Sing-along screenings in London to book now
Bohemian Rhapsody, The Greatest Showman, Rocketman and more: every sing-along to know about in London this year
London is spoilt for choice when it comes to musical screenings, but a few key titles are on the cards for the rest of 2019. Read on for the guide of every sing-along screening worth booking for now. Get the vocal rehearsals going...
The Greatest Showman
It's been nearly two years since it first came out, and yet the all-singing all-dancing Hugh Jackman-starring musical is still the most popular sing-along ticket in London. Head over to the Prince Charles, the Grand, or even Whirled Cinema for an interactive experience to remember, getting to know the very loose story of PT Barnum and the genesis of the circus.
1 September - 12:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
7 September - 12:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
21 September - 12:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
5 October - 12:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
13 October - 12:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
19 October - 5:45PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
14 December - 12PM (Whirled Cinema)
When Rocketman flew into cinemas earlier this summer, it was destined for a sing-along screening. Thankfully, the reliable Prince Charles has got that covered. Time to dust off the ivories and warm up the vocal cords, Elton John's tunes can fill a stadium – and a cinema.
14 September - 5:45PM (Prince Charles Cinema)
Shaking things up with another awards favourite, Anne Hathaway's staggering Oscar moment now becomes an interactive experience courtesy of Whirled Cinema this September. Perhaps one for more of a heartbreak howl than a partying karaoke sesssion....
28 September - 11AM (Whirled Cinema)
Carrying on the belated 40th anniversary celebrations, a new wave of screenings for Grease is coming to the Prince Charles this summer and heading way into the chillier months too. Don your finest leather jackets, dance-alongs are optional but highly encouraged.
20 September - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
19 October - 12PM (Whirled Cinema)
25 October - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
22 November - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
6 December - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
One for the diary – following the arbitrary decision to remove the soundtrack from Spotify, now's the time to book in for the one and only sing-along screening of 2007 feelgood favourite Hairspray. Zac Efron has been having quite the year, but little can compare to his performance in this...
23 November - 12PM (Whirled Cinema)
The gift of Ewan McGregor's song comes but once a year... But if you missed out on the early Summer screenings, there will be one more Moulin Rouge! sing-along at the Prince Charles this November. With a Rocketman screening also coming up, there are plenty of chances to belt Elton John's classic in good company this year.
15 November - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
The Sound of Music
It's somewhat surprising that when we think of The Sound of Music, we never think of the fact that it's 2h54min long. But, when you're singing along gleefully surrounded by likeminded musical lovers, time truly does fly, doesn't it? Experience the time-travelling magic for yourself over the next six months at the Prince Charles to see for yourself.
27 September - 7:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
18 October - 7:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
10 November - 1PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
29 November - 7:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
While there aren't quite as many karaoke numbers in Dirty Dancing, the handful of songs most definitely deserve a stage that's just as big. Join Baby and Johnny at the Prince Charles on two very special nights only.
8 November - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
Four Oscars in the bank and just one more screening coming up... the smash-hit of 2018 is still screening at the Prince Charles this summer, as Queen lives forever and Bohemian Rhapsody soldiers on. It's a battle of the biopics this September between Freddie Mercury and Elton John, as a Rocketman screening has been added too to Prince Charles's expansive lineup.
7 September - 8:45PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
One of the best cult cinemagoing experiences, screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show have always had an interactive element to them. Audiences were encouraged to bring props and don fancy dress, with rice and toast for wedding scenes, water for thunderstorms and more. Whether these ingredients will be mandatory remains to be seen, but there's certainly a sizeable back catalogue of hits to keep the mind occupied during these screenings if not.
6 September - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
31 October - 8:30PM & 11:59PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)
28 November - 8:30PM (The Prince Charles Cinema)