Across three alluring locations, the team has cooked up another season of outdoor screenings to rival even the most imaginative cinemas. Bottomless popcorn, wireless headphones and, naturally, the highest and arguably flyest views of the city in the corner of your eye. Sound good? Read on for a précis of the movies to book in for, offering some sky-high movie magic this May.
Roof East, Stratford
45a Broadway, E15 1XD
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will be screening in Stratford this May
The Stratford outpost of Rooftop Film Club has set itself up on the roof of the Stratford Shopping Centre, overlooking those twinkling E1 lights. By one title, the programme at Roof East boasts the highest number of screenings: 27.
The bar, operated by SFG Club, offers cocktails, street food from around the world and games – make sure to check out the brand new VR foosball experience House of Foos, as well as classics including shuffleboard, giant Jenga and table football.
In terms of the films, the Sing-A-Long screening to bookmark is Bohemian Rhapsody, which kicks off proceedings on the first date. Roof East is the place to go to catch seminal classics, including Casablanca and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, as well as the only venue showing more recent crowdpleasers Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Full programme of Rooftop Film Club screenings at Roof East:
1st Bohemian Rhapsody Sing A Long
2nd A Star Is Born
3rd E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
4th 10 Things I Hate About You
5th Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7th Dirty Dancing
9th The Breakfast Club
10th Top Gun
11th Cruel Intentions
12th Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
14th The Greatest Showman
15th She’s All That
16th True Romance
17th Spice World
19th Mean Girls
21st Notting Hill
22nd Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
23rd The Greatest Showman (with Hard of Hearing subtitles)
25th Back to the Future
26th Bridget Jones’s Diary
28th Léon: the Professional
30th Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
31st Romeo + Juliet
Bussey Building, Peckham
133 Rye Ln, SE15 4ST
Pull up a deckchair for Bend It Like Beckham at the Bussey Building
Twenty-six film screenings, double armchairs and a glass of prosecco – Bussey Building is the only venue for this Rooftop Film Club experience. Get cosy only a stone's throw away from Peckham Rye in arguably the pop-up with the view that others could only dream of having. It's these sights that adorn the website front and centre, after all...
Food and drink-wise, Rooftop Film Club are keeping the full lineup under wraps for now, but promise craft beer, cocktails and fizz. Rockadollar Dogs will be on hand to take care of food, bringing some of London's finest posh dogs.
The films fuse reliable picks, old and new, with Raging Bull and Bend It Like Beckham as well as two of our favourite releases from last year: The Favourite and Crazy Rich Asians. You can also celebrate the 20th anniversary of 10 Things I Hate About You or finally discover the masterful follow-up feature of horror pro Jordan Peele, Us.
Full programme of Rooftop Film Club screenings at Bussey Building:
1st Pulp Fiction
2nd Raging Bull
3rd Crazy Rich Asians
5th The Favourite
7th Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
8th Withnail and I
10th Romeo + Juliet
11th Bohemian Rhapsody: Sing-A-Long
14th Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
15th Love, Simon
16th Lost in Translation
17th 50 First Dates
18th The Godfather
19th Mary Poppins Returns
21st The Notebook
22nd An American Werewolf in London
23rd Pretty Woman
24th Bohemian Rhapsody
25th The Greatest Showman
26th The Lost Boys
28th A Star Is Born
29th Bend It Like Beckham
30th 10 Things I Hate About You
31st Dirty Dancing
Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch
1 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX
Coco will be playing under the stars in Shoreditch
Ah, Shoreditch – a place where only the kings of cool go, a place, more specifically, aptly called the Queen of Hoxton. This venue boasts a more compact programme of films, but swaps the standard lounge seats for 'Director's Chairs', adding a special touch of Spielberg to this experience.
Refreshments are provided by the Queen of Hoxton's in-house bar. No food here, but their cocktail menu is one to be rivalled – try a Green Hornet or a Popcorn Espresso Martini to really get in the mood.
While there are fewer screenings to choose from, if Pixar is what you're after, then look no further. This is the only place to catch Coco under the stars. But also, if summer loving is what you're after, seize the chance to sing along to all the best hits with an interactive screening of Grease.
Full programme of Rooftop Film Club screenings at Queen of Hoxton:
6th Grease Sing-A-Long
7th The Greatest Showman
12th Mary Poppins Returns
13th Top Gun
14th Pretty Woman
21st Dirty Dancing
27th A Star Is Born
28th Bohemian Rhapsody
|What||Rooftop Film Club, London 2019 summer season|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
01 May 19 – 31 May 19, TIMES VARY
|Price||£14.95 - 26.95|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|