What better way to enjoy a cinematic experience than outside? Amie Mulderrig discovers the best places to see open-air movies in the capital this summer.

Somerset House: Film4 Summer Screen
There’s nothing like catching a film in the beautiful courtyard setting of Somerset House. For 14 nights, a whole host of movie masterpieces will be featured back to back – including John Waters’ Hairspray, dazzling Italian picture The Great Beauty, Gentleman Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe, and Wes Anderson’s cult hit, The Royal Tenenbaums.
Somerset House, The Strand, August 7 to August 20. Details: somersethouse.org.uk, 020 7845 4600

Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton/ Roof East
Wireless headphones, great big comfy seats, barbecued food... when it comes to outdoor screenings, the folks at the Rooftop Film Club know what they’re doing. Plus, there’s a brilliant line-up of classic films for your delectation.
Over in Shoreditch there’s Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Top Gun, Memento and The Breakfast Club.
Over in Stratford there’s Reservoir Dogs, Labyrinth, The Goonies, Mean Girls, Stand By Me, The Breakfast Club, American Psycho and Ghostbusters.
Queen of Hoxton, Curtain Road, EC2. 
Roof East, Level 8, Stratford Multistorey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, E15. Various dates. Details: rooftopfilmclub.com

The Royal Opera’s BP Big Screens
There’s already been a screening of La Traviata, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out completely... there are two further screenings you can catch.
On July 15, there’s La Boheme, the story of a struggling poet who meets a beautiful, fragile young woman who will change his life forever.
On September 17, it’s the turn of Rigoletto, as the tale of the embittered court jester who’ll poke fun at anyone his handsome and lecherous young master abuses; until he finds that he and his treasured, trusting daughter have become the duke’s latest victims, takes centre stage.
Both from 7pm. Walthamstow Town Square and Trafalgar Square. Details: roh.org.uk

Floating Cinema
Ever since the 2012 Olympics, this regular summer event has impressed with its intimate film-art-fusion screened aboard a barge, which moors on the banks for up to 500 people. This year’s programme of events promises to be as enlightening as ever, with on-board events such as performances, talks, workshops and screenings. 
Regularly spotted on the canals in Hackney, until September 21. Details:  floatingcinema.info

Dalston Roof Park
This urban utopian oasis overlooking London’s skyline is the setting for a series of screenings on Tuesdays throughout summer. Expect some surprisingly cool documentaries and dramas. Membership required.
The Print House, Ashwin Street, E8. Details: bootstrapcompany.co.uk, 020 7275 0825