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Summer guide to outdoor cinema

Back by popular demand, a summer guide to the fantastic outdoor cinemas and theatres dotted around Northamptonshire and its borders. Muddy intern Maddy Morgan takes a look at what this wonderful county has to offer in terms of al fresco viewing!

Highgate House, Fri 11 Aug

Highgate House are transforming the front lawns of their grounds into an outdoors cinema for you to enjoy this August and their choice of film is spot on. Ooh la la – they’re showing the all time classic movie, Moulin Rouge, now how can you say no to that? With tickets starting at £8.50 for under 15s, £12.50 for the adults and if you really fancy some luxury, £22.50 for a VIP ticket! The VIP tickets include front of crowd seats on inflatable armchairs, plus a blanket, a ticket to their pre show BBQ and a glass of Prosecco (now that’s my kind of cinema!). You can buy your tickets by clicking here  so get yourself down to one of the most beautiful Hotels in the county for a brilliant night under the stars!

Highgate House, Creaton, Northampton NN6 8NN

Boughton House, Kettering (various dates through Aug and Sept)


Now if you’re after lotsa outdoor cinemas this summer, Boughton House is the place to be…there are four showings over August and September, with some fantastic films being presented by Lunaflix! On August 11 is Pitch Perfect for your delectation, which is perfect (get it?) for any sing-a-long, feel good film fans! Then the next day the hugely popular La La Land is showing. You may have seen it before, because at this point, who hasn’t? But you haven’t seen it like this! Then on  September 8/9 there’s Beauty and the Beast (the new one!) and Mama Mia (the not so new, but just as fantastic!). You must must, must pop along to at least one of these showings, I’ll certainly be there!

Discount code below! Simply use in the indicated box when booking the events at Billetto site.

Fri Aug 11 Pitch Perfect at Boughton House.  Just click here to book and use the code: FAT_AMY

Boughton House, Geddington, Kettering NN14 1BJ

Stanwick Lakes  (various dates through Aug and Sept)

This is another of the fabulous Lunaflix venues, and Stanwick Lakes has a host of family blockbusters featuring throughout August, including Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.  There are many other movies on offer too, so check out this link to the Lunaflix website and see what takes your fancy (Also check out the special offers below)! As with last year, Stanwick are providing films for all ages and tastes starting from 6.00pm to 9.45pm depending on how late you fancy staying out! So if you’re up for a film and a lovely view, Stanwick is a beautiful place to be this Summer!

Sat Aug 26 E.T. The Extra-terrestrial at Stanwick Lakes.  Just click here to book and use the code:ELLI_OTT

And hot off the press thewre;’s now another chance to see the best sellers of the Summer so far….

Sat Sept 1 – TOP GUN – Stanwick Lakes.  Click here to book.

Sat Sept 2 – BEAUTY & THE BEAST – 2017 – Stanwick Lakes. Click here to book.

Fri Sept 15 – Don’t forget there’s also a special priced 80’s FANTASY DOUBLE-BILL (The Princess Bride AND Gremlins). Click here to book tickets.

Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6GY

Rushden Hall Park, 6pm 23 Sept

Brought to you by Lunaflix Outdoor Cinema (as with Boughton and Stanwick) Rushden Hall Park is yet another fantastic location where you and your family and friends can enjoy a film under the night sky. Rushden Hall are showing Grease for free, September 23rd starting at 6.00pm, so not too late to take the kids along and show them this ultimate classic! Bring along a picnic and make a day of it, because what’s better than food and a good show?

Rushden Hall, Rushden NN10 9NG

Kilworth House Theatre, all year round

It’s a hop, skip and a jump over the border and it’s well worth the trip. The Kilworth House Theatre opened in 2007 in a beautiful wooded glade close to the lake in the grounds of Kilworth House Hotel in south Leicestershire. There’s a special aura around this magic about open-air theatre on a beautiful English summer’s evening, so what better way to experience the magnificent surroundings of the Kilworth estate. Now as with my piece last year on open-air theatres, I covered Kilworth Hall’s fantastic open air theatre with LIVE performances all year round! If you haven’t checked it out before then this is an absolute must for this year, with amazing reviews and a great setting there’s no excuse not to pop in and have a look! What’s summer without an open air theatre trip, that’s the saying right? In the next month they host music from The Hollies and an uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating the very best of 1930s song, style and romance, ‘Top Hat’.

Kilworth Hall, Lutterworth Hotel, North Kilworth LE 17 6JE

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