“One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that” said Oliver Stone.

The pop-up outdoor cinema at Camden Lock will probably not be the trashy experience that Oliver Stone is talking about, but this interactive, atmospheric, outdoor cinema will have its own rackety Camden charm.

Over the next eight weeks Backyard Cinema will screen 20 shows on the iconic cobbles of Camden Lock Market. There’ll be 200 giant beanbag loungers and deck chairs to relax in while you watch a blockbuster film selection on a 14ft screen with booming speakers.

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It’s about more than the movies

Brewdog is the official drink sponsors and there’ll be 1950’s Usherettes serving the “beer for punks”.

Honest Burgers are the official food partners and their chefs have created a dedicated Backyard Burger cooked and served with their chips from the huge popup BBQ within the cinema (there are veggie options too).

Dominic Davies, Founder and Creator says: “This year we wanted to go even bigger – more beanbags, bigger screen, more films and louder speakers. Brewdog and Honest Burgers are on side to finish the job and this year we really want crowd interaction. This is Backyard Cinema not the opera, lots of drinks, lots of food, a great movie in an iconic setting.


Film screenings and dates

Bar & Food from 7pm. Movie 9pm

  • July 16 – Gravity
  • July 17 – Dallas Buyers Club
  • July 23 – Silver Linings Playbook
  • July 24 – The Lego Movie
  • July 30 – Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary)
  • July 31 – From Dusk til Dawn
  • August 6 – Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary)
  • August 7 – Bridesmaids
  • August 13 – SuperBad
  • August 14 – The Matrix (15 year Anniversary)
  • August 15 – Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)
  • August 20 – The Goonies
  • August 21 – Back to the Future
  • August 22 – Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long
  • August 27 – Skyfall
  • August 29 – Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long
  • September 3 – This is Spinal Tap
  • September 4 – The Amazing Spiderman 2
  • September 5 – Human Traffic

And the cost?

Standard – £15 / Movie & x 2 Drinks – £20 / Movies, x2 Drinks & Honest Burger – £29



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