Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA, UK

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Battle of Britain Open Air Cinema Event17th September 2016 Venue: Cotswold Airport

For the second year running, Cotswold Airport invites you to join us for a unique cinematic experience commemorating The Battle of Britain in 1940.

On The Battle of Britain weekend, 17th of September 2016, we invite you, your friends and family to come and spend an afternoon and evening with us at the airport like no other.

We will be screening the classic 1969 verison of the Battle of Britain staring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, in our open air cinema in a truly immersive and captivating setting. Our cinema is located on a beautiful part of our historic airport with stunning illuminated woodland on one side and several iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jets looming large in the background.

Begin your fun day out when the gates open at 3pm and stay to enjoy our range of exciting activities.

We will be offering you a chance to purchase a delicious and commemorative Poppy Picnic in support of The Royal British Legion (50% of picnic profits will go towards the RBL) and to also watch vintage aircrafts fly in and look at some beautiful classic cars. We also will be host to the Military Vehicle Trust, who will be bringing in a range of vintage military trucks and vans. Enjoy all this against the background of iconic 1940's music taking you back in time to this special era.

We are also joining forces with Freedom Aviation Ltd who will be offering light aircraft flight experiences in their Piper Warriors. Book on the day on a first come first served basis.

We are delighted to announce there will be a unique fly past by the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at approximately 16:30 GMT.

The screening of the Battle of Britain in our glorious open air cinema will begin at 7:30pm and finish at soon after 9:30pm. Our well stocked bars and food vans will be open all evening and you are welcome to stay until gates close at midnight.

With great transport links nearby, getting to us couldn’t be easier. You can drive and enjoy free parking or even travel by train.

Whatever your preference we look forward to spending the evening with you. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. You can buy them from Eventbrite here using this link

Please feel welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.

No Alcohol or BBQ's are permitted there will be a lovely bar and catering on site ready for you.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Not to enter the event or watch the film, only when purchasing alcoholic beverages from one of our bars.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Cotswold Airport  is situated seven miles to the south west of the old Roman town of Cirencester. It is also convenitently located with approximately an hour and thirty minutes drive to London with an excellent link road to the M4. There are also regular train services from Kemble Station in the village straight in to Paddington Station which takes around 1hr 20minutes. For Train details check out We are also providing free on site parking situated right next to the event.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

No BBQ's or Alcohol are allowed to be brought into the event. Food and alcohol will be available on the day to purchase from one of our various pop up bars/food stalls and we are offering a delicious Poppy Picnic for 2 with 50% of the sales gonig towards the RBL. Feel welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on.  NOTE:  Those with dietary requirements / allergies, please do bring your own food.


Where can I purchase a Poppy Picnic Hamper?

You can purchase one of our delicious and commemorative Poppy Picnic Hampers for 2 People here on our Eventbrite merchandise page.


Does the Poppy Picnic Hamper contain nuts?

Please note, our Poppy Picnic Hamper may contain nuts and gluten. For further information contact AV8 Restaurant on 01285 771188 or email Angela, for further advice on what is inside our hamper.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you feel like you need to speak to someone directly, you can contact the Events Department here at Cotswold Airport on 01285 771177 or via email


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Unfortunately we are not allowing transferrable tickets.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please.


What is the refund policy?

We are not permitting refunds of ticket sales.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

This is absolutely fine as long as the ticket holder's age group is still applicable to that displayed on the ticket.


PLEASE NOTE this event will always go ahead in the event of bad weather. Please check the weather forecast in advance and be prepared for the Great British Summer. Screenings will only be cancelled if the weather conditions present a danger at screening time. Patrons accept the risk that weather they consider unsatisfactory may occur on a screening night, and acknowledge that tickets will not be exchanged or refunded unless a screening is cancelled by Cotswold Airport Events Ltd. In the unlikely event that a screening is cancelled, we will aim to give as much notice as possible, so please keep an eye out for information on social media. 


Film - Battle of Britain 1969
Running Time - 2hours 12mins
Age Rating - PG 

Please note the maximum capacity of our event is 2000 people.

Royal British Legion Registered Charity Number 219279

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