Six of the coolest outdoor cinemas to attend this summer
Rooftop Film Club

For film fans, the hot summer weather doesn’t mean giving up your cinematic fix

You know how it is. Those long summer nights are meant to be spent enjoying the warm weather – not being crammed into a stuffy dark multiplex trying to enjoy the latest Marvel flick.

Fortunately, the people behind these outdoor cinema events know your pain and can help you get your film fix without shunning the outside world.

Here’s the best outdoor cinema events near you:

Brighton’s Big Screen

Sun, sea, sand and the best cinematic offerings. Brighton’s big screen will be familiar to many who ventured down during Euro 2016, but there are still a few days of films to catch – including cult favourites Pulp Fiction and Mean Girls. You can’t sit with us…

Until Jul 10: Brighton Beach, Brighton, BN2 1TB / more info

Bristol Sunset Cinema

Set in the grounds of the regal Ashton Court Mansion, Sunset Cinema are providing Bristolians with a very classy outdoor cinema experience. Their movie choices are big fun blockbuster and nostalgic favourites fare – including The Goonies, Starship Troopers and The Matrix

Sep 4 – Oct 16: Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol, BS41 9JN / more info

Lost Lands Rooftop Cinema


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A pop-up affair above antiques shop Jacobs Market, the Lost Lands Cinema have been going for 3 years and look to offer a regular slice of open-air cinematic pleasure to the people of Cardiff. Upcoming screenings for the summer include family favourites The Goonies and Mamma Mia, with more to hopefully come in the future.

Jul 29-30: Jacobs Market Rooftop, Cardiff, CF10 5DB / more info

Rooftop Film Club

Rooftop Film Club marries cult classics and big blockbusters with a cool rooftop in London’s bustling suburbs of Peckham, Shadwell, Hoxton, Shoreditch and Stratford. All offering a working cinema on the rooftop view overlooking the Capital.

Films featured this year’s run include US comedy The Big Short, the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul and 90s favourite Spice World

Throughout the summer: Various venues, London / more info

The Luna Cinema

After initially establishing itself as a favourite across the South, The Luna Cinema has expanded their cinema events to all corners of the UK and has picked up a number of great venues along the way. You could be taking in Gladiator at Cardiff Castle, or jiving along to Grease at Sheffield Amphitheatre. There’s plenty of choice.

Cardiff Castle, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB / more info

Sheffield Amphitheatre, Sheffield, S2 5AS / more info

Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / more info

Harewood House, Leeds, LS17 9LG / more info

After Sunset

Portsmouth Film Society are extremely pro-active and their summer screening offerings are enough to rival any of the bigger professional outfits. The group will be hosting events at a number of spots around Pompey, including Victoria Park, Southsea Castle and South Parade Pier, showing cult favourites such as Tommy, From Dusk Til Dawn and the fitting Pirates of the Caribbean.

Various venues, Portsmouth / more info


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