Calke Abbey

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.

Doors open: 7.00pm
Estimated start time: 9.30pm


Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman (15)

2nd August

The breakout hit for Julia Roberts sees her playing a beautiful prostitute who is hired by Richard Gere’s businessman for a social event. But then they begin to fall in love…

USA 1990 / 119 mins
Dir: Garry Marshall


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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman (PG)

3rd August

Hugh Jackman tackles the legendary figure of P.T. Barnum in the mostly true tale of his life, brought to life with music! Jackman stars alongside an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.

USA 2017 / 105 mins
Dir: Michael Gracey


Family Friendly   A family friendly film

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It (15)

4th August

A chance to see the horror hit of 2017 on the big screen… if you dare! Four teenage friends in 1980s small town America are terrorised not only by bullies and abusive parents, but also the horrors of a shape shifting evil that takes the form of Pennywise the Clown.

USA 2017 / 135 mins
Dir: Andres Muschietti


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Calke Abbey

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.

Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded walled gardens and explore the orangery.


Calke Abbey
DE73 7LE

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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

Derby 9½ miles; Burton-on-Trent 10 miles.

By Road

On A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South. Entry via Ticknall main entrance only.

By Bus:
Swadlincote, alight Ticknall, 1½ mile walk through park.


Free car parking on the night. 3.6-metre height restriction on archway. Ticket price includes park admission


On Site Access

Designated mobility parking. Follow the directions from stewards and you’ll be directed to the accessible car park.

Mobility toilet available.

Wheelchairs available to borrow (limited). Pre-booking required.



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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