Films are announced for Picnic Cinema’s return to Muncaster for the weekend in August 2018; two classic films on the big screen on the Castle front lawn and the best summer party you’ll attend!
Friday 10th, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15)
Get ready to shake your groove thing to 70s & 80s disco classics and karaoke favourites. Keep the Picnic Cinema fancy dress tradition! Drag is the thing – flip flops, feathers and crazy hair adornments.
Saturday 11th, The Big Lebowski (18)
Musically this will be an eclectic mix of American folk and blues with some Latin American twists. For clothing, we’re looking for relaxed and cardigan heavy, with (we’re told) bonus points for anyone all in purple, or in their dressing gowns.
The evening’s entertainment begins from around 7pm with the films screening from around 9.30pm (as it needs to be dark). The event goes ahead regardless of the weather, so if it rains, we will get wet! Do come prepared for the conditions and you will also need your own seating.
Although you are welcome to picnic, there will be food and drink available to buy plus the Castle cafe will be open from 8am for campers’ breakfasts in the morning.
Where to stay?
Camping pitches in the Castle gardens are available for Picnic Cinema-goers. Campers may pitch from 5.30pm and must leave the site by 11am on the day of departure.
You can opt for cushier camping with Belle Hotel this year, offering spacious bell tents complete with all comforts or ‘bare’ for you to bring your own stuff. Find out more and book with Belle Hotel.
Alternatively stay at the on-site Coachman’s Quarters B&B and see a film too! We’re offering one night’s B&B for two plus two film tickets for £110 (£100 for our one ‘nonsuite’ room or £130 for the Granary Suite). Only available to direct bookers so call on 01229 717614 for this deal. NB NOW FULLY BOOKED.
We also have the Coachman’s Bunkroom available, for budget accom for six sharing on a room-only basis with a film ticket each, only £200 per night for all of you! Call us on 01229 717614 to book this price.
Or for another option to stay in comfort with your own loo, the 3* Pennington Hotel just 1.5 miles away in beautiful Ravenglass is offering B&B for two sharing plus two Picnic Cinema tickets for just £125 per night. Available Fri 10th or Sat 11th August and if you stay Saturday, you can add the Sunday night too for just an extra £50. Call 01229 717222 to book this offer.
Accommodation bookers please note, you can request additional beds for some rooms, chargeable at our usual supplements, but you will need to purchase separately any additional film tickets required. All accommodation packages are payable in full in advance and are non-refundable.