AN OPEN air cinema is returning to Dorset this August.

Adventure Cinema is bringing Downton Abbey and The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long to Kingston Lacy on August 12 and 13.

This comes after the government announcement last night (February 22) that outdoor cinemas can reopen from May 17.

Organisers have said that social distancing measures will be used, including wide aisles, hand sanitising stations and regularly cleaned, individual toilet units with hand sanitising stations outside.

Adventure Cinema Co-Director, Ben Lovell said:"We had great fun putting on the UK’s biggest ever drive-in cinema tour last summer, and now we can’t wait to travel all over the country once again, this time with our open-air cinema season.

"Just like with the drive-in shows, we’ve worked very hard to ensure that these events are safe and lots of fun for all the family.

"We’ve got some amazing films to show in some truly incredible spaces, and we’re excited to offer guests two things they may have desperately missed in recent months: the cinema and the great outdoors."

To comply with social distancing, groups will be guided to their picnic space - safely away from other groups.

Tickets for Adventure Cinema start from £14.50.

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