location was the stuff of dreams.
Now, The Luna Cinema, in partnership with American Express, is back to make those dreams a reality with a summer programme that promises to be its best yet.
With 15 screenings to choose from, The Luna team will be setting up residency at four iconic venues across Yorkshire from 24 August to 23 September.
Guests can experience the magic of cinema under the stars at four venues including York Minster, Harewood House, Sheffield Amphitheatre and Castle Howard.
Screening highlights include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the heart of York at York Minster, a very special screening of Downton Abbey at Harewood House, (the well-known filming location for the hit movie) and The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long at Sheffield Amphitheatre.
The Luna 2021 season marks a return to feel good fun, with screenings including Romeo + Juliet, Rocketman, The Greatest Showman, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dirty Dancing, Knives Out, Top Gun, Downton Abbey, Star Wars: A New Hope and Grease.
So, whether you want to watch Harry Potter under the world-famous, gothic York Minster Cathedral, experience the opulence of Downton Abbey in the grounds of the 18th century Harewood House, see Top Gun in the shadow of one of England’s finest stately homes, Castle Howard, or even, sing-along to The Greatest Showman in the ancient Greek inspired Sheffield Amphitheatre, the Luna Cinema is bound to bring a smile to your face.
Tickets are available to buy from thelunacinema.com – prices start from £15.50 including booking fees.
Audiences can choose to upgrade their general admission ticket with an optional seated upgrade ticket to include use of a Luna director’s chair, or for the ultimate VIP experience guests can opt for the Luna Luxe ticket, which offers two people the chance to watch the film from luxury sofa seating with blankets, heaters, a sharing hamper of food, a bottle of bubbles and a mini cup of luxury ice cream Häagen-Dazs, to complete the cinematic experience.
The full UK season runs from 29th June until 3rd October with more than 175 screenings in over 50 locations.
The Luna Bar with Moretti will be present at all screenings serving a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as the famous Italian beer itself of course; and there will delicious hot food available at all screenings. Audiences are also welcome to dig out their hampers and pack a picnic (though the bringing of alcohol to the events is restricted). Both food and drink at Luna’s screenings will be available to order using a handy “click and collect” service to avoid time spent queuing.
American Express, the headline partner for 2021, is proud to partner with The Luna Cinema to give people across the UK access to elevated Cinema experiences this Summer. Co-sponsors for the season include Cocio, and Häagen-Dazs, who as “exclusive ice cream partner” will be offering a selection of luxury ice creams to provide a touch of extraordinary indulgence as the perfect movie accompaniment.
George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said “There could hardly be a more anticipated summer than this 2021 post-lockdown season; every outing we arrange is set to feel special and unique after so long away from the people and activities we love. Cinema has provided the magic of escape through the decades, and we know that The Luna Cinema can bring joy and respite to the lives of movie-goers across the country this summer, more than ever before.
After so many months spent watching films at home, we are delighted to be inviting the people of Yorkshire to return to the big screen, with our brand of socially spacious, open air cinema experiences including York Minster, Harewood House, Sheffield Amphitheatre and Castle Howard.
So, picture this: your favourite film; the people you’ve missed (or just missed spending quality time with); a starry summer sky above, and all around you the most inspiring and beautiful settings. We are promising our guests an outing worthy of the wait – and we are counting down the days to welcoming Britain back to the movies.”
For tickets please visit: thelunacinema.com
- Adult: From £16
- Child From £11
- Director’s Chair Seated upgrade: +£5
- Luna Luxe Sofa for 2: £95