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Who are Airscreen, and why do we use them?

You may hear us go on about Airscreen this, Airscreen that, but there is a reason we do and why we use them for our Screens. Airscreen are a German based company who have specialised in providing the best Outdoor Cinema screens available. This is why we use them. What makes AIRSCREEN special? ·        rock solid…

History of the Drive In and Outdoor Cinema

You may think that open-air cinemas are a relatively new invention but the opposite is actually the case. So let’s take a look into the history of the Drive In and Outdoor Cinema. In 1895 the Lumière brothers invented cinematography – the moving image. At the start of the 20th century these ‘living photographs’ amazed…

Our tips for running a Drive In in 2021!

We were lucky enough to provide equipment for over 200 Drive In’s last year during the pandemic. Throughout the year we managed to fine tune what our approach would be if we were to run our own event, so we think it only fair we share this wisdom (might be a bit strong) with you…

2021 – The Year of Drive In?

2020 certainly was a year to which most were glad to see the back of. Is 2021 going to be another year of Drive In for us and the industry as a whole? We were lucky enough to run almost 250 Drive Ins here in the UK between the end of June and 23rd December,…

A fully booked December? Who would have thought it!

Normally, mid August we are here working all the hours god sends and December is our time to recoup slightly. That is certainly not the case this year!   This is normally a summer view....... We are so fortunate to be able to say we have a fully booked December with our 4 Bluetooth Drive...

Fancy running a Festive Drive In? Here are a few tips…

It is coming upto that time of year again where the C word comes out more often; Christmas! This year more than ever people are looking for a way to enjoy the festive period whilst remaining safe and within guidelines. Drive In Cinema is the perfect way to do this in our eyes. Here are…

2020, who would have thought it…

When 2020 started off the way it did, we thought that it was our season written off. How wrong we were! We have been pretty much fully booked with our Drive In setup from June up until now, and going forward until the end of October. We have been quite lucky that a lot of…

Why Drive In Cinema might actually now fulfil its potential here in the UK…

We have been asking ourselves for years why Drive In simply was not as popular as we felt it should be, and we could not find the answer. Now we have been given the green light to run them and they are popping up all over the country, it seems us Brits are finally realising…

What the 4th July may hold for Outdoor Cinema…..

We have obviously been in the same boat as everyone else for the last few weeks, waiting to hear when we can get back up and running. From speaking to local authorities, licensing and government bodies it seems that Saturday 4th July is going to be the date Drive In can run, albeit under very…

COVID-19 & Outdoor Cinema UPDATE 10.05.2020

We are all still in uncertain times, however, due to everyones determination we are moving in the right direction, so much so, we now believe we are now allowed to run Drive In’s in the very near future! Due to the Governments most recent announcements non essential travel is now permitted, as long as social…

COVID-19 and Outdoor Cinema

Here at Skylight Cinema, we take your health and safety very seriously and the well-being of the public, our customers, and our staff is a top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation of covid-19 and will consider and implement any updates from the World Health Organisation and Public Health for England and local authorities….

Why we are the BIGGEST and the BEST provider of Outdoor Cinema in the UK

We often get asked why we say we are the biggest and the best at what we do. The answer is simple; service and quality. We always strive to provide the best possible service whether that means being on the phone at whatever time to answer your questions you suddenly think of, or making sure…

Our Top Film Picks for the Season ahead!

Here at Skylight, we obviously get to see a LOT of films, a LOT of times, so we do like to think we have a good grasp of what is going to be popular and what isn’t! So here it is, our look ahead to what we think will be this years Top Film Picks…

Another Season comes to an end….

As another year comes to an end, it is probably about time to have a look back at what has made it such a special one for us here at Skylight! With the weather starting off as it did with snow in March and a very wet and windy summer (if you can call it…

2019 Summer Season

Our last screening is actually 23rd December this year, however the Summer season is well and truly over, and we would like to thank all our customers this year who made it such a good one! Bring on 2020! Here are some of our favourite locations from this year; If you wish to book us…

Outdoor cinema ideas for the festive season

We know, we know. It seems far too early to be thinking about Halloween and Christmas! But with our pop-up screens and outdoor cinema equipment being booked out already, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with some screening ideas for the festive season. Spooky forests and haunted houses When hosting an outdoor cinema…

Bluetooth Speakers and our Drive In!

