Outdoor cinema nights return to Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is offering visitors a chance to follow in the recent footsteps of Hollywood moviemakers with a cinema experience beneath the stars this month.

Saturday, 7th August 2021, 11:10 am
Updated Saturday, 7th August 2021, 11:33 am
Outdoor cinema at Bamburgh Castle.
Outdoor cinema at Bamburgh Castle.

Back by popular demand, Bamburgh Castle’s outdoor cinema nights return throughout August as part of the castle’s ‘Best Summer in History’ line-up of feel-good events.

Screenings include the ultimate romantic classic Dirty Dancing (August 13); sing along to all-time favourite musical, Grease (August 14); enjoy a foot stomping showing of box office hit Bohemian Rhapsody (August 27); and ABBA jukebox smash hit musical Mamma Mia! (August 28), all against the backdrop of Bamburgh Castle’s Inner Ward.

The series follows successful film nights in the past two years and comes in the wake of high profile movies being filmed at Bamburgh, including the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, starring Harrison Ford; Transformers: The Last Knight, starring Mark Wahlberg and Sir Anthony Hopkins; and Netflix dramas The Last Kingdom and Frontier, starring Jason Momoa.

Cinema-goers can immerse themselves in the timeless cinematographic magic of Bamburgh Castle with a picnic and glass to hand as they watch some of the best-loved movies of all times.

Gates open at 6pm and the films are due to run from 8.30pm to approximately 10.30pm.

Snacks and refreshments will be available including a pop-up fish and chips bar, hot and cold snacks from The Guru Coffee Company and a bar available between 6pm and 9pm, although cinema goers are welcome to bring their own picnics and drinks (plastic glasses only). Remember to bring picnic chairs, a cosy throw and waterproof clothing in case of rain.

Showings will be laid out in a socially spacious way with ticket sales capped to allow a safe experience for everyone. And while organisers hope for warm, summer nights, screenings will still go ahead should it be raining.

Tickets to Bamburgh Castle outdoor cinema nights are priced at £19. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be booked online at www.bamburghcastle.com, where there is further information, plus terms and conditions.

Bamburgh Castle event manager Karen Larkin said: “Our outdoor cinema nights are always top-bill events and we’re delighted to be showing more screenings than ever before this year.

“If you haven’t already experienced Bamburgh Castle’s outdoor cinema nights, you’re in for a real treat. There is something truly enchanting about watching a film that puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart in such a spectacular setting, as dusk begins to fall and the stars appear. They are magical evening not to be missed, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.”