Tower of London has joined the list of Historic Royal Palaces’ (HRP) venues hosting open-air film screenings with The Luna Cinema.

HRP has worked with The Luna Cinema for six years now, hosting open-air film screenings at both Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace. The inaugural Tower of London summer screenings will see the landmark’s moat turned into an outdoor cinema.

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with The Luna Cinema by hosting film screenings in the Tower of London’s iconic moat for this first time this summer,” said Liz Young, head of events at HRP.

“Watching a classic film within such historic settings offers a totally unique and exciting experience for film fans to enjoy and, as part of Historic Royal Palaces charitable cause, they will play their part in ensuring the palaces are well maintained and open for all to enjoy as income raised from activities including venue hire is reinvested in conservation, public access and education activities.”

Tower of London will screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 9 August, Gladiator on 10 August and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet on 11 August. Meanwhile, Kensington Palace will show Spectre (2 August), The Breakfast Club (3 August), Four Weddings and a Funeral (4 August) and Some Like It Hot (5 August). Hampton Court Palace will finish off the summer screenings with Pretty Woman (12 August), Jaws (13 August) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (2 September) and Notting Hill (3 September).

George Wood, managing director, The Luna Cinema, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Historic Royal Palaces. Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace have made such fantastic settings for cinema under the stars each summer and we are thrilled to invite the public to enjoy classic cinema under the stars in the moat of the Tower of London for the very first time. Not only do these locations provide a truly unique backdrop for a film screening, there’s a real sense that through these events people are enjoying these unique, historic venues in a new and exciting way.”