Film and cinema in London

We don’t list every film showing in London, just the ones that take our fancy – the outdoor screenings, sing-a-long movies and big red carpet premieres. You’ll find the biggest cinemas in Leicester Square (the Empire, Odeon and Vue West End), and the 3D BFI IMAX cinema near Waterloo

Cinema films in July

Spend a night at the cinema in July watching one of these Hollywood movies

Craig recommends… Read my reviews of the West End and Leicester Square so you can see what the area is like at night. You might like to read my review of BFI IMAX Cinema as well

Little Shop Of Horrors at Royal Festival Hall
free

Outdoor film: Little Shop of Horrors

24 Jul 2019 Watch an outdoor screening of the Rick Moranis comedy horror movie Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Festival Hall
London Film And Comic Con at London Olympia

London Film & Comic Con 2019

26 to Enter a world of cosplay comics manga and movies and meet some of the biggest stars from the big and small screen
Young Victoria at Kensington Palace

Outdoor cinema: The Young Victoria

30 Jul 2019 Kensington Palace will be showing Emily Blunts movie The Young Victoria on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace
Chicago at Royal Festival Hall
free

Watch Chicago on an outside screen

31 Jul 2019 Watch an outdoor screening of the mobster musical Chicago on the riverside terrace outside the Royal Festival Hall
The Favourite at Kensington Palace

The Favourite at Kensington Palace

31 Jul 2019 Kensington Palace will be showing Olivia Colman Oscar-winning movie The Favourite on an outdoor cinema screen
Forrest Gump at Victoria Embankment Gardens

Outdoor cinema: Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

31 Jul 2019 Luna Cinema will be showing Forrest Gump on a big outdoor cinema screen in Victoria Embankment Gardens

Cinema films in August

Here are some of the best films on show in London’s cinemas during August

A Star Is Born at Kensington Palace

A Star Is Born at Kensington Palace

1 Aug 2019 Kensington Palace will be showing the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born on an outdoor cinema screen
Mary Poppins Returns at Kensington Palace

Outdoor film: Mary Poppins Returns

2 Aug 2019 Mary Poppins will be flying into Kensington Palace for a showing of her new movie on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace

Outdoor cinema: The Devil Wears Prada

6 Aug 2019 Luna Cinema will be showing The Devil Wears Prada on a big outdoor cinema screen in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Labyrinth at Victoria Embankment Gardens

Watch Labyrinth at an outdoor cinema

7 Aug 2019 Luna Cinema will be showing David Bowies Labyrinth on a big outdoor cinema screen in Victoria Embankment Gardens
A Star Is Born at Hampton Court Palace

A Star Is Born at Hampton Court

8 Aug 2019 Hampton Court Palace will be showing the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Bohemian Rhapsody at Hampton Court Palace

Bohemian Rhapsody at Hampton Court

9 Aug 2019 Hampton Court will be showing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again at Hampton Court Palace

Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again

10 Aug 2019 Hampton Court Palace will be showing the follow-up to Mamma Mia on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
Greatest Showman at Hampton Court Palace

Hugh Jackmans The Greatest Showman

11 Aug 2019 Hampton Court Palace will be showing Hugh Jackmans musical movie on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
A Star Is Born at Westminster Abbey

Watch A Star Is Born at Westminster Abbey

13 Aug 2019 Watch the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
Moulin Rouge at Royal Festival Hall
free

Moulin Rouge outdoor screening

14 Aug 2019 Watch an outdoor screening of the Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor movie Moulin Rouge at the Royal Festival Hall
Some Like It Hot at Westminster Abbey

Some Like It Hot at Westminster Abbey

14 Aug 2019 How about watching the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot at an open-air cinema round the side of Westminster Abbey?
Shakespeare In Love at Westminster Abbey

Outdoor cinema - Shakespeare In Love

15 Aug 2019 Watch the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Shakespeare In Love at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Royal Festival Hall
free

