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UK’s Best Outdoor Cinemas for 2019

It wouldn’t be summer without pop-up outdoor cinemas. Whether you’re into classic flicks or the newest releases, grab some sunscreen, pull up a chair and find out where you can get your alfresco film fix this summer.


NE1’s ever-popular Screen on the Green returned to Old Eldon Square on the 22nd July for its longest run ever! Until the 1st of September, there will be two films each day, all free of charge. With a total of 84 films altogether there is definitely something for everyone… The Greatest Showman (sing-a-long), Bohemian Rhapsody, Paddington 2 and both Mamma Mias back to back to name a few!

You can find the full schedule here.


Manchester’s Open-Air Cinema ‘Screenfields’ is back at The Lawns in Hardman Square, for its fifth consecutive year. Open until the 12th September there will be two films each week, one being a classic played in previous years at Screenfields, and the other being a recently released big-screen hit, voted for by the public. Tickets range from free to £6 and you can find the monthly schedule
here (check the page monthly for updates).


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During August there will be three big-screen outdoor film nights in Millennium square, with showings starting at 8.30pm and gates opening from 7pm. Tickets range from £7.75-£28.00.

16th August – Pretty Woman

17th August – Bohemian Rhapsody

18th August – Mary Poppins Returns

You can see more info and buy tickets here.

In September, open-air cinema returns to Harewood as The Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic cinema under the stars. Prices range from £10-£27.50.

7th September – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

8th September – Pretty Woman

9th September – The Greatest Showman (Sing-a-long)

See more info and buy tickets here.


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The Luna Cinema will have three showings at Cardiff Castle this September. All screenings start at 7:45pm with the gates open from 6pm. Tickets range from £7.75-£28.00.

13th September – Bohemian Rhapsody

14th September – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

15th September – Life of Brian

See more info and buy tickets here.


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Summer Screens can be found at Bristol Zoo Gardens this summer. Watch some of your favourite films surrounded by some of your favourite species. All screenings start at 6:30pm and prices range from £10.50-£45.00.

28th August – Rocketman

29th August – Green Book

30th August – Bohemian Rhapsody

31st August – Jurassic Park

1st September – Mamma Mia!

See more info and buy tickets here.


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The Royal Botanic Garden will host this year’s Luna Cinema event with three showings on the Glasshouse Lawn. All screenings start at 8:15pm with the gates open from 6:45pm. Tickets range from £7.75-£28.00.

30th August – A Star is Born

31st August – Bohemian Rhapsody

1st September – Sunshine on Leith

See more info and buy tickets here.


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Open-air cinema screenings are returning to the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow, with tickets just £5. Films start at 9pm while gates open at 8:30pm, and fancy dress is encouraged!

15th August – Dirty Dancing (1987)

16th August – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

17th August – Saturday Night Fever

18th August – Singin’ in the Rain

Find more info and buy tickets here.


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London has no shortage of outdoor cinemas, with screenings available all over the city. Somerset House is hosting two weeks of Film4 Summer Screen and they even have a DJ! Doors open and DJ from 7pm with films starting at 9pm. Tickets range from £18-£28.

You can find the full schedule and buy tickets here.

Leicester Square Gardens is showing 20 films over 4 days in August (8th-11th). Tickets are free and films start at 11am, with the last beginning at around 7pm.

You can find the full schedule here.

Pop up Screens are also doing their usual tour of London Parks, from Kingston to Greenwich via Fulham, Russell square, Denmark Hill, Hammersmith, Hither Green, Guildhall and Hornsey, with more than 40 films being shown on the big screen. Local food vendors pitch up at each location to serve snacks and drinks.

You can find the full schedule and buy tickets here.