Summer film festival will return to Burghley House with The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody set to be screened
One of the UK’s most picturesque outdoor cinemas is back this summer in Lincolnshire.
Set in the gardens of Elizabethan gem Burghley House, on the edge of the stone town of Stamford, the Burghley Film Festival boasts a line-up of 20 films across five days from July 24 to 28, with the Tudor house and sweeping parkland providing a spectacular backdrop.
And some of this year’s top movies will be music to the ears of fans who can enjoy their own sing-along under the stars, thanks to mega musical hits ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’… not forgetting ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’.
But if belting out smash hits from Hugh Jackman, Queen and ABBA isn’t quite your thing, how about a spot of romance with ‘Pride and Prejudice’, the brilliantly cynical period comedy ‘The Favourite’ or the sheer spectacle of Oscar-winning blockbuster “Black Panther”?
For younger generations, daytime open air screenings include ‘Incredibles 2’, ‘The Jungle Book’ - and another Oscar-winner, ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’.
Once again, filmgoers can also enjoy a host of foodie treats alongside top movies and family favourites during the daytime and evening shows, with a range of outlets selling hot and cold food, perfect for a lunch or afternoon picnic and a supper under the stars.
Refreshing favourite tipples also return along with the food and movies, with real ales, the G & T bar and Pimms on tap… plus the chance to hire Burghley deckchairs, avoiding the need to bring your own chairs.
For early birds, tickets are available in advance at £15.50 for adults and £10.50 for children until the end of June, and then £17.50 and £11.50 until the day before the event. On the day prices will be £18.50 and £12.50. Parking is free. Daytime tickets give access to both screenings during the day, and evening tickets give access to both evening screenings.
For a full list of all the movies and to book online tickets, visit www.burghley.co.uk or telephone 01780 752451.