BOLTON Abbey is encouraging everyone to enjoy summer nights safely with the return of its outdoor cinema experience in partnership with The Luna Cinema .

Returning in a brand new socially spacious way, films fans can enjoy six films across six nights, from tomorrow (August 25) until Sunday.

Each screening will take place in the fresh air, with social distanced pitches allowing the audience to keep safely apart at all times. Tickets will offer a designated pitch per booking group, each with directors’ chairs laid out in advance for each person, ensuring guests have space to kick back and enjoy the setting safely. Seating will be sanitised between each screening, and bookers can choose whether to book a two-person or four-person pitch, though all members of each party must be from no more than two households.

Larger groups from more households can sit in adjacent pitches. As with daytime visits on the estate, each Luna event will offer socially distanced queuing for toilets and hand sanitising facilities for all guests, allowing attendees to safely relax and enjoy the ultimate cinema experience under the stars. Audiences are also welcome to bring along picnics to screenings.

Films include the Oscar winning Rocketman and Joker, staring Joaquin Phoenix , also Dirty Dancing , Pretty Woman, The Greatest Showman and Back to the Future.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “I know I for one spent most of May in lockdown dreaming of an evening in a lovely green space watching a great film on a giant screen under the stars, and wondering whether this summer might come and go without that experience, so it’s with a mixture of joy and relief that we are able to welcome our audiences back to open air screenings. The Luna team has worked tirelessly to modify our events to incorporate social distancing and firmly believe we have a solution that will ensure our audiences feel safe coming to the events and at the same time are able to fully enjoy an uncompromised cinema under the stars experience. After the last six months, we all need those few hours of pure escapism that cinema does better than anything else, and gathering with friends and loved ones to share it in Bolton Abbey will make it all the sweeter.”

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