Movies are great. They bring us together, they break our hearts, make us laugh, and some of them stay with us forever. But what makes movies even more special is the experience of heading to the cinema and watching them with our favourite people. Especially if the cinema isn’t your average ODEON… If you haven’t tried a pop up cinema yet, you need to. So why not visit one of the best pop up cinemas in the UK?
Locations: London, Bath, York, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds, Guildford, Essex, Lincoln, Lulworth, Longleat, Kent, Warwicksire, Sheffield, Cheshire, Crawley, Tonbridge, Nottingham
With films from Rocketman and Knives Out to The Bodyguard and Dirty Dancing, The Luna Cinema have something for everyone. You can take a picnic with you or buy food from their foodsralls and enjoy a great movie, with great people, in a great place. Perfecto!
Location: Rivoli Ballroom
Do you want to lose yourself in a movie, but don’t fancy freezing? Well at the Rivoli Ballroom (one of the last remaining traditional ballrooms in London), Crofton Park Pictures have set up a pop up cinema. Enjoy classics like Pretty Woman, Thelma and Louise and The Shining, or modern hits like The Witches.
Location: London (open now), Manchester (2022), Leeds (2022)
A comfy outdoor cinema that is taking place across London this summer, Vision has inflatable chairs, great snacks, cocktails and beers. You can go in groups and experience the big screen in the best way.
Locations: Winchester, Basingstoke, Birmingham, WIltshire, Coventry, Reading, Swindon, Reading, Southampton, NewburyPoole, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Oxford
Summer Screens have been going since 2011. So they know what makes a good pop up cinema. They’re celebrating their 10 year anniversary with your favourite films from the past decade!
Associated with The Luna Cinema, Luna Beach is much the same, it’s outdoors, you can bring a picnic and enjoy a great film… On the beach. Yep, you read right. Seaside cinema.
Luna Springs believe that movies look better in the moonlight. So they run Moonlight Cinema for you to enjoy. With cocktails, beers and street food, you’re bound to have a good time.
7. The Outdoor Cinema
Location: Leeds, Brighton, Southampton, Cambridge, Kent, Surrey, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Coventry, Bath, Leicester
Search on Facebook to see when they’re next near you. Claiming to be Europe’s finest outdoor cinema, these events all take place with stunning backdrops, under the stars, with great films. Heaven.
Location: Beverley, Birmingham, Brighton, Cheltenham, Chesterfield, Chepstow, Chorley, Derby, Gloucester, Gravesend, Haydock. Hereford, Huntingdon, Kempton, Liverpool, Mikton Keynes, Newmarket, Northampton, Nottingham, Okehampton, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rudby, Thirks, Wales, Warwick, Wolverhampton
With more locations than anyone else, Open Air are clearly on this list for a reason. Plus, you can suggest locations to them if there’s not one near you, or order a Garden Cinema Package to make your own pop up.
Location: Manchester, Peak District, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
If you want to watch a film somewhere truly magical, truly unique – check out Village Screen. One of their venues is literally known as the Devil’s Arse. What a place to watch a film, right?
Sign up to their email list to find out where they’re going next, this South Coast pop up is well beloved and has a whole range of films on offer. Just wait for them to set one up and head on over – you won’t regret it.