Bolsover Castle

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. For the first time, Summer Nights comes to Bolsover Castle for spectacular outdoor cinema evenings right next to the castle walls.

Doors open: 6:30pm
Start time: Approx 9:30pm, around 30 mins after sunset



Quadrophenia (15)

25th July

Due to technical difficulties we have had to cancel this screening of Quadrophenia at Bolsover Castle. The rest of the weekend’s screenings will go ahead as advertised. Apologies for any inconvenience. All customers who have booked will be contacted and given refunds or transferred to another screening of their choice.

Marking the 40th Anniversary of this Mod classic loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name.

Phil Daniels stars as Jimmy Cooper who takes solace from his drudgery postal job as a member of the Mods, a sharply dressed gang constantly at odds with their rivals, the Rockers. When the Mods and Rockers clash in the coastal town of Brighton, it leads to both trouble and an encounter with the lovely Steph (Leslie Ash). Jimmy, who aspires to be like Mod leader Ace Face (Sting), becomes even more disillusioned when he discovers that Ace Face’s life isn’t as rebellious as it appears.

This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at

Inspired by the film, come and see the Scooter Club meet-up, with scooters from local clubs that will present at the screening.

UK 1979 120 mins
Dir. Franc Roddam


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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

26th July

This foot stomping biopic is a romp through the years leading up to Queen’s career rejuvenating performance at 1985’s Live Aid.

Following the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant Live Aid reunion. There Mercury, facing the battle for his life with his HIV diagnosis, leads the band to a performance that cements their legacy. Rami Malek (Mr Robot) dons the moustache as Freddie Mercury with Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May. Ably supported by Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen and Tom Hollander.

USA/UK 2018 / 134 mins
Dir: Dexter Fletcher


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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (PG)

27th July

Everyone is back for more ABBA inspired song and dance numbers! 

When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) discovers she is pregnant, she delves into a quest of discovery into her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep and Lily James) past experiencing the fun that she had with her three possible dads (Pierce Brosnan/Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth/Hugh Skinner and Stellan Skarsgard/Josh Dylan). And this time Grandma is visiting as Cher joins the stellar cast as Grandmother.

UK/USA 2018 / 135 mins
Dir: Ollie Parker 

Family Friendly   A family friendly film

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Top Gun

Top Gun (12A)

28th July

I feel the need! The need for SPEED!

Top Gun, the United States elite fighter school trains the best. Hotshot pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school where his reckless attitude and cocky demeanour brings him in opposition to the other pilots, but gets the attention of beautiful flight instructor Charlotte (Kelly McGillis). Welcome to the Danger Zone!

USA 1986 / 110 mins
Dir: Tony Scott

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Bolsover Castle

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress.

Discover the traces of the family story throughout the mansion, explore the Deer Park and enjoy the beauty of the River Tern.


Castle Street
S44 6PR

Find the venue


This is an outdoor performance, please bring a chair or rug with you as there is no formal seating and please dress for the weather.



By Train

Chesterfield 6 miles

By Road

In Bolsover, 6 miles E of Chesterfield on A632. Off M1 at junction 29A (signposted)


50 metres from entrance, with disabled and family parking spaces. Charge payable refunded on admission. A new token system will be in place for visitors shortly. Additional (free) parking is available in Bolsover itself, including some just to the left of the Castle.


On Site Access

For full access information, please visit the English Heritage website here.


Outdoor Screenings

Screenings will still go ahead in inclement weather conditions and are never cancelled more than 12 hours ahead of the screening time as the weather can change rapidly.

We advise customers to bring waterproofs if needed and dress for the Great British Summer! For more information please see our FAQs page.


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