From Tolkein to Disney at Burghley House Film Festival

Frozen will be shown as part of the Burghley Film Festival.
Frozen will be shown as part of the Burghley Film Festival.
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Movie fans will be able to go Back To The Future and become Lord of the Rings without being “Frozen” when Burghley House plays host to a spectacular outdoor cinema again this summer.

With the house as the spectacular backdrop, five days and nights of fabulous films will transport cinemagoers from Middle Earth to the world of Mary Poppins – via the Blues Brothers, “Ghostbusters and Some Like It Hot!

Burghley’s picturesque South Gardens will again be transformed into a magical outdoor movie venue for the annual festival, this year running from July 29 until August 2.

Launching the festival will be a day devoted to the hugely successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, with all three movies being screened.

For the other four nights, double bill features offer the chance to see classics Pretty Woman and Some Like It Hot on July 30; Back to the Future and Ghostbusters on the Friday; Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery and The Blues Brothers on the Saturday while The Imitation Game and Mr Turner close the festival on the Sunday.

For families, children’s favourites during daytime screenings will include the Disney’s smash-hit Frozen as well as their classics Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast as well as new movies Big Hero 6 and Paddington.

Early bird booking also offers a chance to save money – with a very early bird price of £8 adult and £4 children until April 7. But if you miss that deadline, there are still savings to be made right through until the end of July. On the gate tickets will cost £14 and child tickets £7.

For full list of all the movies, prices and to book online, visit or telephone 01780 752451.