Europe's Coolest Open-Air Cinemas

March 23, 2018
Whether it's at a local park, on a breezy rooftop, or at an impressive architectural landmark, there is something magical about watching a movie outdoors under a moonlit sky! So, grab a bottle of your favorite vino or a local craft beer, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Here’s a list of Europe’s most fascinating open-air cinemas so you can catch a movie in Europe under the stars! 

Athens – Greece

Our Favorite Open-Air Cinema: Cine Paris
Built in the early 20s, Cine Paris is a rooftop theater with a twist! Cine Paris is located in the historic district of Plaka and offers beautiful views of the Acropolis. Next time you visit Athens make sure to catch a movie under the stars at this wonderful cinema!

Why Visit: For its traditional architecture, vintage movie poster shop, and amazing view of the Parthenon!

Barcelona – Spain

Our Favorite Open-Air Cinema: Sala Montjuic
Enjoy a great summer cinema experience in the gardens of Barcelona's Montjuic Castle. Sala Montjuic’s movie selections range from classic films to recent Oscar nominees.

Why Visit: To enjoy the short films, concerts, and masterclasses that take place before the movie.

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Rome – Italy 

Our Favorite Open-Air Cinema: L’Isola Del Cinema
Located on the magical Tiberina Island in Rome, this venue consists of two outdoor screens, the Arena Groupama and the Spazio Q8 which showcase Italian and foreign films under the Roman sky!

Why Visit: The incredible 'in the city' island experience where the river bank is lined with lively bars and cafes.

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