Get costumes on for cinema in the forest

Horror ... The Blair Witch Project, Daniel Myrick's first feature.
Horror ... The Blair Witch Project, Daniel Myrick's first feature.
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Film fans can snuggle up for an evening in the trees in the Forestry Commission’s Grizedale Forest (near Hawkshead) this weekend to watch cult horror classic the Blair Witch Project.

A trail will lead audiences through the trees to a secret location where the films will be screened on Saturday.

Cinema goers are encouraged to get into the spirit of the films by dressing up in costume.

Folk musician Katas Young will get the fear factor rising with a haunting performance before the screening.

The dark woods will provide the perfect setting for the tale of three students who travel to Maryland to create a student film about the Blair Witch legend, but never return home.

Doors open at 6pm and the music starts from approximately 7.15pm. The film will start at dusk.

Ticket holders should meet at the visitor centre before being taken to the open-air cinema, which will be a walk of around 15-20 minutes. Torches are advised.

Tickets cost £11 for adults (15 and over) and £6 for children. Grizedale Forest Discovery Pass holders can enjoy discounted entry at £9.50/£4.50.

Tickets can be purchased online at or in person from the Grizedale Visitor Centre between 10am and 5pm daily.