Open air cinemas seem to be the new craze this summer, with screens popping up in parks all over the place. There is a huge assortment of venues, screenings and experiences in London to choose from, so you’re bound to find a film, place and time to suit you.
I chose to go with the Rooftop Cinema Club, where on four different rooftops across London a pop-up cinema is instated for the summer months.
Ben and I went to the rooftop of the Bussey Building in Peckham to watch Gone Girl.
The cinema seats were deckchairs and the screen came to life via a projector in the at the back of the roof in the shape of a giant popcorn.
Because we were in London, and it’s not a city that’s known for it’s warm evenings, they also provided blankets for when the sun set. These were definitely needed, as the temperature dropped very quickly, and it was pretty breezy on the rooftop!
The bar was open on one side of the terrace, serving cocktails and beer and cider on tap. There was also a Pizza Pilgrims stand selling hot tasty-looking pizza.
Once we had looked at the views of dusky London, we made our way to our seats and snuggled up under our blankets. It did get cold, and I would recommend wearing lots of layers if you go to a summer screening!
The really enjoyed Gone Girl the first time I saw it at the cinema, and watching it again on top of a building in Peckham means that I won’t forget it in a long time!