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Pass the popcorn, top up the Pimms and pitch up for an al fresco film. Follow the usher this way, for the best pop up cinemas in Surrey.

On a balmy summer evening, nothing beats watching a film under the stars – although you may still want to pack your brolly and a blankie – this is England, after all. And whether you want to gog all goey-eyed at a rom-com or get stuck in to something a bit meatier, there’s plenty to choose from throughout Surrey for everyone. Here’s our list of more than 65 films that has you covered from now til October.

FRIDAY 15 JUNE

Dunkirk (12A)
■ Morden Hall Park, Morden

Love a man in the uniform? Then you’re in for a treat – Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy; plus the ‘old enough to their mothers’ lust list Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney and James D’Arcy. Christopher Nolan’s epic WWII drama Dunkirk needs to be seen on the big screen to appreciate the scale of this film as it retells the allied evacuation of occupied France. Doors open 7.45, film starts 9.15pm.  thelunacinema.com

SATURDAY 16 JUNE

Mean Girls (12A)
■ Morden Hall Park, Morden

Tina Fey’s American teen comedy about a new girl infiltrating the high school A clique called The Plastics is as funny now as it was in 2004 when it was made. Lindsay Lohan stars alongside Rachel McAdam, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert and Lizzy Caplan. Doors open 7.45, film starts 9.15pm. thelunacinema.com

SUNDAY 17 JUNE

Grease (PG)
■ Morden Hall Park, Morden

Go back to the Seventies with this classic American musical starring Olivia Newton John as the wholesome Sandy and a leather-clad John Travolta as Danny. Go Grease lightening! Doors open 7.45pm, film starts 9.15pm.  thelunacinema.com

FRIDAY 22 JUNE

Grease (PG)
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Olivia and John are back again to do their Grease lightening stuff, this time at Reigate. Get your leathers on and warm up those vocal cords, it’s going to be a great night. Doors open 8pm, film starts 9.30pm. thelunacinema.com

SATURDAY 23 JUNE 

The Greatest Showman 
■ Priory Park, Reigate

I think I am the only person on the planet not to have seen The Greatest Showman. If you want a soundtrack free zone, head to my house. But if you and your kids want to see this all singing all dancing Hugh Jackman-Zac Efron musical fest just one more time, then book your tix now. You’ll be able to sing your heart out. Doors and pool open 6pm, film starts 9.15pm.  thelunacinema.com

SUNDAY JUNE 24

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Frances McDormand stars in this darkly funny drama about a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. Take your tissues. Doors open 8pm, film starts 9.30pm. thelunacinema.com

FRIDAY 29 JUNE

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Master Park, Oxted

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and the soundtrack of the summer. What’s not to love? Doors open 8.10pm, film starts 9.40pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

FRIDAY 6 JULY

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Victory Park, Addlestone

I think I am the only person on the planet not to have seen The Greatest Showman. If you want a soundtrack free zone, head to my house. But if you and your kids want to see this all singing all dancing Hugh Jackman-Zac Efron musical fest just one more time, then book your tix now. You’ll be able to sing your heart out. Doors and pool open 6pm, film starts 9.15pm. Doors open  8.15pm, live music 8.45pm, film start 9.35pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

SATURDAY 7 JULY

Grease (PG)
■ Ashtead Recreation Ground, Ashtead

Go back to the Seventies with this classic American musical starring Olivia Newton John as the wholesome Sandy and a leather-clad John Travolta as Danny. Go Grease lightening! Doors open 8.15pm film starts 9.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

THURSDAY 12 JULY

The Greatest Showman (PG) 
■ Aldershot Lido

Hugh, Zac and that soundtrack pitch up at Aldershot Lido. Doors and pool open 6pm, film starts 9.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

FRIDAY 13 JULY

Pretty Woman (15)
■ RHS Garden, Wisley

PVC thigh high boots never looked so good. Ah the romance of prostitution and the mega rich. It’s Cinderella, if she’d spent a few months in a crack house. But you can’t beat Julia Robert and Richard Gere in this classic rom-com. Embrace the nostalgia fest. summernightsfilm.co.uk

SATURDAY 14 JULY

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Dinton Field, Kingston

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and the soundtrack of the summer. What’s not to love? Doors open 8.10pm, film starts 9.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

Back to the Future (PG)
■ RHS Garden, Wisley

Rev those engines cos we’re going back in time with Marty McFly and Doc Brown. I recently re-watched all three of the Back to the Future films with my kiddos, and they’re huge fun. Doors open 7.30pm, film starts 9.15pm.

