OUTDOOR cinema is on its way to Dorset.

Luna Cinema, the largest producer of outdoor cinema in the UK, is bringing screenings to both Bournemouth Pier Approach and Lulworth Castle this month.

At Bournemouth Pier Approach on August 9 cinemagoers can catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on August 10 Shakespearean tragedy Romeo + Juliet will be showing, while on August 11 an audience will go Back to the Future. Grease will be the word on August 12.

There will be two screenings at Lulworth Castle - the first is David Bowie’s cult film Labyrinth on August 17 and the second is Star Wars: The Force Awakens on August 18.

The screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is part of the BFI and The Luna Cinema joining forces to bring ‘a galaxy far, far away’ to an outdoor screen near to you.

The season of screenings of the nation’s best-loved sci-fi films includes the first ever open air screenings of the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Audiences can buy tickets on The Luna Cinema’s website at www.thelunacinema.com, and prices vary depending on which ticket option they choose.

VIP seats are available and enable audience members to watch the film from the comfort of a director’s chair with a complimentary drink from the on-site bar.

All audience members are able to bring their own picnic with them or, alternatively, there will be food and drink available from on-site vendors.

Nationally The Luna Cinema’s 2016 summer programme runs from May to October at some of the country’s most beloved venues, from Ascot Racecourse to Blenheim Palace.

For the very first time, The Tower of London has granted permission for outdoor cinema screenings, exclusively to The Luna Cinema – audiences will sit in the moat to catch films including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gladiator and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+ Juliet.