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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building
Rooftop Film Club at Roof East
The Luna Cinema 2018
The Nomad Cinema 2018
British Summer Time: Open House


Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs and open spaces across London now offering special outdoor movie screenings, you no longer have to watch films couped up inside grim multiplexes in the dark. We take a look at the best outdoor screening and open-air film events in London over the summer.

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Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building

Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

Tube: Denmark Hill Station


Dates: From 03rd May 2018


The huge roof terrace of the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is one of three venues for the Rooftop Film Club this summer with a series of films that gets under way on 3rd May with a screening of Lady Bird. The 5,000 square foot terrace boasts magnificent panoramic views of London, while guests can enjoy food from Rockadollar, a fully licensed bar serving cocktails and cold drinks while they enjoy a selection of classic films shown on a big screen with wireless headphones and comfy seats. The 2018 programme includes Black Panther, Beast, The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour as well as classics like Grease, The Wedding Singer and Blade Runner.


Rooftop Film Club at Roof East

Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE

Tube: Stratford Station


Dates: 3rd May to 1st September 2018


On the 8th floor of a multi-storey car park in Stratford the Rooftop Film Club returns for another summer of new releases and cherished classics. The season kicks off on 3rd May with Dirty Dancing, Jumanji and Clueless, alongside recent releases Baby Driver, The Greatest Showman and Murder on the Orient Express. Not only do you get to see a film, there's also great food and cool refreshments on offer to enjoy with your favourite flick. All this in an unique alfresco setting where you can see the movies under the stars. One of four Rooftop Film Club locations in London, you can also find them at the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye, and The Roof Gardens in Kensington.


Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton

The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3JX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station


Dates: From 06th May 2018


Now a celebrated and integral part of Shoreditch summer nights, the Rooftop Film Club at the Queen of Hoxton rooftop terrace returns for its summer screening series, which sees a range of classic, cult and recent releases shown on a big screen on the roof for £15 a pop. This year the space has been transformed into a futuristic, utopia version of Las Vegas. The experience is far cry from the usual cinema multiplex fodder - with guests able to sit back under the glow of The City's skyline as they enjoy their favourite films with a drink in hand. Wireless headphones, a massive screen, comfy chairs, blankets, drinks and bar food makes for a great all-round experience - and the setting really is quite something. The Rooftop Film Club has also returned to the Bussey Building in Southwark and Roof East in Stratford.


The Nomad Cinema 2018


Various Venues Dates: 13th May to 26th October 2018


The Nomad Cinema is back this summer, screening classic movies at various al fresco venues across London. Lost In Translation will be at The Hoxton Hotel, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Paddington Street Gardens, The Bride of Frankenstein at Brompton Cemetery, and Pan's Labyrinth at Hyde Park Lido. A newer release, Oscar-winning The Shape of Water is also on the line-up. There will also be a selection of food and drink at each screening and what's more 100% of profits go to The Sustainability Institute, a pioneering environmental and educational charity in South Africa.


The Luna Cinema 2018


Various Venues Dates: 19th May to 6th October 2018


Described as "the kings of the outdoor cinema experience" (Tatler), The Luna Cinema continues its tradition of pairing movies with amazing locations with its summer 2018 season, which sees screenings take place at venues like Alexandra Palace, Brockwell Lido, Wimbledon Park, the Horniman Museum and Victoria Embankment Gardens. A showcase of cinema old and new, the line-up includes classics like Pretty Woman, Grease, The Goonies, Jaws and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as well as newer releases such as Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Get Out and The Greatest Showman. In partnership with Estrella Damm, a full bar service will be available at every screening to offer a taste of the Mediterranean.


Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station


Dates: 9th to 22nd August 2018


The most famous of all the open air film events in London, Summer Screenreturns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. The 2018 line-up includes Inception, Labyrinth, Call Me By Your Name and Blue Velvet. New for this year, Somerset House has commissioned a short film by performance artists Mel Brimfield and filmmaker Ewan Jones Morris %u20AC%u201C both resident artists in Somerset House Studios %u20AC%u201C that will be screened ahead of each evening's feature film. There will also be DJ sets inspired by the evening's main event, al fresco picnics and a fabulous summer vibe.


British Summer Time: Open House

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station


Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Jul 2018


Between two long weekends of big British Summer Time gigs, Hyde Park hosts Open House, a week of free outdoor films, live music and entertainment. As well as Wimbledon Championship screenings from 12noon every day, two films will be shown each evening at 5.30pm and 8.30pm. There's live music from 6pm through to 10pm with Mister Kanish and Daytoner, a six piece band with a baritone, tenor sax, flute, keys, bass, drums and DJ. Freddie & The Freeloaders is followed by The London Gay Big Band, a twenty piece jazz orchestra, while on Thursday 12th July House Gospel Choir presents house-meets-gospel and the Old Dirty Brasstards perform their unique take on drum and brass. Try out the flying trapeze for free with Upswing, go retro at hip hop bingo and catch the Chickenshed Theatre for free daytime family entertainment.





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