Pop-up outdoor cinemas are nothing new. From screens under flyovers and London’s Secret Cinema to others that hunker down for a night at canal-side car parks, the trend for one-off film screenings has been chuntering on, cinematically-speaking, for a fair while. Here’s our pick of the best outdoor cinema in the North – pack popcorn, a torch and someone to grab during the scary bits.
Here are our picks
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN - Visit now
Occupying over 1,000 acres of land in Cheshire, the Tatton Park estate could more properly be called a pleasure garden. Much like the outdoor spaces used for entertainment that were popular in the 18th century, Tatton offers a range of diversions across its vast grounds – including a wide range of screenings over the summer.
Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH - Visit now
Lowther Castle in Cumbria is pure fairytale picturebook: 200 years old, standing in rolling pastoral landscape and at the head of the little known but idyllic Lowther Valley. It’s also one of Picnic Cinema’s main venues for their annual outdoor screenings.