Top 5: Outdoor cinemas in London

Here's our pick of five of the best places to see outdoor cinema in London.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 15th Aug 2012

The weather may have been a bit hit and miss so far this 'summer', but we've all got our fingers crossed for a sunny September. With that optimism in mind, here's our pick of five of the best places to see outdoor cinema in London.

Pop Up Screens
Various venues, until September 23rd, £8
Popping up in a different part of London every weekend throughout the summer, Pop Up Screens shows three cult movies each weekend in a picturesque park location. As well as the films, cinema-goers can enjoy comedy, poetry and other live entertainment, and a good range of food and drink. Locations still to be treated to the pop up treatment this summer are Morden Hall Park, Highgate's Waterlow Park, and Bishop's Park and Ravenscourt Park in Fulham. Upcoming films including Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Anchorman, Fight Club, Back to the Future and The Dark Knight. See the full listings and book your tickets online at

The Nomad Cinema
Various venues, until September 29th, £8.50 - £12.50
Creating exciting cinematic experiences in unique London locations (The Shining in Brompton Cemetery, anyone?), The Nomad Cinema pops up in some unusual and intriguing places. Entertainment and food and drink is themed around the film each time, to fully immerse cinema goers in the occasion.  Still to come this summer are Casablanca, Romeo + Juliet,  The Big Lebowski and The Graduate, with locations including Fulham Palace, Queen's Park and Hyde Park Lido. See all upcoming events and get your tickets at

More London Free Film festival
The Scoop, Sept 12-28, Free
More London will be screening a mix of classic, cult and contemporary films every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 – 28 September at The Scoop -  an open air amphitheatre with views of London Bridge. Entry is free so there's no booking required but guests are advised to arrive early as a one-in-one-out policy operates when the venue reaches capacity. Screenings start at 7.30pm. Find out more

The Luna Cinema
Various venues, until September 22nd, £16.50
The Luna Cinema follows a classic formula; a well-loved film on a big screen at sunset, in a beautiful or prestigious setting. The Luna Cinema puts on screenings at historical venues all over the country, with London locations including Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace and Regents Park. Bring your chairs and your picnic, and enjoy your favourite films in the most breathtaking setting you've ever seen them. More info at

Midsummer Night Screen
Dalston Roof Park, Aug 31st
Ever wanted to watch one of your favourite films on the astroturfed roof of a former factory? Well now you can. Midsummer Night Screen returned to Dalston Roof Park this summer after a successful 2011 season, where it hosts Friday night film screenings with themed food provided by The Long Table and Background Bar, as well as DJs playing music inspired by the film. There's even an inflatable rood to keep you dry in the event of showers. Films start at 6.30pm and tickets are £7.  See upcoming events at

Words: JR

Photo: Guy Bell

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