There’s something special about watching a film in the open air. There must have been a reason people loved drive-in movie theatres so much but, alas, these have gone the way of the Dodo.
But fear not, because London is alive with outdoor cinema experiences during the summer months. So, if you like the sound of watching a movie on a rooftop, or even in a cemetery, read on.
Rooftop Film Club
This one is pretty self-explanatory. The Rooftop Film Club stages showings of classic and current films at different, high-altitude locations about the capital, offering a bar and snacks on-site.
Screenings in June include the stunning, Oscar-winning ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ at Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. Then there’s 90’s teen witchcraft saga ‘The Craft’ on the 14th of June at the Bussey Building. Or perhaps you’re more inclined toward classic 80s horror, in which case you won’t want to miss ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ at Roof East, Stratford on the 13th June. Rooftop Film Club has a busy filmic schedule, so check out the site and see what’s on offer.
The Queen of Hoxton location is only four minutes from your Montcalm City Hotel London location, whilst the other venues are just under half-an-hour away.
The big fish of the outdoor cinema world, Luna Cinema was perhaps the progenitor of the experience. They show all over the country, but they always remain dedicated to London – where they got their start.
Luna Cinema has turned some amazing venues into pop-up cinemas, including Alexandra Palace and Regents Park. They also show in smaller venues, like their showing of Oscar-winning horror ‘Get Out’ on 10th June at One New Change. This is less than five-minutes from our hotels near Moorgate, including Montcalm City Hotel London, so it’s the perfect way to get a taste of the Luna Cinema experience.
Oh, and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ will be coming to One New Change on the 17th of June if you fancy a trip back to the 80s.
The Nomad Cinema
Known for staging their showings in an array of interesting and offbeat locations, Nomad Cinema is awesome fun and, better still, all proceeds from their showings go to charity.
Nomad Cinema shows their movies in places like the Festival Gardens at St Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park Lido and Brompton Cemetery, always picking the right flick for the right locale. June will see the ever-popular ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ at Paddington Street Gardens on June 16th, only a 30-minute trip from our hotels near Moorgate. Alternatively, if you feel like seeing one of the biggest films of the year, ‘Black Panther’ is being shown at Citypoint – 4-minutes from Moorgate and a short hop from your Montcalm City Hotel London.
Whatever your choice, London has some of the best open-air cinema experiences you’re likely to find in the country. Good films, amazing locations and the great outdoors. What could be better?