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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop
More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop
Kew the Movies
Kew the Movies
Rooftop Film Club at Roof Gardens
Hot Tub Cinema: The Summer of Tub
Nomad Cinema
Pop Up Screens
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2013
Trinity Summer Cinema Series
Films on the Flytower
Open Air Cinema at Chiswick House
The Luna Cinema
Secret Cinema
Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building
Backyard Cinema at London Fields Brewery
The Floating Cinema
The Floating Cinema
The Floating Cinema
Midsummer Cinema
Backyard Cinema: Camden Lock Market
 

 

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs and open spaces across London now offering special outdoor movie screenings, you no longer have to watch films couped up inside grim multiplexes in the dark. We take a look at the best outdoor screening and open-air film events in London over the summer.

 
 

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House Possibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. While this year's programme has yet to be announced the line-up typically features comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and cult classics with a couple of premieres thrown into the 14-day programme. Each night DJs play in the courtyard prior to the film being shown on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound. Beside the Screen talks traditionally provide special insights into the films, with directors, actors and industry insiders giving talks which illuminate the programme.
2014-08-072014-08-20 Where:
Somerset House, Strand, London London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Film Events

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 7th to 20th August 2014

 

Possibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. This year's programme features comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and cult classics, kicking off with the world premiere of the new Richard Curtis rom-com About Time, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachal McAdams and Bill Nighy. There are also two UK premieres during the 14-day programme - charming comedy The Way Way Back, starring Steve Carell and Toni Collette, and Prince Avalanche, with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, which brings the season to a close. In between, feast your eyes on an array of films that includes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Crazy Stupid Love, Kes, Guys and Dolls and The Untouchables. Special multi-film nights include a triple bill of high-school comedy (Mean Girls, Carrie and The Loved Ones), a monster double of Predator and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and a night celebrating the American outlaw spirit of Badlands and Raising Arizona. Each night DJs lay in the courtyard before the film is shown on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound. Beside the Screen talks traditionally provide special insights into the films, with directors, actors and industry insiders giving talks which illuminate the programme. For more information please visit www.somersethouse.org.uk/film.

 
 
 

Midsummer Cinema

Midsummer Cinema Midsummer Cinema This year's Midsummer Cinema takes place at the Tower Room of the West Reservoir Centre , in a converted 1930s red brick tower that once held a water processing plant in Stoke Newington. Furnished inside with the original industrial machine works, the magnificent building has two terraces and a jetty leading out onto the water where film-goers can eat, drink and enjoy the evening sun before heading inside to watch the film. In a departure from Midsummer Cinema's previous music-based film programme, the film choices this year have been inspired by the industrial surroundings and picturesque urban lake: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours Blue, the first film of the classic Three Colours trilogy and starring Juliette Binoche, on Thursday 11th July; Woody Allen's much-loved Manhattan on Thursday 8th August; and Rob Reiner's coming of age drama Stand By Me on Thursday 29th August. Tickets cost £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Films start at 9pm and there will be themed food and drink available from 6.30pm. For more information please visit www.midsummernightscreen.com. 2013-07-112013-08-29 Where:
West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington West Reservoir, Green Lanes, London London, N4 2HA
Category: Film Events

West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington West Reservoir, Green Lanes, London, N4 2HA

Tube: Manor House Station

 

Dates: 11th July - 29th August 2013

 

This year's Midsummer Cinema takes place at the Tower Room of the West Reservoir Centre, in a converted 1930s red brick tower that once held a water processing plant in Stoke Newington. Furnished inside with the original industrial machine works, the magnificent building has two terraces and a jetty leading out onto the water where film-goers can eat, drink and enjoy the evening sun before heading inside to watch the film. In a departure from Midsummer Cinema's previous music-based film programme, the film choices this year have been inspired by the industrial surroundings and picturesque urban lake: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours Blue, the first film of the classic Three Colours trilogy and starring Juliette Binoche, on Thursday 11th July; Woody Allen's much-loved Manhattan on Thursday 8th August; and Rob Reiner's coming of age drama Stand By Me on Thursday 29th August. Tickets cost 8 in advance and 10 on the door. Films start at 9pm and there will be themed food and drink available from 6.30pm. For more information please visit www.midsummernightscreen.com.

