Each August, the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House transforms into a giant open-air cinema complete with surround sound, for ten nights of outdoor movies.
The Film4 Summer Screen festival covers the full spectrum of movie genres with a programme that includes comedy, horror, romance, thrillers, sci-fi and action.
Films being shown range from classics such as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood and Steven Speilberg's fantasy tale E.T., to recent hits Hot Fuzz and Walk the Line, which charts the life of Country music legend Johnny Cash.
Doors will open at 6.30pm every night, with DJs playing music from 7.30pm, and the outdoor movie beginning at 9.15pm as darkness falls. Spectators are free to bring a picnic, and rugs or cushions to sit on. Food can also be bought on site, and there will be a bar and coffee point.
The festival kicks off with the premiere of Knocked Up, the new comedy from the team behind the 40-Year-Old Virgin. Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan's latest film, Chak de India, will also premiere.
There are double bills on both Fridays of the festival, and will close with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Film4 Summer Screen
Somerset House, The Strand
www.somersethouse.org.uk/film, 0870 4000 603
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