3 Open air Cinemas to enjoy this Summer:

Outdoor cinemas are one of my favourite things about the summer months. A few friends, some thick blankets and a picnic basket full of snacks and adult beverages. Very few things in life are more pleasurable than sitting in the summer twilight and watching a great movie in awesome surrounds, whether it be on the roof of a city building, or in the great green outdoors. Richmond’s got a few outdoor film and cinema events happening this year, and we want to keep you in the loop.

1: Hampton Court Palace Open Air Cinema.

For two weekends this summer, Hampton Court is opening its doors to cinephiles and families alike. Pack a rug and a picnic and enjoy a classic film on a giant screen in front of the palace.

Saturday 9 August – Dirty Dancing (12)
Sunday 10 August – Casablanca (U)

Friday 12 September – 12 Years A Slave (15)
Saturday 13 September – Captain Phillips (12)
Look out for complementary Benefit make-overs and goodie giveaways. There will also be a full bar and delicious food on site at each screening.

Tickets are £16.50 for adults, and can be found here.

2: Bushy Park – Nomad Cinema

The Nomad Cinema at Bushy Park screening is just one of many screenings taking place across London courtesy of the touring pop up cinema.

The film programme for August’s Nomad Cinema at Bushy Park looks like this:

Friday 22nd August – Labyrinth

Saturday 30th August – E.T

Tickets are £16.50, and can be found here.

3: ‘Kew The Movies’ – Kew Gardens

At the beginning of September, Kew Gardens is running ‘Kew the Movies’, their annual celebration of all things movies. Three fantastic films will be shown in the grounds of the world famous botanical gardens:

4 September – Romeo and Juliet

5 September – Gravity

6 September – Top Gun

Adult Tickets start at £16.50, and can be found here.

Adam Niblett