Summer is almost here, and with the warmer temperatures come the outdoor cinema experiences. All over the UK, people will be enjoying some silver screen classics while basking in the sun, so why not take a look at our list of amazing cinematic experiences for 2019?
Secret Cinema: London
Ever watched a movie and wished you could jump through the screen to escape into the world of the film? With Secret Cinema, you can do just that. Each year brings a new film or theme and 2019 is the turn of ‘Casino Royale’. Those who attend have a role assigned to them in an immersive experience that blends theatre, special effects and film together to create something truly unique and unforgettable. Of course, as the name itself suggests, all the cards are kept very close to the chest with guests only finding out the location and their individual role in the experience a short time in advance. Previous year’s themes have included Blade Runner, 28 Days Later and Dirty Dancing.
Rooftop Film Club: London
Head up to London’s skyline with the Rooftop Film Club, screening cult classics and new releases on the tops of all sorts of buildings around the capital. With beautiful views and a rare glimpse of hidden parts of the city, these regular events are popular with locals and visitors alike. So make sure you book ahead if you’re planning a London weekend. The events take place throughout the summer and blankets are provided should the weather prove unpredictable.
Film 4 Summer Screen: Somerset House
Join the ultimate cinematic experience where the impressive courtyard turns into London’s largest outdoor cinema over 14 nights throughout summer. In 2019, Film4 Summer Screen celebrates it’s 200th screening and will now be offering a wider range of seating options for their movie-goers. The line-up for this year looks set to please with the likes of ‘Black Panther’, the Marvel success story of 2018, and Shane Meadows’ bold and gritty ‘This is England’ taking centre stage. Lounge under the stars with a great film, a stunning location and (hopefully) some sunny weather too.
Backyard Cinema: London
With pop up events promised across the Capital this summer, Backyard Cinema is set to wow all of the senses. Chose from the balmy, sandy beaches of LA Nights in Camden showing all of the great blockbusters, or the atmospheric showing of Romeo and Juliet at the Union Chapel with a live choir. With even more venues and themes to be announced for South London soon, being at the front of the queue for this Backyard Cinema is not to be missed. Visit the website to book and to join their waiting list for their new South London venue announcements.
Sol Cinema: Mobile
Set in a vintage caravan powered entirely by solar energy, and seating just 8 adults, the Sol Cinema still gives you all the thrills of going to the movies with the red-carpet treatment, usherette service and popcorn. This is a great option for groups too as the limited seating adds an exclusive feel to the experience. This quirky mobile cinema travels to festivals and events around the country and is planning to stop off at Glastonbury Festival this year too. Check their website for the latest listings.