Nothing says summer like watching a nice movie under the stars, and there are more and more places where you can do just that in Budapest. Here is a list of outdoor screening venues in the capital as compiled by funzine.
Europe’s biggest rooftop cinema is awaiting film aficionados for the sixth time this summer on top of the Corvin department store at Blaha Lujza square, a legendary building that is now undergoing a long-deserved renovation. They screen old classics, recently debuted films, as well as pre-premier movies, often accompanied by performances, talks, and special drink offers.
Brush up your Hungarian cinema literacy this summer by attending one of the several screenings of the recent past’s most acclaimed Hungarian films in the scenic environment at Várkert Bazár. In June, for instance, you can see On Body and Soul or Aurora Borealis with English subtitles and meet its creators at the talks that follow the screenings.
Nagyszünet is next to Budapest Park, a popular concert venue at the Danube bank near Rákóczi bridge. Besides film screenings, they offer acoustic concerts, theatre and new circus performances.
Kobuci Garden is a central entertainment venue in the heart of Óbuda, near Árpád bridge. Home to a wide range of concerts, it sometimes transforms into a garden cinema, with screenings free of charge. They kick off this season with the Kusturica cult movie, Black Cat, White Cat on the 2nd of July.
For those on the Buda side, the courtyard of MOMkult turns into an outdoor movie theatre every Wednesday, with tickets costing only 200 forints. This summer’s programme includes films like Pride and Prejudice, Marley and Me, Lion, and Anna Karenina.
A new-wave café in Budaörs that combines breakfast, lunch, great coffee and occasional screenings in their atmospheric garden.
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