Backdropped by Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, The Grounds is designed specifically for the socially-distanced ‘new normal’. The venue has 100 socially distanced private pods that seat up to four people and features a giant LED screen amped up by a state-of-the-art sound system. Here, people enjoy film screenings, live music, even yoga. Food from various restaurants, including cinema snacks and boozy beverages, are available and can be ordered via a QR code and delivered directly to your pods. Close your eyes and you’re in your own private cinema. Tatum Ancheta
There’s few more glorious summer activities than lying back in the great outdoors and soaking up a movie. The sun dropping beneath the horizon, the prosecco flowing, Hugh Jackman about to start singing in a top hat – let’s face it, you’re statistically likely to be watching The Greatest Showman – and a deckchair to sink into. What could be more perfect? You even get to use that comfy blanket your nan gave you.
But if there’s one thing that ups the ante on the experience , it’s doing it in an eye-poppingly beautiful location – like one of the 40 starlit screens on this list. From a screen that emerges from Sydney harbour like a kind of cinematic Botticelli, to a vertiginous Colorado amphitheatre, to Cannes’s iconic Cinéma de la Plage, they cover all bases and the entire globe. Take a tour of the most spectacular screens on the planet.