Summer Nights Film Festival

QUAD, Derby's centre for art and film, has announced details of a tour of outdoor film screenings across the region for their 'Summer Nights Film Festival' in 2012

QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film, has announced details of a tour of outdoor film screenings across the region for their ‘Summer Nights Film Festival’ in 2012. The success of last year’s film screenings at Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Wirksworth have led QUAD to plan a tour of classic and contemporary films to fabulous locations throughout Derbyshire.

The films will be presented on a giant screen, offering the chance to enjoy a unique cinematic experience in atmospheric surroundings, and even bring a picnic, too!

Summer Nights begins in early May and continues until September, with venues ranging from Renishaw Hall in the North of the county to Calke Abbey in the South. Derbyshire and the Peak District have long provided locations for hit films such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Women in Love and screenings will include films shot in that particular location.

Films scheduled to be screened include classics such as :

39 Steps (1935), Women In Love (1969), Battle of Britain (1969), Pride and Prejudice (2005);

family features like

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Jurassic Park (1993), Grease (1978), Mamma Mia (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011);

and more recent releases such as

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Jane Eyre (2011), War Horse (2011), The Artist (2012), and The Woman In Black (2012)

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June provides the link to show:

The Queen (2006) and The King’s Speech (2010)

at Renishaw Hall, and there will be specially arranged talks prior to the screenings. Pre-screening events at other venues include live music, food and craft fairs and there’ll be a Spitfire plane on display at Rolls-Royce Leisure in Derby.



Elvaston Castle: 4th - Women In Love (1969);

5th - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Sudbury Hall: 11th - The Adventures of Tintin (2011);

12th May - Jane Eyre (2011)


Renishaw Hall: 1st - The King’s Speech (2010);

2nd - The Queen (2006)


Rosliston Forestry Centre: 20th - Casablanca (2008);

21st - The King’s Speech (2010)

Queen’s Park, Chesterfield: 27th - Mamma Mia (2008);

28th - Jurassic Park (1993)


Calke Abbey: 10th - The Woman in Black (2012);

11th - Mamma Mia (2008)

Kedleston Hall: 17th - 39 Steps (1935);

18th - Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Hardwick Hall: 31st - War Horse (2011)


Hardwick Hall: 1st - Casablanca (1942)

The Lime Kiln, Wirksworth Festival: 7th - Grease (1978);

8th - The Artist (2012)

The Pavilion, Rolls Royce Leisure: 14th - War Horse

(2012); 15th - Battle of Britain (1969).

For more information go to: Ticket office telephone: 01332 290606

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