Revisit classic cinema with rooftop cinema
The chilly evenings may be setting in but there’s still time to enjoy London’s thriving rooftop scene.
Spruced up bars and restaurants atop buildings have become an ubiquitous but welcome sight across the capital, as while it’s not hot on skyscrapers, al fresco fun and a nice view will always go down well.
The Queen of Hoxton has taken that concept of making the most of up top and added something that always feel more of an event in the open air – cinema.
Its film club has proved so popular this year, in fact, that almost all its showings have been sold out.
A bar, popcorn and sweet counter, food service and toilets also mean you need not leave the rooftop.
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Of the views, cushioned in between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch, there are sweeping outlooks over the City and Canary Wharf.
And it appears any sort of movie has a following if watched in the open air.
- 1 Legendary east London graffiti pub to reopen after 26 years
- 2 Hackney Wick bar and restaurant opens with Two More Years to go
- 3 Gone in 60 seconds: Watch as 'keyless' thief steals Hackney car
- 4 Residents report losing sleep over Broadway Market drinkers and idling minicab engines
- 5 'They don't care,' says Hackney family living in mould-infested property
- 6 Surgery blunder sees wrong side of 75-year-old patient's thyroid removed
- 7 How Homerton Hospital staff took on the virus in the first year of Covid
- 8 Stamford Hill North and Shoreditch hardest hit during Covid waves
- 9 New traffic measures as school brings pupils onto a single site
- 10 Britannia Leisure Centre and the changing face of Shoreditch Park
There was nostalgic escapism in Top Gun, edge of chair intensity in Psycho and top notch action in The Terminator.
We went for award-winning drama with thoughtful 2007 Ian Curtis biopic Control.
Headphones are provided and blankets too, which are now depressingly necessary, and screenings are intimate with only around 100 seats.
For �9, this is a great alternative to soulless cinema complexes and, if you pick your night, a great opportunity to revisit brilliant movies on the big screen.