Harewood House drive-in cinema: Tickets on sale now to watch a movie under the stars this summer

Harewood House will be home to a huge drive-in cinema event this June - and here's how you can get tickets to watch one of your favourite movies under the stars:

The Luna Cinema is coming to Harewood House this June (photo: The Luna Cinema)

The Luna Cinema is parking up at Harewood House this summer from June 3 to June 21and is screening everything from Grease to Notting Hill and Dirty Dancing.

The venue will hold between 180 and 400 cars per screening and will make use of huge high definition outdoor screens.

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There will be a single screening each evening for seven nights a week once the cinema arrives in Leeds - with doors opening at 8.00pm or 8.15pm and the films starting at 9.00pm or 9.45pm respectively.

(photo: The Luna Cinema)

Each car will be given its own personal wireless speaker so viewers can hear the film in cinematic quality - meaning there will be no need to have the car running and risk draining the battery.

Food and drinks are available for pre-order with tickets, or can be ordered from the car on the night using a smart phone which can then be collected from socially distanced collection points.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “Following an extended winter break, we are incredibly excited to be announcing our Spring drive-in season, starting in April, and to be able to offer the return of the big screen experience for all those people desperate for some entertainment that isn’t inside the four walls of your living room.

"The move to Drive In Cinema in 2020 was a revelation for us, after staying away from the format for the previous 12 years!

"The socially distanced element was a given, but the level of audience enjoyment and communal sense of being part of an event that manages to blend that rose-tinted 1950’s American nostalgia with brand new 21st century technology to bring the drive in cinema right up to date, took us all by surprise.

"People clearly love the experience and it wasn’t just the novelty of getting out of the house!

"It took a pandemic, but the drive in cinema is now a part of the UK’s cinema offering and long may it continue.

“We’ve managed to make every aspect of the event fully compliant with social distancing regulations, from the way the tickets are scanned through to the provision of food and drink.

"Audiences can feel confident we have created an experience that is safe so they can have confidence in returning to one of the things we’ve all been missing most in this current lockdown – enjoying a great film on a giant screen under the stars.

"The summer is set to be filled with the triumphant return of open air cinema, with hundreds of Luna screenings planned for the country’s most stunning green spaces, but in the meantime, it’s all about the drive in and we can’t wait to welcome audiences back for a fantastic Luna drive-in cinema experience.”

To book tickets for a film at Harewood House, click here where you can find the full programme and more information.