A Guide to Outdoor Cinemas London 2019*

There is no doubt that summer can be quite a tricky time for all cinephiles out there. Considering the fact that sunshine seems to be a rare treat on British shores, it somehow feels unexpectedly wrong to just waste sunny days or even warm nights under a roof. But hey, there are many benefits that Londoners can enjoy every now and then – one of these is a summer packed with lots of outdoor cinema screenings. And mind you, it is the type of experience that offers the best of both worlds.

If you are so hell-bent on finding the best outdoor cinema London experience, then you have come to the right place. We have put up a guide that can get you access to guilty pleasures, cult classics, and avant-garde features that this experience can offer. So, without further ado, step into this guide.

Luna Cinema

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Luna Cinema is hailed as one of the country’s leading organisers when it comes to outdoor screening events in the entire United Kingdom. And unlike its contemporaries, it finds a way to really take the whole outdoor cinema experience to a whole new level. Not only will you appreciate the content with just any old building, but you will also grow fond of the people behind the Luna Cinema. They are those individuals who constantly scour the country, looking for unique, elegant, iconic, and prestigious locations.

The cinema’s goal is to find the aforementioned qualities under the very persuasive mantra. The latter, in particular, suggests that there should be a setting where cinema-lovers like you can experience the film, as it as important as the movie itself. As far as the programme of screenings is concerned, it is usually dominated by cinematic classics. Hence, it has easily become an avenue for classic enthusiasts. But hey, it is not just about the cinema atmosphere. Luna Cinema also offers a stunning range of venues, such as the Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, and The Tower of London, just to name a few.

The Nomad

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Of course, it is a crime not to include The Nomad on this list. And thanks to the individuals behind it, Londoners like you can easily get treated a screening from a diverse array of films. And, boy, it is unlike anything you could ever imagine. That is because you will be taken to a stunning and invigorating outdoor venue and, at the same time, given the chance to enjoy the smug satisfaction since you are able to help a good cause. Why exactly? That is because your outdoor cinema experience with The Nomad means that you are donating nothing but your custom.

This six-year-old nomadic company is known to be the first ever social enterprise pop-up cinema in the United Kingdom. It is mostly managed through the support provided by volunteers. What is more, it is celebrated for its decision to donate a whopping 100 percent of its profits to the Sustainability Institute, which is basically a charity based in South Africa. Moreover, The Nomad does not fail to provide you with a festival feel, which is very present in every screening it offers. There are also goodie bags and caterings, all are meant to exceed your expectations.

Backyard Cinema, Camden

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In case you did not know, this one right here literally began its life in the back garden owned by its founder; hence, the name. Backyard Cinema has managed to host a deluge of events throughout the year. But if you really want to experience the best of the best, you should give its cobbles of Camden Market a try. It is, in fact, the most popular event it offers on a yearly basis. Mind you, it is one of those events that are capable of standing out during London’s summer cinema series.

Backyard Cinema is best known for offering the best when it comes to music movies. It could include the likes features, live concerts, and biographies, among many others. As a matter of fact, it is home to some of the greats in the music industry. This includes, but not limited to, Cobain: Montage of Heck, the titular Ray Charles biography, and The Blues Brothers. Enthusiasts are given the chance to opt for either deckchairs or beanbags. And hey, you will love the fact that there are burgers thanks to Honest Burgers.

*Guest Blog
Written by One Base Media

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