Prosecco picnic, anyone? Here’s the line-up for Somerset House’s summer film screenings


A picnic and prosecco in Somerset House’s courtyard is already pretty unforgettable. Add a movie and you’re basically living the dream. This year’s Summer Screen season kicks off on August 10, and we’ve got exclusive details of the full line-up.

Tickets start from £17 and go on sale this Friday at 10am. Get in quick, because organised people snap ’em up fast...

Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Former US Vice President Al Gore is coming to town to introduce the UK premiere of his timely climate-change sequel. Aug 10


This 2015 heist movie is in real time, shot in a single 138-minute take. Aug 11

Double bill: Donnie Darko + The Omen

A double bill of creepy kids, from an angsty teen to the Antichrist. Aug 12

The Philadelphia Story

A romcom that sparkles like champagne, this delicious 1940 comedy of misunderstandings stars Katharine Hepburn as an heiress choosing between three men. Aug 13

‘Donnie Darko’


This year’s Best Picture Oscar winner – eventually – is a gem, the kind of film that makes you look at everything differently. Aug 14

All the President’s Men

Classic newsroom drama about the journalists (played by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman) who uncovered the Watergate conspiracy. Aug 15

Premiere: The Square

Catch this art-scene drama with ‘Mad Men’ star Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West months before it’s in cinemas. Aug 16

Bhaji on the Beach

Gurinder Chadha’s 1993 comedy about a group of Asian women on a trip to Blackpool. Aug 17

In Bruges

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play chatty hoodlums in this vicious black comedy. Aug 18

Double bill: Jaws + Deliverance

It’s killer sharks or crazy hillbillies in a double bill of survival classics. Aug 19

‘Cruel Intentions’

My Neighbour Totoro

Animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s lovely film about a girl who befriends a monster. Aug 20

Cruel Intentions

In this teen flick, Sarah Michelle Gellar is the spoilt princess who bets ladykiller Ryan Phillippe he can’t seduce a virginal God-botherer. Aug 21


The ultimate swinging London movie, as photographer David Hemmings accidentally snaps a murder in a park. Aug 22

Premiere: Patti Cake$

One of the most hyped films of the summer, this brilliant indie flick follows a teenage rapper in New Jersey. She is Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa P – or Dumbo to the haters. Catch it at Somerset House first. Aug 23

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