Watch films in the open air with Summer Nights

It is time to think about getting out the picnic hamper and folding chairs in preparation for a night of cinema in the great outdoors at some of the regions most fabulous locations.

Summer Nights is back for a sixth year at five of our finest stately homes and you will be able to enjoy some great films presented on an inflatable 12 foot screen.

The Festival returns to Derbyshire venues Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Hardwick Hall, and Wollaton Hall (Nottinghamshire), Belton House (Lincolnshire), Baddesley Clinton (Warwickshire) and Blickling Estate (Norfolk).

The film line-up for 2016  includes: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spectre, Lady In The Van, Dirty Dancing and Mamma Mia.

Wollaton Park, is host to Dark Knight Rises which was filmed in the grounds) for a third year running after previous sell-out screenings plus a suitably Nottingham themed screening of: Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

The festival, presented by QUAD in Derby is continuing to expand and includes an additional seven venues this year: Eyam Hall (Derbyshire), RHS Garden Wisley (Surrey), Nostell Priory (West Yorkshire), Sheffield Park (East Sussex), Dunham Massey Hall (Cheshire) Wallington Hall (Northumberland) and Attingham Park (Shropshire).

July 22, The Martian (12A), July 23, Pretty Woman (15)

August 5, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A), August 6, Dirty Dancing (12)

August 5, Lady In The Van (12A), Saturday August 6 Mamma Mia! (PG)

Hardwick Hall: August 19,  Spectre (12A), August 20 Ghost (12A)

August 26, Mad Max: Fury Road (15), August 27, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (12A), August 28, Dark Knight Rises (12A), August 29, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A)

For more information and  tickets, go to or call QUAD box office on 01332 290606.