Best Pop Up Cinemas in London

The last few years have shown that restaurant residencies and London pop ups go down an absolute storm; but what of pop up cinema in London? Well, quite simply, it's bloody awesome. From big screens under the stars to rooftop cinema events, immersive screenings to intimate city cinemas, London has some seriously good pop up cinema game, and here are the best.

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Last updated on 22nd February 2017

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Nightspot Cinema are showcasing the extraordinary talent of Prince a year after his death. Purple Rain is the quasi-biographical acting debut of the super-star, and features the soundtrack by the same name. Purple popcorn is also available.

Film Screenings, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Pop-Up
Funk & Soul
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8 events @ 2 venues with 8 upcoming dates from 20 Apr 2017 until 27 Oct 2017

Undoubtedly one of the most opulent ways to watch a movie in the city, join the Rivoli this month as their pop-up cinema screenings in London promise a stunning and unique backdrop alongside some of the very best in cult movies and film favourites.

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Popping up in the beautiful Masonic temple in Andaz London, Temple Cinema is putting on its fourth season of iconic movies in a beautiful location. This spring they will be hosting the horror classics Blue Velvet, Psycho, Poltergeist and The Babadook; go for the setting or treat yourself and enjoy a two-course dinner.

Film Screenings, Pop-Up, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
Liverpool Street
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London's cinema pop-up scene isn't just about open-air screenings in quirky locations, either. If you're after something a little more quaint we'd suggest Kinema & Kocktails, where you'll be able to tuck into dashing cocktails in a vintage speakeasy-inspired setting while taking in some of the most unique and artsy screenings in the city.

Film Screenings, Date Night, Daytime, Something A Little Different
West End
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5 events @ The Grand with 5 upcoming dates from 17 Mar 2017 until 12 Jan 2018

Taking place within the Grand's grandiose theatre-style space, this pop-up cinema experience comes in at an exceptionally cheap ticket price. They'll be screening a range of cult classics and film favourites, and guests booking in a group will be able to nab tickets for even cheaper. Click through to see their upcoming screenings. 

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2 events @ Below Boondocks with 2 upcoming dates starting on 17 Mar 2017

Modern and classic films alike are aired at Boondocks cinema pop up in London. Nestled underneath the tasty restaurant Boondocks and set against a Southern American style space, this is the perfect place to watch films like Pulp Fiction or Bridesmaids with your friends.  

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10 events @ The Exhibit with 28 upcoming dates from 27 Feb 2017 until 29 Mar 2017

The Exhibit proudly showcases London’s smallest independent cinema; a boutique space filled with leather sofas for up to 28 guests. You can head along for dinner and a movie every week for just £19.95, as the venue brings you the cream of the crop when it comes to the latest releases and cult classic favourites.

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It's time to think beyond the lame card and box of chocolates this Mother's Day. Instead, treat your mum to a hearty roast dinner and a popcorn heavy screening of the classic film Mamma Mia at the South Place Cinema. With a welcome cocktail on your arrival and all your favourite lashings included with the roast dinner, this is a Mother's Day event that's sure to plant a beaming smile on your mum's face. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Film Screenings, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
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23 events @ 9 venues with 23 upcoming dates from 19 May 2017 until 16 Sep 2017

Okay okay, you got us. As its name suggests, Essex Outdoor Cinema isn't actually in London. But boy is it worth travelling for. Popping up over numerous locations (all just a short train ride from London), you can expect beautiful al fresco spots, coupled with the classic flicks and the best in new blockbuster hits at this summer pop-up cinema series. 

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@the institue of light , E8 3SB on Friday 3 March 2017

The prestigious Nightspot Cinema are hosting a pop-up cinema special in London that showcases the contrasting fortunes of two bands that we all love and worship; the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. While one band went from strength to strength, signing record deals and producing huge number ones, the other went from gig to gig, causing havoc and harming their own success. A pop up cinema event like no other, this cinema screening is great for any music fans out there. 

Film Screenings, Pop-Up, Food & Drink
Alternative / Indie
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