Posted May 17, 2012 by Beth Webb - Events Editor in Features
 
 

Open Air Cinema


A defeated spring can only result in a fantastic summer (hopelessly naive but go with it) and outdoor cinema is back with a vengeance, urging the masses to congregate in parks, fields, and cemeteries to huddle up and watch some very good films.

A defeated spring can only result in a fantastic summer
(hopelessly naive but go with it) and outdoor cinema is back with a vengeance,
urging the masses to congregate in parks, fields, and cemeteries to huddle up and watch some very good
films.

Pop Up Screens

Last year Pop Up bought some of the nation’s favourite films to massive
inflatable screens across London. This year they come stomping back boasting an
even bigger catalogue of classics, mixing old faithfuls (Anchorman, Ghostbusters)
with brilliant action classics (Die Hard,
Leon) and a couple of newer hits for
good measure (Submarine, Scott Pilgrim vs.the World.) The screen
will be bouncing from Hammersmith to Lewisham to Kilburn in its mission to
bring cinema to the great outdoors.

Find times and tickets HERE.

Lexi Cinema presents
The Nomad

Veterans in open air film, Nomad isn’t shying away from outdoor venues
across the UK for 2012, and are even throwing in a few free events for the
summertime. Starting the season with the Queen’s Jubilee, a free screening of The King’s Speech in Queen’s park is
being shown for all to enjoy after a long day of patriotism on the 2nd
of June.

From then on its straight to the classics, with The Graduate, The Goonies (Main Picture) and Casablanca
making up part of the late summer programme, with a special screening of The Artist on the 20th of
September. The screens will be hoisted in Roundwood Park, Fulham Palace and
notably Brompton cemetery for a no doubt chilling showing of The Shining. Find out more HERE.

Rooftop Cinema Club,
Queen of Hoxton

With its programme already underway, this central London rooftop screen is
better suited for those who prefer a comfy seat and a good view. Offering out
wireless headphones for films to drown out the city hubbub, the venue will be
playing a range of movies from the last few decades, with highlights including John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club, An American Werewolf in London and Steve McQueen’s latest New York based Shame starring Michael Fassbender. A lot of screenings have already sold out so be
sure to book well in advance. Details can be found at the Queen of Hoxton site HERE.

Open air film at
Chiswick House

For a more lavish affair take your blankets and popcorn to Chiswick House
and Gardens for the last weekend of August for screenings of The Blues Brothers and Pride & Prejudice. The historical
venue regularly holds film festivals and events, and will be selling tickets
for their outdoor cinema closer to the time. More information can be found HERE.

MBNA Chestival Outdoor Cinema

If you have little ones in tow this
summer but still quite fancy divulging in some films in the fresh air, you can
tug the family down to the Chester Amphitheatre for child friendly cinema
throughout June. Each weekend has instalments for children and grown-ups,
mashing The Land Before Time (get the tissues ready) with Jurassic
Park
, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia and Hook with War of
the Worlds
. Book your tickets HERE.

Bristol Encounters Film Festival

Another freebie, this time for
those residing in the west county. For this year’s hugely successful Encounters
Film Fest a solar powered screen will be erected across three Bristol locations
to bring a series of family friendly short films to the masses. The festival
takes place from the 18th to the 23rd of September, with
the outdoor screenings held after dark on the 2nd, 9th
and 16th of the month. Find out the times and locations HERE.

Ipswich Arts Festival

Another local choice for those with tots in mind. As part of the 2012
brochure of events the Ipswich arts festival will be hosting outdoor screenings
of two very popular blockbusters. Fans of Lightning McQueen can enjoy the
second dose of Cars with Saturday
morning showing in Christchurch Park on July 7th, whilst dancing queens and
super troopers can sing on the grass to an evening showing of Mamma Mia on the same day. Grab your
tickets HERE.


Beth Webb - Events Editor

 
I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice