In summertime European cities are filled with outdoor cinema festivals and movie screenings. Here are the seven most beautiful and unmissable “en plein air” European cinemas! Enjoy your movie!
Paris, “Cinèma en plein air”
Every summer the Parc de la Villette, in the north-east part of Paris, becomes a “en plein air” movie theatre. It is very popular among Parisians as well as tourists. Lose yourself in the bohèmienne atmosphere of La Villette, waiting for your movie with a nice picnic on the grass. Free entry!
London, “Backyard Cinema”
London hosts many outdoor film festivals, but the most unique and original is for sure the “Backyard Cinema”, located in Camden Town, the vintage and multiethnic area of the city. Started as a fun experiment among friends, it became a real must-go for young Londoners: deck chairs, pillows, popcorn and the casual atmosphere of a movie night with friends.
Barcelona, “Sala Montjuic”
If you visit Barcelona during the summertime, we will give you one more reason to visit Montjuic, the wonderful hill overlooking the city: the “Sala Montjuic”, a summer film festival under the stars hosted in the castle garden, where you can watch the best movies of the year.
Vienna, “Kino unter Sternen”
Even the Austrian capital hosts its Summer film festival. The beautiful Karlplatz is the perfect backdrop for this movies screenplay festival. Go and watch movies completely for free, enjoying some of the best Austrian street food.
Florence, “Apriti Cinema!”
Enjoying a great movie in one of the most picturesque squares of Florence? It’s “Apriti Cinema”, the city film festival held every summer in Piazza Santissima Annunziata. A short walk from the Duomo, this charming square is the ideal frame to enjoy (for free) the best movies of the year.
Pula, “Pula Film Festival”
Watching some of the best movies surrounded by a real Roman amphitheater? This is the experience of “Pula Film Festival” in Pula, Croatia. Every summer this beautiful “mini-Colosseum” hosts the oldest open-air cinema festival in the country (the first edition dates back to 1954): not to be missed and charming experience.
Athens, Cine Thisio
Enjoy a movie with a wonderful view on the Acropolis and the Parthenon. You can experience this only in Cine Thisio, the oldest open-air cinema of the Greek capital, which dates back to 1935. For a taste of history in your movie night.