We often get asked, why do we use the Bluetooth Speakers for our Drive In’s rather than FM? Well let us explain….. Well, the simple answer is that it saves you guys, our customers, a lot of money, time and hassle! Some cinema companies run Drive In using the FM Frequency set up, however, the…

10 Outdoor Cinema Venue Ideas

One of the best things about Skylight Cinema is that we can hold screenings in the most weird and wonderful places. Our mobile cinema screen is ideal for smaller, pop-up parties and our massive, inflatable Airscreen allows us to screen almost anywhere. Here are just a few cinema venue ideas to get you thinking. 1….

2019 so far!

Well it does seem that 2019 is going to be another great year for Outdoor Cinema! We are pretty much fully booked over the weekends now until October which is great and we are excited to meet past and new customers. (We do have some mid week availability left so do get in touch as…

Skylight Cinema’s Film Bucket List

It goes without saying, here at Skylight Cinema we love watching movies. Not only do we provide the screens, projectors, sound system, support equipment and technicians needed to host your event, we also come armed with endless film recommendations. However, we thought we’d challenge ourselves to come up with our top 15 bucket list films…

Tips for a successful event (whatever the weather)

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Skylight is ‘what if it rains?’. There is no doubt that outdoor cinema brings with it the possibility of wet weather and wet guests. However, if you plan ahead and think of all eventualities, there is no reason why a bit of drizzle can’t…

2019 – The Year for Outdoor Cinema

With the past year being one of the biggest yet for outdoor cinema, we are getting ready for a busy 12 months ahead. We think 2019 is going to be the best year yet for Outdoor Cinema and with it brings  a whole host of new films to get excited about, and clients are already…

Another season starts drawing to a close…..

Well, where do we start?! I cannot quite believe another season is already drawing to a close to be honest, seemed to have blinked in March, and now it is November! We have had an awesome season, which is down to both our great team here, and most importantly, you, our customers! We have traversed…

Another busy weekend!

Another busy weekend has just passed us by with 16 events in 3 days and somehow we are in the middle of September! We covered the country from Wales, to Scotland and everywhere in between again. Personally I was in Maldon for Essex Alfresco Cinema’s screening of The Greatest Showman, which was brilliantly run and…

41 events in 10 days!

Well, we our feet have just touched the ground after a manic 41 events in 10 days. We have traversed the country from Glasgow, to Cornwall, to Aberystwyth, and Cobham with a huge number of places inbetween with all 6 teams landing back home yesterday. Every single one of the 41 events went ahead, with…

August!

This August is the busiest we have ever had with over 80 screenings this month alone! The beginning of the month we were blessed by the gorgeous weather, which meant we had some bumper turn outs for our customers events, as there really isn’t a better way to spend an evening in our eyes! Last…

Summer Holidays are here!

The Summer Holidays are here for sure! We kicked off our Summer Season of Screenings down in Cornwall this week, and we had the most beautiful weather we could have wished for (same can’t be said for the weekend however)! We had our 10M Screen at Diaryland Farm World on Wednesday with a sold out…

Remarkable business growth for Cornish outdoor cinema company

St Austell based company Skylight Cinema, who hire outdoor cinema equipment to event organisers across the UK, has grown from three events to over 300 in just three years. With outdoor cinema screenings becoming increasingly popular over the last five years, it is estimated there will be over 1,200 outdoor screenings across the UK in…

NEW – Bluetooth Speakers for Drive-In

The UK’s largest provider of mobile outdoor cinema equipment is the first to offer Bluetooth speakers, giving drive in moviegoers an improved wireless experience. Scheduled to deliver over 300 screenings in 2018, to more than 200,000 people, Skylight Cinema adds wireless to their unique drive-in package by investing £12,000 in Bluetooth speakers. The speakers are…

Skylight Cinema

The UK’s largest provider of mobile outdoor cinema equipment is the first to offer Bluetooth speakers, giving drive in moviegoers an improved wireless experience. Scheduled to deliver over 300 screenings in 2018, to more than 200,000 people, Skylight Cinema adds wireless to their unique drive-in package by investing £12,000 in Bluetooth speakers. The speakers are…

2018 so far!

