Istanbul’s best outdoor cinemas

The best solution to hot summer nights is grabbing your loved one and enjoying a movie outdoors.
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By Time Out Istanbul editors |

We usually associate outdoor cinemas with summer and even though there aren’t that many in the city we have listed the best ones. Here’s to hoping more open up… 

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Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

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Boğaziçi University has an atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a different country and when you combine that with Sinema Club’s film schedule be prepared for an evening away from Istanbul and the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

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Çengelköy Yazlık Sinema

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This is a football field that turns into an outdoor cinema in the summer. You can watch local films that did very well in the box office throughout the year. You can keep track of the program from here and don’t be surprised to see old Turkish films on that list in the future.  


Deniz Private Açık Hava Sineması

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The most reliable way to watch films that are in theaters outdoors. As is the case every summer, enjoying a movie in West Ataşehir’s outdoor cinema as you lay comfortably on the loungers by the pool or on the cushions, is a real treat. 


Istanbul Modern

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In the past years we have watched incredible films at this outdoor cinema, located in Istanbul Modern’s garden. We are very excited for the new schedule. 

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Vialand Açık Hava Sineması

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Cinemaximum’s new branch that opened in Vialand offers the opportunity to enjoy movies outdoors. You can follow their Facebook page for the current schedule of films, which they show every night at 10:15pm.

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