Adventure Cinema always turn out fantastic seasons of outdoor movie screenings, and the line up for this year is just as good. There are new venues along with new movies and some good old outdoor favourites.
With that in mind, it’s nice to get in early and book yourself tickets for this years line up. If the success of previous outdoor screenings are anything to go by, we’re pretty certain these will sell out faster than Greased Lightning.
We’re in for a feast of movies such as GREASE, WEST SIDE STORY, MAMMA MIA!, ROCKETMAN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, PULP FICTION, GLADIATOR, PRETTY WOMAN, and no season would be complete without a bit of HARRY POTTER.
There are lots of movies, in some of amazing surroundings, and to keep things simple, we’ve listed them alphabetically, by venue name rather than location.
- ABERSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
- BEDWELLTY HOUSE (TREDEGAR)
- BUTE PARK (CARDIFF)
- CALDICOT HOUSE (MONMOUTHSHIRE)
- COSMESTON LAKES (PENARTH)
- DYFFRYN GARDENS (CARDIFF)
- LLANCAIACH FAWR (TREHARRIS)
- MARGAM COUNTRY PARK (NEATH)
- SINGLETON PARK (SWANSEA)
- TREDEGAR HOUSE (NEWPORT)
ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
This award-winning arts centre, one of the largest in the UK, has been recognised as a ‘national flagship for the arts’, and Adventure Cinema are thrilled to be adding it to their list of picnic venues for 2022. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy a curated movie experience in style, minutes from beautiful Cardigan Bay.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST (8:45pm)
What is so great about this movie is the singing and dancing, which I can pretty much guarantee will happen all the way through the screening. If you’ve never bee, trust us, it’s hilarious. More for the crowd than anything else. TRAILER.
MAMMA MIA! – THURSDAY 25th AUGUST (8:45pm)
Screenings take place on the lawn behind the Arts Centre. The Arts Centre is situated at the heart of the Aberystwyth University campus SY23 3DE. The turning onto campus is from the A487 as you head north out of the main Aberystwyth town centre in the direction of Machynlleth, and is well signposted. There are large car parks adjacent to the Arts Centre and on campus.
To get tickets for either screening go HERE.
BEDWELLTY HOUSE & PARK – TREDEGAR
Bedwellty House and Park is a vibrant and historic venue, which combines classical elegance and state of the art facilities to provide an array of unique spaces, perfect for hosting an array of large and small scale events, making it the ideal setting for an outdoor movie, or three.
WEST SIDE STORY – FRIDAY 20th MAY (9:30pm)
MAMMA MIA – SATURDAY 21st MAY (9:30pm)
ROCKETMAN – SUNDAY 22nd MAY (9:30pm) TRAILER.
Screenings will take place within the grounds of the house, adjacent to Bedwellty Park Bowls Club. To get tickets for the movie screenings go HERE.
BUTE PARK – CARDIFF
Coopers Field is a green field site located in Cardiff’s historic 146-acre Bute Park, which includes an arboretum, Victorian gardens and friary ruins. A popular venue for parties and celebrations since the 19th century, we’re carrying on that proud Welsh tradition with magical cinema events under the stars.
MAMMA MIA! FRIDAY 29th JULY (8pm) TRAILER.
WEST SIDE STORY – SATURDAY 30th JULY (2pm)
PULP FICTION – SATURDAY 30th JULY (8pm)
Rather than show you the trailer, here’s the famous dance routine between Uma Thurman and John Travolta.
“I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do WHATEVER I WANTED. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good.”
Not only is it a stand-out moment in the movie, but one we reckon will be recreated during the screening in Bute Park.
HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE – SUNDAY 31st JULY (2pm)
This is definitely one for the whole family. 11 year old Daniel Radcliffe starring in the first in the series of the classic HP movies.
ROCKETMAN – SUNDAY 31st JULY (8pm)
The screenings are held in Cooper’s Field within Bute Park. The park is walking distance from Cardiff city centre and is easily accessible from a number of entrances.
There are several bus stops situated along Castle Street and along North Road. Visit Cardiff Bus’ website.
The West Gate entrance at the southern end of Bute Park is roughly 10 minutes walk from Cardiff Central station and 15 minutes walk from Cardiff Queen Street.
Cycle racks are available outside the Education Centre and by all 3 cafes.
Pay & display car parking is available nearby in Sophia Gardens (CF11 9LJ), Castle Mews (CF10 3ER) & North Road (CF10 3EA). The closest pay and display car park with level access is Castle Mews. To book tickets for any of the films go HERE.
CALDICOT CASTLE -MONMOUTHSHIRE
Caldicot Castle is a stunning stone medieval castle in the town of Caldicot, Monmouthshire. built near the site of Harold Godwinson’s former Saxon castle by the Norman earls of Hereford from about 1100. The castle became a Grade I listed building on 10 June 1953.
WEST SIDE STORY – FRIDAY 6th MAY (9:15pm)
GREASE SING-A-LONG – SATURDAY 7th MAY (9:15pm)
GLADIATOR – SUNDAY 8th MAY (9:15pm) TRAILER.
