Get ready for Summer Night’s Outdoor Cinema

How do I get to Ferry Meadows? 
To find out how to get to Ferry Meadows (including sustainable travel methods, gold stars for you!) please click here

What time should I arrive?

For the 5pm screening please arrive from 4.30pm.
For the 7.30pm screening, please arrive from 7pm.

This will give you plenty of time to purchase drinks and snacks and get comfy ready for the film to start.

Where is the outdoor cinema at Ferry Meadows?
All films will be shown at our outdoor cinema on Oak Meadow, behind the new Lakeside car park, with the exception of the two free films scheduled on 17 August. Tangled and Stop Making Sense will be shown on Coney Meadow, behind the Visitor Centre.

Where can I park? 
When you arrive at Ferry Meadows, head through the barrier and turn left at the mini roundabout. Head down Lakeside Road and find a spot in the new Lakeside car park or on the overflow car park. 

For films on 17 August, please park at the Visitor Centre car park.

Is parking free?
Parking is free for all cinema goers! Once the film has finished, the barrier will lift ready for your exit.

Please note the barrier will only lift for 30 minutes after the film finish time. If you need to leave before the end of the film, please speak to a member of the cinema team who will give you a free parking QR code to take to the nearest parking machine.

Where are the closest toilets?
The Lakeside public toilet block (including accessible toilet) next to the car park will be open until 10.15pm (10.30pm for Pathaan).

For films on 17 August, the closest toilets are at the main Welcome Area.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?
Please bring your confirmation email. This can be a printed copy or displayed on your mobile phone, we don't mind which! You’re welcome to bring your own low backed camping chairs and blankets to make yourselves comfortable on the grass.

Can I buy tickets on the door? 
We do recommend booking in advance online to secure your ticket. However, if we do have any tickets left, you'll be welcome to buy them on the door.

Are the meadows accessible?
Whilst we try to make our events as accessible as possible, the outdoor cinema is located on an uneven grass meadow which some wheelchair users may find difficult to navigate across.

For the most accessible route to Oak Meadow, we recommend parking at the new Lakeside car park, and using the path past the Lakeside toilet block and through the wooded area. Please contact [email protected] if you require further assistance.

Are the films subtitled?
Subtitles will be displayed on three of the films in our programme: Tangled, Wizard of Oz and Pathaan. For all other screenings, we recommend using the ‘Subtitle Viewer’ app, which allows you to use your own device to search for the film and display subtitles in sync with the big screen: Subtitles Viewer! on the App Store (

Can I bring my dog to the outdoor cinema?

For their own welfare, dogs are not permitted within the cinema area, with the exception of assistance dogs.

What should I wear? 
We know it can get pretty chilly when the sun goes in (don't even get us started on the unpredictable British weather!) Make sure you bring layers, and blankets are more than welcome.

Can I bring my carer for free?
Yes you can! We just ask for you to show us ONE of the following documents when you arrive at your Summer Nights movie. Your free carer’s ticket can be booked online along with your own ticket. 

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award.
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • A valid Blue Badge.
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI).
  • A local authority registration document.
  • Credibility’s Access Card with +1 symbol.
  • A recognised assistance dog ID card.

What is the certification for each film?

  • The Greatest Showman – PG
  • Meg 2: The Trench – 12A
  • Back to the Future – PG
  • Top Gun: Maverick – 12A
  • Sing 2 - U
  • Dirty Dancing – 12A
  • Barbie – 12A
  • Bob Marley: One Love – 12A
  • Tangled - PG
  • Pathaan – 12A
  • Beauty And The Beast Sing Along – PG
  • Pretty Woman – 15
  • Trolls Band Together - U
  • Lost Boys – 15
  • Wizard of Oz – U
  • Stop Making Sense - PG

What do film certifications mean?

  • U - Suitable for all ages
  • PG - PG stands for Parental Guidance. This means a film is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Parents should consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children. 
  • 12A - No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult if, in the adult's judgement, the film is suitable for that particular child. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.
  • 15 – Suitable only for 15 years and over. No one younger than 15 may see 15-rated content in a cinema.

Is food and drink available to purchase on-site?
There will be a selection of tasty snacks and refreshing drinks available throughout the evening, or you're welcome to bring your own picnic, it's up to you! Please note that only alcohol purchased on-site is allowed at the Summer Nights outdoor cinema.

Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend?
Sorry, we're are unable to offer any refunds but you're welcome to pass your tickets on to your mates if you're no longer able to come along. 

Of course, refunds will be given if we have to cancel the event due to bad weather!