Thursday, 27 March 2014

Summer movie magic is back at Burghley House… and it’s an even bigger blockbuster for 2014

Where better to have ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ or enjoy a spot of ‘Dirty Dancing’ than under the stars at England’s greatest Elizabethan house… with an extra dash of Monty Python and a sprinkling of ‘Stardust’.
Burghley Film Festival

Back by popular demand this summer is one of the country’s most beautiful outdoor cinema locations - and in true Hollywood blockbuster style, this year it’s even bigger!

Five nights of fabulous films from Audrey Hepburn classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to the critically acclaimed ‘War Horse’ – along with some retro classics and children’s favourites – will transform Burghley’s picturesque South Gardens into a magical outdoor movie venue.

Not only is there an extra night of movies for 2014 - after the inaugural Film Festival proved such a success last year - but the Big Screen will also be larger, offering visitors to Lincolnshire’s Burghley House an even bigger movie experience.

With the Elizabethan house as the magnificent backdrop, the Big Screen will be back 30 July to 3 August 2014 for five nights and fours days of fabulous films.

From The Great Romantics to Retro Revival Night double bill evening screenings are sure to prove popular while daytime shows include Disney favourites ‘Monsters University’ and ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ as well as smash-hit fantasy movie ‘Stardust’.

Star billing for many will be the classic romantic comedy ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ - which launches the Festival at Burghley – but who can resist turning back the clock to ever-popular iconic 80s movies ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Top Gun’?

For something completely different, and with the Python team re-uniting for a series of live UK performances this summer, Burghley’s Film Festival will also feature two of Monty Python’s greatest movie comedy creations, ‘The Holy Grail’ and ‘Life of Brian’.

Early bird booking also offers a chance to save money – with double bills available at the VERY early bird price of £6 per adult until midnight 29 March, saving £6 a ticket on gate prices. But if you miss that deadline, there are still savings to be made right through until the end of July. Book from 30 March until 30 April and tickets will cost £8 each; from 1 May until 29 July tickets will be £10. On the gate tickets will cost £12 and child tickets are £4, whether in advance or on the day.

Gates open for the daytime sessions at 10.30am and remain open until 4.30pm with daytime film tickets giving access to both screenings during the day. Gates for the evening session open at 5.30pm and tickets for the evening session give access to both evening screenings. Limited numbers of tickets are available for each session.

Nestling on the edge of the Georgian stone town of Stamford, the House and Gardens will also be open every day during the Festival and can be visited on a normal admission ticket.

For full details of all the movies, and to book online tickets, visit or telephone 01780 752451.

The full Film Festival line-up:
Wednesday, 30th July – The Great Romantics: 6.00pm Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG); The Notebook (12A).
Thursday, 31st July – 11.30am Monsters University (U); 2.15pm Despicable Me 2 (U). Python Night: 6.30pm Monty Python and The Holy Grail (12); 8.15pm Monty Python’s Life of Brian (15).
Friday 1st August – Action and Espionage: 11.30am Incredibles (U); 2.15pm Johnny English (PG); 6.30pm Bourne Identity (12); 8.40pm Argo (15).
Saturday 2nd August – 11.30am Epic (U); 2.15pm Stardust (PG); Retro Revival Night: 6.30pm Dirty Dancing (12); 8.40pm Top Gun (PG).
Sunday 3rd August – ‘Great’ Britain: 11.30am The Little Mermaid (U); 2.15pm Bedknobs and Broomsticks (U); 7.00pm War Horse (PG).

Burghley House is open until Sunday 2 November 2014, daily (except Fridays) from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Admission: House and The Gardens of Surprise - adults £13; children (3–15 years) £6.50; seniors/students £11.80; family (2 adults & 3 children) £35.

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