21st Jul 2016 SEE IT

Outdoor Cinemas near you

Rooftop_6 With summer comes delayed sunsets, balmy evenings and of course, restless kids… to perfectly fuse all three combinations together, consider planning a family night at your local outdoor cinema. Every summer season companies like the Rooftop Cinema Club, famed landmarks like Central Park and cool hotspots like Mr. C Hotel host a bevy of fun outdoor film screenings. To make the experience more enchanting, food trucks and caterers are onsite for an alfresco culinary feast. Keep reading to see were you and your family can enjoy everything from the cult classics to your favorite childhood films all under a star filled sky in Los Angeles, New York or London.


Cinespia – Cinespia brings classic films to the famed Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets, food, and drinks to help make each evening one to remember. Screenings sell out fast, so buy tickets ahead of time for one of their upcoming 25 films throughout the summer season. Visit: cinespia.org Family Friendly Film: The Muppet Movie, July 23rd

Roof Top Film Club: Rooftop Cinema Club is a unique experience at the Montalbán Theatre Rooftop. LA movie lovers can enjoy delicious food  above the city streets, before settling down under the stars to see all of your favorite classic, cult and current movies. Visit: rooftopcinemaclub.com Family Friendly Films: Zootopia, August 3rd and Legally Blonde, August 23rd

Eat, See, Hear: LA’s original traveling outdoor movie series goes to rotating venues around the city. Featuring a wide mix of outdoor movies, live music and a yummy curated line up of food trucks. Visit: eatseehear.com Family Friendly Films: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, August 6th;  Big, August 13th and Goonies, August 20th

Street Food Cinema: Street Food Cinema has developed 12 different locations to provide moviegoers with more chances to catch your favorite flicks on the big screen. Come early and catch top local bands and enjoy the tastiest eats from food trucks till the sun sets and the movie begins. Family Friendly Films: The Princess Bride, August 27th and Grease September 3rd

Mr. C Hotel: Enjoy an evening of dinner, cocktails, film and fun on chic loungers poolside at Mr. C. The cinema promptly starts at sunset, pre-reserve your seats in advance, $35 or $45 per person featuring classic Cipriani dishes, yummy cocktails, and freshly popped popcorn. Call 310.226.6245 or visit: mrchotels.com Family Friendly Film: Chef, August 30th

Dodger Stadium: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, by catching a special screening after the Dodgers vs. Pirates game on August 13. Fans sitting in the Left Field and Right Field Pavilions are invited to sit on the field, get cozy and watch the film. Visit: losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com


The Rooftop Cinema Club: This year Rooftop Cinema Club posts up at Yotel and Officeops in Brooklyn. Perch above the city streets and take delight in the globally inspired street food and tasty cocktails for before catching your favorite classic, cult and current movie as the stars begin to twinkle. Rooftop Cinema Club uses state-of-the-art equipment, high quality wireless headphones and comfy seats in a truly unique urban environment. Visit: rooftopcinemaclub.com Family Friendly Films: Grease, August 1st; The Goonies, August 14th and Mrs. Doubtfire, August 10th

SummerScreen at McCarren Park: SummerScreen brings crowds to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park each Wednesday in July and August to enjoy a lineup of cult classic movies, live music, and food & drink from local vendors. Visit: summerscreen.org Family Friendly Films: 10 Things I Hate About You, July 27th

Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park: A breeze off of the East River from Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling view of the Manhattan skyline…. There is no better place to enjoy a hot summer Thursday night then watching a cult classic. Visit: brooklynbridgepark.org Family Friendly Films: A League of Their Own, August 18th

Hudson Riverflicks, Family Fridays: Family Fridays returns to Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 this summer, featuring recent favorites as well as classic movies for the whole family to enjoy. All films featured are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk and the kids can look forward to free popcorn. Visit: hudsonriverpark.org

Central Park Film Festival: Take a tour of New York City’s neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, hosted in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park. Look forward to summer sweet treats from Cool Haus gourmet ice cream. Visit: centralparknyc.org Family Friendly Films: School of Rock, August 22nd and Stuart Little, August 27th


The Nomad: The Nomad Cinema is the roaming theater that gives back. Popping up at an inspiring range of beautiful, unique and intriguing screening locations across London. Partly run by volunteers and featuring partnerships with a diverse range of kindred cultural organizations, ethical companies and fair-trade suppliers.100% of their profits go to The Sustainability Institute, in South Africa. Nomad outdoor cinema immerses you in your favorite film, with quality catering, goodie bags, and a warm friendly welcome. Visit: whereisthenomad.com Family Friendly Films:Jungle Book, August 19th; Jurassic Park, August 27th and E.T. September 11th

Luna Cinema: The Luna Cinema beings together a classic film on the big screen with a beautiful and prestigious setting to create magic under the stars. Pre-book a chilled bottle of prosecco, popcorn, blankets and or backrests. Enjoy a mini circus of stylish gastronomic vehicles offering the very best food. Visit: http://www.thelunacinema.comFamily Friendly Films: Labyrinth, July 24th and Back to The Future, July 24th

Rooftop Film Club: Londoners have the chance to watch classic, cult and recent film releases while nestled among the rooftops and chimneys of the capital..Arrive early, bag your choice of comfy seats, sound will be played though wireless headphones and stall holders will sell your favorite food and drinks. Ponchos and blankets are handed out to the audience on rainy days. Visit: rooftopfilmclub.com Family Friendly Films: Star Wars, July 21st; Matilda, August 10th and The Parent Trap, August 11th

Pop Up Screens: Trade in a night of traditional cinema for an evening under the stars with Pop Up Screens. They combine the relaxed atmosphere of a festival with the brilliance of a classic movie. Visit: popupscreens.co.uk Family Friendly Films: Stand By Me, August 9th

Secret Cinema: Secret Cinema features live cinematic experiences, combining film screenings with interactive performances on magnificent and grand sets. Secret audience. Secret locations. Secret worlds.Visit: secretcinema.org On Now: Dirty Dancing

Summer Screen Summerset House: London’s groundbreaking open-air film festival, returns with a prestigious program of contemporary classics and popular favorites projected on London’s largest outdoor screen in full surround sound. Visit: somersethouse.org.uk Family Friendly Film: 10 Things I Hate About You, August 8th

Backyard Cinema – Camden Market: Backyard Cinema returns to the cobbled streets of Camden Market for a spectacular series of music-film screenings. From live concerts and feature films, this 2 week festival will bring some of the greatest fun ever to Camden Town… Expect beanbags, deckchairs, burgers and beers, cocktails, DJs and of course great movies. Visit: backyardcinema.co.uk Family Friendly Movie: The Blues Brothers, August 13th

Kew The Movies:This years open air screenings take place against the beautiful backdrop of Kew Palace. Kew the Movies is produced in partnership with The Luna Cinema, the UK’s most exciting pop up cinemas. Visit: kew.org Family Friendly Films: Mean Girls, September 7th and Labyrinth, September 8th.