King’s Cross hosts Everyman’s Summer Love Film Festival & Wimbledon on the Big Screen

Add watching a movie on the banks of the canal to your summer bucket-list

Posted: Friday 14th June 2019

Celebrate the arrival of summer with FREE outdoor screenings of your favourite films and catch all the tennis action, in an idyllic setting overlooking Regent’s Canal.

From Friday 21 June to Friday 14 July, Everyman presents: Summer Love returns for a second year, bringing blockbuster bangers, family favourites and cult classics to the big screen at King’s Cross; there’ll also be a special LGBTQ+ programme during Pride and live Royal Opera House screenings.

So what cinematic brilliance is on offer? Highlights include Romeo + Juliet, Stand by Me, Before Sunrise, Pride, Manhattan, The Karate Kid (1984), Fantastic Mr Fox and Independence Day. Royal Opera House screenings include Carmen (2 July) and Marriage of Figaro (9 July).

And it wouldn’t be a true cinema experience without drinks and snacks – Prosecco, cold beers and soft drinks will be on offer from the Summer Love bar. There are also plenty of new restaurants and bars to try in Coal Drops Yard. Spoilt for choice, you can choose from an aperitivo in Vermuteria, small bites in Hicce, grills on the outdoor terrace at Parrillan or deli sandwiches from Bodega Ritas. Meanwhile KERB will be on hand during weekday lunchtimes (Wed- Fri) with their talented street food traders offering up plates of deliciousness. There are also plenty of spots for picnics, both on the square and steps themselves, or head to one of the many restaurants and bars around Granary Square.

As is tradition at King’s Cross, the big screen will also be put to use showing all the live Wimbledon action. So for tennis buffs who missed out on Centre Court and don’t want to queue for Murray Mound; you can catch all the drama from first serve to final match right here, with the big screen showing all the main BBC coverage.

Films will run throughout the day and every evening from the canal side steps in Granary Square, breaking for the Wimbledon matches. However, if in true British summertime style, the weather doesn’t cooperate, the screenings will move to the Everyman Cinema on Handyside Street.

For details on the Summer Love Film Festival visit our website here. Please note that the film screening have a good number of walk- in tickets reserved for last minute planners, while the Wimbledon and The Royal Opera House screenings are walk-ins only. All information on the Wimbledon screenings can be found here.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a bean bag and head to the grass steps to indulge in the spirit of summer.

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