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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 August

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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Battersea Park, Battersea Tuesday September 8 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, Camden Town Wednesday September 2 2015 - Friday September 4 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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Manor House Gardens, Lee Until 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

August highlights 
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Kingsland

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
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Outdoor cinema screenings in September

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

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Bushy Park: Outdoor Screening, Hampton Until 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 

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Battersea Park, Battersea Tuesday September 8 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'

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Camden Lock Market, Camden Town Wednesday September 2 2015 - Friday September 4 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'

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Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square Tuesday September 22 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

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 

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Manor House Gardens, Lee Until Saturday September 26 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, London Bridge 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
Kingsland

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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James C
James C

It's back again...

Next week at The Red Lion, Leytonstone (E11 3AA).

Limited tickets. Only £7 including deck chair and waitress service!


RedLionE11
RedLionE11

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


Tickets only £7. Limited to 100.