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The best outdoor cinemas in the UK to visit this summer

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One of the best ways to pass the time during the winter is to go to the cinema (it's warm, there's no rain, and there are lots of snacks). But during the summer we feel a little guilty about popping off to the flicks when there's the glorious outdoors to be enjoying.

But thankfully, in this day and age, there are wonderful things called open-air cinemas. Even better, many clever people have organised screenings in beautiful surroundings which essentially means you can enjoy the best of both worlds during the warmer months.

So instead of shivering away in a darkened cinema room, you can watch one of your favourite films, while in a park, a castle or a stately home. Here we've picked the best places to watch some of your favourite films this summer. We've even noted where you can still book (they sell out fast) and which films you'll love the most.

Now all you need to do is book the tickets and get choosing your snacks.

  • Scotney Castle, Kent

    What's On?: Wednesday 2nd July - Gravity, Wednesday 9th July - The Great Gatsby

    Price: £13.50

    More info: thelunacinema.com

  • Crystal Palace Park, London

    What's On?: Friday 20th June - The Goonies, Saturday 21st June - Dirty Dancing

    Price: £13.50

    More info: thelunacinema.com

  • Somerset House, London

    What's On?: Friday 8th August - Rosemary's Baby, Monday 11th August - Sense and Sensibility

    Price: £18.25

    More info: somersethouse.org.uk

  • Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

    What's On?: Saturday 27th September - Mamma Mia

    Price: £10

    More info: thelunacinema.com

  • Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire

    What's On?: Sunday 24th August - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Price: £18

    More info: picniccinema.co.uk

  • Morden park hall, Morden

    What's On?: 11th July - Laybrinth, 12th July - Legally Blonde, 13th July, The Breakfast Club

    Price: £10

    More info: popupscreens.co.uk

  • Bishop's park, Fulham

    What's On?: 18th July - Anchorman, 19th July - Empire Records, 20th July - Ghostbusters

    Price: £10

    More info: popupscreens.co.uk

  • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London

    What's On?: Monday 1st September - Breakfast At Tiffany's

    Price: £18

    More info: thelunacinema.com

  • Brompton Cemetery, London

    What's On?: Wednesday 10th September - The Dark Knight

    Price: £18

    More info: whereisthenomad.com

  • Hampton Court Palace, London

    What's On?: Sunday 10th August - Casablanca

    Price: £13.50

    More info: thelunacinema.com

  • Route 66 Drive-In Cinema, Manchester

    What's On?: 30th May - 5th June - Edge of Tomorrow

    Price: £20 per car

    More info: route66driveincinemas.co.uk

  • Lowther Castle, Penrith

    What's On?: Wednesday 16th July - The Woman in Black

    Price: £18

    More info: http://picniccinema.co.uk

  • Hamsterley Forest, County Durham

    What's On?: Friday 11th July - The Life of Brian

    Price: £18

    More info: http://picniccinema.co.uk

  • Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Nottinghamshire

    What's On?: Friday 25th July - The Blair Witch Project

    Price: £18

    More info: picniccinema.co.uk

  • Brighton beach, Brighton

    What's On?: From June - July you can watch a variety of blockbuster movies, including Captain Phillips, The Lego Movie, and Bridesmaids.

    Price: £7

    More info: brightonsbigscreen.com

  • Gisburn Forest, Lancs

    What's On?: Friday 1st August - 28 Days Later

    Price: £18

    More info: picniccinema.co.uk

  • Hyde Park Lido, London

    What's On?: Thursday 25th September - Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Price: £16.50

    More info: whereisthenomad.com

  • Bushy Park, London

    What's On?: Friday 22nd August - Labyrinth

    Price: £16.50

    More info: wegottickets.com

  • Queen of Hoxton rooftop, London

    What's On?: Wednesday 18th June - American Psycho

    Price: £13.00

    More info: rooftopfilmclub.com

  • Caversham Court Gardens, Reading

    What's On?: 27th June - The Breakfast Club

    Price: from £12.50

    More info: cultscreens.co.uk

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