Well, what can I say about 2018 so far… It has been a mad one! We are looking at doing well over 300 events this year, having already covered most of the country and we are only in May! We have added to our screen numbers with 6 in total now. It seems that the…

Skylight seek partners for Cornish charity ‘Drive In’ event

In celebration of our five-year anniversary, we are on the lookout for a local charity partner for our Easter fundraiser. We will be donating an outdoor cinema package (10m inflatable screen, projection and PA system worth over £3,000) for a Drive-In event this Easter. All proceeds of the ticket sales (around £4,000) and food and…

8 Top Tips for Outdoor Cinema Success

Whether on board a boat or at a local park, Outdoor Cinema is a fun and innovative way to spend time with friends. Increasing in popularity over the last five years, these events can also make a healthy profit for organisers. Here at Skylight, we have spent over 17 years providing screens, projection and equipment…

Farm Business Innovation Show!

Last week we were at the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC. We were amongst thousands of other suppliers but with our large screen up, you couldn’t miss us! We had such a huge amount of interest in the screens and the endless possibilities that come with them that we were really overwhelmed! We…

Halloween

Well, Halloween was a very busy few days! We started in Cornwall on the Friday night with Hocus Pocus on early followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street! Both were packed! We then shot up to Carlisle for a four day event at Carlisle Castle which the marketing team at English Heritage did an amazing…

Nationwide Award

We have been shortlisted to the last 6 for the Nationwide Award for Most Innovative Business in Entertainment and Adventure in the UK! Just shows hard work pays off! It is being judged at the NEC during the Farm Business Innovation Show which we are at 8th/9th November! So if you are free, come on…

A very varied weekend!

A very varied weekend! We had all our screens out this weekend, from a Bollywood Film night with our large 10m screen at Wycombe Abbey School to a Classic Car meet in Derby! We were also at Hawley Place School for a student engagement evening, showing Pirates of the Caribbean. The other screens were all…

A rather busy weekend……to say the least!

A rather busy weekend……to say the least! Once again we have had a rather busy weekend with all the screens out, and of course, the weather was not on our side either! However, they all went ahead without a hitch and everyone at the events seemed to enjoy themselves! Friday; The first evening we were…

Indian Summer?! I think not!

  Indian Summer?! I think not! The forecasters promised us an Indian Summer, but I can firmly say that last weekend this was not the case! We had all our screens out once again, from Staffordshire down to Devon, and at EVERY event it rained, a lot! This is the first time this has happened…

Busy weekend!

Last weekend we had all 6 screens out covering most of the UK, from Devon to Newcastle! We had our two 8m screen out for Sunset Cinema  and Leckfest at the Waitrose owned Leckford Estate, both had great turn outs with everyone having a great time with SUN believe it or not! Our 10m Screen…

We won’t let the weather beat us!

Well, July and August have been remarkably wet! However, even though we had over 40 events in July, not one of them was rained off, by some miracle it missed us at each event! If any of you are thinking about holding an Outdoor Cinema event with one of  our screens and are worried about…

Couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Well, June so far has been glorious as we are all well aware! It does mean that it has been just about perfect for Outdoor Cinema! We have been so lucky with gorgeous weather at the majority of our events! Whether that be at the World Mountain Bike Championships up in Fort William, or down…

May so far!

May so far! We have been really busy the last few weeks! We have had our first Drive In down at Caerhays which everyone loved, and we have had all four screens out (including our new 10m screen) this weekend just gone! Last year we did 10 events in May, this year, we have got 27 so…

Tesco Drive In’s – Troll’s

Tesco Drive In’s – Troll’s We had both of our Large Inflatable Screens out last night for a Drive In PR event with Tesco. It was a free event and they chose to show Troll’s. Tesco were giving out free popcorn, chocolate and drinks for those lucky enough to get a space! We had one screen in…

Falmouth University – Lion King

Falmouth University – Lion King; We were asked by a couple of University Students on an Events Management Course at Falmouth University whether we would be bale to help them with their final year event. We were more than happy to do so and we put the screens up for them FOC. They did a…

David Lloyd Hampton 24th March – Finding Dory

]David Lloyd Hampton 24th March – Finding Dory; was the first of a few events we have booked with David Lloyd at their Hampton Leisure Centre. They chose the film Finding Dory, a real family feel good film and sold well over 150 tickets! Everyone there said how much they had enjoyed the evening, even…

Old Spitalfields Market – 6 Nations Rugby!

