Looking for the best outdoor cinemas in London? We’ve rounded up the city’s options, including one that floats on water.
Theatre venues are looking at how to operate in order to safely reopen, including Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Following the success of the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, some bars and restaurants are continuing to offer a discount to get back on track. And we’ve seen a resurgence of outdoor cinemas and drive-in cinemas. There’s even been a socially distanced festival!
Now, we can add float-in cinemas to the list…
The Openaire Float-In Cinema is a collaboration between Openaire, Merchant Square and GoBoat.
Films are shown on a six-by-three-metre LED screen at Merchant Square in Paddington Basin (audio is provided via wireless headphones), which you can watch from a rented boat.
The 16 boats – which you pick up from Little Venice –seat up to eight people each, with prices ranging from £200 to £250 per boat depending on the number of people aboard.
For a cheaper option, you can stay on land and pay £15 for a deckchair ticket.
Film start times are at 4.45pm and 8.15pm on screening days.
They include: Mrs Doubtfire, A Star is Born, Titanic, The Lion King, Bridesmaids, Rocket Man, The Greatest Showman and Dirty Dancing.
If you want to find a few more open air cinema options, we’ve rounded up some of the best ones in London.
Open air cinemas in London
Rooftop Cinema at Bar Elba, Waterloo
Drive-in Film Club, Alexandra Palace
Summer Showtime, Battersea Station
The Luna Cinema, Dulwich Park
Curzon x Camden Outdoor Cinema, Camden Market
Cinema on the Piazza, Covent Garden
Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House and Luna Cinemas have partnered to offer London’s only free open air cinema on Covent Garden’s Piazza. It will run two screenings a day between Friday 11 and Sunday 13 September.
The three-day programme will allow audiences to experience some of the Royal Opera House’s most popular performances just a stone’ s throw from the world renowned venue, including Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland and La Bohème. There will also be afternoon matinee movie performances with The Greatest Showman, Back to the Future and Mrs Doubtfire.
Tickets are free, so be quick getting them.
Images: Getty, Openaire Cinema, David Parry, PA Wire