FRIDAY 20 JULY

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Gogmore Farm Park, Chertsey

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron strut their stuff and sing their hearts out in this blockbuster. Doors open 8.10pm, live music 8.40pm film starts 9.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST

Grease (PG)
■ Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Banstead

Spark up those engines, and get those leathers out. Sandy and Danny are back in town for this 1978 American musical. Doors open 8pm, films starts 9.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and the soundtrack of the summer. What’s not to love? Doors open 7.15pm, film starts 8.45pm. thelunacinema.com

SUNDAY 5 AUGUST

The Shape of Water (15)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Merman meets mute maid, it’s a modern love story-fantasy flick that scooped up not one but four Oscars. There’s nothing fishy about this movie – well, apart form the amphibious man kept in a secret government facility. It all gets quite hot and heavy, and you may even leave having saucy thoughts (not ones that come with chips) for a fish. Doors open 7.15pm, film starts 8.45pm. thelunacinema.com

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12A)
■ Hampton Court Palace

A re-take on the 1995 version, this Jumanji stars Dwayne Johnson at his bicep bulging best alongside Jack Black. It’s action packed, charming and funny. Doors open 4pm, films starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST

Trolls (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

The long-haired cherub dolls get their own movie, and while it may seem a shameless merchandising opportunity, the kids are going to love it. You might too – Justine Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani and James Cordon lend their voices. Trolls Doors open 9.30am, film starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Ratatouille (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Another one from the Pixar family – and in my experience you can’t go far wrong. It’s a feel-good animation about Remy the rat who wants to be a great chef. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Paddington 2 (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

The sweet-natured sequel to the first Paddington – and just as good as the original. The two Hughs (Grant and Bonneville) return, alongside Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters. Doors open 3.30pm, film stars 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

Aladdin (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

The adventures of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine on the big screen outdoors. The kids are going to love it. Doors open 9.30am, films starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Early Man (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Another in the seemingly never-ending Star Wars franchise. This 2017 film brings back Luke Skywalker. Doors open 3.30pm, film starts 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Purley Beeches, South Croydon

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and the soundtrack of the summer. What’s not to love? Doors open 8.10pm, film starts 9.40pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

Coco (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Another Pixar animation, and in the vein of Ratatouille, this one is a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture featuring Miquel who is desperate to prove his talent as a musician.  Doors open 9.30am, films starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

The Gruffalo / Room on the Broom / Stick Man
■ Hampton Court Palace

A trio of films based on the books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Beauty and the Beast (PG)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Emma Watson is a pretty-as-a-picture beauty who tames her beast in this 2017 version. Doors open 4pm, films starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST

Sing (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

A lighthearted and inspiring Britain’s Got Talent-style singing competition between five animated, animals: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Doors open 9.30am, films starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Inside Out (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Imaginative, fun, charming and clever. If you haven’t seen Inside Out, this is a great chance to see it on the big screen. It’s set in the mind of an 11-year-old girl called Riley whose world is turned upside down when her parents move to San Francisco. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Spider-Man: Homecoming (12A)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Tom Holland dons the spider suit for this Marvel film.  Apparently, as well as the action, it’s also very funny. Doors open 4pm, films starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

Top Gun (12A)
■ Epsom College, Wilson Pitch

I feel the need, the need for speed! Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan star in this 1986 classic. Great soundtrack, gratuitous volleyball scene. Hmmm. Don’t deny yourself a night with Mav and Goose – they’ve got that loving feeling. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.45pm. thelittleboxoffice.com

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST

Rio (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

A sweet natured animation about the adventures of  blue macaw. It’s bright, breezy and lots of fun. Doors open 9.30am, films starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

UP (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

A touching tale about a grumpy old man and plump little boy who go on an incredible flight of fancy. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

The Lego Batman Movie (U)
■ Hampton Court Palace

The plastic universe of Lego meets batman in this super-fun and super-funny film. Doors open 4pm, films starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
■ Priory Park, Reigate

This is where it all began for Harry, Ron and Hermione. Doors open 4pm, films starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST

The Secret Life of Pets
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Fast paced and funny, this is in a similar vein to Toy Story, but with wise-cracking animals in place of toys. Doors open 9.30am, films starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Despicable Me 3
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig included in the voice cast, it’s a safe assumption this is going to be funny. It’s said to have been the best in the Despicable Me trilology. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Luke Skywalker returns in the latest of the Star Wars films. Or is it the latest? I’ve lost track there are so many of them. Suffice to say if you’re a fan, you’ll like it. Doors open 3.30pm, film stars 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Old Deer Park, Richmond

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron strut their stuff and sing their hearts out in this blockbuster. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

Tangled
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Disney’s animation of the story of Rapunzel – has all the ingredients of a Disney classic. Doors open 9.30am, film starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Paddington 2 
■ Priory Park, Reigate

The delightful sequel will charm audiences of all ages, and is the sort of-pleasing family film that parents and kids will all enjoy. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

The Gruffalo / Room on the Broom / Stick Man
■ Priory Park, Reigate

A trio of films based on the books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Doors open 3.30pm, film starts 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG) 
■ Park Hill Park, Croydon

Ahhh, one of my all-time favourite films. Head to New York in the Sixties for a some whimsy and romance with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly – possibly one of the most iconic characters ever to appear in film. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Guildford Cathedral

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron strut their stuff and sing their hearts out in this blockbuster. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm.  thelunacinema.com

