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Open-air-cinema: watch Top Gun Maverick at Westonbirt Arboretum


The UK’s No.1 outdoor cinema experience, The Luna Cinema returns for another summer season, at the exquisite Westonbirt Arboretum.

The Luna Cinema’s summer screening programme includes award winning blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick, through to feel-good classics such as Grease and Jurassic Park.

Perfectly scripted for an evening under the stars, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a night out with friends, the ideal first date, or an excuse to celebrate an anniversary or birthday.

This year, The Luna Cinema is returning to Gloucestershire with screenings held at Westonbirt National Arboretum, the magnificent 600-acre arboretum is home to 300 different species of trees, creating the perfect setting for an evening of cinema under the stars. 

Longer nights and rising temperatures make a night with Luna the perfect way for visitors to watch their favourite films at some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Two types of tickets are available for each screening meaning attendees can opt for premium director seat (limited availability) or bring their own blanket and seats for easy, comfortable lounging.Films on show this year include the action-packed Top Gun: Maverick as well as fan favourites  Grease and Jurassic Park. So whether it’s sitting back and relaxing, dancing and singing along or forming a conga line, The Luna Cinema provides the perfect films and settings for viewers to enjoy their night just the way they want to.

The Luna Cinema is well-versed in delivering the ultimate premium cinema experience, with co-sponsors for the 2023 season including SKY and Visit The USA. Moreover, with impressive onsite options for food and drink, including The Luna Cinema bar with its new for 2023 sponsor, Malfy Gin, The Luna Cinema allows guests to bring their own picnic – perfect for alfresco feasting with friends or date night delights.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema said: “Since 2008, we’ve had over a million visitors attend our screenings with The Luna Cinema serving as the best example of open-air cinema in the UK. With this in mind, we’re thrilled to announce our 2023 programme, which is comprised of world-class venues and a fun-filled lineup of films. 

“For more than a decade we’ve been a coveted part of the country’s summer schedule, much like events such as The Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon. We know that fans can’t wait to be back under the stars at one of our iconic venues this season, and there is no better way to kick-start the summer. As well as offering world-class screenings, The Luna Cinema serves as a social experience which allows visitors to fully immersive themselves in the highest form of cinematic magic.

“We’re known for our outstanding, historical venues and our 2023 programme consists of more than 30 stunning sites, which are guaranteed to create a night to remember. With the inclusion of films like Top Gun: Maverick and Grease alongside every classic film you can imagine, we have programmes at Westonbirt National Arboretum which will offer something for everyone in Gloucestershire!”

Tickets are available to purchase from 30th March (early access from 28th March) via www.thelunacinema.com/cinema/, and prices start from £17.50 including booking fees; the full UK season runs from 14th June until 24th  September with Gloucestershire dates running from 4th – 6th August.

Early access for tickets (via the database) from Tuesday 28th March 2023. General on sale Thursday 30th March 2023 available at https://www.thelunacinema.com/cinema/

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