London’s Landmark Open-air Cinema Announces First Titles of This Year’s Festival, Plus a New Range of Seating Options
For a strictly limited season in August, the ultimate open-air cinema experience Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House returns, bringing film fans and film-making talent together inside a real-life movie set.
One of the very first outdoor cinemas in the UK, Film4 Summer Screen celebrates its 200th screening this year. The 2019 line-up brings the best of cinema back to the big screen, featuring ground-breaking films of our times, made to be watched communally.
The programme includes the cultural phenomenon Black Panther, the mighty Marvel superhero epic starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and 2018 BAFTA Rising Star winner Letitia Wright; the classic 90s coming-of-age comedy Clueless; director Francis Lee’s love story God’s Own Country, a grittily tender drama of newfound intimacy between a young Yorkshire farmer and a Romanian migrant worker, and This is England, Shane Meadows’ unflinching film about a young boy becoming involved with a group of skinheads in 1980s Midlands, which has spawned the successful TV dramas of the same name.
A highlight of the capital’s summer calendar, film lovers flock to the beautiful London landmark over the festival fortnight, immersing themselves in memorable cinematic moments, both on and off screen. Settled under the starry night sky on balmy summer evenings, Film4 Summer Screen audiences come together to share in the laughs, suspense and emotion of some much-loved movies, and have the rare chance to hear from some of the world’s favourite stars of film. New for 2019, the public can now select from a range of seating options in Somerset House’s courtyard, including Bean Bags and Director’s Chairs, to best suit their group.
Tickets available Via www.somersethouse.org.uk in May 2019