FILMS SHOWING VENUE DETAILS

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.

Doors open: 6.30pm
Estimated start time: 9:20pm,
approx 30 mins after sunset

FILMS SHOWING

Grease

Grease (PG)

1st August

Grease Is The Word!

Sandy, a wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton John) and leather clad Danny, enjoy their summer nights romance but can their relationship handle the hard glare of the 1950s high school. It’s Pink Ladies, T Birds and Greased Lightning in this rock n roll musical.

USA 1978 / 111 mins
Dir: Randal Kleiser

Family Friendly   A family friendly film

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The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys (15)

2nd August

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

USA 1987 / 98 mins
Dir: Joel Schumacher

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

3rd August

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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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.

In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth into a lavish palace. The castle’s fortifications were dismantled in 1650, and the ruins later became famous thanks in part to Walter Scott’s 1821 romance Kenilworth.

Address

Castle Green
Off Castle Road Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 1NG

Find the venue

 

BE PREPARED

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.

Map

Travel

By Train

Warwick or Coventry 5 miles

By Road

In Kenilworth off A46. Clearly signposted from the town centre, off B4103

By Bus:

Johnsons of Henley 539 passes the castle site; Travel West Midlands 11 & 11X; Stagecoach U12 all serve Kenilworth from surrounding area

Parking

A car parking charge applies to ensure that English Heritage members and paying visitors have priority. The charge will be refunded on admission, except on Bank Holiday weekends and at selected special events. On Bank Holiday weekends the charge is £2 for the whole day (for members and non-members). Alternatively, as the car park can get quite busy on bank holidays, we offer a free shuttle bus from Kenilworth town centre. Town centre car parks are not managed by English Heritage so parking charges may apply. Free shuttle buses leave every 10-15 minutes from 10am to 5.30pm from the Kenilworth clock tower stop, outside the Holiday Inn.

Accessibility

On Site Access

Access information is available from the English Heritage website here.

Weather

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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