Due to weather warnings and forecasts of high wind speeds, Exeter Phoenix has taken advice to rearrange this weekend’s planned outdoor cinema event, Big Screen In The Park. Big Screen In The Park was due to take place in Northernhay Gardens from Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th August.

The screenings have been rearranged and will now take place indoors in Exeter Phoenix’s main auditorium on Thursday 8th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. 

The new schedule will be: 

*Please note – The Rocky Horror Picture Show has now moved from Friday to Sunday due to an existing gig taking place in the venue’s Auditorium. 

The venue’s director, Patrick Cunningham has said: ‘Whilst we are disappointed not to be able to go ahead with Big Screen In The Park, we have to put customer and staff safety first. Outdoor screens are not designed to be used in the high wind conditions forecast for this weekend. We look forward to bringing the atmosphere of the park into our Auditorium, and extra activities such as Drag Queen Bingo will still take place alongside the films.’

Ticket holders have already been contacted where possible, and any tickets already bought remain valid. Ticket holders can contact the venue on or 01392 667080 if they have any queries. 


'One of the best outdoor cinemas'


Exeter’s favourite outdoor cinema event returns to Northernhay Gardens for two weekends of movie magic under the stars. For the first time ever, Big Screen In The Park will be spanning two weekends to bring you the very best outdoor cinema experience. This year we really do have it all – mythical monsters, beauty pageants, dinosaurs, rock stars, adventure …And The Time Warp.

Alongside the six feature films, audiences can also expect bars, picnics, street food and plenty of on-site entertainment.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to enjoy the magic of the movies on a huge 10 metre screen, with the stunning illuminated backdrop of our beautiful Cathedral city.

Tickets cost £7 in advance or £8 on the gate (if available) and can be purchased from or by calling Exeter Phoenix’s box office on 01392 667080. Gates and bars will open from 7pm with films starting around 9pm.

Exeter Phoenix’s Big Screen In The Park is supported by Princesshay Exeter, Exeter BID and St Austell Brewery.




Northernhay Gardens (EX4 3QE)

Access to Big Screen In The Park is via Queen Street only

Disabled Access:
There is ramped access to the park via Northernhay Place.

There is no parking on site. You can find information about city centre car parks here >>


By Train:
Nearest rail station is Exeter Central.  Exit left from the station and immediately left into Northernhay Gardens (Queen Street entrance)


Travelling within Exeter:
Stagecoach South West's frequent city services will drop you in Queen Street (D and H) or in the High Street (all services), both of which are convenient for Northernhay Gardens. Buses run late into evening.


Travelling from outside of Exeter:
All buses from outside Exeter finish at the bus station which is only a 5 minute walk from Northernhay Gardens. Many of the routes run through the evening with some, such as the Hop2, operating past 11pm.



Additional information

Please note that no alcohol is to be brought on site, we have a range of refreshments available from soft drinks, coffees and alcohol. 

Pack a picnic blanket, but leave the seating to us. We've listened to your feedback and this year we're changing things up in the park. To ensure everyone has the best experience and view possible, we won't be offering a 'bring a chair' option. Instead, we'll do the heavy lifting for you. If you want a seat, be sure to book out a deckchair in our seating area. Availability is limited so it's well worth booking in advance. 

See more details about picnics, deckchairs and food & drink here >>