 
 
 

More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop

More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop One of London's most popular outdoor screening events takes place in September at The Scoop, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre located between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge in the shadow of City Hall on the south bank of the Thames. Screenings of a mixture of current, classical and cult films take place on three successive Wednesday to Fridays with the 2013 line-up including the latest Bond film, Skyfall, Ang Lee's beautiful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, time travel cult caper Back to the Future, blockbuster musical Les Miserables, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Sergio Leone's celebrated Spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood and Lee van Cleef. The More London Free Film Festival is - as the title suggests - a free event, with places going on a first-come, first-served capacity. All films start at 7.30pm and there is food and drink available. The screenings are part of the More London Free Festival of music, theatre, film and fringe performances that takes place all summer. Full details can be found at www.morelondon.com. 2013-09-112013-09-27 Where:
The Scoop at More London, The Queen's Walk, London London, SE1 2AA
Category: Film Events

The Scoop at More London, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 2AA

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 11th - 27th September 2013

 

One of London's most popular outdoor screening events takes place in September at The Scoop, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre located between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge in the shadow of City Hall on the south bank of the Thames. Screenings of a mixture of current, classical and cult films take place on three successive Wednesday to Fridays with the 2013 line-up including the latest Bond film, Skyfall, Ang Lee's beautiful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, time travel cult caper Back to the Future, blockbuster musical Les Miserables, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Sergio Leone's celebrated Spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood and Lee van Cleef. The More London Free Film Festival is - as the title suggests - a free event, with places going on a first-come, first-served capacity. All films start at 7.30pm and there is food and drink available. The screenings are part of the More London Free Festival of music, theatre, film and fringe performances that takes place all summer. Full details can be found at www.morelondon.com.

 
 
 

Kew the Movies

Kew the Movies Kew the Movies Returning after a successful debut last year, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over three consecutive nights. In partnership with The Luna Cinema, the 2013 Kew the Movies programme opens on Thursday 12th September with Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tomatore's beautiful bittersweet Oscar-winning film about a little boy's love affair with the silver screen. Friday 13th September sees Richard O'Brien put in a special appearance on stage as he introduces his wacky The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the comedy musical's 40th anniversary year. To tie things up with a combination of watermelons and the funky chicken, the last night finale of Dirty Dancing on Saturday 14th September will no doubt see the fairer of the sex have the time of their lives. The iconic Kew Palace and Gardens acts as a grand backdrop to the giant screen while guests are invited to bring picnics to spread out on the lawns. Just cross your fingers the rain keeps away - and the Kew queues aren't too long. 2013-09-122013-09-14 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London London, TW9 3AB
Category: Film Events

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: 12th - 14th September 2013

 

Returning after a successful debut last year, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over three consecutive nights. In partnership with The Luna Cinema (see below), the 2013 Kew the Movies programme opens on Thursday 12th September with Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tomatore's beautiful bittersweet Oscar-winning film about a little boy's love affair with the silver screen. Friday 13th September sees Richard O'Brien put in a special appearance on stage as he introduces his wacky The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the comedy musical's 40th anniversary year. To tie things up with a combination of watermelons and the funky chicken, the last night finale of Dirty Dancing on Saturday 14th September will no doubt see the fairer of the sex have the time of their lives. The iconic Kew Palace and Gardens acts as a grand backdrop to the giant screen while guests are invited to bring picnics to spread out on the lawns. Just cross your fingers the rain keeps away - and the Kew queues aren't too long.

 
 
 

Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton

Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton After the success of last year's Rooftop Film Club at the popular Shoreditch venue the Queen of Hoxton , film fans will pleased to learn of the return of the summer screening series, which sees a range of classic, cult and recent releases shown on a big screen on the roof for five nights a week for £12 a pop. The experience is far cry from the usual cinema multiplex fodder - with guests able to sit back under the glow of The City's skyline as they enjoy their favourite films with a drink in hand. Wireless headphones, a massive screen, comfy chairs, blankets, drinks and bar food makes for a great all-round experience - and the setting really is quite something. "You see films in parks but never this high up and right in the heart of the city. There's no venue like it," says founder of The Rooftop Film Club, Gerry Cottle Jr. This year's programme at the Queen of Hoxton gets under way on Wednesday 1st May with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy . The full line-up draws from many a genre and includes classics such as The Big Lebowski, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Willow and Top Gun , as well as more recent releases such as Silver Linings Playbook and The Look of Love . Chick Flick Tuesdays also returns with Crazy Stupid Love, Bridesmaids and 10 Things I Hate About You. Check www.rooftopfilmclub.com for more details - including the newly released programme for September, which includes American Psycho, The Wedding Singer and a bit of Borat .

