Open Air Film Festival

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

Open Air Film Festival - Bury St Edmunds

Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 August 2021

This summer, in partnership with Pop Up Pictures, West Suffolk Council brings an Open Air Film Festival to Bury St Edmunds… 3 days of open air movies and street food in the beautiful Abbey Gardens!

There will be 12 films over 3 days, from Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 August, with something for everyone, including family favourites, classic oldies and spine-tingling horror flicks.

The Open Air Film Festival will also host a Street Food Market with a range of tasty vendors and a local flavour, featuring traders local to Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk.

The street food market will be open throughout the event, to both cinema customers and the public. Prefer to bring your own picnic? Just opt for the picnic pass tickets!

Outdoor classics

Each evening of outdoor classics is 2 films for the price of 1, so for Thursday 19 August, book for The Goonies and stay for The Lost Boys, for Friday 20 August book for Pretty Woman and stay for Top Gun, or for Saturday 21 August book for The Greatest Showman and stay for Grease!

The Goonies 
6.15pm, Thursday 19 August

A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.

The Lost Boys
8.45pm, Thursday 19 August

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Pretty Woman
6pm, Friday 20 August

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Top Gun
8.45pm, Friday 20 August

As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

The Greatest Showman
6pm, Saturday 21 August

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

8.40pm, Saturday 21 August

Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Kids' Club

Families will love this Disney double on Friday 20 August, and the grown-ups will love that the Kids’ Club is 2 films for the price of 1, and 1 child ticket free with every adult ticket!

The Lion King
1pm, Friday 20 August

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

The Jungle Book
3pm, Friday 20 August

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Brunch Club

Saturday 21 August brings a Brunch Club double, with 2 films for the price of 1!

Mamma Mia
1pm, Saturday 21 August

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Dirty Dancing
3pm, Saturday 21 August

Finding the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Horrors in the Abbey Ruins

Prepare to be spooked with two nights of late night horror movies for those feeling brave…

Shaun of the Dead
8.55pm, Friday 20 August

A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
8.55pm, Saturday 21 August

The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

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