This summer the Royal Hospital Chelsea are delighted that for the first time, the Luna Cinema has taken up residency in our South Grounds. Tickets are on sale to enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced, cinema experience from the 25th of August – 9th of September 2020.
You'll be able to get swept up in the romance of Casablanca and Romeo + Juliet, stamp your feet along to Bohemian Rhapsody and go on an epic adventure with Back to the Future. You can also catch recent big hitters including Jo Jo Rabbit.
The team at Luna Cinema have worked closely with the Royal Hospital's Facilities department and health and safety consultants to ensure the event will be safe during the current circumstances. Every audience member will be given a "pitch" with seating laid out for up to two or four people, keeping you safely apart from your fellow audience members. So you can attend any Luna screening safe in the knowledge it will adhere to government guidance. You will also be able to pre-order delicious gourmet hampers from Admirable Crichton to enjoy while watching your favourite movie, including traditional picnic fayre, vegetarian options and even a sushi platter.
Sadly, the Royal Hospital’s main site (where the Pensioners’ accommodation is situated) is still closed to the public. The South Grounds are separate from the main site and guests will enter via a gate that will not compromise the safety of the Chelsea Pensioners. The South Grounds have been open throughout the pandemic to ensure the local community have had access to exercise at a social distance. As ever, the welfare and safety of our Pensioners is the Hospital’s main priority.
Please check the Luna Cinema website for more details here.
We hope you can attend and we hope to open the Royal Hospital to the public once again when it is safe to do so.