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Outdoor Summer Screen: Cinema

17 Jul–26 Jul 2024 | FREE
King William Lawn, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9NN

Watch a variety of films on our outdoor screen – including some that have been filmed on-site. No need to book in advance, just rock up with your friends and family!

Get ready to soak up the scenes of Canary Wharf, the River Thames all whilst lounging in the iconic architecture of the Old Royal Naval College. We’ll have seating in front of the screen, and smaller tables for foodies who want to make the most of the food and drink on offer – it’s going to be a Summer you won’t forget!

Brought in collaboration with The Village Screen pop-up cinema.

Please note that bringing external alcohol onto the site is strictly prohibited.


Sherlock Holmes

2009 | 123 minutes | (12) | Mystery

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr Watson, send Blackwood, a serial killer, to the gallows. However, they are shocked to learn that he is back from the dead and must pursue him again.

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 7pm

Back to the Future

1985 | 111 minutes | (PG) | Sci-Fi

In the 1980s, an experiment by a weird scientist turns out to be faulty. It leads to his teenaged pal going back in time to the 1950s where he is forced to reunite the younger version of his parents.

Date: Thursday 18 July
Time: 7pm

The Dark Knight Rises

2012 | 158 minutes | (12) | Thriller

Eight years after the Joker’s reign of chaos, Batman is coerced out of exile with the assistance of the mysterious Selina Kyle in order to defend Gotham City from the vicious guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 7pm


2021 | 134 minutes | (12A) | Adventure

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

Date: Saturday 20 July
Time: 5pm

Mary Poppins

1964 | 95 minutes | (U) | Comedy

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 5pm


2023 | 112 minutes | (PG) | Comedy

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Date: Wednesday 24 July
Time: 7pm

Matilda: The Musical

2022 | 118 minutes | (PG) | Comedy

An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

End of Term Special: During this screening, we will be hosting a range of crafts and game activities to kick off the summer holidays. 

Date: Thursday 25 July
Time: 4pm


All films classified as 12A and 12 are recommended for those aged 12 and over. Parental discretion is advised if younger than 12. Anyone aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 18+).

Summer celebrations on site

Our fabulous partners from Karnival Food will be featuring some of the best street food London has to offer, alongside an al fresco bar and gelato giants – Hackney Gelato. Plus our grounds are dog friendly.

Click here to download the event map

Other screenings

Watch Wimbledon
Dates: 1 – 14 July
View the full fixture.

Watch Paris 2024 Olympics
Dates: 26 July – 11 August
View the full fixture.

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Q1: What is the Old Royal Naval College?

The Old Royal Naval College is a historic site in Greenwich, London. It is renowned for its stunning architecture, rich history, and beautiful grounds, making it an ideal location for various arts, cultural and recreational activities. For more information and the latest news visit our website,

Q2: Do I need to book?

The summer screen is free of charge. Our grounds are open daily from 8am-11pm.

Q3: What happens if it rains?

The screenings will still go ahead in the event of rain. In the event of very severe or extreme weather conditions, the screenings will likely be cancelled, and appropriate messaging distributed.

Q4: Are the events accessible?

The screenings all take place on level ground on our lawns which has level access from the main road. For more information visit our website.

Q5: When can I arrive?

Our grounds are open from 8am, the Visitor Centre and Painted Hall open at 10am. You are welcome to arrive from anytime.

Q6: Is seating provided?

There are a limited number of benches and deckchairs for visitor use. You are also welcome to bring a picnic mat or camping chair of your own.

Q7: Can I bring my dog?

We welcome dogs to our grounds. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside the buildings unless a service dog.

Q8: Can I bring a tent or gazebo?

We do not permit tents or gazebos on our grounds or at this event.

Q9: Is onsite parking available?

There is no parking onsite at the Old Royal Naval College. Please note that there is limited parking in Greenwich, particularly at weekends and we encourage you to use public transport where possible.

Q10: What facilities are available at the Old Royal Naval College?

There are toilets located outside The Old Brewery, and inside the King William building (free to use) and the Visitor Centre (for ticket holders, or if you show a receipt from the vendors, café or shop). Additional toilets will be available around the grounds. We have street food vendors and a bar van located in the area of the screen.

Q11: Can I bring my own food and drink?

There are food concessions onsite, you are welcome to bring your own food or a picnic. Please note that BBQs are not permitted. Bringing alcohol onto the site is strictly prohibited.

Q12: Where is the Old Royal Naval College located?

The Old Royal Naval College is located in Greenwich, London. The exact address is King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN, UK.

Q13: Will there be official photography?

We reserve the right to take official photographs of events and activities taking place at the Old Royal Naval College. If you do not wish to appear in any official photography whilst onsite, please alert a member of Old Royal Naval College staff.

Q14: How can I contact the Old Royal Naval College for more information?

You can contact us via phone at +44 (0)20 8269 4799, email at, or visit our website for more information and updates.

Q15: Is the Painted Hall free to enter?

The Painted Hall, and Visitor Centre require purchase of a ticket. More information about the ticket charges can be found on our website, Plan a visit page.

Our extensive riverside grounds are open daily and the Chapel of St Peter & St Paul is also free to enter.