Old Spitalfields Market – 6 Nations Rugby! We were hugely exited about being asked to come back up to Old Spitalfields Market with our Large Outdoor Screen to show the rugby last Friday! There was a great turn out, with the market hiring in a bucking rugby ball and putting on a great show again! Everyone…

First event of 2017!

Last Friday we were able to start our season off with a bang with a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Old Spitalfields Market on our smaller screen. The market really went the extra mile with heaters attempting to warm the place up, Aerosax for people to get comfortable on and popcorn during the film!…

New films coming out we think would be great on the screens!

As we all know, there are loads of films coming out all the time, but selecting the good from the bad if you are putting on a screening cannot be the easiest of tasks, so here are some of the ones we feel would be great on our screens, both large and small! 1.) La…

5 Reason’s to come to an Outdoor Cinema Event!

Here are 5 Reason’s to come to an Outdoor Cinema Event! 5. The great outdoors England, even with its traditional weather is beautiful in the summertime so it’s not often that you want to be stuck inside. With open-air cinema, you get the best of both worlds – your favourite movies with the added extra…

2017 and what to look forward to!

2017 and what to look forward to! Well, where to start! 2016 was an excellent year for us with many happy customers and great memories made! 2017 is setting up to top 2016 for us with bookings already coming in. We are looking to buy another couple of Large Inflatable Screens just so you guys…

Haselmere Museum

Sunset Cinema organised our next event at the Haselmere Museum in Surrey where an audience of around 380 people came to enjoy Dirty Dancing and indulge in some wood fired pizza and prosecco.  Despite it being a damp evening the heavy weather held off.  The screen location was on the other side of a ‘HaHa’…

Caerhays Beach, Cornwall

A stones’ throw from the impressive Caerhays Castle and within touching distance of the estate’s picturesque beach was our next venue.  The large screen was set up in the overflow car park next to the newly established Caerhays Beach Cafe.  This rugged setting drew in locals and tourists alike to enjoy the very alternative Rocky…

Suffolk

A slightly more extravagant big screen set up required to broadcast to our largest audience so far this season.  Two personal announcement kits at full tilt managed to entertain the 2,500 people that attended.  The event was held at a community recreation ground just outside Ipswich, Suffolk and was kindly sponsored by EDF energy.  Despite…

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

This weekend we trekked from Cornwall to Glasgow’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Two nights of entertainment that had been organised by Visit West End lay ahead as well as some challenging Scottish weather. The first night was a sell out after a huge amount of interest, the evening was barmy and as the sun set through…

Cambridge

The big screen was then the focal point at a staff party in the centre of Cambridge where an audience of around 80 turned out to enjoy Grease.  A lavish barbeque and a well-stocked bar helped everyone relax and enjoy the evening and of course the pink ladies were out in force!

Wadebridge – Challenge Anneka

The big screen was put up in Wadebridge in beautiful weather to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the towns 180 foot bridge stretching over the estuary. The event saw Anneka return to entertain crowds in the thousands both in person and on the big screen of which around 1500 people stayed to enjoy the…

St. Ewe Village Hall

We were delighted to be able to organize our first Skylight event in Cornwall in conjunction with St. Ewe Village Hall and its committee.  A fully stocked bar, local burgers and sausages as well as live music from The Hoodle warmed up the crowd before our screening of Top Gun at dusk.  Despite the prevailing…

Port Eliot Festival

Port Eliot Festival   The small screen was assembled in the Hush tent at the Port Eliot Festival, St. Germans for two days.  The Marquee was dark enough to allow earlier showings of the chosen films which varied greatly.  The films were well attended and had and the whole atmosphere was a comfy and intimate…

Coppa Club – Sonning on Thames

Coppa Club, Sonning on Thames has been an event we were really looking forward to.  We have been working closely with the marketing team at the Coppa Club and have plenty of other events in the diary so do keep an eye out.  The large screen was set up in the Coppa garden with picturesque…

St. George’s College, Surrey

St. George’s College, Surrey was our next port of call and we arrived to well organised event. A small audience enjoyed ‘Grease’ in some of the barmiest weather of the year and of course there was plenty of sing along and dancing throughout.  This was our first event with the College and we look forward…

