Open-air cinema returns to Claremont Farm

Storyhouse’s Moonlight Flicks returns this summer with their largest and longest open-air season of cinema to date opening with a showing of Wonder Woman 1984 at Claremont Farm, Bebington on Saturday, 29 May.

The extended 2021 programme of big-screen entertainment opens on the late May Bank Holiday weekend and will take place at three venues across the region. Open-air cinema is back in Chester Cathedral’s Dean’s Field for a second year, as well as at Claremont Farm in Clatterbridge where there was a sell-out season of screenings last October.

This year there is a new addition to the summer season with Snugburys Ice Cream at Park Farm near Nantwich joining the Moonlight Flicks film family. It will host cinematic favourites on Saturday evenings from 3 July to 28 August. Almost 70 separate screenings are taking place between May and September with more dates and titles set to be added in the coming weeks.

Other screenings planned over the summer months include family, cult, comedy and blockbuster film favourites.
Along with Romeo & Juliet, there will also be anniversary showings of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Trainspotting as well as family films, such as The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, The Secret Garden, Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Nicky Beaumont, Film and Digital Programme Manager at Storyhouse, said, “We’re proud to have continued to programme and stage Moonlight Flicks throughout the pandemic with socially distanced events during last summer, autumn and Christmas, and now this new series of screenings planned for 2021.

“It’s the amazing response from Chester’s cinema lovers that has helped us carry on expanding the Moonlight Flicks season, offering more films, more dates and more locations than ever.”

Andrew Pimbley from Claremont Farm in Clatterbridge said, “Last year was an opportunity to do things differently, to partner with new organisations to sustain the culture flowing in the region and keep the arts alive…… it was a huge success!
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnering up again with the wonderful Storyhouse, to bring our audiences an incredible line up of films to Claremont.”

Moonlight Flicks was launched in 2013 and was initially held in the surroundings of Chester’s historic Roman Gardens.

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