The Luna Cinema’s 12th consecutive open-air film season has returned in a brand new socially spacious way! After a somewhat turbulent few months for cinema, when it appeared only drive in screens might see the light of day this year, film fans across the country (and those without cars) can now look forward to summer evenings in gorgeous settings, enjoying great films on giant screens under the stars.
The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing of Some Like It Hot at Dulwich Park. In fact it was the readers of SE21 and SE22 magazines who chose the very first film! So we are delighted that we have five fantastic nights to chose from this month:
George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “As much as we have fully embraced drive in format, we’re thrilled to have been given the green light to run our season of socially distanced outdoor cinema. I know I for one spent most of May in lockdown dreaming of an evening in a lovely green space watching a great film on a giant screen under the stars, and wondering whether this summer might come and go without that experience, so it’s with a mixture of joy and relief that we are able to welcome our audiences back to open air screenings.
The Luna team has worked tirelessly to modify our events to incorporate social distancing and firmly believe we have a solution that will ensure our audiences feel safe coming to the events and at the same time are able to fully enjoy an uncompromised cinema under the stars experience. After the last six months, we all need those few hours of pure escapism that cinema does better than anything else, and gathering with friends and loved ones to share it in these stunning locations will make it all the sweeter.”
Each Luna screening will take place in the fresh air, with social distanced pitches allowing the audience to keep safely apart at all times. Tickets for all Luna open air screenings this summer will offer a designated pitch per booking group, each with directors’ chairs laid out in advance for each person, ensuring guests have space to kick back and enjoy the setting safely. Seating will be sanitised between each screening, and bookers can choose whether to book a two-person or four-person pitch, though all members of each party must be from no more than two households. Larger groups from more households can sit in adjacent pitches. Each Luna event will offer socially distanced queuing for toilets and ample hand sanitising facilities for all guests, allowing attendees to safely relax and enjoy the ultimate cinema experience under the stars. As always, The Luna Cinema audiences are also welcome to bring along picnics to screenings.
To book tickets and for more information visit www.thelunacinema.com