“Best outdoor cinemas in the UK: Where to watch films outside in London and beyond over summer 2016 – The Independent, June 6th 2016

“With the sun becoming more of a regular fixture in the sky, its time to start thinking about how to fill those long, warm summer nights. While many of us save cinema trips for rainy days, the explosion of alfresco cinemas popping up across the UK make the option of a moonlit movie night a much more tempting option.

Many of this year’s outdoor screenings are more like festivals, with gourmet food and cocktails on offer at a vast array of stunning venues from palaces and manor houses to themed locations such as Hyde Park Lido for Jaws and The Shawshank Redemption in Oxford’s Old Prison. Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire is showing The Imitation Game to honour its World War Two codebreaking heritage, while Backyard Cinema in London’s Camden Market is hosting a music film festival and Rooftop Film Club has the monopoly on movies with views.”

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….including Picnic Cinema:

“The clue is in the name with this one – it’s not just about the movies, but is all about picnics, dancing, shenanigans, capers, discos, tomfoolery and great classic cult and horror films in extraordinary locations. Bring your rug and hamper to enjoy the likes of David Bowie’s Labyrinth at Lytham Hall in Lancashire and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Muncaster Castle in the Lake District. Fancy dress is encouraged, with adults paying £16.50 for tickets. Camping is also available on site if you’re keen to make a weekend of it. picniccinema.co.uk

…although we would point out that Muncaster tickets are only £15 for Labyrinth and Rocky Horror Picture Show this summer. See our event page for more.