On a balmy summer evening, there is nothing worse than sitting in a dark, excessively air- conditioned cinema. Luckily the UK is full of outdoor cinemas – and what could beat watching a movie under the stars?
With its laidback, relaxed vibe, Nomad is without a doubt one of London’s most loved outdoor cinemas. This summer, its nomadic screen will be visiting multiple locations across London, including Brompton Cemetery, the Royal Academy of Arts, and The National Maritime Museum. Not only will you have a superb night, but even better, 100 per cent of their profits go to their chosen charity; the Sustainability institute in South Africa.
This summer, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens will be transformed into the idyllic outdoor cinema. There will be three screenings taking place; Ghostbusters, Pulp Fiction and Grease. What could be better than enjoying a movie in this magical setting?
ROOFTOP FILM CLUB
Rooftop Film Club can be found on the rooftops of some of London’s coolest buildings; the Queen of Hoxton, Peckham’s Bussey Building and Kensington Roof Gardens. Food and drink can be enjoyed on site. Moreover, showing an assortment of classics, from Chinatown, to Goodfellas and Mary Poppins, along with recent releases, including Oscar Winners La La Land using state- of-the-art projectors, Rooftop Film Club is one slick operation. So, why not go and relish the high quality wireless headphones, cosy blankets and comfy deckchairs?
Perched on the cliffs above Porthcurno Bay, the Minack Theatre’s dramatic location has attracted visitors for multiple generations. With their summer season running until the end of September, including performances of La Traviata, Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors, be sure not to miss out on this delight of a venue.
THE LUNA CINEMA
Hosting outdoor movies at some of England’s most famous landmarks, including Westminster Abbey and Blenheim Palace, for Luna Cinema, it is all about location. Most notably, the pop- up Luna Cinema is attractive because you walk into a Royal Park, a palace – or any of its other magical locations – just as everyone else is departing. This year, be sure not to miss out on their first ever screening at Chatsworth House; showcasing, on 28th July, Pride and Prejudice, much of which was filmed at the house.
Courtesy of Film4, from August 10-23, once again, this summer Somerset House will be transformed into an outdoor cinema. Yet, with tickets selling quicker than you can neck back a G&T, make it your mission to snap one up as soon as they come on sale. Screenings this year will include All the presidents Men, Cruel Intentions, and Moonlight.