London’s only floating outdoor cinema returns to the Thames


Back by popular demand, London’s only floating cinema will return to the Thames this summer. Time Out, the global brand that inspires people to make the most of the city, and City Cruises will host Movies on the River, a unique experience on-board an exclusive cinema boat.

The open-air cinema programme will start with the classic Grease on 4 June and tickets are now on sale for screenings until 3 August 2019. Sailing five nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday, Movies on the River will show a blend of recent Oscar nominated and award-winning films including Bohemian Rhapsody,  A Star is BornThe Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns, as well as all-time classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany’sThe Greatest ShowmanRomeo & Juliet and Top Gun.

Following the success of Time Out’s Movies on the River over the last two summers, Movies on the River is now firmly established among the capital’s thriving pop-up cinema scene and gives locals and visitors a unique chance to watch movies on the top deck of a boat. Tickets are now on sale from £29 including sunset cruise and open-air screening via

Guests of Movies on the River will enjoy a sunset cruise from Tower Bridge, past the Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Southbank, before returning east to dock and watch the movie. Moviegoers will settle down in front of the big screen as the sun sets on the open-air deck of the sleek cruise boat City Alpha. The on-board bar will offer a selection of snacks and drinks and the unusual perspective of London’s iconic views will make this a night to remember and plenty of Instagrammable moments.