2013-05-012013-09-30 Where:
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London London, EC2A 3JX
Category: Film Events

The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 

Dates: 01st May - 30th September 2013

 

After the success of last year's Rooftop Film Club at the popular Shoreditch venue the Queen of Hoxton, film fans will pleased to learn of the return of the summer screening series, which sees a range of classic, cult and recent releases shown on a big screen on the roof for five nights a week for 12 a pop. The experience is far cry from the usual cinema multiplex fodder - with guests able to sit back under the glow of The City's skyline as they enjoy their favourite films with a drink in hand. Wireless headphones, a massive screen, comfy chairs, blankets, drinks and bar food makes for a great all-round experience - and the setting really is quite something. "You see films in parks but never this high up and right in the heart of the city. There's no venue like it," says founder of The Rooftop Film Club, Gerry Cottle Jr. This year's programme at the Queen of Hoxton gets under way on Wednesday 1st May with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy. The full line-up draws from many a genre and includes classics such as The Big Lebowski, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Willow and Top Gun, as well as more recent releases such as Silver Linings Playbook and The Look of Love. Chick Flick Tuesdays also returns with Crazy Stupid Love, Bridesmaids and 10 Things I Hate About You. Check www.rooftopfilmclub.com for more details - including the newly released programme for September, which includes American Psycho, The Wedding Singer and a bit of Borat. 

 
 
 

Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building

Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building The huge roof terrace of the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is the third venue for the Rooftop Film Club this summer with a series of films that gets under way on Tuesday 4th June with the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman. The 5,000 square foot terrace boasts magnificent panoramic views of London, while guests can enjoy zingy Mexican street food and a Caribbean BBQ, a fully licenced bar serving cocktails and cold drinks while they enjoy a selection of classic films shown on a big screen with wireless headphones and comfy seats. The September programme includes Pretty Woman, The Place Beyond the Pines, Sin City, Life of Pi and more. Tickets cost £12 and the films kick off at 8pm or 8.30pm with the doors opening at 6pm.

2013-06-042013-09-30 Where:
Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London London, SE15 4ST
Category: Film Events

Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 04th June - 30th September 2013

 

The huge roof terrace of the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is the third venue for the Rooftop Film Club this summer with a series of films that gets under way on Tuesday 4th June with the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman. The 5,000 square foot terrace boasts magnificent panoramic views of London, while guests can enjoy zingy Mexican street food and a Caribbean BBQ, a fully licenced bar serving cocktails and cold drinks while they enjoy a selection of classic films shown on a big screen with wireless headphones and comfy seats. The June programme includes The Lost Boys, Labyrinth, Top Gun, The Graduate, Empire Records, Trainspotting and more. Tickets cost 12 and the films kick off at 9pm with the doors opening at 5.30pm. For more information - including latest September additions to the programme - which includes an Arnie double bill of Terminator 2 and Total Recall - visit www.rooftopfilmclub.com.

 
 
 

Rooftop Film Club at Ealing Broadway

Rooftop Film Club at Ealing Broadway Rooftop Film Club at Ealing Broadway Three years ago, a Mercedes was left hanging off the roof of the Spring Bridge Road Car Park after it crashed through the wall. That's about as crazy as things get in the centre of Ealing, home of the famous film studios. Until now. For this summer the arrival of Rooftop Film Club on the top deck of the very same car park promises six weeks of open-air movie fun. 'Go West,' urged the Pet Shop Boys - and so that's what Gerry Cottle Junior did. The founder of the Rooftop Cinema movement has already this summer gone East (Queen of Hoxton and Netil House), South (Bussey Building in Peckham Rye) and Central (Kensington Roof Gardens). Now it's time to give West London a slice of movie action, with food & drink, good vibes and a programme of populist classics including Anchorman, Labyrinth, Top Gun, The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Silver Lining's Playbook and The Artist. Tickets for the five-nights-a-week screenings cost £12 with doors opening the Rooftop Society Bar at 7pm. For more information please visit www.rooftopfilmclub.com. 2013-07-312013-09-08 Where:
Spring Bridge Road Car Park, Ealing Broadway, London London, W5 2AA
Category: Film Events

Spring Bridge Road Car Park, Ealing Broadway, London, W5 2AA

Tube: Ealing Broadway Station

 

Dates: 31st July - 08th September 2013

 

Three years ago, a Mercedes was left hanging off the roof of the Spring Bridge Road Car Park after it crashed through the wall. That's about as crazy as things get in the centre of Ealing, home of the famous film studios. Until now. For this summer the arrival of Rooftop Film Club on the top deck of the very same car park promises six weeks of open-air movie fun. 'Go West,' urged the Pet Shop Boys - and so that's what Gerry Cottle Junior did. The founder of the Rooftop Cinema movement has already this summer gone East (Queen of Hoxton and Netil House), South (Bussey Building in Peckham Rye) and Central (Kensington Roof Gardens). Now it's time to give West London a slice of movie action, with food & drink, good vibes and a programme of populist classics including Anchorman, Labyrinth, Top Gun, The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Silver Lining's Playbook and The Artist. Tickets for the five-nights-a-week screenings cost 12 with doors opening the Rooftop Society Bar at 7pm. For more information please visit www.rooftopfilmclub.com.

