Alfresco Cinemas for Movie Magic Under the Stars
There is no form of live entertainment that is more suited to the summer of social distancing than alfresco film-watching under the starry skies. Whether it is in a park, high on a rooftop, or in the shadow of an architectural landmark, here are some of the world’s best outdoor cinemas.
Projected against prestigious venues across the UK – from London parks and swimming pools to historic castles and manors – Luna Cinema’s open-air screenings boast a brilliant line-up of movies accompanied by a carefully curated selection of mouthwatering comfort food.
The Cinema Under The Stars experience at the majestic Six Senses is not to be missed. With idyllic beachscapes as the backdrop, illuminated by the twinkling night sky, it is not hard to feel like the star of your own movie as you settle in your sun lounger to watch one of your favorites.
Located at the Tiber river and set beneath the romantic light of the Isola Tiberina ponte, this outdoor cinema is unsurprisingly magical. Enriched by a breathtaking cinematographic mosaic, it shows both modern and classic late-night movies under a starlit sky.
Movies never looked so good hosted against the backdrop of Cape Town’s most awe-inspiring locales. Beneath a canopy of stars, The Galileo’s drive-in cinema shows an enchanting cinematic calendar on the big screen, accompanied by a local artisanal food menu ordered to your car.
Fancy a movie under the stars on London’s most scenic rooftops? Rooftop Film Club offers outdoor film screenings complemented by panoramic skyline views in a selection of rooftop venues across the capital. The perfect place to breathe in the scenery and delights of the big screen – all better enjoyed with the vast array of fastfood favorites.
A secluded tropical nook hidden just off the pool and beach, The Sandbox is outfitted with hammocks, low-lying beds and fairy lights for the perfect escape. Order an exotic cocktail and get comfortable for an exclusive Miami screening under the stars.
Lit by the light of the moon, float off into the fantastic at Soneva Kiri’s Cinema Paradiso. An auditorium nestled within lush tropical rainforests over the lagoon’s waters, feast on comfort foods accompanied by creative cocktails.
Rolling waves, rustling palms and a cool salty breeze set the scene at Amanta, Ibiza’s open-air cinema by the sea. Set in a fairylike beachside venue near Santa Eularia, this outdoor cinema comes with an array of snacks, world-class wine and blissfully soft lounge seating in befittingly alluring conditions.
Established in 1935, Cine Thision aims to preserve the Greeks’ strong theater tradition by offering locals and travelers alike the opportunity to watch movies under the Acropolis sky. Considered one of the best in the world, this charming open-air cinema is located at the foot of the Acropolis and is the perfect place to soak up the scenery and culinary delights on offer.