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Movies By Moonlight

Cinema under the stars

Thu 19, Fri 20 & Sun 22 Aug

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Round up your family and friends and get ready to have the time of your life as we bring three exceptional films for the first time ever on the big screen at Compton Verney. Taking place across three evenings this August, join us for an exciting magical, outdoor screening of some of your favourite films, under the stars, against the back drop of our lakeside.

No trip to the cinema would be complete without traditional cinema snacks. Tuck in to a delicious selection of food, from hotdogs to nachos, or for those with a sweet tooth we’re serving up popcorn, candyfloss, doughnuts and ice-cream. Choose your tipple from the Bar in the Meadow, including Pimms and Margaritas, Prosecco and Wine, Gin and Tonics, Craft Beers, and soft drinks.

Make your evening even more memorable and pre-book a delicious, freshly prepared picnic hamper to share amongst friends or family.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Film starts promptly at 8.55pm.

Adults, £17
Children (aged 0-18), £8
Essential carers, £8 when accompanying the person you care for

As voted for by you, we will be showing:

Mamma Mia, Thu 19 Aug

USA 2008/109 mins
Dir: Phyllida Lloyd

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Dirty Dancing, Fri 20 Aug

USA 1987/100 mins
Dir: Emile Ardolino

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner!” Drama, music and romance are the order of the day for Frances “Baby” Houseman as she spends summer in a holiday camp and falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

The Greatest Showman, Sun 22 Aug

USA 2017 / 102 mins
Dir: Michael Gracey

Roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show! This best-selling musical is based on the true tale of the life of showman P.T. Barnum. Starring Hugh Jackman as the legendary figure alongside an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.

Choose your perfect hamper for a night of magical movies by the lakeside…


  • Freshly baked Hobbs House sea salt focaccia
  • Warwickshire truckle cheese
  • Ham hock terrine with mini pickles
  • Beetroot and chickpea falafels with carrot & fennel slaw
  • Salted giant corn kernels for snacking on
  • 4 Victoria sponge mini squares
  • 4 mini salted caramel brownie
  • 4 macaroons

£59 (including £15, fully refundable hamper fee)
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  • 2 Freshly baked homemade pork and apple sausage roll
  • 2 Courgette, feta & lemon thyme tarts
  • Sharing bag of Tyrrell’s lightly salted crisp
  • Curried red lentil dip
  • Beetroot hummus
  • Warwickshire truckle cheese
  • 2 Thick cut Hobbs House artisan sourdough bread chunks with Netherend Farm salted butter
  • Freshly prepared orzo pasta, marinated roast vegetables and sun-blushed tomatoes
  • New potato, green beans, shallot and parsley dressing salad
  • 2 slices of lovely lemon and blueberry loaf cake
  • 2 fresh fruity flapjack slices
  • By Lucy homemade sparkling lemonade (750ml)

£96 (including £30, fully refundable hamper fee)
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  • Freshly baked Hobbs House sea salt focaccia
  • 2 Freshly baked homemade pork and apple sausage roll
  • 2 Courgette, feta & lemon thyme tar
  • 2 thick cut Scotch egg halves
  • Bulgar wheat tabbouleh, tomato, cucumber, lemon, parsley, mint
  • Mixed leaf salad, avocado and omega seeds, lemon dressing
  • New potato, green beans, shallot and parsley dressing salad
  • 6 Freshly baked fruit scones, Rhodda’s clotted cream and raspberry jam
  • 6 assorted macaroons
  • Joey Koala’s banoffee pie caramel popcorn
  • 8 Henley Chocolate handmade amaretto chocolate truffles
  • By Lucy homemade sparkling lemonade (750ml)
  • By Lucy homemade pressed elderflower (750ml)

£133 (including £45, fully refundable hamper fee)
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If this is your first visit to an outdoor cinema event, don’t fear! Here are a few things we’d recommend bringing along:

  • Firstly, you’ll need something comfy to sit on, seating is not provided. Camping chairs work well. Please remember not to bring any pop-up structures or other items which could obscure the film for other visitors. We also recommend warm clothing and a toasty blanket to wrap up in, as the weather can often turn quite chilly later on in the evenings. You may also want to bring waterproof clothing, just in case… we are in the UK after all!
  • Feel free to bring a picnic. We will have everything you need from the bar to a range of delicious catering options to suit every taste. Don’t forget, you can pre-book a luxury picnic hamper to collect when you arrive.
  • Please remember to pack up and dispose of any rubbish at the end of the evening.
  • When leaving the event, a torch can also be useful but we will light your way with our beautiful festoons and driveway lighting!
  • We will have additional loos on site closer to the screening area, but the loos at our welcome centre will be open as you come in and leave.
  • We recommend making transport arrangements in advance. Check our website for directions. Share cars reducing the number of drivers and your emissions impact.
  • Lastly, don’t forget your tickets! We accept print-outs or show us e-tickets on your phone, which will be scanned on arrival.
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