London's summer film screenings

The crowd watching About Time at Somerset House last year
The crowd watching About Time at Somerset House last year Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

It was once a dying past-time, but now outdoor cinema is enjoying a comeback - and it's popularity is soaring in the capital.

As the long summer evenings stretch out ahead of us, venues around London are welcoming the return of al fresco screenings.

Here is a full run-down of the film festivals celebrating summer in the sun:

Somerset House (£18.25)

  • 07/08/2014: Two Days, One Night
  • 08/08/2014: Rosemary's Baby
  • 09/08/2014: A Fistful of Dollars + Mad Max 2
  • 10/08/2014: Gentlemen Prefer Blonds
  • 11/08/2014: Sense and Sensibility
  • 12/08/2014: Annie Hall
  • 13/08/2014: 20,000 Days on Earth
  • 14/08/2014: The Great Beauty
  • 15/08/2014: Hairspray + Spring Breakers
  • 16/08/2014: Ghostbusters + Big Trouble in Little China
  • 17/08/2014: The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 18/08/2014: The 400 Blows
  • 19/08/2014: Winner of the Best of 10 Vote
  • 20/08/2014: What We Do in the Shadows
People wait for the premiere of The Skin I Live In at Somerset House, London, which opens the Film 4 Summer Screenings in 2011 Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Rooftop Film Club: Queen of Hoxton (£13)

  • 10/06/2014: Grease 2
  • 11/06/2014: Top Gun
  • 15/06/2014: The Usual Suspects
  • 16/06/2014: Wayne's World
  • 17/06/2014: Dirty Dancing
  • 18/06/2014: American Psycho
  • 22/06/2014: Labyrinth
  • 24/06/2014: Clueless
Visitors to Hoxton Square enjoy the hot weather before the open air screening of the Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 2009 Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

The Luna Cinema, Crystal Palace (£12.50-£40)

  • 20/06/2014: The Goonies
  • 21/06/2014: Dirty Dancing

The Nomad, Assorted locations

  • 21/06/2014: The Jungle Book
  • 22/06/2014: Casablanca
  • 10/07/2014: Goldfinger
  • 11/07/2014: Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • 17/07/2014: When Harry Met Sally
  • 18/07/2014: Top Gun
  • 13/08/2014: Hairspray
  • 14/08/2014: The Goonies
  • 16/08/2014: Jurassic Park
  • 22/08/2014: Labyrinth
  • 28/08/2014: Dirty Dancing
  • 30/08/2014: ET The Extra Terrestrial
  • 04/09/2014: Footloose
  • 06/09/2014: Thelma and Louise
  • 09/09/2014: The Matrix
  • 10/09/2014: The Dark Knight
  • 11/09/2014: Singin' in the Rain
  • 20/09/2014: Pulp Fiction
  • 24/09/2014: The Talented Mr Ripley
  • 25/09/2014: Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • 27/09/2014: Cinema Paradiso

Backyard Cinema, Camden (£15)

  • 16/07/2014: Gravity
  • 17/07/2014: Dallas Buyers Club
  • 23/07/2014: Silver Linings Playbook
  • 24/07/2014: The LEGO Movie
  • 30/07/2014: Cruel Intentions
  • 31/07/2014: From Dusk til Dawn
  • 06/08/2014: Ghostbusters
  • 07/08/2014: Bridesmaids
  • 13/08/2014: Superbad
  • 14/08/2014: The Matrix
  • 15/08/2014: Pulp Fiction
  • 20/08/2014: The Goonies
  • 21/08/2014: Back to the Future
  • 22/08/2014: The Blues Brothers - Sing and Dance-along
  • 27/08/2014: Skyfall
  • 29/08/2014: Grease - Sing and Dance-along
  • 03/09/2014: This is Spinal Tap
  • 05/09/2014: Human Traffic

The Royal Opera's BP Big Screens, Trafalgar Square (free)

  • 15/07/2014: La Boheme
  • 17/09/2014: Rigoletto

Rooftop Film Club, Peckham Rye (£13)

  • 10/06/2014: Mystic Pizza
  • 11/06/2014: Frances Ha
  • 12/06/2014: An American Werewolf in London
  • 13/06/2014: The LEGO Movie
  • 14/06/2014: Human Traffic
  • 17/06/2014: Clueless
  • 18/06/2014: Sexy Beast
  • 19/06/2014: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 20/06/2014: Cocktail
  • 21/06/2014: Top Gun
  • 24/06/2014: Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
  • 25/06/2014: Frozen
  • 26/06/2014: The Breakfast Club
  • 27/06/2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel

More London Free Festival: Film, City Hall (Free)

  • 03/09/2014: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 04/09/2014: Philomena
  • 05/09/2014: The Life of Pi
  • 10/09/2014: The Truman Show
  • 11/09/2014: The Croods
  • 12/09/2014: All is Lost
  • 17/09/2014: Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom
  • 18/09/2014: The Goonies
  • 19/09/2014: ET The Extra Terrestrial
  • 24/09/2014: The LEGO Movie
  • 25/09/2014: Rush
  • 26/09/2014: Ferris Beuller's Day Off

Vauxhall Village Presents Summer Screen (free)

  • 10/06/2014: Mean Girls
  • 17/06/2014: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
  • 08/07/2014: Slumdog Millionaire
  • 15/07/2014: This is Spinal Tap
  • 22/07/2014: The Big Lebowski

BFI Sci-Fi Spectacular at the British Museum (£15 or £39 for all three)

  • 28/08/14: The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • 29/08/14: The Man who Fell to Earth
  • 30/08/14: Flash Gordon