Watch top blockbusters under the stars this summer at Chatsworth House

MOVIE fans are in for a treat at an iconic venue this summer — with the chance to watch the stars of the silver screen under the stars of the evening sky with an outdoor cinematic experience.

The Luna Cinema, the UK’s number one outdoor cinema experience, is bringing a line-up of award-winning films, family favourites and feel-good classics to venues across the country, including Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

Luna’s summer screening programme for August includes award-winning blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick, last year’s sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun which sees Tom Cruise reprise his starring role as the naval aviator.

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Also coming to the big screen in Bakewell with Chatsworth as the backdrop for high-end cinematic magic will be those ‘Summer Nights’ of Grease, the 1978 musical romantic comedy film starring high school sweethearts John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Australian transfer student Sandy.

Pride and Prejudice, the 2005 drama based on Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, will also be shown in the grounds of the country house with Keira Knightley in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays romantic interest Mr Darcy.

Each screening is said to offer “the best quality audio and visuals for an immersive and unforgettable evening under the stars”.

Chatsworth is one of more than 30 breath-taking locations across the country, all offering over 130 open-air cinema screenings.

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Onsite options for food and drink will include The Luna Cinema bar with its new for 2023 sponsor, Malfy Gin, or guests can bring their own picnic for feasting with friends or date night dining.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “Since 2008, we’ve had over a million visitors attend our screenings with The Luna Cinema serving as the best example of open-air cinema in the UK.

“We know that fans can’t wait to be back under the stars at one of our iconic venues this season, and there is no better way to kick-start the summer.

“As well as offering world-class screenings, The Luna Cinema serves as a social experience which allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the highest form of cinematic magic.

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“We’re known for our outstanding, historical venues and our 2023 programme consists of more than 30 stunning sites, which are guaranteed to create a night to remember.

“With the inclusion of films like Top Gun: Maverick alongside every classic film you can imagine, we have a programme at Chatsworth House which will offer something for everyone.”

Pride and Prejudice (certificate U) will be on Thursday, August 17, Top Gun: Maverick (12A) Friday 18, and Grease (PG) Saturday 19.

All screening will start at 8.30pm with doors opening at 7pm.

Capacities are limited and all tickets — with prices starting from £17.50 including booking fees — must be booked in advance from