Top popup cinemas this summer

May 11, 2016 BY Rachael Phillips | Date Ideas


Fancy a fix of fresh air whilst watching a top blockbuster? Well, a trip to an open air cinema should be at the top of your list.

They’re also perfect for treating your date to as they’re a definite twist on the traditional drink and dinner date. Take a bottle of wine, a cosy blanket and cuddle under the stars with one of these top outdoor cinema events that are running across the UK this summer.

Rooftop film club – London

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Classing themselves as the KINGS of rooftop cinema, these events are high above the streets of the capital. The club runs screenings at venues in Peckham, Shoreditch, Stratford and Kensington. Fresh food, barbecues and film-themed cocktails are on hand, while free ponchos are available should it rain. This summer you can catch classics such as The Goonies, The Big Lebowski, Top Gun and When Harry Met Sally alongside newer releases such as The Danish Girl. Tickets start at £15 – Brighton’s Big Screen – Brighton The 2016 programme is expected to be bigger and better than ever before showing live football coverage plus over 30 classic and recent box office hits on the gigantic 40sqm screen.

Cinema classics such as Jaws and Dirty Dancing will be shown on Brighton Beach. The screen is set up just east of Brighton Pier and the family-friendly events will run even if there is wet weather.


Prices vary from FREE to just £3 –


Burghley Film Festival


What better backdrop to enjoy some alfresco cinema than the grand stately home of Burghley House.  Held in the mansion’s picturesque gardens there will be five days of films consisting of some traditional films such as Pretty Woman and Ghost Busters. Deckchairs are available to hire, so you can watch a movie in comfort.



Tickets are prices from £14 for adults or £7 for children and deckchairs cost £5 per day –


Hot-Tub Cinema – London, Birmingham, Bristol & Manchester


Great films, amazing locations and errrr a hot tub? Hot tub Cinema takes place across four UK cities ( London, Birmingham, Bristol & Manchester). You can book a whole tub to share with six of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy individual  tickets and make a few new friends along the way. Every tub has a waiter so you can order drinks without getting your towel.


Schedule to be confirmed –


Pillow Cinema – London


Pillow Cinema is quite simply a cosy cinema experience.


Screening a wide variety of critically acclaimed recent releases and well loved classic films set in unique and unusual spaces around London and throughout the UK.


Cinema goers can relax and unwind on comfy fatboy bean bags and are offered a with a complimentary blanket provided – perfect for two to snuggle or as an ultra-luxurious seat for one.

It’s the best night in, night out experience in London.

Tickets start from £7.50 –

Secret Cinema

Not so much of a secret but the 360-degree immersive world in a secret outdoor London location recreates Max Kellerman’s famous holiday resort with all the intrigues and dances you want, and more! You’ll never experience Dirty Dancing quite like this.

Tickets are from £65 (plus booking fee). –

Who needs traditional cinemas with their over priced popcorn when you’ve got these wonderful events to attend. Are you going to an outdoor cinema that we’ve missed? Share with us on Twitter – @urbansocialcom

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