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London’s first ever open-air cinema to sail the Thames launches tonight

By Time Out Film

Tonight sees the launch of the first ever floating open-air cinema to sail the Thames. It’s brought to you by Time Out and City Cruises, and we want as many film fans as possible to join us over the next few weeks as we make history on the city’s river. (Who'd have thought making history would include watching ‘Top Gun’?)

Movies on the River starts this evening with a sold-out screening of ‘Jaws’ (what else?). But it will continue throughout June and July; films will include ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Labyrinth’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Grease’.

Each evening will see a pre-sunset cruise fuelled by a fully stocked bar, and once it gets dark we’ll play a different movie each night on the top deck of the boat.

If you’re near the Thames in the West End from 8.30pm this evening, keep an eye for our boat as it cruises from the Tower of London to Westminster, and then back east and under Tower Bridge, with an inflatable screen on its top deck ready to entertain the crowd on-board. Tonight might be sold out – but tickets are left for other movies over the next few weeks, starting with ‘Shakespeare in Love’ next Tuesday evening.

The weather forecast for the next few days is looking amazing, so we’re struggling to think of a better way to spend a balmy June or July evening than taking a sunset booze cruise along the Thames and then settling down on our top deck to watch a movie when it gets dark. If the weather does take a turn for the worse (this is London after all), we’ve got blankets and ponchos ready to make sure it’s still a night to remember.

Explore the full line-up and get tickets for Time Out presents Movies on the River with City Cruises.

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