outdoor cinemas

6 amazing outdoor cinemas

6 amazing outdoor cinemas for the summer months

Take advantage of the good weather and venture out to catch the best movies in gorgeous surroundings…

A fun night out at the movies? Who can say no – but when the British summer is finally here, why not take the movies outside? Head to one of these amazing outdoor cinemas and catch the latest blockbuster or an experimental French film – whatever tickles your fancy…

Top image: Luna Cinema

1  Luna Cinema 

Starting June 23rd (and running until October 2nd), Luna Cinema takes over some of the most stunning sites in SW London and beyond, including Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Clapham Common, Wimbledon Park, Westminster Abbey, and Chiswick House. Now in its 15th year, it promises an epic summer of cinema under the stars, from Top Gun: Maverick to Matilda The Musical , and from Clueless to Avatar. Plus luxury seating, cosy blankets and delish food.



From July until October, Silent Summer Screenings has events popping out around Banstead, Cheam, Gunnersbury Park and other places close by and a little further afield. Wireless headphones are provided (as the name suggests, the screenings are indeed silent), and remember to bring something to sit on, be it a folded chair or a blanket.


3 Pop Up Screens  

The lovely people behind Pop Up Screens are once again taking over Esher, Fulham, Hammersmith and a couple of other locations to delight audiences with a sublime selection of films, including Encanto, Elvis, Dirty Dancing, and Pretty Woman. Various dates through July and August.


4  Adventure Cinema 

Cinema in a priory? Why not. Venture out to Redhill in August to catch Elvis, Dirty Dancing and Top Gun: Maverick in lush surroundings of Nutfield Priory, now a luxury hotel and spa dating back to the 19th century. Hot snacks will be available and picnics are welcome! Other venues in and around London include Ham House, Polesden Lacey, Charlton House and Osterley Park.

Luna Cinema

5  Rooftop Film Club  

A little bit further afield (Bussey Building in Peckham and Roof East in Stratford), Rooftop Film Club is showing a very impressive selection of films that cater to any taste and age, from Never Been Kissed and Vertigo to Encanto and Lady Bird. The accompanying views are truly spectacular, especially with the sun about to set by the end of the film, so we think it is worth a trek. Running from May.


6  Kew the movies

Kew Gardens Open Air Cinema is a unique outdoor cinema experience. Located in the beautiful Kew Gardens, the cinema has a large screen, comfortable seating, and a bar and food stalls. It shows a variety of films, including new releases and family-friendly films – think Moana, Encanto Sing-along, Star Wars: A New Hope and Everything Everywhere All At Once. Kew Gardens Open Air Cinema is a great way to enjoy a summer evening in London while also exploring one of the city’s most beautiful parks. 30 Aug to 3 Sept.