Academy Museum and UK Movie Events

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA

Opening on 30th September 2021, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures aims to be the worlds premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies.

The Academy Museum will offer unique exhibitions that illuminate the fascinating world of cinema. They will be immersive and dynamic and will tell the many stories of the movies (their art, technology, artists, history, and social impact) through a variety of diverse and engaging voices.

Exhibitions include Stories of Cinema, a multi-floor exhibition that connects audiences to celebratory, complex, diverse, and international stories of the people who make motion pictures and the artworks they create. The Oscars® Experience, an immersive environment that simulates the experience of walking onto the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and accepting an Oscar. Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection will explore how the cinematic experience we know today evolved.

If you are unable to make it to Los Angeles this Autumn for the opening, then there are plenty of movie-inspired activities closer to home in the UK, which will make it feel like you have jetted off to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

The Cinema Museum

London’s Cinema Museum is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and beauty of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

You can secure your tickets for The Cinema Museums reopening (TBA) party. All you have to do is make a donation of £75 to their charity and they will be in touch to give you a VIP ticket for two people to attend the grand reopening bash (T&Cs apply).

There is currently no reopen date for the museum, make sure you check on the website for up to date news.

Open Air Cinemas

The Lost Cinema

Marlborough College, Wiltshire

The Lost Cinema have various screenings across the country at iconic locations. The open-air screenings offer an 8-meter wide screen and great sound system. If you would like a little more comfort you can upgrade your ticket to a seated upgrade option and sit back in style.

The Lost Cinema returns to venues across the UK such as Marlborough College, Charlecote Park, Berkeley Castle, St Michaels Park, Stowe National Trust, Salisbury Cathedral, Westonbirt School, Buscot Park. The 2021 film schedule has not yet been released, but dates range from July to September. Visit The Lost Cinema website for more details on dates and tickets.

The Luna Drive-In Cinema

The Luna Drive-In Cinema, Rocketman

The Luna Drive-In Cinema is the ultimate big-screen experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. One of the most popular summer events of 2020, This drive-in experience is back for 2021 in Birmingham NEC, Blenheim Palace, Bluewater (Kent) and Knebworth House.

No need to run your battery flat trying to tune in your car radio, the Luna Drive-In Cinema offers state of the art in-car speaker boxes, as well as giant high definition outdoor screens and some of the most stunning backdrops in the country.

Your food and drink options are covered for the evening as the event offers a selection of top drawer food options for you to enjoy with the movie, as well as a full bar at each site. It’s all available to order via your mobile phone for click and collect when ready service! There’s also an option to pre-order a Luna hamper, jam-packed with tasty retro treats.

Dates start from 12th April until 26th May and include a selection of classic films like Back to the Future, Grease and Jurassic Park, to new favourites like Rocketman, Onward and Wonder Woman 1984. Visit the website for tickets and a full selection of films.

Adventure Cinema

Adventure Cinema

Bring your friends, family and loved ones together at over 100 locations across the UK. From Bristol to Blackpool, from Cardiff to Carlisle, and everywhere in between, there is a safe and socially spacious outdoor cinematic experience waiting for you.

Adventure Cinema showcase the best of iconic films, with something for everyone. Looking for a fun night out with the girls? They’ve got Dirty Dancing, Grease and Pretty Woman. More of a family affair? The Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park are waiting in the wings. Or maybe it’s a bit of adrenaline you’re after, with the thrills of The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction or Joker? Whatever your mood, Adventure Cinema has got you covered.

All you have to do is buy a ticket, pack your picnic, your camping chairs and blanket and join us from Spring 2021. VIP deck chairs also available to book. There’s plenty of dates and venues to choose from starting from Spring 2021, visit the website for more details.

Movie and Television Tours

Britmovietours Tour Bus

Sightseeing landmarks from all of your favourite films. The Brit Movie Tours company tours start from 12th April 2021 and prices vary depending on the tour. Visit the website for more details of everything they offer.

Wizard Tours for Harry Potter Fans

Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and visit all the iconic filming locations in 5 enchanting tours.

Game of Thrones Tour from Belfast

Two tours that visit iconic sets from Game of Thrones including Winterfell itself.

Peaky Blinders Official Tours of Liverpool

Filming locations throughout Liverpool on a coach or in a private taxi with a tour guide.

James Bond Tours

Pick from a selection of 7 tours across London via coach, walking and even speed boat!

Hero and Superhero Film Walk of London 

Two and a half hour walking tour of film locations from Batman Begins, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Transformers, Fantastic Four and much more.

With restrictions and guidelines changing all the time, we’re still unsure whether some of these events can go ahead for the summer, we’ll make sure to update this page with any new announcements, and fingers crossed more events for movie lovers will be announced soon.

Ashleigh Ridler