August 07, 2015

Our top 5 silver screens beneath the stars

August marks the beginning of one of London’s most popular summer events: the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. This year’s sold out screenings include risqué 60’s classic The Graduate and British cult favourite Withnail and I. We just love it when something sells out, so to celebrate, here’s a list of our favourite alfresco cinema events around the globe. Roll titles please…

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1. Cine Thisio, Athens

Cine Thisio first opened in 1935 and is the oldest open air cinema in Athens. While they watch, viewers can sample local delicacies, such as homemade sour cherry juice and freshly baked cheese pies. One small warning though: it’s hard not to be distracted by the equally cinematic views of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

 

2. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles

Cinespia is so famous that it’s actually starred in a film itself: Valentine’s Day. Take a picnic, cushions and a blanket for a unique cinema experience among the late greats of Hollywood.

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3. Backyard Cinema, London

The founder of Backyard Cinema wants viewers to feel like they’re watching a film in a friend’s back garden. Shows vary from acclaimed documentary films, to sing-and-dance-a-long screenings, and events are held in a variety of immersive locations across the capital – just pull up a beanbag and relax.

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4. Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town

The Galileo pops up in a number of picturesque locations in and around Cape Town, including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Forget dodgy hot dogs and luminous fizzy drinks, here you can expect Argentinian empanadas, made-to-order nachos and freshly ground coffee.

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5. Film on the Rocks, Colorado

Located in the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, spectators at the 16th Annual Film on the Rocks event sit in a rocky nook overlooking spectacular views of the Colorado wilderness. Each film is preceded by live music and a comedian too – we can think of worse ways to spend an evening.

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