A GEORGIAN country estate is holding its first outdoor cinema season in its grounds and will feature both modern and classic titles.

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, near Middleton Tyas, Richmond, is presenting a fortnight of films to be screened on the croquet lawn of the boutique hotel and restaurant.

Starting on Wednesday, July 22, the first film to kick off the season will be Little Miss Sunshine, followed that week by 80s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; chick-flick smash hit Dirty Dancing; rom-com Midnight in Paris, and Birdman. 

They’ll also be a special screening of the cult favourite, Jaws, on Thursday, July 23, to celebrate 40 years since the film hit cinema screens.

The films, orginally due to start at 8pm, will now start from 9.15pm due to lighting conditions, and there will no longer be any Sunday screenings. 

James Allison, owner of Middleton Lodge, said: “I’m a huge film fan and it’s always been a dream of mine to hold cinema screenings in the grounds of the estate on a warm, summer’s evening.

“We’ve carefully selected films from varying eras and genres to cater for all movie lovers, but all of them are favourites from the Coach House team.

“Each film will be shown on an eight metre screen, with surround sound, as we wanted to make sure that all our guests got the full cinema experience.”

Guests can buy hot dogs, snacks and refreshments at the outdoor cinema.

Entry into the Coach House outdoor cinema is £6 per person. It is advised that guests bring warm clothing and seating to enjoy their chosen film - which are aired subject to weather conditions.

For more information visit www.middletonlodge.co.uk or call 01325-377977.