Cemeteries, swimming pools, car-park roofs. Outdoor cinemas are popping up in all sorts of nooks this summer. But for a killer location, nothing beats Battersea Power Station. For seven weeks from July 10, Everyman is opening a 250-seat outdoor cinema in the iconic complex. With a 1,000- capacity bar and the Street Feast crew bringing Yum Buns and jerk chicken, we reckon this will be a destination for films and an in-between-festival top-up. This summer is the last chance to snoop around before Battersea gets the luxury redevelopment treatment.
To add to the excitement, Time Out are also hosting a series of classic sci-fi screenings to tie in with our epic 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies feature. The films are 'Aliens' on Jul 29,'The Terminator' on Aug 5, 'Robocop' on Aug 17, 'Attack the Block' on Aug 22 and 'Children of Men' (which features a cameo from the power station itself!) on Aug 30. Click here to get more info and buy tickets.
Tickets for all other films range from £10 to £25 and go on sale in batches every two weeks or so.
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Shame Time Out haven't bothered to update their own site or contact people who bought tickets for Friday 22nd to let them know the date has been changed. Very poor.
Went to this event on Saturday evening to see Natural Born Killers with my boyfriend. Amazing. Amazing is the best word to describe it!
I would highly recommend this as something fun and different to do this summer.
The set up of the cinema was breath taking with the backdrop of the power station. What more could you want on a lovely summers evening??
I then ended up sticking around right until closing time (think i had one too many cocktails)
It's great that they show different films every day - means i can go every weekend! (ha i wish). But in all seriousness i did go and book myself tickets for 3 more screenings with some girlfriends and my mother.
The food was delicious, I had a le bun confit duck burger whilst i watched the movie and then a bobs lobster roll later that evening (both mouth-wateringly good)
I absolutely loved the cocktails served inside a coconut/pineapple up in the mezzanine rum shack.
All in all 10/10. You'd be silly to miss this! Great food, lovely friendly staff, fab event.
On Tuesday 29th July, I attended with a friend the screening of "Aliens" starting at 6:30pm. The quality of the screening was terrible: the image froze constantly, sometimes there was a delay between the image and the sound, and the projection had to be stopped for about half an hour because the screen froze. Honestly this is not good value for the money spent on the ticket.
I wouldn't recommend this at all! Went to see Aliens last night, ended up sitting on a beanbag on the grass while the entire film malfunctioned in front of us. The film itself kept freezing, the sound was lagging and not synced with the video (for the whole film, might I add), and there was an actual break in the middle, for at least 15 minutes, where they were having technical difficulties and had a black screen up with some half-hearted apology. Not only that, when they finally managed to get the film running again, they set it back 30 minutes and we were forced to re-watch everything that we had already seen. Don't bother!
Unless you are there for the food or to watch a film there is little point in going. Whlst I have no real qualms with food and beverages, it seems a bit much to chare £5 to see what is on offer. I paid the £5 entry in the hope to get a closer look at the Power Station, as the event was touted as being there, and in other press releases a way of seeing it before its redevelopment goes into full swing. Well I am afraid they let you nowhere near it. And wih all of the temporary walls they have built for the event only ends up obscuring the view to this architectural icon. So for my purposes, and for the money spent, this event represented no value at all and was very disappointing