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Temperature’s rising! Catch these films outdoors at Movies on the River this week

By Time Out editors

The warm weather is finally here, and how better to celebrate than by watching a movie outdoors after sunset in the cool breeze of the River Thames?

Oh, and did we say that by ‘outdoors’ we mean ‘on a boat’? Movies on the River is Time Out’s very own gift to the city’s open-air screening season. For five nights a week until August, we’ll be screening a film on the top deck of a City Cruises boat on the Thames. It’s the open-air movie season to beat all others (even if we say so ourselves).

First, you’ll take a sunset cruise through the city – and, yes, there’a a bar on-board! Then the boat will dock in full view of Tower Bridge as the sun sets and the movie starts on our handy inflatable screen.

You might have seen a film once or twice outdoors before – but we bet you’ve never seen a movie on the top deck of a Thames boat with the city laid out before you in all its glory.

Here’s what playing at Movies on the River this week.


Grease’, Tuesday June 25, 8pm

Join John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the ultimate summer romance. Singing-along is totally allowed.

Pretty Woman’, Wednesday June 26, 8pm

Julia Roberts conquered the world opposite Richard Gere in this heart-stealing romcom.


Mary Poppins Returns’, Thursday June 27, 8pm

The world’s scariest nanny is back, with Emily Blunt floating down to Earth in the title role.


‘The Favourite’, Friday June 28, 8pm

Discover - or discover again - exactly why Olivia Colman won the Best Actress Oscar for this funny, strange and beautiful historical love story.


‘Casablanca’, Saturday June 29, 8pm

Play it again, Sam! Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in this wartime romance - regularly voted one of the most romantic movies ever made.


Movies on the River sets sail from Tower Pier at 8pm five night a week, Tuesday to Saturday, until August. Explore the full lineup and buy tickets here.


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