To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
  • Language

Outdoor Cinema

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Lyssander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
RAF Museum Cosford Outdoor Cinema

About

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is providing the ultimate outdoor cinema screening experience this September, with two nights of iconic flicks projected onto a massive screen, movie fans can expect plenty of snacks, flowing drinks and a truly unique night out.

The highest grossing Star Wars movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and one of the most iconic aviation movies ever 'Top Gun' will be shown on a giant inflatable screen, set against a backdrop of aircraft on 20 and 21 September respectively. Film buffs can enjoy watching light sabre battles and Maverick under the moonlight in what is the perfect setting for films about flight.

Digital projectors and surround sound equipment will create a true cinematic experience, but no movie would be complete without popcorn, which is why the Museum will be transforming the Hercules aircraft into a popcorn bar where visitors can step on-board to purchase their essential movie snacks.

The big movie event will kick start with the epic space opera 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Friday 20 September. Set 30 years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the film follows defector Finn (John Boyega) and tough scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), whose droid contains a top-secret map concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi Knights. The young duo join forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to ensure the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa receives the intelligence and unite in the fight against the new threat to the Galaxy from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order, a successor to the Galactic Empire.

It's been over 30 years since the 80's cult classic military movie 'Top Gun' first graced the big screen but the magic of characters Maverick and Goose will be flying high during this special evening event on Saturday 22 September. This American romantic military action film stars Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a hotshot fighter pilot who's reckless attitude puts him at odds with his fellow pilots. The film follows Maverick and his Radar Intercept Officer Nick "Goose" Bradshaw's journey to refine their elite flying skills, coupled with fighting for the attention of the beautiful flight instructor. Packed with plenty of flying action and romantic comedy.

In the build up to the movie, why not take advantage of some of the tasty hot food and beverages on offer, including a delicious selection of American inspired street food. Then sit back, relax and enjoy some cocktails, beer or a glass of fizz served from a converted VW Campervan, or keep a look out for the vintage caravan where you can purchase a range of hot beverage, including freshly ground coffee and delicious hot chocolate.

Film fans are encouraged to bring picnic chairs and blankets for their own comfort as the film will be screened outdoors on a grassed area - there is no allocated seating, so arrive early to get the best spot! Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food and drink on the night, all drinks must be in plastic bottles or cans and no BBQ's are permitted.

Both films are certified 12A and may contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket holders will also have exclusive after-hours access to the Museum's Hangar 1 when gates open at 6pm. There will be plenty of time to enjoy some of the tasty street food, a cocktail or two and of course stock up on your popcorn, before you settle down to watch the movie at 8.00pm (film start time may alter slightly, depending on light conditions). The running time is approximately 2hrs 15mins for 'Star Wars' and 1hr 50mins for 'Top Gun'.

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager, Abi Betteridge said:
"Both movies are fitting for us as a venue, where else can you watch movies about flight surrounded by real military aircraft and get the chance to climb inside an aircraft to buy your popcorn? We hope that two iconic films, combined with the unique setting and all the added extra's, plus the chance to dress up as your favourite character from the film, will create an enjoyable and memorable cinema experience for our visitors."

If you feel the need for speed, grab your wingman and head to the Museum's website where tickets are now available to purchase in advance priced at £13 per person. Tickets will also be available on the evening priced at £15 per person, subject to availability. Parking for ticket holders is free of charge.

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Cosford is centrally located with good motorway access from the M6 southbound (Junction 12) via the A5, one mile from junction 3 on the M54 for northbound travellers. The Museum is only thirty minutes from the centre of Birmingham and ten minutes from Telford. There is a large car park on site, click here for charges.

From the south leave M6 at junction 10a
From the north leave M6 at junction 12 and follow A5 west
The Museum also has brown and white tourism direction signs labelled 'RAF Museum'.

Please note, there is a height restriction of 13ft (3.9 metres) under the railway bridge approaching the airfield.

Cosford is located on the Birmingham to Shrewsbury line (via Wolverhampton) then ½ mile walk. (there is no footpath alongside the road)

Please check timetable and with rail operators including West Midlands Railway before visiting as Cosford station is unmanned with flights of steps from both platforms.

Tel: 01902 376200

Add Outdoor Cinema to your Itinerary

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Follow Us

What's nearby

  1. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 70 historic aircraft, displayed in three wartime…

    0.15 miles away
  2. Visit the award-winning Black Country Living Museum and join in with 300 years of history…

    13.2 miles away
  3. Lions and tigers to snakes and spiders. Go wild at Dudley Zoo! Come face to face with…

    13.29 miles away
  1. The Black Countryman offers organised canal boat trips along the Stourbridge Canal,…

    14.54 miles away
  2. Sadler's Brewing Co is situated in the heart of England’s famous and industrial ‘Black…

    15.35 miles away
  3. Housing a fabulous children’s play area with a splash pad to keep the children cool…

    15.4 miles away
  4. Set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and gardens, Shugborough Estate is a beautiful and…

    16.11 miles away
  5. Sandwell Park Farm is a historical restored working farm.

    16.2 miles away
  6. Forge Mill Farm is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park.…

    16.75 miles away
  7. A full-size standard-gauge railway line riched in history, running regular, mainly…

    18.34 miles away
  8. Mary Webb (25 March 1881 – 8 October 1927) was an English romantic novelist and poet of…

    18.51 miles away
  9. Aiming to give all children opportunities to enjoy being outside and discovering…

    18.56 miles away
  10. Lightwoods Park & House

    Lightwoods House and Park is located in Bearwood, close to the border of Birmingham.

    18.73 miles away
  11. Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton…

    19.27 miles away
  12. Four hundred and fifty acre country park of meadows, woodland, hedgerows and wetland.…

    19.31 miles away
Previous Next

Related

WestMidlands

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss