Below are six cinemas in the world set up in the open air, absolutely sensational, which can turn watching any movie into a unique experience. Therefore, it deserves to be part of a new bucket list for you:
The Grounds, Hong Kong
With the iconic skyscrapers typical of Hong Kong in the background, The Grounds is designed and built with booths and can accommodate up to four people and has a giant LED screen amplified by a state-of-the-art sound system. In addition to film screenings, the public can enjoy live music or yoga classes, food from various restaurants, including snacks and drinks during the film screenings that can be ordered via a QR code and delivered directly to the screening.
Cine Manto (Mykonos, Greece)
This open-air space, shaded by trees, is part cinema, part botanical gardens. Besides the big screen, it boasts a bunch of friendly cats, a pond full of koi carp, goldfish, water lilies and a 200-year-old cactus. The space has 180 seats in its pavilion and a restaurant terrace where you can enjoy a souvlaki while watching a movie.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado
If you want to see a movie in the Rocky Mountains, the geological gem Red Rocks Amphitheater, located just outside of Denver, is the place to go. Nature's answer to Imax is this 300-million-year-old Colosseum, guarded by two huge rocks, Ship Rock and Creation Rock, made of red sandstone that shine in the sunset light. This space is a paradise for geologists and music and film lovers.
Somerset House, London
A sort of cultural citadel on the banks of the River Thames, London's Somerset House hosts everything from art exhibitions to concerts and even an ice rink in the winter months. The month of August is about Film4 Summer Screen and the period in which the neoclassical courtyard hosts film-loving Londoners for an afterwork screening. The space is special and, thanks to the expert curators and film fans, the project films are also well chosen. It is the place where, for sure, Pedro Almodóvar will come to present his last film.
Every summer, Vienna hosts a musical film festival in the imposing Rathausplatz ("town hall square") in the center of the city. Between July and September, locals can watch free screenings of Offenbach operas and Rolling Stones concerts in the shadow of the Gothic town hall and enjoy currywurst, Viennese dumplings or other gastronomic delights from the stalls in the market.
Westpac OpenAir, Sydney
With amazing views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the city skyline, Westpac OpenAir is much more than a night at the movies, it's an unforgettable summer experience in Sydney!
Miami Beach Edition
Regardless of your age, you will want to spend some free time in this Sandbox. The elegant and modern tropical hideaway of the Miami Beach Edition Hotel is equipped with hammocks, sand, comfortable low beds and a huge screen for outdoor movie projections, where you can watch movies under the starry sky.