With summer in full swing, its time to carry movie nights outside to seek the pleasures of the warm summer breeze. You can end your summer days cooling off at these five different outdoor cinema locations and watch the classics or recent masterpieces while taking advantage of the summer to the fullest.
Open-Air Film Festival
Throughout the summer
As lights dim with the setting sun, UNIQ opens its doors for all movie lovers. Collaborating with Başka Sinema, UNIQ Istanbul is screening many award-winning movies including The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Snowden and Trainspotting 2. For the festival program visit uniqistanbul.com. Tickets at mobilet.com.
Outdoor Cinema By the Bosphorus
Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı
Gaggenau is taking cinema out on the port of Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı for a luxurious movie experience. The setting, right on the Bosphorus under the starry summer sky, is an exquisite match to the romance of La La Land and the thrill of Passengers that are among other hyped up movies on the program. Treats continue all night, starting with a pre-movie open buffet as well as popcorn and ice cream throughout the movie. Tickets available at biletix.com.
Open-Air Cinema Wednesdays
Every Sunday from May 31–August 16
Wednesday is the designated movie night at Bomontiada with selected movies from around the world in varying genres. TV+ and Başka Sinema come together to form a unique cinema experience, embedded within the sweet summer air. All screenings are free of charge. See the full schedule at bomontiada.com.
Outdoor Movies at the Park
Zorlu Center Meydan Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer
With a selection of movies featuring Oscar winner La La Land, animated comedy The Boss Baby, biography of outstanding women pioneers who worked for Nasa Hidden Figures and touching Turkish movie İkinci Şans (Second Chance), Zorlu’s open-air cinema has something for everyone from all ages. Don’t miss these outdoor movie nights free of charge. All movies start at 9:15pm. Find out more at zorlucenter.com.