Moonlight Flicks screenings will return to Dean’s Field, Chester Cathedral in summer 2022. See you there!

How To Find Us

Moonlight Flicks at Dean’s Field is located at:
The Dean’s Field (formerly Chester Falconry)
Chester Cathedral
Chester, CH1 2DY

Directions to The Dean’s Field on foot

From Town Hall Square: Walk through Abbey Archway (next to the Co Op Bank) and across Abbey Square.  Follow Abbey Street down to the city wall and turn left. The Dean’s Field is ahead of you. The Dean’s Field was, until recently, used for Chester Falconry.

From Frodsham Street: Walk through Kaleyard’s Gate and turn right. The Dean’s Field is ahead of you.

This is a residential area so please ensure you arrive and leave quietly, and take any rubbish away with you. 

Pre-order Food & Drink


Wood-fired pizzas £8

Our chefs at Twelfth Slice will be serving up fresh pizzas from our wood-fired oven, delivered to you at Dean’s Field.

Choose from:
Margherita (9″)
Pepperoni (9″)
Roasted Vegetable (9″)

Must be pre-ordered up to 24 hours before your visit.


Classic Cinema Snack Box

Butterkist Toffee Popcorn
Sherbert Dib Dab
Giant Parma Violents
Giant Love Hearts
Popping Candy
Double Dip
Strawberry/Lemon Chew Bars
Jelly Beans
Hershey’s Cookie ‘n’ Creme Bars
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Nerds Grape & Strawberry
Space Raiders Beef Crisps
2 cans of Vimto

Must be pre-ordered before 4pm on the day of your visit.


Being outside, Moonlight Flicks can be affected by the weather. Our advice is to come as prepared as possible – with warm jumpers and umbrellas just in case. 

If there’s some light drizzle which is forecast to pass, we will proceed, but torrential or stormy weather may mean we have to cancel the screening. In the event of a cancellation, we will contact you via the email address you booked with ahead of the screening start time. Because the weather can change so quickly, this decision will not be made earlier in the day – even a miserable day can turn into a balmy evening!

Please also be aware: there are midges and occasionally other insects in Deans Field, we advise bringing insect repellent and covering exposed skin.

If your screening is cancelled, you will be emailed a form to let us know if you would like to exchange to a different screening, or to get a refund. You do not need to contact us.

Refunds will only be offered in the event that the screening is cancelled. 

Travelling to Dean's Field

By Bike
If you plan to cycle to Moonlight Flicks, bike racks are available on Northgate street, near the old library.

By Bus
There are lots of bus routes that journey into Chester city centre and The Dean’s Field is around 6 minutes walk from Chester Bus Interchange, providing easy access from destinations such as Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, and Wrexham. To plan your bus journey, visit

By Rail
Chester Railway Station has direct routes to Cheshire, Wales, Manchester, London and Merseyside amongst others a and is approximately a 15 minute walk from The Dean’s Field.
To plan your journeys please visit

The Dean’s Field is located within the grounds of Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, CH1 2DY (near to the Town Hall and Storyhouse). Much of the area surrounding the building is pedestrianised with narrow streets.

The nearest car park is:
Frodsham Street Car Park, CH1 2DY (24hrs)

How will it work on the night?

Do I need to bring my own chairs?

If you have booked a Standard Ticket, you will need to bring your own seats with you – deck chairs, and camping chairs are perfect. 

If you’ve booked VIP tickets, we’ll have your seats all set up for you with the very best views, for when you arrive. 

When should I arrive?

Tickets are strictly limited per screening and only ticket-holders will be able to enter the Moonlight Flicks site at Dean’s Field. The doors open 90 minutes before the film start time. 

When will the film start?

To ensure it is dark enough for everyone to see the screen, film times can change. The advertised start times is the earliest possible time the film will start – the latest will be 20 minutes later. 

How will I hear the film?

To ensure maximum sound quality and a totally immersive experience, all screenings use personal headphones. Customers are welcome to bring their own headphones with them to plug in. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own – we will have enough for everyone. 

Can I bring my own food & drink?

Yes, you’re welcome to bring your own food & drink. There will also be a bar as well as pizza and sweets available to pre-order.

What about the weather?

Being outside, Moonlight Flicks can be affected by the weather. This location can get muddy, so our advice is to come as prepared as possible: warm jumpers and raincoats, blankets and even sleeping bags will keep you extra cosy!

If there’s some light drizzle which is forecast to pass, we will proceed, but torrential or stormy weather may mean we have to cancel the screening. If we do that we will contact you right away by email and you will be able to choose a refund or exchange. Refunds will only be offered in the event that the screening is cancelled. 

What else are you doing to keep us safe?

Audiences will be socially distanced, all equipment is sanitised between  use, and team members will wear masks.

Are there toilets?

Absolutely! Accessible toilets are located in the Falconry Centre, a 3 minute walk from the site, and will be available for Moonlight Flicks customers only.


Captioned Subtitled Screenings are:
29 July – Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
10 Aug – The Secret Garden
Please make sure to book the Caption Subtitled screening.

Audio Described Screenings are:
27 July – Guardians of The Galaxy
18 Aug – The Lion King
Please book the regular screening and let a team member know when you arrive that you’ll need Audio Describe headphones.

The Dean’s Field is accessible for wheelchair users. We recommend arriving from Frodsham Street. There is a ramp up to the walls through Kaleyards Gate.  There is one step down from the pavement to cobbled street, and then onto a flat pathway which leads directly to The Dean’s Field.

Please note that the area from where you watch the film is on a grass lawn.

If you have any access requirements or want to bring an Essential Companion, please do let us know by emailing, so we can ensure any provisions or assistance are in place.

MLD kids

Tickets & Booking

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Ticket Prices

VIP Seated: Get the best view! A chair will be ready and waiting in the front rows
Members: £16 (no booking fee)
General Sale: £18 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

Standard ticket: Bring your own chair or blanket
Members: £11.50 (no booking fee)
General Sale: £13 (plus £1.50 booking fee)

Standard Child ticket (under 18 years)
Members: £8 (no booking fee)
General Sale: £9 (no booking fee)

Moonlight Flicks tickets cannot be refunded (except in the event of a cancelled screening). You can request an exchange to a different Moonlight Flicks screening up to 48 hours before your originally booked film’s start time by calling 01244409113 (Option #1)

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