Moonlight Flicks Brings Big Screen Entertainment Back To The Open Air This Summer

Storyhouse’s hugely popular Moonlight Flicks returns to the open air this summer with more than 28 screenings planned over two months. 

The Moonlight Flicks big screens will take up residence at three fantastic locations across the region from 14 July to 2 September

Catch cinematic favourites under the stars in the stunning surroundings of Chester Cathedral, Claremont Farm in Wirral and, returning for a third year, Snugbury’s Ice Cream at Park Farm near Nantwich. 

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 4 April and have been held at 2022 prices. 

Film fans are spoilt for choice this summer with a mixture of family flicks, screen classics, beloved rom-coms, action adventures, anniversary screenings and some of the brightest and best of the current crop of recent releases including the multi-Oscar winning Everything Everywhere All at Once

The season opens at Chester Cathedral on Friday 14 July when movie musical lovers can enjoy a 45th anniversary screening of Grease.

Claremont Farm will also open its season with the much-loved musical sensation on Friday 21 July, swapping the sights and sounds of Rydell High for the great outdoors.

And Snugbury’s opens its 2023 season of Saturday evening showings on 22 July with the big screen phenomenon The Greatest Showman

Other family-friendly films being shown over the summer include The Goonies and Matilda the Musical.  

Along with Everything Everywhere All at Once – which scooped seven Academy Awards last month – there is also a chance to catch the high-octane Top Gun Maverick and music biopics Elvis and I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Meanwhile the programme also features a host of classic box office hits marking special anniversaries, including Spice World the Movie and The Big Lebowski (both 25 years old), Jurassic Park (30 years old) and the charming Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck romantic comedy Roman Holiday which is 70 this year. 

All the films are shown on our giant 30ft Airscreen, and refreshments will be available at each location – including the return of pizzas and the Secret Beer Garden at Chester Cathedral, serving craft beers, cocktails and soft and hot drinks. 

Nicky Beaumont, Film and Digital Programme Manager at Storyhouse, said: Moonlight Flicks has become as much a part of summer as strawberries and cream, seaside holidays and of course our own open-air theatre. 

“I’m really excited about the programme we have for film fans this summer; it really is something for all tastes, from family favourites to movie musicals, rom coms to action adventures, and indie hits to Oscar winners. 

“We know how much every penny in your purse and pocket counts at the moment, so we have also frozen prices at 2022 levels to make sure as many film fans as possible can continue to enjoy the unique Moonlight Flicks experience.” 


Storyhouse Members 

VIP (including front row seats in Moonlight Flicks’ comfortable deckchairs): £16 

General: £10.80 

Children: £8 


VIP (including front row seats in Moonlight Flicks’ comfortable deckchairs): £19.50 (including a £1.50 booking fee) 

General: £13.50 (including a £1.50 booking fee) 

Children: £9 

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For more information, contact:   

Nancy Davies   

Marketing and PR Manager  


07886 743531  


Chester Cathedral 

Friday 14 July: Grease (PG) 

Saturday 15 July: The Greatest Showman (PG) 

Friday 21 July: Top Gun (12) 

Saturday 22 July: Spice World the Movie (PG) 

Friday 28 July: Dirty Dancing (12) 

Saturday 29 July: Top Gun Maverick (12A) 

Thursday 3 August: Roman Holiday (U) 

Friday 4 August: Pitch Perfect (12A) 

Saturday 5 August: Everything Everywhere All At Once (15) 

Thursday 10 August: Mamma Mia! (PG) 

Friday 11 August: The Big Lebowski (15) 

Saturday 12 August: Top Gun Maverick (12A) 

Thursday 17 August: Matilda the Musical (PG) 

Friday 18 August: Elvis (12A) 

Saturday 19 August: Jurassic Park (PG) 

Friday 25 August: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (12A) 

Saturday 26 August: Matilda the Musical (PG) 

Sunday 27 August: Elvis (12A) 

Thursday 31 August: Everything Everywhere All At Once (15) 

Friday 1 September: Matilda the Musical (PG) 

Saturday 2 September: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again (PG) 

Claremont Farm 

Friday 21 July: Grease (PG) 

Friday 28 July: The Goonies (12A) 

Friday 4 August: Top Gun Maverick (12A) 

Friday 11 August: Elvis (12A) 

Friday 18 August: The Greatest Showman (PG) 

Friday 25 August: Dirty Dancing (12A) 

Monday 28 August: Matilda the Musical (PG)


Saturday 22 July: The Greatest Showman (PG) 

Saturday 29 July: Spice World the Movie (PG) 

Saturday 5 August: Top Gun Maverick (12A) 

Saturday 12 August: Grease (PG) 

Saturday 19 August: Elvis (12A) 

Saturday 26 August: Matilda the Musical (PG) 

About Storyhouse   

Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural centres incorporating a library, theatres and a cinema. It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year.  

The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library and is open every day until 11pm. It runs over 2,000 sessions a year for marginalised communities  

The company also runs a highly successful theatre company and the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema.   

Storyhouse currently holds the official title as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre and was the overall national winner in the 2018 Guardian Public Service Awards  

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