The Luna Cinema

Film Multiple venues Wednesday June 14 2017 - Thursday September 21 2017
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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Hampton Court Palace
Brockwell Lido
Kew Gardens
Opera Holland Park
Warwick Castle

Sneak into a gorgeous London palace or park after hours and watch a movie under the stars

It's location, location, location with Luna Cinema. The beauty of this touring outdoor cinema is walking into a palace, Royal park or other equally magical location with a picnic just as everyone else is leaving.

Luna's most popular venues include Kew Gardens, Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. This year, for the first time, they will be also be screening in the gardens outside Westminster Abbey.

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The season kicks off in June and runs until September. Book early for Luna's hottest tickets. That means now if you want to see 'Jaws' at Brockwell Lido (where the VIP seats are dinghies in the pool). 

Bring a picnic, or try a wood-fired oven pizza by Sicilia Roots. Most venues are happy for visitors to BYOB – just check the policy on glass before you go. 

You can also book blankets and backrests, ready for collection when you arrive.


Venue name: Chiswick House and Gardens
Address: Burlington Lane
W4 2RP
Opening hours: Gardens, open every day from 7am until dusk, all year round; house, 10am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Turnham Green
Price: £9.50 to £26.50
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I attended the Luna Cinema screening of Life of Pi at the London Zoo to coincide with the opening of the new tiger exhibit. It was great! Such a nice way to enjoy the warmer weather, sip some wine and generally soak up the atmosphere. Fans of the Somerset House Flim4 screenings will love this, its similar but you don’t have to sit on cobblestones!


I've been to Luna Cinema a few times in the past but I have to say I'm not a massive fan of companies that charge you to see films in outdoor spaces, when there are so many that are free. For example, some of the films shown over last years run at Luna Cinema can be found at local film festivals where you do not have to pay and are in the same general settings. I found that the food/bar tends to be borderline extortionate in its pricing structure too!


Is this outdoor cinemas gone too far? Potentially, I mean I was sat on a concrete slab floor at the edge of a London Lido watching a water based film. Having said that, if you can buy into it there is a kind of charm to taking a picnic and some blankets to the local pool after hours and watching Life Aquatic across the water (and under the stars). Don’t pay to get in one of the rubber dinghies though, it’s completely overpriced and not at all romantic - you’re tied to the edge of the pool (no free floating) with about 10 other dinghies in a line.

Kirsty E

Went to see "The Life Aquatic" at Brockwell Lido and we were lucky enough to get tickets for the rubber dinghy. Firstly, I should say that the cinematic experience was excellent - so unique being able to watch a film from a little boat on the water. Also the film itself was really funny, if a little weird. Strange that neither of us had even heard of it considering it featured a lot of familiar faces!

So, why the 3 star rating? you may ask.. Well, I dropped one star for the food which was awful. We are not fussy eaters at all, but the burgers were borderline raw and basically inedible and the chips were greasy and tasteless.. Would expect more from an event like this. And the other lost star was for the length of time it took to get us into the venue itself. Considering this wasn’t a huge event, waiting over half an hour in the queue is just not at all acceptable. We would book again but would take our own food and maybe try a different location.

Shannon O

I saw Ghostbusters at Kew last year with family and it was Fab...take chairs, food if wished as burgers etc are pricey and there are queues....and take blankets cos it gets distracting freezing your ass off! Great experience and atmosphere and well worth doing if you're well prepared :)

Lucy C

I saw the birds in Regent's Park. Was a great opportunity to see a classic on the big screen and in such a lovely natural environment. I would recommend bringing you own snacks and drinks, and in the summer, something to keep away the Mosquitoes. 

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i can watch any of that lot for free in my own back garden ,with a picnic and a glass!!!

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Hmmm. Haven't actually been, but if planes are landing from the West at Heathrow, the aircraft will provide the movie soundtrack and you won't hear a thing.