Every summer Marylebone closes itself off to traffic to throw a giant street party. Join on the Saturday for an open air pop-up cinema showing in Paddington Street Gardens. Head along during the day for a family-friendly screenings of Disney’s ‘Encanto’ at 1:30pm, or an evening screening of award-winning ‘Elvis’. BYOB (bring your own blanket) to sit on the grass and watch or opt for the VIP option which includes a free ‘Hound Dog’ cocktail, a deck chair and headphones. There’ll also be pre-film activities including free table tennis, live music, food stalls and a festival pop-up bar in partnership with 108 Brasserie.
At Time Out we’re big fans of cosying up in our favourite London cinemas and entering a whole new world through the power of projection. But, when the sun’s out and the weather’s at its best, hiding away in a dark, stuffy room isn’t quite as appealing. Thank god then, for outdoor cinemas letting us get our film fix under the stars and with a sweet summer breeze in our hair.
London is home to some brilliant alfresco movie spots, which will be popping up all over the city in 2023, everywhere from docks and parks to rooftops and manicured gardens. There’s something for everyone, from Rooftop Film Club’s 360-degree views at Peckham’s Bussey Building to screens by big historic houses. Basically, if there’s space for a screen, someone is putting one up – and we’re here for it. Welcome to the summer of the big-screen extravaganza.
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