Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto and The Bodyguard to screen at Hertford Castle’s open air cinema this summer

Hertford Castle will be the backdrop for three open air cinema screenings this summer. Visitors are invited to pitch up their picnic chairs on the castle lawn on Friday, August 19 and enjoy a movie.

There is something for children, families and adults alike with the first screening at 10am being Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon followed by Disney’s Encanto at 2pm.

The 1992 classic The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner will screen at 7pm, and is back by popular demand. Gates for all screenings open one hour before show time.

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Tickets should be purchased in advance of the event. They are priced at £3 each for the family daytime performances of Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto, and £7 each for the evening screening of The Bodyguard.

Councillor Jane Sartin, chairman of the development and leisure committee, said: “Hertford Castle is a great backdrop to watch a film, and the two children’s films showing during the day will provide a great summer holiday activity. The Bodyguard, which will screen in the evening, was a film requested by people who have attended the event in previous years, and I’m sure will make for a great evening’s entertainment at the Castle.”

On Saturday, June 25 Hertford Castle will also host open air theatre, performed by Quantum Theatre. The first show at 2.30pm will be a family friendly performance of The Reluctant Dragon, followed by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7pm.

Gates will open half an hour before each performance and visitors can bring their own food and drink, or enjoy refreshments, available to purchase from food and drink stalls throughout the performances. Tickets are priced at £10, and free for under two-year-olds.

To buy tickets for any of the events, visit hertford.gov.uk/events, pop by the Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre or call 01992 584322.

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