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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 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 May

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham Rye

Watch a film in the clouds on top of the Bussey Building in Peckham with a 360° panoramic view over the city

Where Peckham 

May highlights 'The Dark Knight', 'Vertigo' 

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Bussey Building , Peckham Tuesday May 30 2017 - Wednesday May 31 2017

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 

May highlights 'Moonlight', 'Top Gun'  

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31 May 2016

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford

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

Where Stratford

May highlights 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

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Roof East , Stratford Tuesday May 30 2017 - Wednesday May 31 2017
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Outdoor cinema in June

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. 

June highlights 'Jaws', 'Notting Hill', '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

June highlights 'Ghostbusters' at Crystal Palace Park, 'Big' at Victoria Embankment Gardens

 

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Movies at the Night Market

Twelve nights of movies at the Night Market, alongside 50 of London's finest street food vendors

Where Kensington Gardens

June highlights 'Doctor Strange', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 

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Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square

Give a ballet or opera a go for free at Trafalgar Square, beamed in from the Royal Opera House (on the biggest screening we've ever seen!)

Where Trafalgar Square, and other outdoor London venues

June highlights The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand – a mixed programme of ballet on June 9

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Outdoor cinema in July

Movies on the River

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. 

July highlights Check back soon

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Pop Up Screens

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

July highlights Check back soon 

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Films at the London Bridge City Summer Festival

Films at the London Bridge City Summer Festival

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Outdoor cinema in August

Summer Screen at Somerset House

Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a nearperfect London experience. This year's dates are Aug 10-23.

August highlights Check back soon 

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Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton

Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton

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Outdoor cinema in September

Dalston Roof Park

One of east London’s most charming venues is screening free movies on Tuesdays (with £5 membership), showing cool docs and dramas.

What: See the sweet side of east London

September highlights 
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Kingsland
Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema

Floating Cinema’s 60-foot barge is a regular on London’s canals over the summer. While a hefty chunk of outdoor cinema events are about sitting you down in front of a cheesy 1980s fave, these guys take an arty approach.

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James C
James C

It's back again...

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

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


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RedLionE11

Don't forget Deckchair Cinema @ The Red Lion in Leytonstone!


Tickets only £7. Limited to 100.