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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By Time Out Barcelona |

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


CosmoNits de pel·lícula: Wall-E

Andrew Stanton, USA, 2008. Original version English, Spanish subtitles.

This is the last session of this year's outdoor cinema festival at CosmoCaixa, which this year has revolved around robotics and the relationship it has with humans, coinciding with the exhibition 'ROBOTS. Humans and machines'. It closes with the award-winning Pixar film 'WALL-E', which shows the day to day of 'Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class' (WALL-E), a robot that in the year 2700, is responsible for cleaning the planet, which has been devastated and is lifeless. The mission of the robot will change when he meets EVE, a modern machine that steals WALL-E's heart and introduces him to a brand-new adventure.

Before the screening there will be a live performance by the band The Soul Tito's (9pm).


Cinema a la fresca a l'Illa Diagonal: The Big Sick

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.


Grades Obertes: Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller, USA, 2015. Original version English, Spanish subtitles.

The Canódromo, Creative Research Park 'Grades Obertes' programme continues with a screening of 'Mad Max: Fury Road', starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. To achieve greater visual impact, the action sequences in this film were shot with almost no digital effects. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.


Sala Montjuïc: Surprise screening

For the festival's finale, the organisers will screen a surprise film whose title will be revealed closer to the screening, so check social media for updates. When you leave the movie choice up to film buffs like these, the surprise will not disappoint.

Before the film, there will be a jazz and swing concert by Tumchak (8.45pm).

© Ben Rothstein

Grades Obertes: Logan

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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