 
 
 

Rooftop Film Club at Roof Gardens

Rooftop Film Club at The Roof Gardens Rooftop Film Club at The Roof Gardens These weekly open-air film screenings from Rooftop Film Club - the same people behind the hugely successful summer film event at the Queen of Hoxton - take place in the wonderful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street. At £22, tickets are almost twice as expensive - but they do include a serving of fish and chips, or a burger or hot dog from the BBQ. So far, confirmed films for 2013 include Breakfast at Tiffany's, with the delectable Audrey Hepburn, on Monday 29th April; Some Like It Hot, starring blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, on Tuesday 30th April; and the bafflingly brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, on Tuesday 7th May. Sunday night films in June include Four Weddings and a Funeral (9th), Brief Encounter (16th) and I Give It A Year (23rd). A second wave of films is scheduled for August, including Pretty Woman (13th), Life of Pi (15th), Little Voice (18th) and There's Something About Mary (19th). Keep your eyes on www.rooftopfilmclub.com for more dates. 2013-04-292013-08-19 Where:
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London London, W8 5SA
Category: Film Events

The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 

Dates: 29th April - 19th August 2013

 

These weekly open-air film screenings from Rooftop Film Club - the same people behind the hugely successful summer film event at the Queen of Hoxton - take place in the wonderful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street. At 22, tickets are almost twice as expensive - but they do include a serving of fish and chips, or a burger or hot dog from the BBQ. So far, confirmed films for 2013 include Breakfast at Tiffany's, with the delectable Audrey Hepburn, on Monday 29th April; Some Like It Hot, starring blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, on Tuesday 30th April; and the bafflingly brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, on Tuesday 7th May.  A second wave of films is scheduled for August, including Pretty Woman (13th), Life of Pi (15th), Little Voice (18th) and There's Something About Mary (19th).Keep your eyes on www.rooftopfilmclub.com for more dates.

 
 
 

Backyard Cinema: Camden Lock Market

Backyard Cinema: Camden Lock Market Backyard Cinema: Camden Lock Market After success earlier in the year at London Fields Brewery, the independent pop-up movie theatre company Backyard Cinema hosts a series of outdoor, summer screenings at the famous Camden Lock Market for six consecutive Thursdays in July and August. A 12-foot screen is supplemented by a powerful sound system, while guests can enjoy the films on bean bag loungers and deck chairs, with a bar available, as well as cushions, blankets, fresh popcorn and street food. A diverse programme features Almost Famous (25th July), Stand By Me (1st Aug), Die Hard (8th Aug), The Stone Roses - Made of Stone (15th Aug), Evil Dead (22nd Aug) and Human Traffic (29th Aug). Tickets cost £10 and films can be enjoyed in tandem with a visit to the Camden Summer Night Markets, which are free to the public. 2013-07-252013-08-29 Where:
Camden Lock Market, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8AF
Category: Film Events

Camden Lock Market, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AF

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 

Dates: 25th July - 29th August 2013

 

After success earlier in the year at London Fields Brewery, the independent pop-up movie theatre company Backyard Cinema hosts a series of outdoor, summer screenings at the famous Camden Lock Market for six consecutive Thursdays in July and August. A 12-foot screen is supplemented by a powerful sound system, while guests can enjoy the films on bean bag loungers and deck chairs, with a bar available, as well as cushions, blankets, fresh popcorn and street food. A diverse programme features Almost Famous (25th July), Stand By Me (1st Aug), Die Hard (8th Aug), The Stone Roses - Made of Stone (15th Aug), Evil Dead (22nd Aug) and Human Traffic (29th Aug). Tickets cost 10 and films can be enjoyed in tandem with a visit to the Camden Summer Night Markets, which are free to the public. For more information please visit www.backyardcinema.co.uk.

 
 
 

Nomad Cinema

14th July to 21st September 2013

 

Dubbed "London's best outdoor cinema" by the Evening Standard, Nomad Cinema takes place at an inspiring range of beautiful, curious and downright strange screening locations across London and beyond. The aim is for the film events to both embrace and enhance each venue, with a special festival atmosphere making the evening's both memorable and unique. This year's Nomad events take place at Walpole Park in Ealing (The School of Rock and This is Spinal Tap - both 14th July), Coram Fields in Bloomsbury (The Neverending Story - 7th Aug, The Kid - 21st Aug, Where the Wild Things Are - 28th Aug, The Lost Boys - 4th Sept), Queen's Park (Stand By Me - 17th Aug, The Usual Suspects - 24th Aug), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 7th Sept, Roman Holiday - 21st Sept), Horniman Museum and Gardens (The Motorcycle Diaries - 22nd Aug, Central Station - 25th Aug), Fulham Palace (Annie Hall - 29th Aug), When Harry Met Sally - 5th Sept), Four Weddings and a Funeral - 12th Sept, Amelie - 19th Sept), and Roundwood Park in Harlesden (Ghostbusters - 6th Sept). Promising to inject a unique festival atmosphere to your outdoor cinematic experience, Nomad is presented by the popular Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise and claims to be the UK's only roaming cinema. For more information please visit www.whereisthenomad.com.

