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Open-air cinema in Barcelona: summer 2018

What better way to spend a balmy summer evening than watching a classic film or modern masterpiece at an outdoor screening? And Barcelona is just the city to do it

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Time Out Barcelona Editors

During the summer months, various spaces in Barcelona host outdoor film screenings, providing the perfect plan for enjoying the cooler evenings while watching great movies, both new and old. Here's a selection of what's being shown this year.

Outdoor cinema in Barcelona

Cinema a la fresca a l'Illa Diagonal: The Big Sick
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Michael Showalter. USA, 2017. Original version English, Spanish subtitles.

For the last session of the 12th edition of L'Illa Diagonal's summer outdoor film series that hosts movies every Thursday, they're screening 'The Big Sick'. The humourist Kumail Nanjiani writes an autobiographical story, which begins the day his girlfriend falls into a coma from a lung infection that there's no way to control. Their love must overcome both sickness and the cultural differences that separate their respective families.

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James Mangold, USA, 2017. Original Version English, Spanish Subtitles.

The last session of the 'Grades Obertes' closes with 'Logan', where Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. This film is a mix of superhero and Twilight movie that was nominated for the best original screenplay for the Oscars.

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