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Pack a popcorn picnic for movies in the park
The season of outdoor cinema is here so pack a popcorn picnic and pick a spot to watch a movie.
If you'd like to sing along to Singin' in the Rain, take at look at the Luna Cinema which features classics like Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany's alongside more recent favourites like The Life of Pi, Les Miserables and Skyfall. Locations include Kensington Palace Gardens, Kew Gardens, Dulwich Park, Battersea Park and Pinewood Studios.
BP Big Screens feature free screenings of two operas by Puccini, presented by Alan Titchmarsh and Kirsten O'Brien, with performances at 7.30pm. La Rondine will be shown on Thursday 11 July and Tosca on Thursday 18 July. Locations include Trafalgar Square, Canary Wharf, General Gordon Square, Woolwich, and Lyric Square, Hammersmith.
Film4 Summer Screen 2013 runs at Somerset House from 8-21 August. Screenings in the eighteenth century courtyard feature comedy, romance, musicals and thrillers. The programme is popular and some nights are already sold out.
The Rooftop Film Club shows its summer season of classic, cult and recent film releases on four rooftops; Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch, The Roof Gardens, Kensington, Bussey Building, Peckham Rye and Netil House, London Fields. The programme runs until 30 September.
Pop-Up Screens offer comedies, classics and cult movies, with favourites like Zoolander, Back to the Future, and The Big Lebowski topping the bill. Locations include Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Morden Hall Park and Wormholt Park, Shepherd's Bush.
The Nomad Cinema presents Ealing Summer Screenings in the Big Top, Walpole Park, Ealing. Childhood, Lost and Found is the theme at Coram Secret Garden, London WC1, while Fulham Palace features the Evolution of Rom-Com. Or see Edward Scissorhands in the spooky setting of Brompton Cemetery.