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The best summer film screenings for kids in London

Want to wean them off Netflix? Discover London’s best summer film screenings, packed with films for all ages

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Got the whole of the school summer holidays stretching out in front of you? Don’t panic. London’s got your back, with countless eductional days out, museum exhibitions, theatre shows, afternoon teas and more, just for kids. When you’re all in need of a sit down, remember that not all screen-time has to be bad this summer. Swap the iPad for something a little more impressive with our round-up family favourites shown on the big screen. Pass the popcorn. 

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Summer screens around the capital

Family-friendly blockbusters in Leicester Square

What to see? ‘Ghostbusters’
Where: Leicester Square Summer Screenings
When: Aug 9

It’s back-to-back family-friendly fare in the square as the home of blockbusters moves into outdoor cinema. ‘Ghostbusters’ is an ectoplasmic highlight for older kids.

Dinosaurs in the wild

What to see? ‘Jurassic Park’
Where: Movie Nights
When: Aug 31

Canada Square Park may be a bit less verdant than your average gardens, but it’s still a pretty fine spot to hunker down with a picnic and a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s timeless dino disaster movie. You can also get your teeth into ‘ET The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands’.

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