RACET – Seven Oaks & Army Medics Bollywood Ball

Seven Oaks, Kent on the 9th of July, We were happy to assist with another charity event raising money for education in Africa through the RACET. An audience of around 250 people turned out to support the event and watch the classic ‘Blues Brothers’. On the 15th of July we were then invited to put on…

End of Term Film Night – Haileybury

End of Term Film Night – Haileybury, Hartford was our next port of call. Things were winding down for Summer and the audience of around 150 students enjoyed the film ‘Back to the future’ despite the changeable weather. Set in the quad and surrounded by beautiful architecture the big screen made a fantastic impression and…

St. Johns College – Cambridge

Back on the 13 th of June we had the pleasure of being invited to St. Johns College – Cambridge to put on 5 films for St. Johns College Summer Ball. The large outdoor screen provided an alternative to the Basement Jaxx who were playing in the courtyard behind us and everyone enjoyed the film choices…

Four Outdoor Screenings on the trot

Four Outdoor Screenings on the trot Stratford: On Friday night the small screen was assembled at Kings College, London in a newly built courtyard surrounded by student halls. A very urban space that really lent itself to an outdoor screening. We saw around 100 students attend to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy. The weather…

Private 18th Birthday – Outdoor Screening

This weekend the ever versatile small screen had its first outdoor screening of the season to help celebrate an 18th birthday party in Hertford. The setting was stunning, pitched in a walled garden with a backdrop of blossom as threatening clouds held off above us the scene was set for an entertaining screening of Run…

Dulwich Picture Gallery – Scandamania

Scandamania – A brilliant Outdoor Screening for Dulwich Picture Gallery with our large inflatable screen, all tied together with a Norwegian theme!  This weekend we were invited by Dulwich Picture Gallery to host two Norwegian films to go alongside their Scandamania Festival. We had the large inflatable screen up for two nights. The first night we…

Mobile cinema business set for growth 

Cornwall based Skylight Cinema has just changed hands to enable it to meet the massive demand it is experiencing from it’s clients across the UK. The company hires out a range of large inflatable outdoor cinema screens to anyone wanting to put on an outdoor screening in the UK. As well as the screen they…

Outdoor Cinema Sleepover Club – Crawley

We were invited by the Cinema Sleepover Club up to Crawley to put our large inflatable screen up at their stunning outdoor location! The perfect evening for outdoor screening awaited us at the *Sleepover Cinema Club*. A new venue boastings live music, food and beverages with a strong attendance and a good vibe from the…

Outdoor Cinema – Ardingly College

We were up at Ardingly College with our large inflatable screen for an outdoor screening in Kent this weekend to show the infamous GREASE! Colleges and Universities are becoming ever more an important part of our business and we thoroughly enjoy them with great crowds every time! We had our large inflatable screen up with…

Aberdeen Uni Screening

Our first outdoor screening of 2016 was with our large inflatable screen. We were lucky enough to be invited up to Aberdeen for a university event for a student body supporting a local charity – Inspire. We were really lucky with the weather as the sun even shone for us; which in Aberdeen is apparently…

Office Christmas Party in Kent

Two screenings in one night on our smaller pop-up cinema screen. This time we were invited to a travel Insurance company’s headquarters in Kent. A fun Christmas event greeted staff after their working day in Kings Hill. They were treated to hotdogs, popcorn, Slush Puppy, table football and then two movies back to back – Will…

Frozen on Clapham Common

Water proof blankets and wireless headphones were the order of the day on Clapham Common for an afternoon silent cinema screening of Frozen. The younger audience weren’t put off by the slight rain; enjoying a fun start to the weekend whilst they watched this enormously popular film on our pop-up cinema inflatable screen. Even passengers in…

Halloween Hotel Screening

The Bermondsey Square Hotel, near Tower Bridge in London put on a free open air cinema event for Halloween. Around 200 people came along to watch the projection of the Walt Disney film, Hocus Pocus. Many were in fancy dress and took advantage of free face painting. We used our 2 x 4 metre pop up screen…

Ghostbusters at a Church

A spooky backdrop was available for the classic film Ghostbusters, when we visited All Saints Church in Hertford with our large inflatable cinema screen. It was a fun family atmosphere with toastie sandwich van, Chinese food tent and a bar. Preceded by a band made up of classical harp players who adapted popular heavy rock…

Durham Indoor Screening

We provided an indoor screen for a presentation by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organisation. Our client, Aimee Lee, said “We were very pleased with the service provided, I got great feedback from my manager and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events.”

