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Perfect pop up film nights

Pass the popcorn, top up the Pimms and watch a movie under the stars. Follow the usher this way, it's outdoor film season. Wrap up and bring your waterproofs.


Purley Beeches, Beech Avenue, Purley
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 7 June

As well as seeing Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury on the big screen, there’s also live music. It’s all silent disco style and tickets come with a set of wireless head phones. Gates open 8.10pm, live music from 8.40pm and film starts at 9.40pm.

Morden Park Hall, Morden Hall Road, Morden
■ The Greatest Showman  ■ Fri 7 June
■ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again  ■ Sat 8 June
■ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  ■ Sun 9 June

The Greatest Showman is still going strong on the open cinema circuit, and no wonder! Who doesn’t love an all singing all dancing Hugh Jackman / Zac Efron musical fest? It’s the first of three films at the gorgeous National Trust Morden Hall that will get your vocals going. Doors open at 7.45pm, films start at 9.15pm.

Lion Green, Haslemere
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Fri 21 June

It’s Queen again! Gates open 8.20pm, live music 8.50pm, film at 9.50pm.

Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate
■ A Star is Born ■ Fri 21 June
■ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again  ■ Sat 22 June
■ Jurassic Park  ■ Sun 23 June

Ticking lots of boxes: the super pretty location, box office hit on the big screen and an abundance of popcorn. Sit back and enjoy Bradley and Lady Gaga’s pash fest in A Star is Born and you get your fromage fill with, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again. Worth seeing just for Cher, surely? Doors open at 8pm, films starts at 9.30pm.

Wimbledon Park, Home Park Road, Wimbledon
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 21 June
■ The Greatest Showman  ■ Sat 22 June
■ Jurassic Park  ■ Sun 23 June

A beautiful venue for the cinema under the stars, Wimbledon Park  is next to the All England Lawn Tennis Club and looks out onto Wimbledon Park Lake. Bohemian Rhapsody lights up the big screen on Friday, with The Greatest Showman and Jurassic Park featuring on the rest of the weekend.

Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Avenue Road, Banstead
■ A Star is Born ■ Sat 22 June

It’s hello again to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Gates open at 8.20pm, live music at 8.50pm and film starts at 9.50pm.

Coulsdon Memorial Park, Marlpit Lane, Coulsdon
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 28 June

Pack a picnic and enjoy this celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary
lead singer Freddie Mercury. Gates open 8.20pm, live music from 8.50pm, film at 9.50pm.


Leatherhead Trinity School and Children’s Centre, Woodvill Road, Leatherhead
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Wed 12 July

If you haven’t yet seen this foot-stomping celebration of Queen, I can only ask ‘how has that happened?’ Here’s your chance. Gates open at 8.15pm, live music at 8.45pm and film at 9.45pm.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
■ Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again ■ Tue 11 July
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Wed 12 July
■ The Greatest Showman  ■ Thurs 13 July

Grab your girlfriends and head to Wisley Gardens for an evening of sing-a-long Abba classics with the latest Mamma Mia move. Grab a seat at the back if you want to be a dancing queen!  Doors open at 6.30pm and the film begins at 9.45pm.

The Priory School, Dorking
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Thu 18 July

Bohemian Rhapsody is a popular choice on the al fresco film circuit this year – and in July it comes to Dorking.  Doors open at 8pm and the film begins at 9.30pm.

Redhill Memorial Park, London Road, Redhill
■ A Star is Born ■ Fri 19 July

Sing your heart out while this start is born. Doors open at 8pm and the film begins at 9.30pm.

Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Tues 23 July
■ Moulin Rouge  ■ Wed 24 July
■ Jurassic Park  ■ Thurs 25 July

Doors open at 7.30pm, film at 9pm.

Oxted: Master Park, Church Lane, Oxted
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Sat 27 July

Enjoy this wonderful emotional rollercoaster of a tale under the stars in Oxted. Gates open at 7.55pm, film starts at 9.25pm.


Godalming: The Burys Field, The Burys, Godalming
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Thurs 8 Aug

Rami Malek brings Freddie Mercury and Queen to Godalming. Gates open at 7.35pm, live music at 8.05pm, film at 9.05pm.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
■ A Star is Born  ■ Thurs 8 Aug
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 9 Aug
■ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again  ■ Sat 10 Aug
■ The Greatest Showman  ■ Sun 11 Aug

The latest version of A Star Is Born is so hot it should come with its own fire extinguisher. Bradley Cooper is a washed-up country singer who takes a shy newbie with a giant voice, played by Lady Gaga , under his wing and *ahem* his duvet. Naughty. The musical vibes continue on the castle’s East Front Lawns over the weekend – with Henry’s flood-lit house as a backdrop. Pretty nice!  Doors open at 7.15pm and film is at 8.45pm.

