London’s Backyard Cinema returns

Backyard cinema

London-based film aficionados and general outdoor enthusiasts take note, the interactive, atmospheric Backyard Cinema is back this summer, and it’s even bigger and better than ever. That’s right, if you like going to the movies but don’t like being cooped up at sticky-carpeted Cineworld while ASBOs throw popcorn at the back of your head, then you head to the iconic cobbles of Camden Lock Market. There, you’ll find 200 giant beanbag loungers and deck chairs to relax in while you watch a blockbuster film selection on huge 14ft screen with booming speakers.

But this is about more than just the film. Brewdog are the official drink sponsors and there are 1950’s Usherettes serving ‘beer for punks’ right to your seat as well as frozen cocktails, summer special spirits, ice cold wine and soft drinks. Honest Burgers are the official food partners. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted their Backyard Burger.

There are 20 shows, over 8 weeks, from which to choose. Oh, and interaction is positively encouraged at these events, with live twitter competitions, sing and dance-a-longs & Live DJ’s to get the evening going.

Dominic Davies, Founder and Creator says: “This is Backyard Cinema, not the opera, lots of drinks, lots of food, a great movie in an iconic setting. One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy and we should never lose that. This is the ultimate pop-up Cinema.”

Here are the flicks on offer this year.

16th July – Gravity
17th July – Dallas Buyers Club
23rd July – Silver Linings Playbook
24th july – The Lego Movie
30th July – Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary)
31st July – From Dusk til Dawn
6th August – Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary) Christ! Is it really 30 years old? 
7th August – Bridesmaids
13th August – SuperBad
14th August – The Matrix (15 year Anniversary)
15th August – Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)
20th August – The Goonies
21st August – Back to the Future
22nd August – Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long
27th August – Skyfall
29th August – Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long
3rd September – This is Spinal Tap
4th September – The Amazing Spiderman 2
5th September – Human Traffic

WHERE: Camden Lock Market – Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AB
PRICE: Standard – £15 // Movie & x 2 Drinks – £20 // Movies, x2 Drinks & Honest Burger – £29