Pitch Perfect at Middlesex Uni

Another super organised Freshers week outdoor cinema experience –  this time at Middlesex Student Union. There was seating for 30, under clear skies and much singing along to the film Pitch Perfect, shown on our large inflatable popup screen. Added free pizza and huge cushions made it a cosy night despite the cool breeze. Always good…

Greenwich University Goes Back to the Future

Right in the heart of the grounds surrounding the University of Greenwich student accommodation, we provided our large outdoor cinema screen for another popular showing of Back to the Future. Rear projection gave plenty of space out front for the audience, who brought out their bedding and sofa cushions! The Skylight crew also set out a load of…

World Cup Rugby Screening

We showed the England vs Wales game live in the town centre of Cheltenham to over 300 people. The event went well despite a small technical hitch. Just a shame, if you were English, about the result! For this showing, we used our 4 metre screen and rear projection. The client, Molly Lavery, said “The people who…

University Freshers Week Cinema

Set against the impressive backdrop of the main building at Goldsmith’s College, London, we screened the uplifting movie ‘Pride’ during the University’s annual Freshers week  on behalf their Student’s Union. We used our largest inflatable popup cinema screen which measures 8m x 4m. Over 300 students attended, lounging against bales of straw, refreshments in hand.  What a…

Charity Event in Folkestone

Saga Charitable Trust asked us to help them go ‘Back to the Future’ with an open air cinema screening to celebrate their 30th birthday. Hundreds of their staff attended this outdoor cinema event, at the fantastic setting of Enbrook Park, Folkestone in Kent. We projected the film on to our large pop up screen. Visitors brought duvets and sat on…

Football Ground Cinema

Clear skies with a light breeze were the ideal setting at a football ground in St Austell, Cornwall, for a projection on to our large outdoor pop up cinema screen of the popular film, Back to the Future. The St Austell Youth Council and local radio introduced the evening with some DJ-ing and a selection of…

Private Screening in North Wales

We took our smaller outdoor cinema screen to Anglesea, North Wales, for a private screening of the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on behalf of Menai Holiday Cottages. Using rear projection, our clients were delighted with the results and the intimate private cinema experience which we helped to provide.    

Another Successful Film on a Farm

The second event of the Film on a Farm weekend which we attended with our pop up cinema screen, was in Droxford, Hampshire (click here for the 1st night in Cheriton). The natural amphitheatre-like setting of this steep hillside, along with ample nearby parking and ideal weather, ensured another successful outdoor cinema event ensued. The inspirational…

Robin Hood on a Farm

Set in the rolling hills near Winchester, this Film on a Farm open air cinema event drew in the crowds to this wonderful location in Cheriton. It was the first of two nights in different nearby locations, organised by the same event managers who wanted to bring outdoor cinema to the Hampshire countryside. Some 300 people attended the…

Ocean Film Festival

A great screening last night when we provided our inflatable screen and PA system for the Ocean Film Festival at Mount Edgcumbe in their orangery. The perfect setting and perfect weather. Around 300 people enjoyed some fantastic short films about the ocean.

Biggin Hill Charity Fundraiser

The Foal Farm is a home for all kinds of abandoned animals. It’s a real life Noah’s Ark, based in Biggin Hill, Kent. The charity decided to hold a fundraising screening of the film Grease on the August Bank Holiday Sunday and all 250 tickets were sold out weeks in advance.  The Farm made excellent use…

Horse Trust Screen Shrek

The Horse Trust is a charity-funded rest home for horses, set in the glorious Buckinghamshire countryside.  We took our mobile cinema screen to their wonderful setting for a screening of Shrek. Shrek features a particularly colourful and entertaining donkey character and with ample donkeys of their own, The Horse trust felt a particular affiliation with this family…

Three nights on Portland

Late August in Portland is the time that Pennsylvania Castle opens it’s doors to the locals for a community celebration of this beautiful resource which is right on their doorstep. What better way to offer something back to the local community than to turn your grounds into an outdoor cinema for three days. We took…

West Cornwall Clifftop Cinema

It doesn’t get much more Westerly than Botallack. Situated in the middle of a National Trust Park dedicated to preserving an accessible link to the mining heritage in Cornwall, Botallack was the ideal setting for a 4 day screening of the film ‘Tin’ by the renowned Miracle Theatre. This original film, starring Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and…

Cinema on the Beach at Caerhays

Mama Mia on the beach! Shown on our largest inflatable pop up cinema screen. This late night showing of the classic sing along feel good movie, went down a treat on Porthluney Beach, part of the Caerhays Estate in Cornwall. A sell out performance.

