From the beginning of July, two new outdoor cinemas are awaiting visitors at Teleki and Hunyadi Squares, offering free screenings on Fridays and Saturdays.
Budapest Film Zrt. reported that the capital’s outdoor film screening options were expanded with two new garden cinemas. The one at Teleki Square held its first screening on July 3 while the outdoor cinema at Hunyadi Square opened the following day. Their selections offer a great variety of films, including dramas, comedies, art films, and children and family movies.
The aim is to revive the community experience of movie watching and the Budapest garden cinema culture. Several districts and partner organisations of the capital have joined this initiative. Organisers added that with the increase of venues and events, Budapest Garden Cinema would develop into an umbrella organisation in the future. The new garden cinemas were established with the help of the municipalities of Districts 6 and 8 and the Eötvös 10 Community and Cultural Scene, Hvg reported.
Viewers can attend free screenings in District 8 (Teleki Square) on Fridays and in District 6 (Hunyadi Square) on Saturdays.
Families can watch The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Ben Stiller’s Zoolander (2001), and Jim Carrey’s Truman Show (1998) in the garden cinema at Teleki Square. The selection also includes Steven Spielberg’s classic Jaws (1975) and the Gladiator (2000) directed by Ridley Scott. The cinema also offers films for fans of romantic movies and sports. In addition to the 1998 romantic comedy-drama Shakespeare in Love (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, and Top Gun (1986), viewers can enjoy Friday Night Lights (2004).
The garden cinema at Hunyadi Square opens with a wide selection of Hungarian films, comedies, dramas, and romantic movies, including Bad Poems (2018), Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018), and Swimming with Men (2018). The selection also includes the award-winning Green Book (2018), Sean Penn’s biographical adventure drama Into the Wild (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Other outdoor cinema options in the capital
Movie fans can enjoy a diverse selection of films in Budapest Rooftop Cinema in 2-6 Lövőház Street, Mammut 2 Mall:
Budapest Garden is awaiting guests in 125 Árpád Fejedelem Street every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in July. According to their website, they only screen movies in Hungarian; however, they have received numerous messages requesting films with English dubbing, so viewers have the option to select one movie that will be screened in English. The selection for the following week includes Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016), Spy (2015), and Fight Club (1999).
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