Experience the magic of cinema under the stars this summer with The Luna Cinema at Harewood House

Experience the magic of cinema under the stars this summer with The Luna Cinema at Harewood House

Celebrate Summer with the UK’s largest open-air cinema which is coming to Yorkshire’s very own Harewood House – the shining jewel in the crown of England’s Treasure Houses.

Warm summer evenings are underway, which means it’s time to gather friends and family to experience the magic of films al-fresco in a host of beautiful settings across the UK.

The Luna Cinema, in partnership with Little Moons, is back to celebrate its 15th consecutive year of open-air cinema with a brand-new programme that promises an epic summer of cinema under the stars. With over 150 screenings at more than 40 stunning locations, including familiar favourites and brand-new venues, tickets are on sale now.

An exclusive location in the 2022 summer season includes the grounds of the magnificent stately home, Harewood House. Situated in the stunning Yorkshire countryside just outside Leeds, Harewood House is a shining jewel in the crown of England’s Treasure Houses, making for a stunning backdrop to spectacular summer nights of cinema under the stars.

The programme at Harewood House features a brand-new line up of both classic and new film favourites you may have missed in the cinema when they were originally released due to Covid. Back on the big screen as originally intended, films screening in Yorkshire’s countryside include Oscar winning West Side Story, brand-new blockbuster hit Elvis; as well as the popular perennial Grease.

Cosy up with your plus-one for the evening on Luna’s brand-new Date Night Double Deckchair, which is positioned prior to your arrival to ensure the perfect view. Audiences can also choose to upgrade their general admission ticket with an optional seated ticket to include the use of a Luna director’s chair, or for the ultimate VIP experience guests can opt for the VIP Sofa, which offers two people the chance to watch the film from luxury sofa seating with blankets, heaters and a bottle of bubbly.

A variety of delicious food partners will be present at all screenings, as well as a full bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can also pre-order food and drink hampers when booking tickets via the website, which are filled with tasty treats, including Little Moons’ delicious mochi ice cream balls, the perfect treat to snack on as you relax in the open air and soak up the atmosphere. Audiences are welcome to dig out their hampers and pack a picnic of their own (though the bringing of alcohol to the events is restricted). Both food and drink at Luna’s screenings will be available to order using a handy “click and collect” service to avoid time spent queuing.

Headline partner for 2022, the nation’s favourite mochi ice cream Little Moons, is proud to partner with The Luna Cinema for the upcoming season. Their delicious ice cream treats will be available at all venues to give Luna audiences the perfect cinema snack this summer. You’ll be spoilt for choice with some of Little Moons’ best-selling flavours available on site, choose from Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut (Vegan), Tropical Passionfruit & Mango (Vegan), Creamy Coconut, Honey Roasted Pistachio as well as Himalayan Salted Caramel & Summer Raspberry. Alongside this, Little Moons are planning a number of surprises throughout the season including the world’s first giant mochi art installation, so stay tuned for more information. Co-sponsors for the season include heycar and Sky. heycar will be activating its partnership across many of the Luna locations, including giving attendees the chance to win heycar merchandise and tickets to selected music and comedy events, as part of its ‘Summer of Feel Good’ programme.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, says: “We’re hugely excited to announce our 2022 season, and our 15th consecutive year of bringing people together through the magical experience of cinema under the stars. We’ve spent the winter devising what we believe to be our greatest cinema season yet, with a line-up of films and venues that will make for the perfect summer’s evening out – and just at a time when cinema really feels like it’s making a triumphant return in the post-pandemic world. With the inclusion of films like West Side Story, Grease and Elvis, alongside every classic film you can imagine, the films at Harewood House will offer something for everyone in Yorkshire. So, round up your friends and dig out that picnic blanket as this summer promises to be special!”

Ross Farquhar, Marketing Director at Little Moons, says: “We’re so excited to have Little Moons at The Luna Cinema this summer. What better way to enjoy a good film on a hot summer’s evening than with your favourite mochi ice cream. After the last two years of disruption, we can’t wait to get back out to a summer of fantastic films in the open-air, with our Little Moons in hand.”

Tickets are available to purchase now from https://www.thelunacinema.com/cinema/, and prices start from £16 including booking fees; the season runs until the 2nd October, with the first viewing at Harewood House on 23rd August.