The inaugural Tower of London season will see the landmark’s moat turned into an outdoor cinema where film fans will be able to watch a classic film whatever the weather.
Liz Young, Head of Events at Historic Royal Palaces, says: “We have worked with The Luna Cinema for six years hosting their popular open-air film screenings at both Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace. We are delighted to expand our relationship by hosting film screenings in the Tower of London’s iconic moat for the first time this summer.
“Watching a classic film within such historic settings offers a totally unique and exciting experience for film fans to enjoy and, as part of Historic Royal Palaces charitable cause, they will play their part in ensuring the palaces are well maintained and open for all to enjoy as income raised from activities including venue hire is reinvested in conservation, public access and education activities.”
The Tower of London’s moat will be accessible to film fans for three days in August with a showing of Star Wars – The Force Awakens on 9th August, Gladiator on 10th August, and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 take on Romeo and Juliet will conclude the Tower of London’s run on 11th August.
Hampton Court Palace will be screening Pretty Woman (12th August), Jaws (13th August), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (2nd September) and Notting Hill (3rd September), while Kensington Palace will be showing Spectre (2nd August), The Breakfast Club (3rd August), Four Weddings and A Funeral (4th August) and Some Like it Hot (5th August).
George Wood, Managing Director of The Luna Cinema, says: “We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Historic Royal Palaces. Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace have made such fantastic settings for cinema under the stars each summer and we are thrilled to invite the public to enjoy classic cinema under the stars in the moat of the Tower of London for the very first time. Not only do these locations provide a truly unique backdrop for a film screening, there’s a real sense that through these events people are enjoying these unique, historic venues in a new and exciting way.”
Tickets cost £17.50 for adults, while premium tickets which include a seat in a prime position, fast track queuing to the Luna Bar and complimentary drink cost £30.