AUDIENCES are being invited to enjoy the magic of cinema under the stars at Millennium Square in Leeds this summer.

Open air film screenings producer The Luna Cinema is partnering with Leeds City Council to put on three nights of cinema in the square as part of the venue’s annual summer series programme.

Up first on August 17, will be a screening of the 80s classic, Dirty Dancing followed on August 18 by a sing-along screening of this year’s musical”phenomenon” The Greatest Showman. On August 19, there will be a very special screening of a true British classic, The Italian Job presented with a full live orchestra and pre-recorded intro from the star of the film, Michael Caine.

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Leeds City Council this year to put on three screenings of some iconic films. Leeds is a vibrant city, and we couldn’t think of any place better than the award-winning Millennium Square. Situated in front of Leeds Civic Hall, it is the perfect backdrop for a night of cinema under the stars.”

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake said: “Through our packed events programme, we are always looking at new and exciting ways in which to entertain people of all ages. The screening therefore of three classic movies on our very own Millennium Square certainly fits the bill, and we are looking forward to working with Luna Cinema on what promises to be a fantastic and atmospheric experience for the audience under the night sky.”

Audiences can take along picnics and their own portable style seating and blankets to screenings. All events will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site. Doors open at 7pm with the feature film screenings starting at 8.30pm.

Tickets cost £15 (inclusive of booking fee) and can be bought online from and, on 0113 376 0318, or in person from the City Centre Box Office in Leeds Town Hall. A discounted group rate is available for bookings of 10 or more persons.

Premium tickets priced at £27.50 (including booking fee) are also available at all screenings. They include a branded director’s chair in prime position in the arena, fast track access and a complimentary drink at the Luna Bar.