Outdoor cinema in London

The best places to see open-air movies in the capital this summer

For fairly obvious reasons, London's outdoor cinema season runs roughly May-September. Keep an eye on this page in spring for full details of 2015's run of open-air film screenings in London.

Everyman: The Power of Summer

Battersea Power Station is summer's best venue to catch a film… and a burger (Street Feast are doing food and there's a bar).

What: Monster screen and festival atmosphere

Where: Battersea

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Somerset House: Film4 Summer Screen

For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.

What: Beautiful London venue, great movies

Where: The Strand

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Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton

Directors chairs, wireless headphones, a BBQ – they don’t mess around at the Rooftop Film Club’s HQ. Tickets now on sale.

What: A brilliant night out… Decent films too!

Where: Shoreditch

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Nomad

It’s all about a festival atmosphere and cool locations with Nomad. Best of all is creepy Brompton Cemetery, where they’ll be showing ‘The Matrix’ and ‘The Dark Knight’.

What: Get a festival top-up in a curious London venue

Where: Across London

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The Luna Cinema

The beauty of the Luna Cinema is walking into a Royal Park or some other date-perfect location with a picnic just as everyone else is leaving.

What: See somewhere gorgeous after hours

Where: Across London

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Backyard Cinema

Camden Lock is open all hours again this summer, with a night market in August and this outdoor cinema popping up on the cobbles in July.

What: Kick back in a home from home

Where: Camden

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The Royal Opera’s BP Big Screens

If you’ve ever thought, ‘Opera, what’s all the fuss about?’, here’s a chance find out, watching the best of the ROH.

What: Try opera (for free)

Where: Trafalgar Square and local venues

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Rooftop Film Club: Peckham

Watch a mix of ’80s faves and cult(ish) classics on top of the Bussey Building. Keep your eyes on the movies and not the stunning views!

What: Laidback atmosphere

Where: Peckham

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Pop Up Screens

The guys at Pop Up Screens cart their inflatable screen to parks in all four corners of London, showing seen-them-before Hollywood classics at the nice price of £10.

What: Shout along to your favourite film

Where: All over town

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Hot Tub Cinema

If you’ve ever felt that the missing element from outdoor cinema is bikinis, this is for you. Book a tub or take pot luck – a few drinks in and your tub mates won’t be strangers any longer.

What: Make friends with semi-naked strangers

Where: Shoreditch

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