Best immersive outdoor cinema experiences this summer in the UK

Best immersive outdoor cinema experiences this summer in the UK

Enjoy curated film and venue pairings this outdoor cinema summer season

Why squander the summer in a soulless multiplex? Open air cinema companies across the UK are screening films in settings that are both beautifully atmospheric and thematically resonant, creating immersive cinematic experiences without the need for the total darkness of the movie theatre. Here's some of the best open air screenings happening in the UK this summer. Be sure to check out each cinema company for full listings.

Birmingham: Jurassic Park at the Botanics

Where on earth is a better place to to see this iconic Speilberg film than surrounded by flora and fauna. The film screens on Sat 17 Aug in the city's Botanical Garden but fear not, that dastardly T-Rex didn't get an invite. Other screening at this location include Grease (Thu 15 Aug), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fri 16 Aug), A Star is Born (Wed 15 Sep), Pulp Fiction (Thu 12 Sep) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Fri 13 Sep).
Book tickets with Summer Screens.

Brighton: Moana on the beach

Taking place right on the shores of Brighton Beach, Luna Cinema's inaugural beach programme is fittingly maritime-themed in parts with a whole host of other blockbusters thrown in. Screenings of Moana (Sun 18 Aug), Finding Dory (Sun 18 Aug), The Little Mermaid (Mon 12 Aug) and Sharknado/The Meg (Mon 5 Aug) will go ahead alongside many others.
Book tickets with Luna Beach Cinema.

Bristol: Black Panther at the zoo

Unleash the animal within as Summer Screens takes over the gardens at Bristol Zoo, with screenings of Black Panther (Wed 26 Aug), Green Book (Thu 29 Aug), the much-talked about hit Bohemian Rhapsody (Fri 30 Aug), Spielberg's Jurassic Park (Sat 31 Aug) and feel-good musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Sun 1 Sep).
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Best immersive outdoor cinema experiences this summer in the UK

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry: Harry Potter in the cathedral ruins

Wish to be transported to the majestic setting of Hogwarts? Well how about the next best thing? Catch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in at Coventry Cathedral this July. Other films showing in this epic outdoor cinema space include A Star is Born (Wed 24 Jul) and Bohemian Rhapsody (Thu 25 Jul & Fri 26 Jul).
Book tickets with Summer Screen.

Cumbria: Withnail and I at Uncle Monty's Cottage

Picnic Cinema screens classic films at stunning locations across Cumbria, including the classic black comedy Withnail and I (Fri 21 Jun-Sat 29 Jun) this year to be hosted at none other than Uncle Monty's Cottage from the film.

Pulp Fiction will be shown at Kirklinton Hall (Sat 6 Jul) whereas Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Fri 19 Jul) and Blade Runner (Sat 20 Jul) can be enjoyed in Hamsterley Forest. Last but not least Muncaster Castle will host Bohemian Rhapsody (Fri 9 Aug) and Bettlejuice (Sat 10 Aug).
Book tickets with Picnic Cinema.

Edinburgh: Spider-man – Into the Spider-verse in the Meadows

The latest critically-acclaimed Spider-Man instalment will screen in Edinburgh at the Meadows on Thu 11 Jul. This is a new location for Luna Kids that will also host a large list of this latest blockbusters for kids this summer. Enjoy the school holidays in the sun with The Lego Movie (Wed 10 Jul), Dumbo (Fri 12 Jul), Ralph Breaks The Internet (Sat 13 Jul), Mary Poppins Returns (Sat 13 Jul) The Incredibles 2 (Sun 14 Jul) and more on the big screen.
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London: The Favourite at Kensington Palace

Screenings fit for Queens and Kings will go ahead this August in the eloquent grounds of Alexandra Palace. Oscar and Golden Globe winner The Favourite screens on Wed 31 Jul following on from The Young Victoria (Tue 30 Jul). Other acclaimed movies screening include A Star is Born (Thu 1 Aug) and Mary Poppins Returns (Fri 2 Aug).
Book tickets with Luna Cinema.

London: Stan & Ollie at Opera Holland Park

A classic setting for classic storytelling, the Opera Marquee is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Holland Park where Stan and Ollie will screen (Thu 8 Aug) with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Wed 7 Aug) and The Favourite (Fri 9 Aug)
Book tickets with Summer Screen.