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London’s Best Outdoor Cinema Experiences

By Amanda Gegg

Most movie fans will agree that the only thing better than heading to your local picture house for a screening of the latest blockbuster is getting to do this in the rapturous setting of the great outdoors. Just picture it: popcorn in one hand, your favourite drink in the other, a gorgeous sunset framing the big screen in front of you. You really can’t beat it.
Therefore, we have here for you 2019’s most sought after cinema experiences to take note of so that you can get in there and buy some tickets before they sell out…

Nomad Cinema (Various Locations)

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Nomad really are the ones to keep your eyes on this summer, hosting movie screenings in amongst cityscapes, across rolling parkland and even in cemeteries! The other great thing about these guys: 100% of profits go to The Sustainability Institute, so you’re doing an amazing thing for charity just by attending.

‘Film 4 Summer Screen’ (Somerset House, Aldwych)

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If ever there was a time to pack a chic picnic (complete with stylish warm blanket) it is the Film 4 Summer Screen, which each year serves up a dose of the newest film releases mixed in with the most iconic. Taking place in the grandiose setting of Somerset House, this will tick all of the right memorable boxes.

The Luna Cinema (Various Locations)

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Never one to do things by halves, the Luna Cinema have established themselves as one of London’s most quirky cinema pop-ups, with the most notable last year taking place on rubber dinghys at Brockwell Lido.

Time Out Movies on the River (Tower Millennium Pier, Aldgate)

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Just when you thought al fresco movie-going was a unique step in itself, Time Out have taken it to the next level with their ‘Movies on the River’ event, complete with headphones to drown out the cacophony of the Thames and let you drift away – quite literally – in to cinematic bliss.

Rooftop Film Club (Bussey Building Peckham, Queen of Hoxton Shoreditch, Roof East Stratford)

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Taking place at 3 iconic venues, the Rooftop Film Club has capitalised on London’s love of rooftops and movies, combining them in to the most spectacularly unforgettable experience. And then there is the perfect aesthetically-pleasing view of the deck chairs set in front of the London Skyline, which you can’t put a price on. Apart from the entry fee that is…

Secret Cinema (Various Secret Locations)

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Now this one requires some effort but we can wholeheartedly say that Secret Cinema will make it worth your while with their completely immersive cinematic events, set up in secret locations across the capital. The next event is set to be a good one as they’ve let it be known that they’ll be plunging their attendees in to the eerie fictitious world of Hawkins, in between screenings of ‘Stranger Things’.

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