Image above: The Luna Cinema at Chiswick House Gardens
Summer outdoor cinema
Outdoor cinema returns to the gardens of Chiswick House over the weekend of 22 – 24 July, with three films: Belfast, Pretty Woman and Some Like It Hot.
Just as camping became glamping, the outdoor cinema experience is getting more comfortably luxurious. You can bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on to watch the film but you can also go for the full VIP treatment and book a Luna Luxe sofa with your own firepit, blankets and bottle of prosecco.
Image above: Belfast
Friday 22 July – Belfast
Kenneth Branagh’s much-acclaimed film Belfast starts the weekend of movie-going on Friday 22 July at 9.15pm – The Northern Ireland Troubles as seen by a young boy and his working-class Belfast family in the late 1960s.
“A highly entertaining film, funny and heart-warming at the same time and beautifully filmed” said The Chiswick Calendar’s film reviewer Andrea Carnevali in his review when it first came out in January.
The film which stars Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Dame Judi Dench, brought Kenneth Branagh his first Oscar win for the Best Original Screenplay.
Image above: Pretty Woman
Saturday 23 July Pretty Woman
Saturday night sees Julia Roberts and Richard Gere take to the screen in Pretty Woman at 9.15pm.
It has been a crowd pleaser since it first came out in 1990 with its romantic notion that a rich man who hires a beautiful prostitute as an escort might fall in love with her.
It was the film which made a star of Julia Roberts. Gere won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in 1991 and Roberts won Best Actress.
Image above: Some Like It Hot
Sunday 24 July – Some Like It Hot
Sunday sees the even greater classic Some Like It Hot, with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis at 9.15.
After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in…
Images above: The Luna Cinema’s luxe sofa and date night deckchair
Come well prepared
The Luna Cinema asks that you come well prepared for whatever the weather may throw at us that weekend, given the unpredictability of the British summer, but they do not allow umbrellas, as they block the view for other customers.
Yes there are toilets available. No you can’t bring the dog, with the exception of registered assistance dogs. You can’t smoke on site either, but you can go for a smoke elsewhere in Chiswick House Gardens and come back to your seat. Doors open an hour and a half before the screenings and you can buy food and drink there.
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic from home, but don’t pack any alcohol as the Luna Bar will be at Chiswick House and only alcohol purchased on-site is permitted.
Images above: Snacks available to buy on site
Buy tickets through The Luna Cinema’s website.
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