Outdoor film: Rocky Horror Picture Show

21 Aug 2019 Watch an outdoor screening of Richard OBriens cult classic on the riverside terrace outside the Royal Festival Hall
Mary Poppins Returns at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Mary Poppins Returns to the Open Air Theatre

25 Aug 2019 Mary Poppins will be flying into the Regents Park Open Air Theatre for an outdoor screening of her new movie
Les Miserables Film at Old Royal Naval College

Outdoor cinema - Les Miserables

29 Aug 2019 Watch the Hollywood version of Les Miserables starring Russell Crowe at the Old Royal Naval Colleges outdoor cinema screen
Greatest Showman at Old Royal Naval College

Outdoor cinema - The Greatest Showman

30 Aug 2019 Watch the blockbuster circus musical starring Hugh Jackman on an open-air cinema screen at the Old Royal Naval College
Bohemian Rhapsody at Old Royal Naval College

Queens Bohemian Rhapsody

31 Aug 2019 Watch the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody on an open-air cinema screen at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

Cinema films in September

When was the last time you went to the cinema? Here are some films in September

A Star Is Born at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

A Star Is Born - Regents Park Open Air Theatre

1 Sep 2019 Watch the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born on an outdoor cinema screen at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Bohemian Rhapsody at Battersea Park

Outdoor cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody

4 Sep 2019 Battersea Parks open-air cinema will be showing the story of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man at Battersea Park

First Man - Outdoor cinema at Battersea Park

5 Sep 2019 Battersea Parks open-air cinema will be showing the story of how NASA landed Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon
Monty Pythons Life Of Brian at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Monty Pythons Life Of Brian

8 Sep 2019 The Regents Park Open Air Theatre will be showing the classic comedy Monty Pythons Life Of Brian on an outdoor cinema screen
Ian Mckellan at Olivier Theatre

Ian McKellan On Stage

15 Sep 2019 Ian McKellan will be talking about his career and reprising some of his most memorable characters on the screen and stage
2001 A Space Odyssey at Barbican Cinema

2001: A Space Odyssey

17 Sep 2019 Watch Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey and listen to a discussion about the progress of AI technology in the real-world
Great Escape at Royal Festival Hall

The Great Escape - Live in Concert

21 Sep 2019 A special screening of one of the best-ever war movies alongside a live performance of the score by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Marvel Universe Live at O2 Arena

Marvel Universe LIVE

26 Sep to Join The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy for a thrilling new Marvel adventure that pits them against the mischievous Loki
Royal Festival Hall

Licence to Thrill - The Music of James Bond

28 Sep 2019 Hear some of the best theme tunes from James Bond movies performed by a live orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

More Cinema films in 2019/20

Here are some more great movies to watch, for people who like to plan ahead

Day The Earth Stood Still at Barbican Cinema

The Day the Earth Stood Still

12 Nov 2019 Watch the classic sci-fi movie The Day the Earth Stood Still and listen to a talk about 1950s robots and the military ones we have today
Love Actually at Eventim Apollo

Love Actually with a live orchestra

1 Dec 2019 The Eventim Apollo will be screening the Christmas movie Love Actually with the score performed by a live orchestra
Snowman at Cadogan Hall

The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf

21 Dec 2019 Watch The Snowman with a live orchestra performing the score followed by Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf
Royal Festival Hall

The Music of Lord of the Rings (and beyond)

27 Mar 2020 Hear the theme tune to Lord of the Rings and many more fantasy films performed by a orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall
 
Outdoor cinema: Les Miserables Watch the Hollywood version of Les Miserables starring Russell Crowe at the Old Royal Naval College's outdoor cinema screen
Hugh Jackmans The Greatest Showman Hampton Court Palace will be showing Hugh Jackman's musical movie on an outdoor cinema screen on the East Front Lawn
A Star Is Born at Kensington Palace Kensington Palace will be showing the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born on an outdoor cinema screen
The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf Watch The Snowman with a live orchestra performing the score, followed by Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf
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