Love movies? But also love the long summer night? Quite the conundrum…or, that was the case until these five fabulous outdoor cinema companies decided that they would take movie enthusiasts out of their dark-roomed misery, like shiny, glitzy knights of movie-armoured fabulousness!
So…whether you’re a self confessed movie geek…a mild movie enthusiast… or just up for trying something new and a bit random, these outdoor cinemas will deliver a cool experience on a warm summer evening ! They’re also great for parties, hen/ stag dos or a laid back alternative to dancing the night away in a sweaty nightclub…mmm.
So, without further ado, here are Snout’s Top 5 Outdoor Cinema experiences in London…Lights! Camera! Action!
1. Rooftop Film Club
Presented by British Airways, The Rooftop Film Club is one of London’s outdoor cinema greats! Set in two different outdoor locations, the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch and Bussey Building in Peckham Rye, the film club showcases classics, cult and recent release films from May through to September. The Rooftop Film Club offers movie goers a range of delicious food, snacks, drinks and big screens which will make your 50 inch plasma, cinema widescreen, surround sounded telly at home seem somewhat pint-sized…
Be sure to book your tickets in advance though, as they fly off the shelf at a rapid rate!
2. We Press Play
We Press Play are a relatively recent addition to the London outdoor cinema scene and my, aren’t they explosive! Intent on creating a unique experience for their fan club, they are kicking off the movie season with none other than Austin Powers, hosted in the top notch location One New Change in St. Paul’s. Movie buffs are encouraged to dress up in their best groovy 60’s gear and drink copious amounts of cocktails from the specially designed ‘Shaguar’ bar. Of course there will also be a “time machine”, plenty of prizes for best 60’s outfits and a free Uber taxi at the end of the evening using their special discount code to be released on Friday! They are pulling out all the stops and bear in mind; this is only the first event of what is to be a movielicious summer!
Get in there quick and book those tickets up as in their own words, “…tickets are selling like hot cakes…”
3. Somerset House Film Club
Film4 have teamed up with American Express to present to us movie lovers a fantastic array of classic and recent release films. Set in the stunning grounds of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court the films are broadcast across state of the art screens with full surround sound to truly immerse the movie lovers! Screenings start on the 7th August…
4. Dalston Roof Park
Come along to the Dalston Roof Park which hosts the Tuesday Night Film Club. These film nights are great for parties and to catch up with friends over a great movie and in a great location! The Film Club’s latest addition is the movie x dance nights where overly enthusiastic movie lovers can get their dancing shoes on and take to the dance floor and strut their stuff like Danny and Sandy! Hey, we know you have practiced this a thousand times at home…time to shine!
And last but not least, the oudoor cinema with a twist…
5. Hot Tub Cinema
The Hot Tub Cinema Club sounds as though it is something you would only see in LA or Las Vegas…but no, this is in London and a place where movie buffs can watch a movie from the leisure of their own hot tub! In a top location, in the old railway station in Shoreditch, the Hot Tub Cinema Club shows all the latest releases along with old school classics. Get on down for a bubbly film night…at the very least for a hot tub session with some of your fellow movie geeks!