Summer Love Film Festival

Summer Love, the FREE open-air film fest is back! New films are being announced all the time with a limited number of tickets available. If your film is booked out, plenty of walk-ins are available for all screenings on the day. Get there early though! Royal Opera House and Wimbledon screenings are walk-in only.

Films run throughout the day and every evening, breaking for Wimbledon matches. Movies are screened from the canalside steps on Granary Square. Here’s a listing of places to eat and drink in the neighbourhood, or head to Coal Drops Yard  where there are more than 50 shops, bars and restaurants to discover. Also! Every weekend, throughout the summer there are a festivals, fairs, concerts and markets to enjoy. Check out the summer programme here.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world
Book tickets here

Friday 21 June & Sunday 30 June, 3pm & Sunday 14 July 5pm, Canalside Steps
Manhattan

Manhattan

Woody Allen’s love letter to New York City.  The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend’s mistress.  Book tickets here for 21 June & 13 July.

Friday 21 June & Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm, Canalside Steps
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Book tickets here

Friday 21 June 5pm, Monday 1 July 7:30pm & Saturday 13 July 5pm, Canalside Steps
Coal Drops Yard

Coal Drops Yard

Coal Drops Yard is new shopping district at King’s Cross. The cobbled streets and Victorian brick arches are home to a wonderful and unexpected mix of independent shops and brands from home and abroad. There are more than 50 stores, bars and restaurants to discover. Find out more here.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Book tickets here

Saturday 22 June 2:30pm, Sunday 23 June 5pm, Canalside Steps
Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

On his way to Vienna, American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets French student Celine (Julie Delpy). The connection is instant…but they only have one night together.  Book tickets here.

Sunday 23 June, 7.30pm, Canalside Steps
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.  Book tickets here.

Monday, 24 June 3pm & Monday 8 July 7:30pm, Canalside Steps
Green Book

Green Book

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Book tickets for 25 June & 7 July

Tuesday 25 June, 3pm & Sunday 7 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Notting Hill

Notting Hill

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.  Book tickets here.

Tuesday 25 June & Friday 5 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.  Book tickets here

Saturday 29 June, 3pm, Canalside Steps
La La Land

La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.  Book tickets for 5 July & 12 July.

Friday 5 & 12 July, 7.30 pm, Canalside Steps
Restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood

Restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood

Here’s a listing of the restaurants, bars and cafes at King’s Cross.  There should be something to suit everyone’s taste and pocket. Or check out these foodie hotspots only at Coal Drops Yard.

Florida Project

Florida Project

Over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.  Book tickets here.

Friday 28 June, 7.30pm, Canalside Steps
Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.  Book tickets here.

Thursday 27 June & Monday 1 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Grease

Grease

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Book tickets here.

Monday 24 5pm, Thursday 27 June 7:30pm & Wednesday 3 July Canalside Steps
Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s joyous stop-motion film follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog. “This funny, touching tale is a doggy delight.” (Mark Kermode).  Book tickets here

Wednesday 26 June, 3pm & Thursday 4 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Parent Trap

Parent Trap

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Book tickets here.

Wednesday 26 & Sunday 30 June, 5pm, Canalside Steps
The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Mr Miyagi takes new kid Daniel under his wing, teaching him that there’s more to karate than just fighting. Book tickets here.

Friday 28 June 3pm & Thursday 11 July 7:30pm, Canalside Steps
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Book tickets here for 29 June & 12 July.

Saturday 29 June & Friday 12 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Four friends learn that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes and decide to go on a quest to find the body. This coming-of-age tale is as moving today as when first released.  Book tickets here

Friday 28 June, Wednesday 3 July 5pm & Wednesday 10 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Love Simon

Love Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Book tickets here

Wednesday 26 June & Sunday 7 July, 7.30pm, Canalside Steps
Pride

Pride

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.  Book tickets here.

Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm, Canalside Steps
Boyhood

Boyhood

Filmed over 12 years, we follow Mason and his family as he literally grows up before our eyes.

Book tickets for Richard Linklater’s masterpiece here.

Saturday 29 June, 7pm, Canalside Steps
Independence Day

Independence Day

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive.

Book tickets here.

Thursday 4 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Clueless

Clueless

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Book tickets here.

Saturday 6 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Wimbledon on the Big Screen

Wimbledon on the Big Screen

If you can’t get tickets to Centre Court and don’t want to queue for Murray Mound, then head to King’s Cross where you can watch all the live tennis action from the canalside steps. This has to be one of the loveliest spots in London for a big screen!

If you can’t get tickets to Centre Court and don’t want to queue for Murray Mound, then head to King’s Cross where you can watch all the live tennis action from the canalside steps. This has to be one of the loveliest spots in London for a big screen!

Wimbledon will run from 1st July until the men’s final 14th July. We’ll be showing the main BBC coverage, ending at around 8pm unless a key match is in progress.

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Monday 1 July - Sunday 14 July, Canalside Steps
Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Book tickets here.

Tuesday 25 June & Monday 8 July, 5pm. Canalside Steps
The Marriage of Figaro - Royal Opera House Live Screening

The Marriage of Figaro - Royal Opera House Live Screening

Revolution is in the air in The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart’s great comic opera. Colourful characters mix with intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness in a multitude of dramatic twists. Watch a live screening of this famous opera from the Royal Opera House stage from the banks of Regent’s Canal.  No booking required, walk in.

Tuesday 9 July, 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm, Canalside Steps
Black Panther

Black Panther

T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past. Book tickets here

 

Sunday 30 June, Wednesday 10 July, 7pm & Sunday 14 July, 7pm, Canalside Steps
The Goonies

The Goonies

A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.

Book tickets here.

Monday 24 June 7:30pm, Thursday 11 July, 5pm, Canalside Steps
Carmen - Royal Opera House Live Screening

Carmen - Royal Opera House Live Screening

Bizet’s greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters – and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House from the banks of Regent’s Canal.  No booking required. Walk-in.

Tuesday 2 July, 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm, Canalside Steps

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