Top 5 open-air cinema dates

There really is nothing more romantic than spending a balmy evening watching a film outdoors, glass of chilled rose or beer in hand. With more hot weather on the way, we’ve picked out five of the best places to view a variety of open-air movies in London this summer:

Floating Cinema, East London   FloatingCinema
From June to September, this unique 60-foot long canal boat hosts on-board events including talks, workshops and film screenings. They moor for screenings of more than 500 people. Last year’s highlight was a fancy-dress screening of Frankenweenie.

Luna Cinema
Running from June 20 to September 28, the Luna Cinema hosts screening at date Lunaperfect venues including Royal castles and parks and venues like Pinewood Studios and Brockwell Lido. Films include classics like The Goonies and Dirty Dancing, alongside more recent releases.

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House
Taking place from August 7-20, Somerset House has teamed up with Film4 for 14 nights of  SomersetHousclassic, cult and contemporary films for everyone to enjoy. As the sun sets, live DJs will play as cinemagoers relax in the courtyard with their picnics. Some screenings will also be introduced by the film’s stars and directors. Book quickly because these tickets go like hot cakes!

Backyard Cinema, Camden  Backyard
Started by a group of friends in someone’s back garden, this intimate outdoor Camden Lock venue now has 200 deckchairs and beanbags to sit on, live DJs, 1950s usherettes serving you at your seats and a huge 14-foot screen. There’s even a dedicated Brewdog bar selling ice-cold beers and wine.

Nomad Cinema
This travelling pop-up cinema stops at loads of venues in the capital over the summer.   NomadPrevious venues include Brompton Cemetery, Coram Secret Garden, Hyde Park Lido and the Horniman Museum, among others. There’s a relaxed festival vibe with music, catering and decorations thrown in, oh and an iconic movie line up!

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