Socially distanced outdoor cinema across London
- Great Outdoors
- Published on Sunday, 20 September 2020 12:18
- Last Updated on 24 September 2020
- Monica Costa
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The Luna Cinema socially distanced experience is in full swing with screening across South West London for a number of screenings at King George’s Park (23rd September-27th September) and Wimbledon Park (29th September-4th October). There they will be screening blockbuster hits and classic films including Joker, Rocketman, and feel-good, timeless classics such as Pretty Woman and Grease. Given that new lockdown restrictions are in place, Luna is a go-to event with its 2 and 4-person pitches allowing it to continue to screen fan favourite films whilst complying with the latest government response.
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.
Each Luna screening takes 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 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 are 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 offers socially distanced queueing 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.
The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing of Some Like It Hot at Dulwich Park in South London. It is now the largest provider of outdoor and pop-up screenings in the UK. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Luna Cinema has also recently launched The Luna Drive-In Cinema, a drive-in cinema offering across beloved sites in the UK.
Film-lovers across the country can choose from scores of outdoor screenings in some of the UK’s most prestigious and historically important venues. Venues featuring in the season include Leeds Castle, Blenheim Palace, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Castle Howard, Waddesdon Manor, Hampton Court Palace, Bolton Abbey, and Lincoln Castle, to name a few. Also, for the first time ever, the Luna big screen will be taking up a summer residency at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, on the stunning South Grounds, adjacent to the Thames.
Anyone missing the big screen during lockdown will be in for a treat with an amazing line-up of box office greats and award winners, with the Oscar winning Rocketman, featuring Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton as Elton John. Drama lovers are also set for a thrilling time watching this year’s box office big hitters, Joker and Judy, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger in the respective titular roles. The season also features screenings of the year’s most critically acclaimed releases such as Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out and Tarantino’s award winning Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, alongside the return of the ever popular classics, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman and The Greatest Showman.
To book tickets and for more information visit www.thelunacinema.com
Ticket prices are £39 for a seated pitch for two people and £78 for a seated pitch for four people. Pitches will contain 2 or 4 director’s chairs, depending on the ticket choice.
Luna COVID-19 statement:
The Luna Cinema is complying fully with the rules around social distancing and are committed to ensuring these screenings are safe for people to attend. Each ticket booking group will be given a maximum four-person 2m2 pitch, 2m from the next, that allows all guests to be socially distanced. You will not be allowed to have more than 2 or 4 people in your pitch. If you are coming in a group with more than one pitch booked, we will do our best to seat you in adjacent pitches, but this cannot be guaranteed. There will also be no food or drink served on site, but customers are able to bring their own picnics to the screenings. For more info on the policy please click here.
Luna cinema offers a ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee:
Until further notice if customers book tickets for one of Luna Cinema 2020 screenings but end up not being able to attend due to illness or health concerns, the ticket/s will be exchanged for another screening of their choice across the 2020 season, pending availability. In the case that the organisers cannot accommodate the request due to venues already reaching capacity, they’ll transfer the ticket/s to a screening of your choice in the 2021 season.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums