Rooftop Film Club

The Best of London’s Outdoor Cinema for 2022

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Make the most of sunnier evenings by catching one of your favourite movies in the great outdoors. From cathedrals to castles, parks to palaces, screens are popping up all over the capital. Check out our guide to the best outdoor cinemas in London.

The C&TH Film Hub

The Best of London’s Outdoor Cinema for 2022

Rooftop Film Club

Rooftop film club Bussey Building

Rooftop Film Club runs across two London venues: Bussey Building in Peckham and Stratford’s Roof East. With huge screens, comfortable deckchairs and incredible sound, outdoor film setups don’t get better than this. Iconic films on the cards this month include the old and new: from The Godfather and Jurassic Park to House of Gucci and La La Land. Screenings span the weekdays and weekend, so you can perk up a terrible Tuesday at work with a dreamy date night (double lounge seats are bookable) or relax into the weekend by watching a comforting classic and gorging on bottomless popcorn. You’ll also be given wireless headphones to make sure you’re not distracted by the outside world. rooftopfilmclub.com

The Nomad

The Nomad is a charitable open-air cinema pop-up which donates all profits to The Sustainability Institute, an environmental charity based in South Africa. Films will be screened across various locations in London, including Hatton Garden, Hyde Park Lido, The Hoxton Shoreditch and Paddington Street Gardens, screening a mix of new and old classics like Thelma and Louise, The Hangover and Bridesmaids. whereisthenomad.com

Luna Cinema

Luna Cinema Victoria Embankment

Popping up in green spaces across the city from Kensington Palace to Clapham Common, Luna Cinema is back with some great classics this summer, from Notting Hill to Moulin Rouge. Depending on the venue, visitors can bring their own chairs and blankets, or take a seat on the ones provided; but not before grabbing a beverage from The Luna Bar. There’s also a Luna Kids Cinema screening family-friendly classics during the day in venues like Dulwich Park and Hampton Court Palace. thelunacinema.com

The Openaire Float-In Cinema by Häagen-Dazs

Float-in-Cinema

Less drive-in and more of a float-in cinema (the UK’s very first), Häagen Dazs’ The Openaire is back this summer. The cinema experience sees 16 eco-boats floating amongst Regent’s Canal, where guests can enjoy a self-driven boat-ride around Little Venice, then pitch up at Merchant Square to enjoy a classic film screening on the large-scale LED video screen. Cinema snacks can be ordered via mobile and delivered to the boats (including Häagen-Dazs delights, of course), whilst delicious Italian cuisine will be served up at award-winning chef RaviOllie’s waterside pop-up kitchen – delizioso! openaire.co.uk

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