 
 
 

The Luna Cinema

July to September 2013

 

Promising classic films in the country's most beautiful settings, Luna Cinema is one of the UK's leading open air cinema events - combining prestigious locations, cult films and picnics at sunset to produce an unforgettable summer experience. If only they could control the weather!  London Luna venues this summer are Battersea Park (The Goonies - Sat 17th Aug, 8pm; Top Gun - Sun 18th Aug, 8pm), Brockwell Lido (Jaws - Wed 24th July, 9pm; Napoleon Dynamite - Wed 28th Aug, 8pm; TBC - Wed 18th Sept, 7.30pm), Dulwich Park (Labyrinth - Fri 26th Jul, 9pm; TBC - Thurs 29th Aug, 8pm; Django Unchained - Thurs 5th Sept, 7.45pm; Argo - Sun 8th Sept, 7.45pm; TBC - Thurs 19th Sept, 7.30pm), Hampton Court Palace (Grease - Sat 27th July, 8.45pm; Some Like It Hot - Sun 28th July, 8.45pm; Les Miserables - Sat 25th Sept, 7.30pm; Life Of Pi - Sun 29th Sept, 7.30pm), Kensington Palace (Top Gun - Thurs 1st Aug, 8.45pm; Skyfall - Fri 2nd Aug, 8.45pm; Casablanca - Sat 3rd Aug, 8.45pm), Kew Gardens (see 'Kew The Movies' above), One New Change (Anchorman - Sun 21st July, 9pm; Argo - Tues 20th Aug, 8.15pm; TBC - Sun 15th Sept), Opera Holland Park (E.T - Thurs 8th Aug, 8.30pm; Breakfast At Tiffany's - Fri 9th Aug, 8.30pm; West Side Story - Sat 10th Aug, 8.30pm; A Night of Silent Films (with live orchestra) - Sun 11th Aug, 8.30pm), Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (Shakespeare in Love - Sun 25th Aug 2013, 8.15pm; The Birds - Sun 1st Sept, 8.15pm) and Ascot Racecourse (Back To The Future - Thurs 18th July, 9pm; Casablanca - Fri 19th July, 9pm; Mamma Mia - Sat 20th July, 9pm). Keep an eye out on www.thelunacinema.com for more details.

 
 
 

Pop Up Screens

12th July to 15th September 2013 (Fri, Sat & Sun)

 

Enjoy cult movies, a cold beer of glass of wine and a bag of fresh popcorn in numerous outdoor locations all over London with Pop Up Screens. This year's programme boasts 30 films over 10 weekends in various locations all over London. The Thames-side Bishops Park in Fulham has a first weekend of The Big Lebowski (12th July), Zoolander (13th July) and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (14th July), and a second weekend of Pulp Fiction (6th Sept), Dirty Dancing (7th Sept) and This is Spinal Tap (8th Sept). Wormholt Park in Shepherd's Bush is showing Empire Records (19th July), The Wedding Singer (20th July) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (21th July). Morden Hall Park has a cult trio of Anchorman (26th July), Grease (27th July) and Back To The Future (2nd Aug). A second weekend at Morden features Ghostbusters (23rd Aug), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (24th Aug) and Juno (25th Aug). Manor House Gardens in Lewisham's varied triple boasts Usual Suspects (2nd Aug), Jaws (3rd Aug) and Labyrinth (4th Aug). Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith is showing Terminator (9th Aug), Moulin Rouge (10th Aug) and Top Gun (11th Aug). A second weekend features Fight Club (13th Sept), Blues Brothers (14th Sept) and The Wizard of Oz (15th Sept). Head to South Park in Parson's Green for Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (16th Aug), The Goonies (17th Aug) and Mean Girls (18th Aug). Coram Fields near Holborn is showing V For Vendetta (30th Aug), Romeo Juliet (31st Aug) and E.T (1st Sept). Tickets cost 8 per film or 20 for a weekend ticket for three films at one venue. A season ticket to all 30 films at all venues throughout the summer costs 60. For more information please visit www.popupscreens.co.uk.

