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Outdoor Cinema for Families in London

Outdoor cinema in London can be an ideal summer family outing (if the weather behaves!). Pack a picnic for dinner, let the kids stay up late and watch a family-friendly movie in one of London’s many beautiful open-air spaces.

We’ve flicked through all the outdoor cinema spots in London this year to find which locations are screening films for kids. Take a look, make a plan, and enjoy the show!


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Canary Wharf’s Family Film Club

Location: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf
Family film choices: FREE films on selected Saturday mornings, just show up! Matilda the Musical, Inside Out, Paddington
More info: website 

Screen on the Canal

Location: Canal side steps at Granary Square, King’s Cross
Family films: ALL FREE at this annual open-air festival by Everyman cinema Just show up and watch! Line-up includes Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Jumanji, Bend it Like Beckham, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Frozen 2, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more.
More info: website 

Battersea Power Station

Location: Battersea Power Station 
Family films: All screenings will be sports and games themed in line with Battersea Power Station’s free family summer event The Battersea Games. Film titles are yet to be revealed, check back HERE later for more details
More info: website

London Bridge City

Location: The Scoop (ampitheatre next to old City Hall building on the Thames)
Family films: Encanto Sing-a-long, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Mrs Doubtfire, Aardman Animations Afternoon, and more!
More info: website




Pop Up Screens

London locations showing family films: Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith; Bishop’s Park, Fulham; Soames Walk, Greenwich Peninsula; Mayow Park, Sydenham; Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham
Family films: Encanto, Gruffalo, Stickman, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Greatest Showman, Back to the Future
More info: website 

Rooftop Film Club

London locations showing family films: Bussey Building, Peckham; Roof East, Stratford
Family films: The Little Mermaid (2023), The Greatest Showman, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Up, Kung Fu Panda, Tangled, Inside Out, Turning Red, The Super Mario Bros Movie, and more! Loads of kids’ films at Rooftop locations.
New family feature: They have introduced a brand-new LED screen which means they can show fantastic films during the daytime!
More info: website 

Luna Cinema

London locations showing family films: Westminster Abbey, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Kew Gardens.
Family film choices: Matilda the Musical, Grease, Frozen Sing-a-long, Moana
More info: website


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Barbican Outdoor Cinema

Location: Sculpture Court, Barbican Centre
Family film choices: Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind, Singing in the Rain, Black Panther
More info: website 


Updated July 2023

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