Style & Then Some

Free outdoor cinema in London continues tomorrow with Mean Girls

There are no shortage of options if you want to enjoy films in London’s great outdoors this summer. There are cinemas popping up in parks, on rooftops, on a barge – there’s even a hot tub cinema club. The problem is, these makeshift movie theatres are pretty pricey. The average ticket will set you back £15, which is a lot to lay down when there’s a chance the weather could ruin everything. That’s why Vauxhall Village’s Summer Screen is so good.

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Every Tuesday for six weeks a film will be shown on a big screen in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, about two minutes walk from the Vauxhall tube station, and it’s completely free. I went last year to see Searching for Sugarman (a film so good Helen blogged about it) and it was awesome. Not just the film, but the whole evening, huddled on the grass, munching on cinema snacks and waiting for the sun to go down so the projection could go up (usually about 9pm). A word of warning though, it gets COLD, even when it’s been a warm day, so take as big a blanket as you can carry. There’s no need to book tickets, but get there super early if you want a seat – Vauxhall Village provide deck chairs but they were all occupied by about 6pm last time. And judging by the excitement among my friends when they heard Lindsay Lohan-fronted cult high school comedy Mean Girls was on, tomorrow is going to be VERY busy.

Vauxhall Village Summer Screen 2014 is held at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11. The nearest tube is Vauxhall. Here’s the rest of this year’s  line up:

Tuesday 10th June: Mean Girls (12a) ‘The fetchest high school comedy’

Tuesday 17th June: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15) ‘Arguably Norwich’s best export gets his own film’

Tuesday 8th July: Slumdog Millionaire (15) ‘Vauxhall Village have teamed up with the Big Dance week to enjoy Bollywood dancing workshops before the film’

Tuesday 15th July: This Is Spinal Tap (15) ‘Classic mockumentary about legendary British rock band Spinal Tap’

Tuesday 22nd July: The Big Lebowski (18) ‘Cohen brothers cult classic and everyone’s favourite bowling movie’


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