We're giving away complimentary tickets to the outdoor cinema at Somerset House this August!
Bram Stoker's Dracula (18)
Friday 5 August 2016
Get ready for a flamboyantly frightening night in the courtyard with this full-blooded adaptation of the famous vampire tale. Gary Oldman is in spellbinding form as the elegantly evil Count, while director Francis Ford Coppola combines lavish design, atmospheric photography and killer costumes to create an intoxicating experience.
Double-Bill: Ex Machina + RoboCop (1987) (18)
Saturday 6 August 2016
Prepare for future shock with this double-bill that pits Man vs. Machine in two provocative sci-fi visions. Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson star in a sinister stand-off between human and artificial intelligence in Ex Machina, while the rise of the robots continues in 1987 action classic RoboCop.
Sunset Boulevard (PG)
Sunday 7 August 2016
Legendary director Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot; The Apartment) takes a look at the darker side of Hollywood in this Oscar-winning classic. Gloria Swanson plays one of cinema's most memorable characters, faded movie star Norma Desmond, in a film that blends black comedy, Gothic melodrama and film noir.
10 Things I Hate About You (12)
Monday 8 August 2016
A feisty teen comedy which transforms Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew into a breezy tale of high-school romantic confusion. Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star; funny, adorable and with an unforgettable musical number, it's the most fun you can have on a Monday night.
Tuesday 9 August 2016
An adventure, a drama and a dream from influential British director Nicolas Roeg. Stranded in the Australian wilderness, a schoolgirl from the city (Jenny Agutter) and her young brother embark on a mind-expanding odyssey as they try to return home. A poetic masterpiece, made to be seen outdoors.
For a near-perfect London night out, you can’t beat watching a movie in the beautiful courtyard at Somerset House.Time Out
Centrepiece Premiere: Julieta (cert TBC)
Wednesday 10 August 2016
A dramatic mystery from Pedro Almodóvar that tells the story of Julieta, a mother abandoned by her teenage daughter and left to live with a secret she's harboured for thirty years. Guilt leads Julieta to search for her lost child, with the film itself taking the form of an emotional full confession.
Best of Ten by Kubrick: Audience Vote (18)
Thursday 11 August 2016
Your chance to influence Summer Screen by voting for what gets shown on this special evening. This year's Best of Ten focusses on director Stanley Kubrick, the visionary who shaped modern cinema. Choose the Kubrick classic you'd like to watch with us outdoors - the winner will be revealed on the night itself!
Jackie Brown (15)
Friday 12 August 2016
A witty crime caper from Quentin Tarantino, with legendary Pam Grier playing an airline attendant entangled in a money-trafficking scam with hair-trigger Samuel L. Jackson. A web of relationships complicates the plot, but the dialogue is delicious and there's a soaring soul soundtrack to fill up the summer night.
Double-Bill: Galaxy Quest + The Final Girls (15)
Saturday 13 August 2016
Spaced-out adventure and horror hijinks on and off screen make for a fun double-bill full of knowing comedy. Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman are sci-fi TV stars whose fictional skills are called upon in Galaxy Quest, while in The Final Girls a group of friends are trapped in their favourite slasher movie.
Funny Face (U)
Sunday 14 August 2016
A dazzling musical romance starring Audrey Hepburn as a bookseller who's transformed into a chic model by photographer Fred Astaire. Featuring such sparkling songs as 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' and ''S Wonderful', Fred and Audrey turn on the charm as they dance from New York to Paris.
Monday 15 August 2016
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most influential British films of all time as Danny Boyle's controversial hit returns to the big-screen for a special London outdoor screening. Experience once again the highs and lows of Ewan McGregor's booze and drug-fuelled odyssey, all set to an era-defining soundtrack.
Tuesday 16 August 2016
A tough yet tender contemporary French favourite that tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from the Parisian suburbs whose stifling life is unexpectedly transformed. A film for and about teenagers to which everyone can relate, blending grit with grace to create an emotional powerhouse.
Closing Premiere:Captain Fantastic (cert TBC)
Wednesday 17 August 2016
A huge-hearted experience starring Viggo Mortensen as a father raising six children with a rigorous off-the-grid education in the wilds of America's Pacific Northwest. However, tragedy forces the clan to leave their paradise and re-enter 'civilisation'. A film, and a family, with which you'll fall in love.