Backyard Cinema

Camden Lock Market, Camden Wednesday July 29 2015 - Friday September 4 2015

It’s called Backyard Cinema because that’s how it started – with a bunch of mates in a garden watching ‘Jurassic Park’ projected on a bedsheet. Now they’ve got 200 deckchairs, giant two-person beanbags for snuggling, posh burgers and usherettes in retro outfits on the cobbles in Camden Lock Market. Tickets on-sale from mid May.

Venue name: Camden Lock Market
Address: Camden Lock Place
(off Chalk Farm Rd)
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm/Camden Town
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Average User Rating

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Rebecca C

I headed to Camden Lock Series over the Summer and it became my favorite alternative cinema experience, which as a film buff and events producer is no mean feat. 

As this was the first event of the series my expectations were low, but from the moment I entered the market I felt at home.The place looked great, the food and drink options were spot on.  There was a real buzz about the place, the kind that only happens across London parks in the summer (you know what I mean) 

Much cheaper than competitor events and perfectly run.  Without asking the team distributed fresh blankets as soon as the sun went down as if I were in my own living room.  An intimate experience, a home from home. The perfect place for a date, or just to kick back in a special location and enjoy London at it's best. 


Been there twice.  Both times were flat out excellent, and in very different ways too.  

The first was in the old debating chamber of the old Bethnal Green Town Hall, which made a spectacular and incredibly well judged setting in which to watch the Great Gatsby (it more than compensated for the relatively mediocrity of the film).  Food was served which came from the (then) michelin starred chefs in the restaurant downstairs.  Brilliant.

The second was the post-apocolyptic zombie distopia which BYC created last haloween.  It was immersive in the truest sense, it had impressive attention to detail (punchdrunk-esque, though on a much smaller scale) and came with a twist in the tale that scared the sh*t out of me.

Great work.  Can't wait to go back.

Jack J

A must visit for anyone who wants a truly authentic cinema experience! 

Andrew d

A few of us went to Camden for the outdoor showing of The Blues Brothers, and then the Halloween event in East London and both were amazing - the attention to detail made it feel like a really special night out - hope BYC do more events like it this year

Becki G

First went to their Camden gig & loved it, then to their Halloween event. I literally love these guys, great night out :)

nick d

Fantastic experiences, great good, drinks and a quality film. Despite the mini hangover I seemed to give myself I'll be going back 

Sam Z

Food, fun and a great curated selection of movies -  A proper cinema experience. 

Looking forward to going back! 

Jenna S

Am so excited for this!  

Movies - good

Burgers - good

Beer - good

What's not to like?

James N

This is how cinema should be! Been to a couple of events and will definitely be back again this summer. Who doesn't want to see films with proper food and booze!? Camden is such a good venue, good to see them back for another year. Reserve my bean bag!

Matt D

Back yard cinema....absolutely loved it...such a good way to spend a summers evening, grab a cold cider, an immense burger and get cosy under the stars to watch a well chosen movie in excellent surroundings. What more do you need...the owner clearly has a passion for putting on the best viewing experience possible and this is reflected in the little touches here which make for a quality night out. I'm hoping to fit in a few of these over the summer, can't recommend it highly enough.

James M

Went to this last year in Camden, in the summer and again at Halloween. It was absolutely amazing, great crowd, big beanbags, blankets and the best burger I've eaten. Definitely going back this year.


I am so happy to see this back in Camden again this year. Last yeah was amazing! We had so much fun and although you could tell it was a bit new and clunky the organizers made you really feel a part of it and looked to be having such a great time. Amazing films and great setting. Nice to get beanbags instead of the floor too! I highly recommend.