Addlestone: Victory Park, Chertsey Road, Addlestone
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Sat 10 Aug

Queen gets another outing with Silent Summer Screenings. Gates open 7.30pm, live music from 8pm and film starts at 9pm.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
■ Dumbo ■ Wed 14 Aug, 4pm
■ The Gruffalo / Highway Rat / Zog ■ Thurs 15 Aug, 9.30am
■ The Little Mermaid ■ Thurs 15 Aug, 12.30pm
■ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ■ Thurs 15 Aug, 3.30pm
■ Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun ■ Fri 16 Aug, 9.30am
■ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ■ Fri 16 Aug, 12.30pm
■ The Incredibles 2 ■ Fri 16 Aug, 3.30pm
■ Aladdin ■ Fri 16 Aug, 6.30pm
■ The Gruffalo / Highway Rat / Zog ■ Sat 17 Aug, 9.30am
■ Moana ■ Sat 17 Aug, 12.30pm
■ The Lego Movie 2 ■ Sat 17 Aug, 3.30pm
■ Mary Poppins Returns ■ Sat 17 Aug, 6.30pm
■ Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun ■ Sun 18 Aug, 9.30am
■ Ralph Breaks the Internet ■ Sun 18 Aug, 12.30pm
■ Aladdin ■ Sun 18 Aug, 3.30pm

A great lineup of kids films comes to Hampton Court Palace this summer. The screen is in the Twentieth Century Gardens.

Richmond: London Welsh Rugby Club, Old Deer Park, Kew Road, Richmond
■ A Star is Born ■ Thurs 15 Aug

Sit back and enjoy Bradley and Lady Gaga’s pash fest in A Star is Born. Gates open at 7.20pm, live music at 7.50pm, film at 8.50pm.

Earlswood Lakes, Woodhatch Road, Earlswood
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 16 Aug

Gates open at 7.20pm, live music from 7.50pm, film at 8.50pm.

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford
■ Bohemian Rhapsody  ■ Fri 16 Aug
■ Dirty Dancing  ■ Sat 17 Aug
■ Mary Poppins Returns  ■ Sun 18 Aug

Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Rami Malek’s portrayal of the strutting showman Freddie Mercury snagged him an Oscar for Best Actor and it’s pretty much the biggest pop up cinema movie of the summer. It’s the first of three films showing at Guildford Cathedral this summer. Doors open at 7pm, films start at 8.30pm.

Horley Recreation Ground, Horley
■ The Greatest Showman ■ Fri 23 Aug

If you want to see the all singing all dancing Hugh Jackman-Zac Efron musical fandango just one more time (um, guilty!), here it is in Horley. Gates open at 7pm, live music at 7.30pm and film at 8.30pm. 

Haslemere Museum Gardens, High Street, Haslemere 
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Sat 31 Aug

Sunset Cinema brings Bohemian Rhapsody to Haslemere. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 8.15.

Farnham Maltings, Farnham
■ Saturday Night Fever ■ Sat 31 Aug 

Get your disco grooves on for this classic film starring John Travolta at Farnham Maltings. It’s in the courtyard at the Maltings. Film at 8pm.


Farnham Maltings, Farnham
■ ET ■ Sun 1 Sept 

A fab film for the whole family and one that never get’s old in my book. It’s in the courtyard at the Maltings. Film at 8pm.

Banstead: Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Avenue Road, Banstead
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Sat 7 Sept

The Silent Summer Screenings returns to Banstead with Bohemian Rhapsody. Gates open 6.30pm, films starts 8pm. 

Ottershaw Church of England Infants School, Fletcher Crescent, Ottershaw
■ The Greatest Showman ■ Thurs 12 Sept

It’s the al singing, all dancing Hugh and Zac fest – one of those films I could watch over and over. Gates open at 6.30pm, live music at 7pm, film at 8pm.

Chiddingfold Secret Outdoor Cinema
■ To be decided ■ Thurs 26 Sept

Two films are scheduled for this date – a family film in the early afternoon and an evening adults film. But the fun part is that the screenings will be decided by a public poll on the Chiddingfold community Facebook page.

Surbiton: Fishponds Open Space, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton
■ The Greatest Showman ■ Sat 14 Sept

This could be your last chance to catch the greatest film soundtrack on the big screen this season. Gates open 6.30pm, live music at 7pm, films starts 8pm. 

Chertsey: Gogmore Farm Park, Riversdell Close, Chertsey
■ Bohemian Rhapsody ■ Sat 28 Sept

Bohemian Rhapsody comes to Chertsey. Wrap up warm cos the autumn nights will be chilly. Gates open 6.30pm, live music at 7pm, films starts 8pm. 


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