Grease at Church Farm

With over 2,000 people on site, the Haven Holiday Park in Chichester asked us to come in and do an outdoor screening of Grease for their owner’s club. We put up our 8m inflatable outdoor cinema screen on the golf course and used rear projection to show the film. A good crowd turned up and…

West Bromwich Moonlit Movies

Held in Dartmouth Park and organised by Gurpreet Kaur as part of her Masters Degree in Events and Exhibition Management at Birmingham City University. She said “The motivation behind the event was to give something back to my local community of West Bromwich through a social event with a difference, which welcomed all diverse communities.” With a…

Private Party in Chertsey

We are getting more and more calls from people that want to put on an outdoor cinema event in their back garden for a party or celebration. This event was one of those, we set up the screen in a lovely back garden in Surrey. The client used the PA for music before and after…

Burnley College

Another screening of the ever popular outdoor cinema favourite, GREASE, took place on Saturday at Burnley College in Lancashire. Colleges, universities and schools make up an increasing percentage of the outdoor cinema events that we do. Burnley College in Lancashire contacted us at the beginning of the season to see if we could help with their…

Grease at Chelmsford

Grease yet again proved to be an excellent outdoor cinema film choice, at this fantastic event we assisted at in Chelmsford last weekend. As you can see, the large crowd enjoyed a relaxing and fun evening. Our client was delighted with how everything went and said of our help and staff… “The first event is always a little…

Carlsberg and Skylight Cinema

A while ago we provided one of our inflatable outdoor cinema screens to Carlsberg to make a new TV commercial. Here it is – Spot the screen!

A Busy July

We’ve had another busy few weeks, travelling the length and breadth of Britain with our mobile outdoor cinema screens. Dates for the rest of the 2015 season are filling up fast and so if you want a quote for your event then please give us a call on 07185 11 87 56, email us or fill out our FREE QUOTE form on…

Photoshoot for 3 Mobile

We were contacted at the last minute by www.thisiscow.com to provide an outdoor screen for a photo shoot for Three Mobile. We used our small 4m frame with a 6,000 Luminen NEC projector The shoot took place in the most haunted grave yard in the UK, in Ashford, Kent. We showed their new advert on…

Rocky Horror & Jaws in Bury St Edmonds

This weekend our mobile outdoor cinema was up in Bury St Edmunds, showing the Rocky Horror Show and Jaws for Abbeycroft Leisure. We arrived on Friday in torrential rain and set up our inflatable cinema screen outside. As the rain got heavier we suggested we move inside to the sports hall. After some discussion we…

Jaws for 40th Birthday!

A private client hired our smaller screen for his partner’s 40th birthday celebrations. And chose a film which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! In the centre of the picturesque Surrey village of Downside is the Nursery School, cricket green and country pub. In the garden of the school, a gathering of 80…

Born Free Screening for Kuoni

The classic film Born Free was shown on our big outdoor cinema screen, at this fundraising event held last week in Surrey. The film’s leading actress, Virginia McKenna, gave a speech before the film to the 170+ audience, later signing books and answering questions. She spoke about the filming process with her on-screen and real life…

Henry V at Bishop’s Waltham

July 16th saw Skylight Cinema take part in the ‘Henry V on the Road to Agincourt’ celebrations in Bishop’s Waltham. The event was set in the grounds of the 11th century Bishop’s Waltham Palace to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s visit to the Palace on his way to the Battle of Agincourt. It stretched over 4 days…

Grease in Northumberland

Northumberland Charity, Leading Link, organised their ‘Big Event’ at Attlee Park on June 20th. With over 4000 people taking part over the weekend, those that enjoyed the evening’s screening of Grease, made their way to the bandstand with picnic blankets and deck chairs. Many families dressed up for the occasion and there was lots of…

We help ITV project

A small screen was hired from us for use in London recently by ITV. They required a front projection setup which was something we could easily assist with.