 
 
 

Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2013

13th June, 11th & 18th July

Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2013 Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2013 Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with MacMillan's Mayerling performed by the Royal Ballet on Thursday 13th June - a dark drama of political intrigue, twisted romance and morbid obsession, set to a dramatic score by Liszt. Up next is Puccini's La rondine performed by the Royal Opera on Thursday 11th July, set in glamorous 20s Paris and starring Angela Gheorgiu as the beautiful courtesan Magda and Charles Castronovo as her eager young suitor Ruggero. The trio is complete on Thursday 18th July with the Royal Opera's performance of another Puccini classic, Tosca, one of opera's great experiences which blends passion, intrigue, revenge, a star diva and fabulous music. So, join friends and family, bring a picnic and enjoy world-class opera and ballet in an iconic London setting - all for free. 2013-06-132013-07-18 Where:
Trafalgar Square, Central London London, WC2N 5DS
Category: Concerts

Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 13th June - 18th July 2013

 

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with MacMillan's Mayerling performed by the Royal Ballet on Thursday 13th June - a dark drama of political intrigue, twisted romance and morbid obsession, set to a dramatic score by Liszt. Up next is Puccini's La rondine performed by the Royal Opera on Thursday 11th July, set in glamorous 20s Paris and starring Angela Gheorgiu as the beautiful courtesan Magda and Charles Castronovo as her eager young suitor Ruggero. The trio is complete on Thursday 18th July with the Royal Opera's performance of another Puccini classic, Tosca, one of opera's great experiences which blends passion, intrigue, revenge, a star diva and fabulous music. So, join friends and family, bring a picnic and enjoy world-class opera and ballet in an iconic London setting - all for free.

 
 
 

Trinity Summer Cinema Series

Trinity Summer Cinema Series Trinity Summer Cinema Series After the success of last year's Trinity Cinema Series - which is held in the award-winning gardens of the Clapham hospice - the 2013 series includes an extra night in a bid to raise the requisite funds (£5,000) to sponsor a Trinity Community Nurse for one month. This year's line-up features three all-time classics: watermelon-flavoured pirouette flick Dirty Dancing (Wednesday 21st August), iconic New York delight Breakfast at Tiffany's (Thursday 22nd August) and high-flying macho 80s cult classic Top Gun (Friday 23rd August). So, come join the likes of Baby, Jonny, Maverick, Goose, Ice Man and the magical Audrey Hepburn for three nights of outdoor cinematic fun - all for a good cause. For more information see www.trinityhospice.org.uk/cinemaseries. 2013-08-212013-08-23 Where:
Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London London, SW4 0RN
Category: Film Events

Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0RN

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 

Dates: 21st - 23rd August 2013

 

After the success of last year's Trinity Cinema Series - which is held in the award-winning gardens of the Clapham hospice - the 2013 series includes an extra night in a bid to raise the requisite funds (5,000) to sponsor a Trinity Community Nurse for one month. This year's line-up features three all-time classics: watermelon-flavoured pirouette flick Dirty Dancing (Wednesday 21st August), iconic New York delight Breakfast at Tiffany's (Thursday 22nd August) and high-flying macho 80s cult classic Top Gun (Friday 23rd August). So, come join the likes of Baby, Jonny, Maverick, Goose, Ice Man and the magical Audrey Hepburn for three nights of outdoor cinematic fun - all for a good cause. For more information see www.trinityhospice.org.uk/cinemaseries.

 
 
 

Films on the Flytower

August 2013 - TBC

 

Most people who have walked past the National Theatre on Waterloo Bridge have probably asked themselves what the big concrete cube on the roof's main purpose is. Well, here's the answer: it's the ideal shape and size to be used as a big screen for movies. In recent years cinephiles have been able to watch a series of free films projected upon the Flytower as part of Inside Out and the Watch This Space summer-long festival of outdoor events. The screenings are free, with limited deckchair seating on the Baylis Terrace, while American Express cardholders can benefit from a dedicated seating area with wireless headphones and popcorn. Last year, all films revolved around life behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, with 9pm screenings of This is Spinal Tap, The Producers, Bullets Over Broadway, The Circus, The Red Shoes and Theatre of Blood in August. This year's line-up has yet to be announced so keep an eye out on www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/films-on-the-flytower.

 
 
 

Open Air Cinema at Chiswick House

Open Air Cinema at Chiswick House Open Air Cinema at Chiswick House The historic venue in southwest London hosts a double bill of outdoor screenings on back-to-back nights this August. Audiences can spread picnics out on the western lawn of Chiswick House while they enjoy the classic romantic tragedy of West Side Story (Thursday 29th August) or the film adaptation of Roddy Doyle's hilarious The Commitments (Friday 30th August). Both screenings start at 8.15pm and cost £13. For more information please visit www.chgt.org.uk. 2013-08-292013-08-30 Where:
Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London London, W4 2RP
Category: Film Events

Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 

Dates: 29th - 30th August 2013

 

The historic venue in southwest London hosts a double bill of outdoor screenings on back-to-back nights this August. Audiences can spread picnics out on the western lawn of Chiswick House while they enjoy the classic romantic tragedy of West Side Story (Thursday 29th August) or the film adaptation of Roddy Doyle's hilarious The Commitments (Friday 30th August). Both screenings start at 8.15pm and cost 13. For more information please visit www.chgt.org.uk.

