A SERIES of open-air cinema nights will take place at various locations in Dorset next month.

1. Summer Screens return to Upton Country Park in Poole with some of the most popular films of the year including smash hits Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born.

Phil Cottle of Summer Screens said: “This summer we have a new bar fully stocked with Prosecco, craft beers and popcorn. A range of hot and cold food will be on sale, but everyone is welcome to bring their own picnic, snacks and drinks too.”

“There are new premium seating options this year adding more creature comforts including new double deckchairs and a giant sofa. The full range of deckchair and bean bag premium options come with a complimentary drink from the bar, chocolate and popcorn.”

Tickets are £15. Children (aged 5-17) £10.50. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is £45. Doors open at 7pm. All films start at 8.45pm. On August 7, A Star is Born (15), on August 8, Mary Poppins Returns (PG), on August 9 Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) and on August 10, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again (PG). To book tickets, visit summerscreens.co.uk

2. The Purbeck Film Festival presents three nights of cinema under the stars at Corfe Castle starting on August 23 with How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)on Saturday, August 24: Mary Poppins Returns and on Sunday, August 25 Bohemian Rhapsody. Adult tickets are £10, children £6 (under-5s are free) and a family ticket is £27. For full details or to buy tickets, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle/whats-on or call 03442491895.

3. The Luna Cinema returns to Lulworth Castle with screenings of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on August 13, The Greatest Showman on August 14 and Bohemian Rhapsody on August 15. Doors open at 7pm. Film at 8.30pm. Tickets £16.50.The Luna Bar with Estrella will be onsite serving a full selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and hot drinks, while food will be available from gourmet partners on-site. Visit thelunacinema.com