In association with Flint Bishop

Following the success of outdoor screenings at Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall in 2011, the Summer Nights Film Festival 2012 brings fantastic classic and contemporary films together with fabulous locations throughout Derbyshire, all presented on a giant screen by QUAD, Derby's centre for art and film.

Bring your picnic and your friends or if you would rather, sample the tasty treats on offer at each venue and enjoy the splendour of the great outdoors along with films to stimulate your senses and create the perfect cinematic experience at venues you will never forget.

Derbyshire and the Peak District have long been the filming location for hit films such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and Women in Love and now you can see some of the films in the original locations they were shot in.

Watching a film with a stately home as a backdrop has to be seen to be believed as your will be whisked away into a magical filmic dreamland.

And whilst dressing the part for a perfect British summer evening, and getting that essential picnic outfit and equipment can be a challenge, our partners at McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet have everything you need for an effortless family trip! Whether it's a summer dress from Phase Eight, casual chinos from Levis, a hoody from Superdry, baby blanket from Mamas & Papas or a picnic rug from Trespass - at up to 60% off RRP every single day, don't miss a visit at Junction 28 of the M1, on your way to one of the amazing Derbyshire venues.

Starting in early May and continuing until September the venues include Renishaw Hall in the north of the county to Calke Abbey in the south.


Elvaston Castle

Friday 4th May - Women In Love (1969)
Saturday 5th May - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Friday 11th May - The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Saturday 12th May - Jane Eyre (2011)

Renishaw Hall

Friday 1st June - The King's Speech (2010)
Saturday 2nd June - The Queen (2006)

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Friday 20th July - Grease (1978)
Saturday 21st July - The King's Speech (2010)

Queen's Park, Chesterfield

Friday 27th July - Mamma Mia (2008)
Saturday 28th July - Jurassic Park (1993)

Calke Abbey

Friday 10th August - The Woman in Black (2012)
Saturday 11th August - Mamma Mia (2008)

Kedleston Hall

Friday 17th August - The 39 Steps (1935)
Saturday 18th August - Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Hardwick Hall

Friday 31st August - War Horse (2011)
Saturday 1st September - Casablanca (1942)

The Lime Kiln, Wirksworth Festival

Friday 7th September - The Woman in Black (2011)
Saturday 8th September - Grease (1978)

The Pavilion, Rolls-Royce Leisure

Friday 14th September - War Horse (2012)
Saturday 15th September - Battle of Britain (1969)


Tickets are priced at £12.00 for all screenings but can be purchased for the earlybird price of £10.50 up to six weeks in advance of each screening. Under 5's are FREE.

Tickets are also available to be purchased at each venue and at QUAD, but earlybird tickets are only available via QUAD.

Screenings will take place whatever the weather (with the exception of extremely high winds) so please dress accordingly and don't forget your chair or blanket!


Each venue will have a range of tasty food and drink on offer so you can buy your dinner 'on location' or dine al fresco with your best picnic basket. Popcorn will also be available at each venue for that true cinematic experience.

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Thank you to our sponsors; Flint Bishop, Smooth Radio, East Midlands Designer Outlet, Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Life.

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