 
 
 

Hot Tub Cinema: The Summer of Tub

Hot Tub Cinema: The Summer of Tub Hot Tub Cinema: The Summer of Tub Of all London's open-air cinema experiences, this is perhaps the most bizarre: for filmgoers watch what's on offer from an inflatable hot tub that can take up to eight people. So, while sipping on a glass of bubbly and watching cult favourites like Trainspotting, The Full Monty and Human Traffic, the audience are surrounded by simmering 40 degrees bubbles themselves. Back for 2013 with their Summer of Tub, The Hot Tub Cinema has moved to the roof terrace of Rockwell House, a creative hub in East London that boasts a cityscape view, and has expanded to 20 hot tubs, two screens and a bespoke surround-sound system. Guests will also be treated to more spacious hot tubs, a BBQ menu and tub-side waiter service. The summer season will be split into two-week themed runs, starting with the Best of British with titles including Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Inbetweeners Movie and Four Weddings and a Funeral. For the complete listings, visit hottubcinema.com. 2013-06-062013-09-29 Where:
Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London London, EC2A 3NN
Category: Film Events

Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NN

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 06th June - 29th September 2013

 

Of all London's open-air cinema experiences, this is perhaps the most bizarre: for filmgoers watch what's on offer from an inflatable hot tub that can take up to eight people. So, while sipping on a glass of bubbly and watching cult favourites like Trainspotting, The Full Monty and Human Traffic, the audience are surrounded by simmering 40 degrees bubbles themselves. Back for 2013 with their Summer of Tub, The Hot Tub Cinema has moved to the roof terrace of Rockwell House, a creative hub in East London that boasts a cityscape view, and has expanded to 20 hot tubs, two screens and a bespoke surround-sound system. Guests will also be treated to more spacious hot tubs, a BBQ menu and tub-side waiter service. The summer season will be split into two-week themed runs, starting with the Best of British with titles including Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Inbetweeners Movie and Four Weddings and a Funeral. For the complete listings, visit hottubcinema.com.

 
 
 

Secret Cinema

It's a secret - TBC

 

Since launching in 2007, Secret Cinema has become a firm favourite of film lovers in London. The concept is delightfully simple: the organisers sell tickets to audiences without them knowing what film they're about to see or where the location is. At the last minute, the location is revealed - plus a set of rules, usually including a dress code so that the audience becomes totally immersed in the experience, which incorporates theatre, live music, food and drinks in a bid to bring the action alive.Previous locations include the Princess Louise Hospital for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (guests were asked to turn up in pyjamas and dressing gowns), Dulwich College for If..., Wood Wharf for Blade Runner and a Euston warehouse for Prometheus (which attracted 25,000 people). There's no guarantee that the screenings will be open-air - but there's a good chance. The next London event is in April 2013. Please visit www.secretcinema.org for more information.

 
 
 

Backyard Cinema at London Fields Brewery

Backyard Cinema at London Fields Brewery Backyard Cinema at London Fields Brewery Following the success of its first event of the summer which was attended by over 2,000 people, Backyard Cinema returns to The BrewHouse, under the railway arches of London Fields Brewery on the weekend of 20th and 21st July. The mini movie festival combines screenings with the Brewery's own craft beers (The Hackney Hopster is our favourite), beanbags, deckchairs, a BBQ and bunting. The first arch of the East London venue will house a 12ft screen and superior soundsystem showing non-stop film favourites while the second arch is home to The Brew House, which can be enjoyed all weekend without a ticket. Screenings include Avatar, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Place Beyond the Pines and Les Miserables. Tickets cost £10 per screening, £15 with food or two drinks, or £19 for the lot.
2013-07-202013-08-17 Where:
London Fields Brewery, 365-366 Warburton St, London London, E8 3RR
Category: Film Events

London Fields Brewery, 365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London, E8 3RR

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 

Dates: 20th July - 17th August 2013

 

Backyard Cinema's first event of the summer takes place under the railway arches of London Fields Brewery on the weekend of 15/16 June and boasts a mini movie festival fuelled with a huge selection of the Brewery's craft beers (The Hackney Hopster is our favourite), beanbags, deckchairs, a BBQ and bunting. While not technically outdoors, we thought this event merited mention in this feature by dint of its location near one of the East End's most popular parks. The first arch of the London Fields Brewery will house a 12ft screen and superior soundsystem showing non-stop film favourites while the second arch is home to The Brew House, which can be enjoyed all weekend without a ticket. Screenings on Saturday 15th July are Wreck-it Ralph (1pm), The Goonies (3.30pm), Django Unchained (6pm) and a sing 'n dance along showing of Blues Brothers (9.30pm), while movies on Sunday 16th June are Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2pm), Superbad (4.30pm) and Silver Linings Playbook (7pm). Tickets cost 10 per screening, 15 with food or two drinks, or 19 for the lot. The ethos of Backyard Cinema is: "Somewhere captivating I can watch a great movie with food, booze and mates." Well, with an eclectic line-up of films located inside a brewery serving top notch food, all you need to find now are some mates! For more information please visit www.backyardcinema.co.uk.

