“SCI-FI UNDER THE STARS” – Star Wars!

EXPERIENCE “SCI-FI UNDER THE STARS” THIS SUMMER WITH THE UK’S FIRST EVER OPEN AIR SCREENINGS OF THE STAR WARS FILMS.

I could not contain my excitement  when I found that this summer, the British Film Institute (BFI) in partnership with The Luna Cinema, will present a season of screenings of the nation’s best-loved sci-fi films, including the first ever open air screenings of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

BFI and The Luna Cinema join forces to bring “a galaxy far, far away” to an outdoor screen near to you!

I was a little upset that Cardiff is only screening Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) but I still cant miss the chance to watch such a great film on the big open air screen at the beautiful Cardiff Castle.

If you are a hardcore fan then you can of course travel to other locations that are screening the films.

Fans of George Lucas’ cinematic classics will be offered the chance to be the first to see the re-mastered, original Star Wars films under the stars on a giant screen with state of the art sound and visuals, set against the incredible backdrops of Hampton Court Palace and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Launching on the 3rd August at Hampton Court, the iconic films will be screened in order, one per evening for three nights, followed on Saturday 6th August by a family day, with activities for younger fans to take part in, before a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope.

In addition to the Star Wars titles, the BFI and Luna will present a specially curated series of events as part of their “Sci-fi Under the Stars” season, which will include screenings of many of the most iconic science fiction films ever made, all presented at incredible outdoor locations.

These include Aliens (1986) at Greenwich Park, Back To The Future (1985) at Tonbridge Castle, and The Matrix (1999) at Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, with the big screen backing on to the Victoria Tower. Other titles in the season will include Blade Runner (1982) at Opera Holland Park and Inception (2010) at Victoria Embankment Gardens.

The main feature programme is as follows:

Greenwich Park / 22 July / Aliens (1986)

Greenwich Park / 23 July / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Tonbridge Castle / 24 July / Back to the Future (1985)

Ascot Racecourse / 29 July / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Leeds Castle / 29 July / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Hampton Court Palace / 3 August / Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Hampton Court Palace / 4 August / Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Hampton Court Palace / 5 August / Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Hampton Court Palace / 6 August / Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Alexandra Palace / 6 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

The Tower of London / 9 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Bournemouth Pier Approach / 9 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Bournemouth Pier Approach / 11 August / Back to the Future (1985)

Lydiard House / 14 August / Back to the Future (1985)

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre / 14 August / Jurassic Park (1993)

Lulworth Castle / 18 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Opera Holland Park / 19 August / Blade Runner (1982)

Dulwich Park / 21 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Victoria Tower Gardens / 24 August / The Matrix (1999)

Kew Gardens / 24 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Kew Gardens / 25 August / Jurassic Park (1993)

Hatfield House / 26 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Sheffield Amphitheatre / 28 August / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Battersea Park / 30 August / Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh / 2 September / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh / 4 September / Jurassic Park (1993)

Warwick Castle / 8 September / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Hylands House, Essex / 13 September / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea / 14 September / Back to the Future (1985)

Blenheim Palace / 18 September / Back to the Future (1985)

Cardiff Castle / 18 September / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Lincoln Castle / 23 September / Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Victoria Embankment Gardens / 27 September / Inception (2010)

Marble Arch / 28 September / Terminator 2 (1991)

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire / 29 September / Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire / 30 September / Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire / 1 October / Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As with all BFI / Luna screenings, audiences are welcome to bring along picnics and drinks. However, all events will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site

To book tickets and for more information visit http://www.thelunacinema.com

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