Top Gun in the Park

The beautiful setting of Thoulstone Park in Wiltshire was a fantastic backdrop for our latest screening. The park hired us in to do an outdoor screening of Top Gun. Despite the light rain the audience had a great time and this classic feel good film went down a treat. We used rear projection on our large inflatable…

Carlsberg Commercial Shoot

Department Purple were shooting a commercial for Carlsberg and needed our big inflatable screen. It was used as a ‘green screen’ in their London location.  

Two Films on a Ferry

This month we did two outdoor screenings on the King Harry Ferry, near Truro in Cornwall. This event  was part of the hugely popular Fal River Festival. This customer has hired our cinema on many occasions. This time we screened the films Open Water and Mama Mia, using our large screen and rear projection.

The Witches at Headland Hotel Newquay

We helped the Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cinema release of the film  ‘The Witches’. This popular Roald Dahl story was partly filmed on location at this iconic Westcountry hotel Over 400 people attended. We used our big outdoor screen and rear projection. On site the hosts provided a…

Restaurant Overlooking Beach

The Cove is a restaurant in Cornwall overlooking Maenporth beach which is an absolutely stunning location. We did an outdoor screening of Big Wednesday for them on their terrace using our 4m screen and front projection. The audience had already enjoyed supper, which was included in the ticket price, and the event went down really…

Hitchcock Open Air Screening at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Great screening last night at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. The event was an example of how an outdoor screening should be done – making the night an experience, not just a film. We used our big 8m x 4m inflatable Airscreen and front projection with our powerful 6,000 lumens projector. The gallery showed Rear Window…

Kernow King Comedy at Minack Theatre

The Kernow King is a popular local comedian in Cornwall, we provided our small 4m outdoor screen for his routine at this iconic Westcountry venue. We used rear projection and a powerful projector and this worked really well for the audience of well over 500. Certainly one of the best settings we have had for screen hire. It’s a…

Grounds of College Ideal Cinema Setting

This is the second time we have done this screening for Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. We screened Jump Street in the grounds of the college for around 100 students using our 4m screen and front projection. The open air screening was a big success, and we had perfect weather. Here is what the…

Life of Brian in Devon

We love a good wedding! And were delighted to help out when Jomie asked us to help with his outdoor screening of Life of Brian. Set in rural Devon, guests piled in with bean bags and blankets to watch this Monty Python classic. We used our 4 metre screen, rear projection and a 2k PA…

Open Air Cinema Screenings 

Here are few answers to some of the questions we regularly get. Weather Max wind speed for screen: 25 knots Rain: We are not able to fully set up in heavy rain Access We need vehicle access to the site Beaches and wet fields may require a 4×4 When asking for a quote a photo…

Mamma Mia for a private party 

We often get asked to do private events. Weddings, garden parties, birthdays are just a few examples. The event we did last night was in Leicestershire for a 50th Birthday at a golf club. We showed Grease and Mamma Mia and it was a real success. Everyone had a great time.

Film on a ferry

We love doing film screenings on the King Harry Ferry. And have done this as part of the Fal River Festival for many years. This year we did two popular outdoor screenings – Captain Phillips and Jaws. Both were very popular.The ferry floats out into the middle of the Fal River in Cornwall at 9.30pm…

Off to South Wales 

Just done a great screening of Monty Python in an old amphitheatre in South Wales near Newport. Over 300 people and a real success.

Keanu at Gwithian with Point Break 

Keanu Reeves stars in this cult classic as a rookie FBI Agent, sent to mix with a group of suspected bank robbers on the LA coast who are also a gang of surfers. A novice surfer, he quickly begins to gain the respect of the charismatic gang leader Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze, and finds…

Blue Juice at Godrevey Point 

A Cornish Surf Film on the beach in Cornwall – what could be better. Another popular surf film screening, showing the film Blue Juice on the headland near Hayle in Cornwall. Popular as always and a great view.

Jack Sparrow in Falmouth 

We used our big screen to show another swashbuckling instalment from Captain Jack Sparrow in Falmouth. Reminded that he owes a blood debt to Davy Jones, captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman, Captain Jack must enlist the help of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann to save his soul .

Endless Summer in Newquay 

Another screening as part of the outdoor screenings season. We showed the famous surf film, Endless Summer, at Fistral Beach in Newquay. Despite the wind it went well and we had a good turnout.

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