A pop-up cinema in a cave is coming this summer and it looks epic

Nathan Dainty

Jurassic Park is an absolute classic, in my opinion one of the greatest films ever made, and I must have seen it a million times. But do you know where I’ve never seen it? In a pimped out cave, adding new layers of atmosphere to an already incredible film.

Luckily for me, and you, there’s now the opportunity to watch Jurassic Park - as well as some other great films - in a cave, thanks to The Village Screen, which is returning to the Peak Cavern cave this summer.

If - for some bizarre reason - Jurassic Park isn’t your cup of tea then fear not, they’re also showing The Lost Boys, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Descent, Batman Returns and the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, over two weekends in May and June.

Nathan Dainty

There’ll be live music before each screening alongside a selection of street food and the Village Screen bar, as well as cinema staples like popcorn and ice cream.

It’s not the first time Village Screen have taken over an unusual venue like this, previously they’ve hosted events in Manchester, Sheffield and the Peaks, screening cinematic classics in Victoria Baths and Gorton Monastery among other locations.

This will be their third year at the Peak Cavern. As well as being open daily for guided tours, the cave in Castleton - also known as ‘The Devil’s Arse’ - is a popular venue for concerts and film-showings.

Nathan Dainty

The dates and times:

The Lost Boys - Friday 31st May, doors open at 19:00, film at 21:00
Bohemian Rhapsody - Saturday 1st June, doors open at 18:45, film at 20:45
Jurassic Park - Sunday 2nd June, doors open at 18:45, film at 20:45

The Descent - Friday 7th June, doors open at 19:00, film at 21:00
Batman Returns - Saturday 8th June, doors at 18:45, film at 20:45
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Sunday 9th June, doors at 18:45, film at 20:45

Tickets can be booked via their website.

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