Outdoor cinema in Lancaster park

Singing in the Rain.

Singing in the Rain.

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CLASSIC films will be shown outdoors at Williamson Park in Lancaster this summer.

Singing in the Rain, Dirty Dancing and The Woman In Black will be shown on screen in the park’s natural amphitheatre The Dell.

The series of films has been organised by The Dukes Theatre.

Sunset Screenings begins with Singin’ In The Rain (U) on Thursday, July 26. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor, this classic celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and often tops best ever musical polls.

Then Friday, July 27 sees a screening of Dirty Dancing (15), the ultimate feelgood 80s classic and a great film to share with family and friends.

And as night falls on Saturday July 28, it will be time for the big screen adaptation of The Woman in Black (12A), a chilling ghost story starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Screenings will take place rain or shine so film fans are asked to dress appropriately and bring a blanket and warm waterproof clothing. Short films will be screened from 8.30pm with the main features beginning at 9pm, just as the sun goes down. Locally sourced catering and licensed bar facilities will be available within The Dell area from 7.30pm or you can take a picnic.

Tickets cost £11/£10. To book your place ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org .

Tickets can also be purchased at the events themselves using cash or cheque, subject to availability.