Blockbuster open air cinema nights return to Bamburgh Castle

Outdoor cinema is returning to the majestic setting of Bamburgh Castle this summer.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 5:36 pm
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 5:36 pm

The fortress will be showing four exclusive alfresco screenings from its Inner Ward courtyard lawn in August.

First world war film 1917 (15) will be screened on Friday, August 14 and Friday, August 21, while fun will definitely be the word for cinemagoers who are welcome to dress up and sing along to classic Grease (PG) on Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22.

Events manager Karen Larkin said: “You could not wish for a more magical and enchanting backdrop than Bamburgh Castle to watch a film beneath the stars.

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Outdoor cinema at Bamburgh Castle.

“It was a little bit touch and go as to whether or not any events could go ahead, so it’s lovely to be able to put on amazing events like these for people to enjoy after such a rollercoaster time.

“The feedback we received after last year’s events was phenomenal – people still talk about them now, so we are all looking forward to more blockbuster cinema nights at Bamburgh Castle once again.”

Social distancing will be implemented at every cinema night with strictly limited ticket numbers, therefore early booking is essential.

Tickets priced at £19 per person can be purchased online from along with further event information.

Bohemian Rhapsody at Bamburgh Castle last summer.

Screenings will begin shortly after sunset. Cinemagoers are welcome to bring picnics but glassware is not allowed.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night from a fish and chip van, hot drinks from The Guru Coffee Company and a mobile bar will be on site.

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