Outdoor cinema in summer 2018
Forget Paris’s famous Bateaux Mouches, because if you want the ultimate river-boat experience you only need to travel as far as Tower Pier. From mid-June to early September, Time Out’s Movies on the River cruise departs with a full cargo of cinematic treats, from 'Dunkirk' to 'Dirty Dancing'. All aboard!
Where Tower Pier
When June 13 to September 8
Summer highlights 'Jaws', 'Top Gun', 'Shape of Water', 'Dunkirk', 'Casablanca', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Pretty Woman'
Watch a film in the clouds on top of the Bussey Building in Peckham with a 360° panoramic view over the city
When May until September
Summer highlights 'Black Panther', 'Beast', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Grease'
The beauty of Luna Cinema is walking into a Royal Park or some other date-perfect location with a picnic just as everyone else is leaving.
Where Venues across London, including Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey and Hampton Court
When April to October
Summer highlights 'Top Gun' at the RAF Museum, 'Shaun of the Dead' on Tooting Common, ‘Dunkirk’ in Greenwich Park and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' at Westminster Abbey
With its laidback vibe The Nomad is one of London favourite outdoor cinemas, popping up in venues across the city.
Where Various London venues, including The Allianz Stadium, Paddington Street Gardens and Festival Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral
When May to August
Summer highlights 'Moana', 'Some Like it Hot' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
Lounge under a pergola among hanging plants at Fest Camden Roof Gardens' new outdoor cinema screen, which will be paying homage to the best of British cinema. They have a bar, wood fired pizzas and loads of space to set yourself for the evening.
When 23 July to 21 August
Summer highlights 'Keven & Perry Go Large', 'Four Lions', 'Trainspotting'
Until the Queen hosts, say, a 'Terminator' marathon in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, this remains the classiest outdoor screening venue around. Bring a blanket and a cushion or two, and revel in the tasty food and magnificent surroundings.
Where Covent Garden
Summer highlights 'Inception', 'Labyrinth', 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Blue Velvet'
Directors’ chairs, wireless headphones and blankets – the Rooftop Film Club have perfected the art of outdoor cinema
When May to late summer
Summer highlights ‘Black Panther', 'Mean Girls', 'The Death of Stalin'
The Rooftop Film Club’s HQ on top of the Queen of Hoxton pub in Shoreditch screens a mix of ’80s faves, recent gems and cult classics
When May to September
Summer highlights 'Con Air', 'The Princess Bride', 'The Big Lebowski' and 'The Death of Stalin'
Pop Up Screens does exactly what it says on the tin, showing great movies in a variety of cool locales. Chances are your favourite film will be one of them.
When July to September
Summer highlights 'Logan', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 'Get Out', 'Dirty Dancing'