Outdoor Cinema Events in Dorset This Summer

May 13th, 2022

Outdoor cinema events in Dorset 2022

There are a number of outdoor film screenings taking place across Dorset this summer. Whether you’re looking for a unique experience with the children or a romantic date night with your other half, a night spent watching a film under the stars is a magical experience that you won’t forget! The venues are are all within driving distance of our holiday park in Swanage, meaning you can head home, warm up and head to bed after a fulfilled evening.


Durlston Castle – Purbeck Film Festival

Various dates from 31st May – 29th July 2022

Distance from Ulwell: 3 miles

We’re looking forward to an exciting programme of outdoor cinema events at Durlston Country Park in Swanage. This popular family attraction is set in a scenic location on the Jurassic Coast with far reaching views across Swanage Bay. Over the next couple of months there will be a selection of screenings for all ages to enjoy as part of the Purbeck film festival. Younger members of the family can look forward to Encanto – Disney’s latest hit production!

Bring your own rugs and picnic to enjoy in this beautiful setting. Guests are also advised to bring a torch.


Tuesday 31st May 2022 – Encanto

Wednesday 1st June 2022 – Pride

Thursday 28th July 2022 – A Quiet place

Friday 29th July 2022 – Captain Fantastic

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Lulworth Castle – Luna Cinema

9th –  11th August 2022

Distance from Ulwell: 16 miles

Enjoy some of best of the silver screen beneath the stunning backdrop of Lulworth Castle. Once home to 17th century kings, this historic venue is the perfect setting to cuddle down and watch a film in the great outdoors. Lulworth castle lights up in beautiful colours for the event, creating a wonderful atmosphere and some incredible photo opportunities.

The Luna Bar will be open throughout the evening alongside a number of gourmet food stands. Sample a delicious selection of food and drinks whilst you lay back and watch the film beneath the stars. If you’d like to treat yourself to the full VIP experience, why not purchase a premium ticket? There are a number of options to choose from including the Luna Luxe Sofa with blankets and prosecco, Directors Chair, Date Night Deck Chair and snack boxes.


Tuesday 9th  August 2022 – Spider-Man: No Way Home

Wednesday 10th August 2022 – West Side Story

Thursday 11th August 2022 – Grease

Book tickets for Lulworth Castle outdoor cinema


Corfe Castle – Purbeck Film Festival

26th – 28th August 2022

Distance from Ulwell: 5 miles

Sit among the ruins of Corfe Castle to watch 3 fantastic films being shown during the August bank holiday weekend. Relax in the shadows of this magnificent piece of history and watch as the sun dips behind the Purbeck Hills. This wonderful open air cinema event is perfect for all members of the family and even allows dogs (on leads), which is perfect for groups camping in the area.


Friday 26th August 2022 – Sing 2

Saturday 27th August 2022 – No Time to Die

Sunday 28th August 2022 – West Side Story

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Kingston Lacy – Luna Cinema

20th – 22nd August 2022

Distance from Ulwell: 23 miles

Kingston Lacy will be hosting its first outdoor cinema event in association with Luna Cinema this summer. Watch a selection of classics in the stunning grounds of this lavish stately home that has been built in the style of a Venetian palace. Sit back on the carefully manicured lawns and enjoy a picnic while watching the big screen. This beautiful setting is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic date night or evening out with family and friends.

Tickets are available to book now via the Luna Cinema website. The Luna Bar will be serving a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including prosecco, wines and spirits. Gourmet food trucks will be offering delicious hot meals and retro snacks boxes and pop corn can be added to your ticket at the time of booking.


Tuesday 20th September 2022 – No Time to Die

Wednesday 21st September 2022 – West Side Story

Thursday 22nd September 2022 – Dirty Dancing

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BH Live Littledown – Adventure Cinema


26th – 28th August 2022

Distance from Ulwell: 27 miles

3 films will be shown at Littledown in Bournemouth over the August bank holiday weekend. This sports and leisure venue is set in 47 acres of beautiful parkland and is perfect location for a family evening out. Gates open at 6.45pm with films due to start shortly after sunset. Pack a picnic and some camping chairs and enjoy a fun-filled family night out.

VIP deckchairs are available as an additional extra if you want a comfier experience with complimentary popcorn provided. Free parking is available in the main car park and there are toilet facilities.


Friday 26th August 2022 – Dirty Dancing

Saturday 27th August 2022 – Mamma Mia

Sunday 28th August 2022 – Encanto

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