 
 
 

Everyman Road Movies at KXFS

Everyman Road Movies at KXFS Everyman Road Movies at KXFS Everyman Cinemas take up residence in the revamped King's Cross Filling Station with a 12-day pit-stop of some of the best road movies ever made. There are over 25 screenings in total featuring classics such as Bonnie And Clyde, Easy Rider, Natural Born Killers, Thelma & Louise, The Graduate, Cars and Drive. The gas station-cum-screening room at KXFS makes for an ideal location to fill your tank up with some of the most iconic and thrilling road trips seen on the silver screen - and guests will be transported to 1960s California and through Americana under the shelter of the old forecourt canopy. Tickets to Everyman Road Movies at KXFS cost £15 and everyone will be provided with headphones and a blanket. Keeping things as authentic as possible, Everyman will be stocked with American hot dogs, beers, wine, cocktails and bottomless filter coffee - just don't forget the obligatory dollar tip...
2013-04-242013-05-05 Where:
King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London London, N1C 4UR
Category: Film Events

King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, King's Cross, London, N1C 4UR

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 24th April - 05th May 2013

 

Everyman Cinemas take up residence in the revamped King's Cross Filling Station with a 12-day pit-stop of some of the best road movies ever made. There are over 25 screenings in total featuring classics such as Bonnie And Clyde, Easy Rider, Natural Born Killers, Thelma & Louise, The Graduate, Cars and Drive. The gas station-cum-screening room at KXFS makes for an ideal location to fill your tank up with some of the most iconic and thrilling road trips seen on the silver screen - and guests will be transported to 1960s California and through Americana under the shelter of the old forecourt canopy. Tickets to Everyman Road Movies at KXFS cost 15 and everyone will be provided with headphones and a blanket. Keeping things as authentic as possible, Everyman will be stocked with American hot dogs, beers, wine, cocktails and bottomless filter coffee - just don't forget the obligatory dollar tip...

 
 
 

The Floating Cinema

The Floating Cinema The Floating Cinema Following its success one year ahead of the London Olympics in 2011, The Floating Cinema returns to navigate the waterways of East London and beyond for two months this summer, showing a range of free on-board film screenings and a diverse array of other events. Designed by Duggan Morris Architects and working in partnership with Hackney-based artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere), the brand new customised narrow boat will feature a varied and vibrant programme of outdoor screenings, quirky canal tours, talks, workshops and events (predominantly - but not exclusively - on the weekends). The Floating Cinema opens its gangplank on Saturday 27th July for the Open East Festival in commemoration of the first anniversary of the London 2012 Olympics - and plans to stay afloat through the whole of August and September. Some interesting dates for the diary include the Horror Weekender (Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August), the Angel Canal Festival (Sunday 1st September) and Extra-Ordinary Knowledge, a day of everyday magical making from around Hackney Wick (Sunday 22nd September). Visitors are free to bring picnics along to the events - although there will be a bar and BBQ food on sale. For more information on this and the whole of the two-month programme visit www.floatingcinema.info.

2013-07-272013-09-30 Where:
, London,
Category: Film Events

, London,

Tube:

 

Dates: 27th July - 30th September 2013

 

Following its success one year ahead of the London Olympics in 2011, The Floating Cinema returns to navigate the waterways of East London and beyond for two months this summer, showing a range of free on-board film screenings and a diverse array of other events. Designed by Duggan Morris Architects and working in partnership with Hackney-based artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere), the brand new customised narrow boat will feature a varied and vibrant programme of outdoor screenings, quirky canal tours, talks, workshops and events (predominantly - but not exclusively - on the weekends). The Floating Cinema opens its gangplank on Saturday 27th July for the Open East Festival in commemoration of the first anniversary of the London 2012 Olympics - and plans to stay afloat through the whole of August and September. Some interesting dates for the diary include the Horror Weekender (Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August), the Angel Canal Festival (Sunday 1st September) and Extra-Ordinary Knowledge, a day of everyday magical making from around Hackney Wick (Sunday 22nd September). Visitors are free to bring picnics along to the events - although there will be a bar and BBQ food on sale. For more information on this and the whole of the two-month programme visit www.floatingcinema.info.