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Luna Cinema screenings across Kent this summer

By Angela Cole

Oscar winners, blockbusters, musicals and cult classics will get an airing at this summer's Luna Cinema screenings across Kent.

Dates for the popular outdoor showings across the county have been released as we enter spring.

The Kent dates are among the Luna Cinema's largest season of cinema under the stars to date.

Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek, will be screened in Kent
Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek, will be screened in Kent

Films on offer include the iconic performance from Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born, and the multi-award winning Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring an Oscar-winning performance from Rami Malek.

Musical lovers will be sure to be belting out the hits from Mamma Mia! and The Greatest Showman, while the ever-popular Harry Potter films are also revisited.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “We are hugely excited to be announcing our 2019 season - our biggest year of open-air cinema yet.

"Following last year’s phenomenal outdoor success with The Greatest Showman, we were hoping for a good crop of musical films and in A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, we got exactly that."

Bohemian Rhapsody will be screened at Tonbridge Castle
Bohemian Rhapsody will be screened at Tonbridge Castle

Audiences can bring along picnics to screenings, or buy food on site with bar sponsors, Estrella Damm.

Premium tickets are available at all screenings, which include a branded director’s chair in a prime position, fast track access and a complimentary drink at the Luna Bar.

The Kent screenings start on Wednesday, July 10, with The Greatest Showman at Swanley Park at 9.15pm and Mamma Mia 2 follows on Thursday, July 11at 9.15pm.

The Greatest Showman is among the Luna Cinema screenings this summer
The Greatest Showman is among the Luna Cinema screenings this summer

Tonbridge Castle is the next venue for screenings when on Friday, July 19, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will be shown at 9.15pm. The following night on Saturday, July 20, Lady Gaga will star in A Star Is Born at 9.15pm. Bohemian Rhapsody follows on Sunday, July 21 at 9.15pm.

The first showing at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, of Bohemian Rhapsody on Thursday, August 1, is already sold out, but the next two screenings still have tickets available. They are Mamma Mia 2 on Friday, August 2 at 9pm and The Greatest Showman at 9pm on Saturday, August 3.

Sing along to Mamma Mia 2
Sing along to Mamma Mia 2

The last venue in the county to get the Luna treatment is Rochester Castle in September. On Friday, September 20, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be shown at 7.30pm, while Bohemian Rhapsody follows on Saturday, September 21 at 7.30pm. On Sunday, September 22, the castle will be the setting for a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7.30pm.

Tickets range from £15 to £17.50 for adults and from £9.50 to £13.50 for children. To book tickets and for more information visit thelunacinema.com

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