Finding Nemo (U)
■ Guildford Lido

Guildford Lido seems the perfect setting for this sweet 2003 animation about Nemo clownfish who goes out into the big bad world – has a few adventures along the way, but still manages to survive. Doors open for swimming and slides 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. freedom-leisure.co.uk

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

The Lion King
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Disney’s animated feature following the adventures of the young lion Simba. Doors open 9.30am, film starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

The Incredibles
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Pixar does it again – this time featuring married superheroes Mr Incredible and Elastigirl. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Cinderella
■ Priory Park, Reigate

The gorgeous Lily James steps into the shoes of Ella in this take on the classic story. Cate Blanchett is her cruel stepmother. Doors open 3.30pm, film starts 4.30pm. lunakidscinema.com

Moulin Rouge! (12A)
■ Guildford Cathedral

Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical starring Ewan McGregor as a young English writer who falls in love with Nicole Kidman as a Parisian courtesan. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. thelunacinema.com

Pitch Perfect (12A)
■ Guildford Lido

A feel-good film that will have go humming for days – it’s about the Barden Bellas, an all girl acapella group. It’s good for a giggle. Doors open for swimming and slides 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. freedom-leisure.co.uk

SUNDAY 19 AUGUST

Finding Dory
■ Priory Park, Reigate

It’s the turn of Dory, the forgetful blue tang fish, to take centre stage in this charming animation – that’s not the slightest bit fishy! Doors open 9.30am, film starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Cars 3
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Lightning McQueen and co return for the third in the Cars series, this time racing against a new generation of blazing-fast cars. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts 1pm. lunakidscinema.com

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
■ Priory Park, Reigate

A re-take on the 1995 version, this Jumanji stars Dwayne Johnson at his bicep bulging best alongside Jack Black. It’s action packed, charming and funny. Doors open 3.30pm, films starts 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

Paddington 2 (PG)
■ Guildford Cathedral

The sweet-natured sequel to the first Paddington – and just as good as the original. The two Hughs (Grant and Bonneville) return, alongside Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. thelunacinema.com

The Fast and the Furious (13)
■ Guildford Lido

The first in the Fast and Furious franchise, this is fast-paced and action packed centred around street racing, heists and espionage. Doors open for swimming and slides 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. freedom-leisure.co.uk

MONDAY 20 AUGUST

Moana
■ Priory Park, Reigate

A warming and joyful tale about a Polynesian teenager’s quest to save her homeland. Doors open at 9.30am, film starts 10am. lunakidscinema.com

Zootropolis
■ Priory Park, Reigate

A rabbit and a fox team up to save the world in this witty animated comedy which features the voice of Idris Elba, Jason Bateman and Shakira, among others. Doors open at 12.30pm, film starts 1am. lunakidscinema.com

Thor: Ragnarok
■ Priory Park, Reigate

Take a Hemsworth and a Hiddleston, add bulging biceps and a fairly hefty dash of humour and you’ve got yourself a fairly enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours.  Doors open at 3.30pm, film starts 4pm. lunakidscinema.com

THURSDAY 23 AUGUST

The Shape of Water (15)
■ Leatherhead Park, Leatherhead

Merman meets mute maid, it’s a modern love story-fantasy flick that scooped up not one but four Oscars.  Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Haslemere Museum Gardens

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron strut their stuff and sing their hearts out in this blockbuster. Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 8.15pm. thelittleboxoffice.com

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Chiswick House and Gardens

Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and the soundtrack of the summer. What’s not to love? Doors open 6.15pm, film starts 7.45pm. lunakidscinema.com

WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Casablanca
■ Chiswick House and Gardens

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are on the big screen in this 1942 American classic. Doors open 6.15pm, film starts 7.45pm. lunakidscinema.com

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Pretty Woman (PG)
■ Chiswick House and Gardens

Ahh. What’s not to love. Gorgeous Jules as the sassy prostitute meets and falls in love with hunky Richard Gere’s rich banker. This is Nineties cinema at its best. Doors open 6.15pm, film starts 7.45pm. lunakidscinema.com

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Grease (PG)
■ Manorcroft Playing Fields, Egham

Spark up those engines, and get those leathers out. Sandy and Danny are back in town for this 1978 American musical. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

The Greatest Showman (PG)
■ Meadowbank Recreation Ground, Dorking

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron strut their stuff and sing their hearts out in this blockbuster. Doors open 7pm, film starts 8.30pm. silentsummerscreenings.com

FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
■ Hampton Court Palace

October screenings mean darker nights and early film times so the first in the Harry Potter series will be a great one to take the whole family along to. Just pack plenty of blankets. Doors open 6pm, film starts 7.30pm. thelunacinema.com

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

Moulin Rouge (12A)
■ Hampton Court Palace

Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical starring Ewan McGregor as a young English writer who falls in love with Nicole Kidman as a Parisian courtesan. Doors open 6pm, film starts 7.30pm. thelunacinema.com

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