7 Of The UK’s Best Outdoor Cinemas

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  • Summer is upon us and that can mean only one thing, outdoor cinema season here. We take a look at some of the UK's top spots to catch a movie under the stars.

    The Luna Cinema

    Where: Across the UK

    When: 20 June – 28 September

    Showing an array of classic movies (think Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing) in various London parks as well as unusual settings such as country estates, swimming pools, ruined abbeys and castles.

    Tickets: Standard £13.50; premium £23.50. www.thelunacinema.com

    Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen

    Where: Vauxhall Gardens, London SE11

    When: 3 June – 22 July

    With cult faves like This Is Spinal Tap and The Big Lebowski, there’s also tons of great street food vendors and even an on-site Kopparberg bar.

    Tickets: Free entry; deck chair and popcorn £5; blankets £2.50. www.vauxhallvillage.com

    Pop Up Screens

    Where: Various London locations

    When: 11 July – 27 September

    Showing movie favourites old and new, spanning everything from Pretty Woman to The Hangover, in locations from Morden Hall Park to Coram’s Fields in Holborn.

    Tickets: from £10. www.popupscreens.co.uk

    Film4 Summer Screen

    Where: Somerset House, London WC2R

    When: 7 August – 20 August

    Celebrating 10 years of courtyard screenings, Somerset House will be showing old, new and never before seen movies as well as one chosen by a public vote, with live DJs playing til sundown.

    From £18.25. www.somersethouse.org.uk

    Dalston Roof Park

    Where: The Print House, London E8

    When: Every Tuesday this summer t

    The Dalston Roof Park will also be hosting ‘film x dance’ nights so you can dance along with your favourite characters.

    Tickets: £5 charity donation gives you membership for a year and screenings are free. www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk

    Cult Screens

    Where: Oxford, Swindon, Bristol and Reading

    When: 29 May – 19 July

    Offering home comforts with a choice of bean bags and deck chairs as well as standard cinema grub, you can also try out one of the famous cocktails served in a pint glass.

    Tickets: From £12.50. www.cultscreens.co.uk

    Route 66 Drive-In Cinema

    Where: Manchester and Liverpool

    When: Every week

    Don’t let temperamental weather get in the way of watching a movie under the stars. Here you can order Dominos pizza and watch the film all from the comfort of your car.

    £20 per car. www.route66driveincinemas.co.uk

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