It’s hard to plan ahead when we are a nation told to ‘live for the moment’. This weekend’s plans are starting to come together and, with some serious dedication, your bank holiday weekends are probably shaping up too. The UK’s number one outdoor cinema, The Luna Cinema, is preparing for another big summer, with dates being announced (and already selling out) for May, June, July, August and September at unusual locations across London and nationwide. This is one occasion for which advance planning is really required and you’ll be thankful when the time comes.
With cult classics as well as some newer releases, organisers of The Luna Cinema tend to select their film programme according to the venue, which means you will be steering clear of the water when you watch Jaws at Brockwell Lido and looking out for Julia Roberts in Henry James-attire when you watch Notting Hill at Kenwood House. The programme is hugely varied so look on the website for exact details – one day The Tower of London is showing Gladiator and the next it’s Romeo and Juliet. Venues are varied too; perch on the grass of Tooting Common or a little more regally at Kensington Palace but for a real London experience, One New Change is hard to beat, with the huge screen propped up in front of St Paul’s Cathedral. The bulk of the dates are in July, August and September but a one-off screening of Pretty Woman is taking place at the Sky Garden on Tuesday 24th May and only has a handful of tickets left. If you haven’t got the gist by now, the message is clear: tickets will fly so get your act together.
The Luna Cinema, May – September at various locations