WATCH a film under the stars this summer with our guide to open air cinemas and drive-in movies across Dorset...

1. Experience an authentic drive in movie at Hurn Bridge Showground, (next to Bournemouth airport) this weekend, July 6-8. Choose from current hits such as The Greatest Showman to classics such as Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, The Goonies and Singalong Grease. Various times. £28 per car. For more details, visit

2. Enjoy a performance of the classic opera Don Giovanni, live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden at Sandy Balls holiday park near Fordingbridge on Thursday, July 12 at 7pm. There will be a Gin & Fizz bar, gourmet BBQ or you can purchase a picnic hamper. To book, call 01442 508850.

3. Two film classics will be screened in the grounds of Lulworth Castle next month; the musical romantic comedy Moulin Rouge (12A) on August 15 and the ever popular fantasy film Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone (PG) on August 16. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 8.30pm. Tickets: adults £15, children £10. Visit

4. Experience ‘Stars Under The Stars’ - three nights of open air cinema over the August Bank Holiday in the ruins of historic Corfe Castle with the Purbeck Film Festival.

Paddington 2 (PG) on Friday, August 24; Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U) on Saturday, August 25 and Dunkirk (12A) on Sunday, August 26. Gates open at 7.30pm for picnics, films shown from 8.45pm. All dogs welcome on leads. Tickets: adults £8, children £4, family ticket £20.

5. Enjoy open air cinema and a fish and chip supper at Knoll Beach, Studland on Saturday, August 11 also in conjunction with Purbeck Film Festival. Film to be announced soon. Fish and chips available at Knoll Beach Cafe from 7pm. Film starts at 8.45pm at the Discovery Centre. Dogs not welcome at this event. Please bring own chairs. Events weather permitting. Check the website for updates or call 07443 468850.