6 Open Air Cinemas in London to Liven Up Your Weekend

by | May 3, 2016 | Uncategorised | 0 comments

We take a look at some of London’s premier outdoor cinema experiences so that you can top up your tan whilst enjoying your favourite flick in style.

Given the sinfully short amount of summer weather we seem to get here in the UK it would be a travesty to pay upwards of £10 to sit in a dark room while the sun is shining. But fear not! If you’re still desperate to see a film or even if you’re just looking for something a bit different to do with friends, then why not check out one of London’s open air cinema events? We’ve rounded up a few of the best to get you started.

1. Rooftop Film Club

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The Rooftop Film Club really are the kings of outdoor cinema, and when it comes to classic film screenings – old & new – in some of the city’s coolest locations, nobody is doing it better. Why not head down to one of their 4 venues, grab a crisp glass of white from the rooftop bar and unwind in front of a modern classic like The Danish Girl or a timeless blockbuster such as Topgun.

Where to Find Them:

The film club’s events run out of various well-known venues in London, including the Bussey Building, Queen of Hoxton and Roof East. You can find more in-depth information here.

Tickets from £15

Hot Tub Cinema

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The more switched-on amongst you may have cracked the cryptic brand name and figured out what this one is about already. That’s right, it’s your favourite films from the comfort of a glorious hot tub. What’s not to love about that, right? Following on from the popularity of their events in the US and Ibiza, Hot Tub Cinema set up camp in East London last summer and are set to return again for 2016. Crack open a bottle of fizz and sink into a the warm water as your favourite movie gets started on the big screen.

Where to Find Them: 

No fixed dates or venues have been announced for this summer just yet but you can keep updated by checking their website.

Drive-In Film Club

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From the creators of Roof Top Film Club, Drive in Film Club is back for 2016 to provide a whole new movie experience located in the historic grounds of Alexandra Palace. Drive in, kick back and enjoy as this venue plays host to the Americana movie night. What better way to spend a summer’s night?

Where to Find Them:

Alexandra Palace
Pavilion Car Park
Alexandra Palace Way
London
N22 7AY

The Luna Cinema

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Boasting an extremely impressive list of some of the most beautiful venues in the UK, Luna Cinema are often toted as the UK’s number one outdoor cinema. With films being screened at castles and palaces up and down the country, you can rest assured that you’ll be in jaw-dropping surroundings and you’ll be free from worry as the Luna caterers look after all your your culinary needs while you unwind and sit back.

Where to Find Them:

Luna host their outdoor cinema experience at a huge selection of picturesque settings all over London and further afield. Check out their website for a full list of venues.

General admission tickets start from £15, Kids tickets are priced at £10

Back Yard Cinema

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An immersive and alternative cinematic experience, creating a physical world surrounding the film using actors, set builds and live music; all created to add to the movie experience. Films are shown at a variety of intimate and unique indoor and outdoor locations around London.

Where to Find Them:

Back yard Cinemas next event will be a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of Romeo And Juliet, accompanied by a live choir and will be taking place for several weeks in St Mary’s Church, Marylebone over the summer months.

Tickets start from £20

Floating Cinema

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Floating cinema is a floating mobile structure that sails the waterways of London and the rest of the UK. Screenings can be enjoyed on board for an intimate group of 12 or can be held outdoors for 500 plus. The venue also plays host to a number of arts and cultural events and is supported and funded by a number of local trusts.

Where to Find Them:

As the name suggests, they move around a lot! Keep an eye on their website for more info on upcoming events and ticket details.

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