One of the UK’s most picturesque outdoor cinemas is back this summer - for the final time.
Set in the gardens of Burghley House, the Burghley Film Festival (running from 24-28 July) boasts a line-up of 20 films across the five days, with the Tudor house and sweeping parkland providing a spectacular backdrop.
And some of this year’s top movies will be music to the ears of fans who can enjoy their own sing-along under the stars, thanks to mega musical hits The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody … not forgetting Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again .
But if belting out smash hits from Hugh Jackman, Queen and ABBA isn’t quite your thing, how about a spot of romance with Pride and Prejudice, the brilliantly cynical period comedy The Favourite or the sheer spectacle of Oscar-winning blockbuster Black Panther?
For younger generations, daytime open air screenings include Incredibles 2, The Jungle Book – and another Oscar-winner, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse .
Once again, filmgoers can also enjoy a host of foodie treats alongside top movies and family favourites during the daytime and evening shows, with a range of outlets selling hot and cold food, perfect for a lunch or afternoon picnic and a supper under the stars.
Film festival details
Tickets are £17.50/£11.50 or on-the-day £18.50/£12.50.
Daytime tickets give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets to both evening screenings.
For a full list and to book tickets visit www.burghley.co.uk or telephone 01780 752451.
Wednesday 24th July
11.30am The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
2pm Hotel Transylvania 3 (U)
6:30pm Shaun of the Dead (2004) (15)
8:30pm The Woman in Black (2011)(15)
Thursday 25th July
11.30am Incredibles 2 (2018) (PG)
2pm Coco (2017)(PG)
6pm Bridesmaids (2011)(15)
8.30pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)(PG)
Friday 26th July
11.30am Peter Rabbit (2018) (PG)
2pm Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) (PG)
6pm Black Panther (2018) (12A)
8:30pm Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) (12A)
Saturday 27th July
11.30am Smallfoot (2018) (U)
2pm Shrek 2 (2004) (U)
6.30pm The Greatest Showman (2017) (PG)
8.30pm Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Sunday 28th July
11.30am Thumbelina (1994) (U)
2pm Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (U)
6pm Pride and Prejudice (2005) (U)
8.30pm The Favourite (2018) (15)