Outdoor cinema in London

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

On a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Take your pick of rooftops, boats and, erm, hot tubs

Outdoor cinema screenings in July

Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton

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

What: A brilliant night out… Decent films too!

Where: Shoreditch

July highlights
The Lost Boys 
Wild
Moonrise Kingdom

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Queen of Hoxton Until Sunday July 12 2015

The Nomad

It’s all about cool locations – from creepy Brompton Cemetery to gorgeous Hype Park Lido – and a festival atmosphere at Nomad outdoor screenings.

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

Where: Across London

July highlights
'Whiplash' at Grosvenor Square
'The Breakfast Club' at Grosvenor Square
'Casablanca' at the Royal Academy of Arts
'Singin' in the Rain' at Coram Secret Garden 
'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Bushy Park 

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Grosvenor Square Thursday July 9 2015 - Wednesday September 30 2015

The Luna Cinema

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

What: Sneak into a gorgeous spot after hours

Where: Across London

July highlights
'Back to the Future' at Kew Gardens
'Jaws' at Brockwell Lido
'Labyrinth' at Tooting Bec Common 
'Dirty Dancing' at Morden Hall Park 

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Tooting Bec Common Thursday July 9 2015 - Wednesday September 16 2015

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

July highlights
'Don Giovanni'

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Trafalgar Square Tuesday September 22 2015 Free

Vauxhall One Summer Screen

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is hosting four free screenings, including 'Zoolander' and 'Clueless', every Tuesday in July.

What: Films for free in south London

Where: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

July highlights 
'Clueless' 
'Zoolander'
'Dazed & Confused' 
Audience choice 

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Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Tuesday July 14 2015 - Tuesday July 28 2015 Free

Backyard Cinema

Screening movies on the cobbles in Camden Market with 200 deckchairs, posh burgers and retro usherettes.

What: North London movie nights…

Where: Camden

July highlights: 
'Grease'
'Whiplash' 
'Supermensch'
'Clueless'

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

Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye

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

July highlights: 
'Gravity'
'Roman Holiday'
'Withnail & I' 
'The Theory of Everything'
'Whiplash'

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Bussey Building/The CLF Art Cafe Until Friday July 31 2015

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

July highlights
'Labyrinth'
'Big'
'10 Things I Hate About You'
'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'


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Greenwich Peninsula Friday July 24 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford

The guys behind the massively popular Rooftop Film Club have opened up atop a former carpark in Stratford near Westfield.

What: Go east for great movies

Where: Stratford

July highlights
'Jaws'
'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'
'Cocktail' 
'Four Weddings and a Funeral'

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Roof East Until Friday July 31 2015

Dalston Roof Park

One of east London’s most charming venues is screening free movies on Tuesdays (with £5 membership), showing cool docs and dramas.

What: See the sweet side of east London

July highlights: 
Check the Roof Park's website for details. 

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Dalston

Outdoor cinema screenings in August

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

August highlights: 
'Gemma Bovary' - UK premiere
'The Man from Uncle' - UK premiere
'The Graduate'
'Do the Right Thing'
'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

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Somerset House Thursday August 6 2015 - Wednesday August 19 2015

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

August highlights
Check back soon 

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Queen of Hoxton Until Sunday July 12 2015

The Luna Cinema

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

What: Sneak into a gorgeous spot after hours

Where: Across London

August highlights: 
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' at Kensington Palace
'Some Like It Hot' at Opera Holland Park 
'The Goonies' at Alexandra Palace' 
'The Great Gatsby' at Opera Holland Park 
'In Bruges' at One New Change

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Tooting Bec Common Thursday July 9 2015 - Wednesday September 16 2015

Backyard Cinema

Screening movies on the cobbles in Camden Market with 200 deckchairs, posh burgers and retro usherettes.

