A Guide To Summer 2015's Outdoor Film Screenings

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A Guide To Summer 2015's Outdoor Film Screenings

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Between getting your Pretty Woman on at Pillow Cinema and pulling that Labyrinth costume out again (good investment) for a rooftop screening, it’s sometimes hard to see the wood for the screens. So, lucky for you, YPlan are here to guide you through the myriad of cinematic madness that is London’s summer al fresco film season.

1. Get on a Roof as the Sun Rises

Outdoor cinema screenings are usually evening affairs, but early birds are being catered to at the Sun-Up Rooftop Cinema Club on 3 July. Flock to Queen of Hoxton to enjoy a film while watching the sun rise over the City of London. You'll be treated to an advance screening of IRIS by the late documentarian Albert Maysles, four weeks before the UK cinematic release date. Held in partnership with The Rooftop Film Club, we think this is going to be popular, so get yourself on the waiting list now.
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Watch the sun come up with a film, atop Queen of Hoxton

2. Go for a Wander with Nomads

Big daddies on the outdoor cinema scene, Nomad Cinema are holding six screenings at Grosvenor Square in Mayfair throughout July. Films include The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me and Napoleon Dynamite, and the sound comes through wireless headphone so you don't have to listen to the echoes of popcorn being masticated all around you.
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Nomad Cinema in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair

3. Be Taken by Surprise with Pop-Up Screens

If you want a bit of variety, Pop-Up Screens are the ones for you. There are more than 30 separate screenings to choose from, held at eight different locations around the capital including Russell Square, Greenwich, Hammersmith and Clapham. The setting is informal, so pick your chosen spot with friends and remember to bring a cushion or blanket to sit on.
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From Hither Green to Parsons Green, Pop-Up Screens will be ... popping up all over London

4. Grab Some Grub with a Side of Drama

Oval Space's rooftop terrace is being put to good use with their Film + Food series, which kicks off on 1 July. Classic movies are going to be matched with "great themes and grub" (their words) and starting things off will be The Great Beauty teamed with BBQ Italian sausages, goat's cheese and lentil salad.
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Team your outdoor film with al fresco food, at Oval Space

5. You Bring the Blanket, They'll Bring the Giant Pillows

If comfort is your priority when it comes to film watching, then Pillow Cinema will have you kicking back and relaxing in no time. Throughout July, giant bean bags will adorn the rooftop of SNAP Studios, overlooking Shoreditch Park, for you to recline while enjoying the show. Share one with a friend or indulge in one all to yourself. It's BYO, so pack snacks, drinks and a cosy blanket for ultimate comfort.
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Pillow Cinema at Snap Studios, Shoreditch

6. Feel Good Classics in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Tuesdays in July see Vauxhall One bring their free pop-up cinema screenings to the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Bring a blanket, rent a deck chair and enjoy an evening out with your friends as dusk falls. Street food stalls will be joining the party, including Grill My Cheese (pretty self-explanatory), Busan BBQ (Korean) and Rotli Crew (Indian).
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Vauxhall's Summer Screen

7. Channel Your Inner Night-Owl with Luna Cinema

London is blessed with some stunning green spaces, and Luna Cinema always make the most of them for their summer evening screenings this July to September. Dulwich Park, Alexandra Palace, Crystal Palace Park, Battersea Park, Hampton Court Palace, Morden Hall Park, Greenwich Park and Kew Gardens (plus some others outside London) are all on the list. Does London get more romantic than watching Romeo + Juliet at Hampton Court Palace?
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Luna Cinema at Kew Gardens

8. It’s Like Your Own Backyard, But, Well, Better

Nestle into your giant beanbags and kick back on your deckchairs, Backyard Cinema have teamed up with Camden Market to bring you 15 films across the summer months. There are new releases and cult favourites aplenty to choose from, plus the option of burgers, beer, cocktails and live DJs courtesy of the nearby entertainment hub.
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Backyard Cinema at Camden Lock Market

9. Grab A (Big) Spoon with Unlimited Ben & Jerry’s

Now that's what we talking about: outdoor summer film screenings accompanied by UNLIMITED ice cream. You heard that right. Between 31 July and 2 August Ben & Jerry's Big Ice Screenings will be on Clapham Common offering hungry film goers cycle-powered screenings, food and drink stalls, and seating choices including beanbags, directors' chairs, astro-turf sofas and of course, blankets. Oh, and that free ice cream we mentioned.
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Ben & Jerry's Big Ice Screenings on Clapham Common

10. And Of Course, You’ve Got To Press Play

Kensington, Chelsea and Hackney are the lucky recipients of Press Play, the outdoor film company known for their more 'interactive' screenings. Fancy dress is encouraged as classics such as Grease, Goodfellas, Top Gun, Scarface, The Great Gatsby, Goldeneye, Zoolander, Dirty Dancing, The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wolf of Wall Street and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are all on the programme.
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Press Play

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Last Updated 01 July 2015