From 13th August
Newcastle's biggest new venue on the outdoor entertainment scene has popped up at Gosforth Park. They have a stellar summer schedule, kicked off by our very own Sam Fender, with musical appearances throughout August and September from Two Door Cinema Club, Becky Hill and Tom Grennan, alongside evenings of comedy courtesy of Adam Kay too. Looking for something to really get you in the party spirit? Bongo’s Bingo are returning here with some of their biggest shows ever, and if you're a fan you know you'll need to get your tickets booked well in advance for this one
From 21st August
With pitches seating up to six people mown out in the grass and a big screen set up in the beautiful Walled Gardens, movie lovers will have the chance to enjoy a unique outdoor cinema experience here. Screening some of the biggest blockbusters of recent years, including The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody, in beautiful surroundings against the stunning backdrop of Raby Castle, it’s not one to miss. The feature film version of Downton Abbey, which includes a mention of the castle, will also be shown along with the latest adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Pack a picnic and take your camping chairs for this one.
From 14th August
This August make the most of a unique opportunity to experience spectacular outdoor screenings of two iconic films with the majestic backdrop of Bamburgh Castle. Kick back under the stars at one of two showings of everyone's favourite summer classic, Grease (fancy dress is encouraged), or be captivated and inspired at the screening of Sam Mendes’ award-winning war film 1917, part of which was filmed here in the North East. Whichever screening you choose, pack your camping chairs and blankets, and make the most of the fish and chip van too.
From 14th August
Daisy Dukes boast one of the biggest LED screens in the business at their pop-up cinema in Darlington's Mowden Park Stadium. Across the summer you'll be able to head along to enjoy classics including Grease and Pulp Fiction, as well as newer box office hits like Joker and Avengers.
From 16th August
Adding to the hustle and bustle of the North Shield’s Fish Quay is an all new event space, housed in a former factory. Salt Market Social is a street food and craft beer emporium – far from your average bar. Taking inspiration from the local area’s industrial heritage and the nostalgia of the factory’s past you can expect a quirky festival feel. Vendors, who will switch up at each of Salt Market’s ‘Socials’, include the likes of local taco experts Lobo Rojo, Med Head with stone-baked pizzas and Hatch 76 with their famed duck fries and wraps. Beers will be on rotation from Wylam Brewery and Allendale amongst many others – making it the perfect place for those looking to explore the ever-growing food and drink scene in the North East.
From 1st September
On the outskirts of York, stately home and private residence, Castle Howard will be serving as a spectacular setting for six nights of open air cinema this summer. Alongside gourmet food stalls and a pop-up bar they'll be showing timeless classics, including Pretty Woman, as well as serving as a suitably royal setting for a screening of Downton Abbey.
From 24th October
This popular spot have been hosting pop-up, drive-in cinemas on South Shield's Bents Park for nine years now, so it's safe to say they're well versed in these kinds of events. You'll be guided through how to tune your radio into the correct FM frequency to hear your movie screening from inside your car – and be given plenty of time to stock up on movie snacks too.
From 21st August
Whether it’s a romantic night at the movies or a trip with the kids in tow, Scarborough’s drive-in cinema is an experience for everyone. Expect family favourites like Toy Story 4 and Frozen, as well as blockbusters including The Greatest Showman and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Celebrating something special? Let the team know in advance and plan a big-screen surprise for a loved one.
From 25th August
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this majestic location with the ruined priory will provide the ultimate backdrop for a fantastic night of cinema under the stars. From iconic flicks like Pretty Woman and Back to the Future, to more modern showings including Rocketman and Joker, you’ll want to pitch up with a picnic for this one.
29th August at Scampston Hall and 5th September at Ripley Castle
Sounds in the Grounds brings two weekends of great live music to the grounds of two of North Yorkshire’s most beautiful stately homes – Scampston Hall near Malton and Ripley Castle near Harrogate. Audiences can come together and enjoy a line-up of well-loved and internationally renowned tribute bands, including The Bootleg Beatles and ABBA Mania, from their designated picnic patch, for up to six people.
From September 17th
Experience a quirky cinema concept when The Village Screen pop-up cinema returns to Castleton’s Peak Cavern this September, showing The Goonies and The Lost Boys. Both screenings will take place inside the Peak Cavern, situated in the idyllic town of Castleton. This awe-inspiring cave is one of four show caves in the UK and what better way to experience it than snuggling down to watch entertaining 80s adventure films. Ahead of the screenings enjoy food from local street food traders – and plenty of popcorn.