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Outdoor cinema in London

The best places to see open-air movies in the capital this summer

Life is short, and so is the summer. On a balmy London evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Whether you want to shriek-along to ‘The Shining’ in a graveyard or catch a romcom in a gorgeous Royal Park or palace, add outdoor cinema to your fair weather bucket list. This list of London’s outdoor cinemas is arranged by month and Time Out’s film team will be keeping it updated all summer long.

Outdoor cinema in September

Movies on the River

For a perfect London night out, sail along the Thames while watching a movie on a giant screen.

Where Along the river – starting and finishing at Tower Pier. 

September highlights 'Jaws', 'Clueless' 

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Luna Cinema

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

September highlights 'La La Land' at Alexandra Palace, 'Pulp Fiction' at Kew Gardens, 'The Graduate' at Regents Park. 

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The Nomad

With its laidback vibe The Nomad is one of London favourite outdoor cinemas, popping up in venues across the city.

September highlights ‘La La Land' and 'Cinema Paradiso' at Queen's Park.

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Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, Stratford

Directors’ chairs, wireless headphones and blankets – the Rooftop Film Club have perfected the art of outdoor cinema

Where Stratford

September highlights ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', 'Get Out', 'Beauty and the Beast'

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Pop Up Screens

Shout-at-the-screen favourites in London park at the nice price of £12 

September highlights ‘ET' at Hammersmith, 'Whiplash' at Fulham. 


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Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton

The Rooftop Film Club’s HQ on top of the Queen of Hoxton pub in Shoreditch screens a mix of ’80s faves and recent hits

Where Shoreditch 

September highlights 'Silence of the Lambs', 'Mean Girls', 'The Big Lebowski' 

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Next week at The Red Lion, Leytonstone (E11 3AA).

Limited tickets. Only £7 including deck chair and waitress service!


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