Screenings take place within the castle grounds. The castle is sign posted from B4245 and offers free on-site parking.
Bus services run to Caldicot from Bristol, Newport and Chepstow. The nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk along Church Road. Caldicot train station is around 20 minutes walk from the castle.
To book tickets go HERE.
COSMESTON LAKES – PENARTH
A haven for all sorts of wildlife within its 100 hectares, which includes not one but two lakes, this country park also features one of Britain’s most meticulously restored medieval villages. Beautiful and historic, and sure to be welcoming to visitors for an unforgettable cinema experience in these stunning surroundings.
GREASE SING-A-LONG – FRIDAY 17th JUNE (9:55pm) TRAILER.
The trailer is fantastic, and funny. It’s the original from 1978 – the voiceover is particularly good (and cheesy).
PRETTY WOMAN – SATURDAY 18th JUNE (9:55pm)
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – SUNDAY 19th JUNE (9:55pm) TRAILER.
Screenings take place in the large events field next to the Medieval Village. Paid parking available on-site at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park & Medieval Village’s main car park. To get tickets just go HERE.
DYFFRYN GARDENS – CARDIFF
A stunning collection of botanical gardens, this estate dates back to 640 A.D. And while we don’t have any films from that era, we think you’ll enjoy the combination of the curated programme and a delicious picnic, in one of the top 100 gardens in the UK, as voted for by the British Tourist Authority!
WEST SIDE STORY – WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST (8:45pm) TRAILER.
MAMMA MIA – SATURDAY 27th AUGUST (8:45pm)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE – SUNDAY 28th AUGUST (8:45pm)
Screenings take place on the lawn in front of the mansion. Free parking is available in the main visitor car park. To get your tickets go HERE.
LLANCAIACH FAWR – TREHARRIS
This Tudor manor house is nestled in the heart of South Wales’ Rhymney Valley, and welcomes visitors all year round as a museum of ‘living history’, with actors playing characters from Wales’ colourful past. Of course, the only actors you’ll be seeing will be on the state-of-the-art screen, but you’ll still feel the historical significance through the magic of the venue alone!
WEST SIDE STORY – FRIDAY 29th APRIL (9pm)
MAMMA MIA! – SATURDAY 30th APRIL (9pm)
HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE – SUNDAY 1st MAY (9pm) TRAILER.
Screenings take place on the large event space to the South of the manor buildings.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor is on the B4254 road between Nelson and Gelligaer (about 2 ½ miles from the A470). Free parking is available on-site. Tickets can be had HERE.
MARGAM COUNTRY PARK
Set in 1000 acres of glorious parklands, Margam Country Park offers natural beauty, history, wildlife and a wide range of fun activities and facilities to make it one of the best days out in Wales for all the family.
WEST SIDE STORY – FRIDAY 27th MAY (9:45pm)
MAMMA MIA! – SATURDAY 28th May (9:45pm)
HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE – SUNDAY 29th MAY (9:45pm)
Screenings take place on the large events space in front of the castle.
Public transport: Margam Park bus stop is serviced by route X1. There is a free event car park provided.
SINGLETON PARK – SWANSEA
Swansea’s largest urban park, Singleton Park’s 250 acres includes a walled botanical garden, an ornamental garden and a boating lake. Grab your camping chair and picnic and join us in this idyllic space for a magical cinematic experience like no other.
DIRTY DANCING – FRIDAY 15th JULY (8pm) TRAILER.
This is another of those movies which is best enjoyed in the company of others, and let’s face it, a gathered audience singing and ‘Johnny’ screaming is pretty much guaranteed.
WEST SIDE STORY – SATURDAY 16th JULY (2pm)
JURASSIC PARK – SUNDAY 17th JULY (2pm) TRAILER.
ROCKETMAN – SUNDAY 17th JULY (8pm)
The event site is located within Singleton Park, behind the Botanical Gardens. The shortest route to the event on foot is using the park entrance on Gower Road/A4118. There are a number of bus routes that will get you to the park, please check local routes.
Please make use of public transport or nearby public car parks. The closest public car park is at the Recreation Ground Car Park. To get your Singleton Park tickets go HERE.
TREDEGAR HOUSE – NEWPORT
If ever there was a place to watch an outdoor movie, then surely Tredegar House is it.
A ‘grand and exuberant’ country house dating back to the 17th century, Tredegar House sits in a stunning 90-acre landscaped garden in the Monmouthshire countryside. A proud cornerstone of Newport’s heritage, we’re very pleased to bring an evening of cinematic escapism to its grounds.
SISTER ACT – FRIDAY 10th JUNE (9:55pm) TRAILER.
MAMMA MIA! – SATURDAY 11th JUNE (9:55pm)
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – SUNDAY 12th JUNE (9:55pm)
Screenings take place within the mansion grounds. On-site parking is available in the main visitor car park.
Tredegar House is signposted from both the A48 and the M4. When driving along the M4 you can following the National Trust oak leaf symbol on brown signs until you exit at junction 28. From there, look out for the ‘historic house’ symbol around junction 28 and the A48.
For more details and tickets, go HERE.