What: North London movie nights…

Where: Camden

August highlights 
'Birdman'
'Selma'
'Guardians of the Galaxy'
'It Follows'

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

Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye

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

August highlights:
Check back soon

Read more
Bussey Building/The CLF Art Cafe Until Friday July 31 2015

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

August highlights
'Stand By Me' at Ravenscroft Park
'The Big Lebowski' at Coram's Fields
'Raiders of the Lost' at Coram's Fields
'Bridesmaids' at Tudor Barn 
'When Harry Met Sally' at Tudor Barn, Eltham 

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Greenwich Peninsula Friday July 24 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford

The guys behind the massively popular Rooftop Film Club have opened up atop a former carpark in Stratford near Westfield.

What: Go east for great movies

Where: Stratford

August highlights
Check back soon 

Read more
Roof East Until Friday July 31 2015

Dalston Roof Park

One of east London’s most charming venues is screening free movies on Tuesdays (with £5 membership), showing cool docs and dramas.

What: See the sweet side of east London

August highlights 
Check back soon  

Read more
Dalston

Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema’s 60-foot barge is a regular on London’s canals over the summer. While a hefty chunk of outdoor cinema events are about sitting you down in front of a cheesy 1980s fave, these guys take an arty approach.

What: The quirky choice.

Where: around town (on canals!)

August highlights
Check back soon

Outdoor cinema screenings in September

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

September highlights
Check back soon 

Read more
Queen of Hoxton Until Sunday July 12 2015

The Nomad

It’s all about cool locations – from creepy Brompton Cemetery to gorgeous Hype Park Lido – and a festival atmosphere at Nomad outdoor screenings.

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

Where: Across London

September highlights
'The Great Gatsby' at Middle Temple Hall 
'The Terminator' at Meantime Brewing Hall 
'The Alien' at Brompton Cemetary
'Gravity' at Fulham Palace
'Grease' at Belgrave Square Garden

Read more
Grosvenor Square Thursday July 9 2015 - Wednesday September 30 2015

The Luna Cinema

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

What: Sneak into a gorgeous spot after hours

Where: Across London

September highlights
'Ghostbusters' at Battersea Park
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' at One New Change
'The Theory of Everything' at Hampton Court Palace
'The Princess Bride' at Dulwich Park 

Read more
Tooting Bec Common Thursday July 9 2015 - Wednesday September 16 2015

Backyard Cinema

Screening movies on the cobbles in Camden Market with 200 deckchairs, posh burgers and retro usherettes.

What: North London movie nights…

Where: Camden

September highlights
'All This Mayhem'
'Northern Soul'
'Teen Wolf' 
'Submarine'

Read more
Camden Lock Market Wednesday July 29 2015 - Friday September 4 2015

Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye

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

September highlights
Check back soon 
 

Read more
Bussey Building/The CLF Art Cafe Until Friday July 31 2015

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

September highlights
'Romeo and Juliet'

Read more
Trafalgar Square Tuesday September 22 2015 Free

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

September highlights
'Top Gun' at Bishops Park
'Anchorman' at Coram's Fields
'Beetlejuice' at The Rookery
'Mamma Mia!' at Tudor Barn 
'The Notebook' at Ravenscourt Park 

Read more
Greenwich Peninsula Friday July 24 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford

The guys behind the massively popular Rooftop Film Club have opened up atop a former carpark in Stratford near Westfield.

What: Go east for great movies

Where: Stratford

September highlights
Check back soon 

Read more
Roof East Until Friday July 31 2015

More London Free Festival: Film

Free screenings at the Scoop, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre on the South Bank, are the last hoorah of the outdoor film season in September.

What: Say goodbye to summer…

Where: The South Bank

September highlights
'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
'The Goonies'
'The Lego Movie'
'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
'The Truman Show'

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The Scoop Thursday September 3 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Dalston Roof Park

One of east London’s most charming venues is screening free movies on Tuesdays (with £5 membership), showing cool docs and dramas.

What: See the sweet side of east London

September highlights 
Check back soon 

Read more
Dalston

Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema’s 60-foot barge is a regular on London’s canals over the summer. While a hefty chunk of outdoor cinema events are about sitting you down in front of a cheesy 1980s fave, these guys take an arty approach.

What: The quirky choice.

Where: around town (on canals!)

August highlights
Check back soon

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RedLionE11
RedLionE11

Don't forget Deckchair Cinema @ The Red Lion in Leytonstone!


Tickets only £7. Limited to 100.