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22 Incredible Outdoor Cinemas Worldwide.

If “all the world is a stage,” according to he whom we deem to be a preeminent authority on the subject (Shakespeare), why wouldn’t anywhere in the world be the perfect setting for the screen? Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the 22 incredibly unique outdoor cinema experiences in the world – for your viewing pleasure, of course. Did we start another #BucketList?!
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Soneva Kiri

Thailand
photo: Soneva Kiri
Lit by the light of the moon, float off into the fantastic (literally) at Soneva Kiris Cinema Paradiso – “a jungle-enshrouded auditorium of cascading cushions over the waters of the reservoir lagoon.”
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The Miami Beach Edition

Miami, FL
No matter how old you are, you'll want to play in this Sandbox. The Miami Beach Edition Hotel’s sleek and modern tropical hideout is outfitted with hammocks, seaside, low-lying beds and a huge outdoor movie screen, where you can watch movies under the stars for special events.
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The Graham and Co.

Phoenicia, NY
A group of real-goods got together and bought a retro motel in the cool, artsy town of Phoenicia, NY in the Catskills. Besides the beautiful interiors and setting at The Graham & Co., you'll find vintage touches, free bikes to ride about as well as magical movie nights under the stars. 
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Shooting Star RV Resort

Escalante, UT
On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings when the sun goes down, so do the tops on the classic 1960s convertibles parked at the Shooting Star RV Resort.” With Red Rocks Canyon as the screen’s backdrop, we’d say reality may be just as fabulous as what’s on-screen
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Soneva Fushi

photo: Soneva Fushi
How does an on-the-sand cinema in the Maldives sound? Park your lounger seaside at Soneva Fushi and kick back with a hand-crafted cocktail coupled with complimentary ice cream and popcorn. 
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Hot Tub Cinema

London, NYC, Ibiza
This pop-up is pretty much hot-tub party perfection. Operating in London, NYC & Ibiza, Hot Tub Cinema's simple, but magical formula for a cine-magical night out is: great films, amazing spaces and lots of hot tubs. You are encouraged to dress up, sing, dance, drink, play and most of all enjoy your favorite films, alongside friends old and new... while inside a hot tub. Book a whole tub to share with six or eight of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy a pair or more tickets to share with others and make a few new friends along the way. UK peeps - grab your tickets for the end of September showing of Spice World! 
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Montjuic Castle

Barcelona, Spain
photo: Sala Montjuic
While this 17th century fortress has a dark past, Sala Montjuic is one of the most successful examples at reclaiming this castle for public use. Bring a picnic blanket and dinner as you savor both the screen and the sunset. 
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Gili Lankanfushi

Watch the 'stars' under the stars at Gili Lankanfushi's "jungle" cinema in the sand. Or if you prefer, Trip Advisor's "Best Hotel in the World" will move the cinema to your overwater bungalow for a private viewing, any day of the week. 
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Foreign Cinema

San Francisco, CA
With an ever-evolving high-end menu coupled with a classic, foreign or acclaimed movie screening while you feast, the fabulous, San Francisco Foreign Cinema has divine date night written all over it. Movies run for an entire month so your FOMO should be kept at bay.

They're screening the classic "Diner" for September and you can look forward to "The Wizard of Oz" in October.
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Alamo Drafthouse

Austin, TX
One of the best and most inventive ways to watch the epic shark tale, "Jaws," came back in full force this past summer at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. Price of admission included surrenduring your wits and gaining a free inner tube. This rolling roadshow is a must-see/do for you adventurous movie-loving types!
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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

photo: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Have you ever watched a movie under a starry sky by the beach before? When the night falls at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, the decking at 'Drinks by the Beach' transforms into a starlit cinema, featuring a silver screen classic! 
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Six Senses Yao Noi

Porsche Design Studio incorporated the largest LED TV in the world in their theater system for the Archipelago Cinema the grand, floating movie-theater set off the private island of Yao Noi in Andaman Sea, Thailand for the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation film festival. The good news, cinephiles? The floating auditorium can easily be assembled again and is sure to pop up in a private, Thai lagoon near you. 
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Skybar at the Mondrian

Hollywood, California
Every Monday The Skybar at the Mondrian hosts a Dive In Theater! They screen your favorite movies and serve delicious gourmet bites to wash down with bubbly. Buy tickets here. 

Upcoming Showtimes: September 7: Pretty Woman | September 14th Clueless | September 21st: Back to the Future pt 2 | September 28th: When Harry Met Sally | October 5: Batman | October 12: Dick Tracy | October 19: Ghostbusters | October 26: The Shining
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Six Senses ZIghy Bay

Talk about a world-class cinematic experience! Watch a classic movie on the beach in Oman at Six Senses Zighy Bay on a warm summer’s night, bathed only in moonlight. Plush loungers, gourmet popcorn and cool cocktails included.
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Somerset House

London, England
Besides being a major cultural hub in the heart of London, Somerset House turns into a city-welcoming cinematic experience for 14 nights in the summer months. When it's not screening sweet cinema, it's got 55 dancing fountains in the courtyard and an ice rink in the winter. Otherwise, it also doubles as your extraordinary, not-at-all run of the mill special event or gorgeous wedding venue. 
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Red Rocks Amphitheater

Denver, CO
Ever thought you'd sit with 16,000 of your closest friends to watch a movie in an "acoustically perfect" amphitheater described by some as "carved by Mother Nature herself?" That's just what happens at Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world.  As spectators gaze at the towering red sandstone rocks, they view the ancient tales of prehistoric times." If that isn't enough for you, each screening is preceeded by a comedian and a local band's set. Hurray! 

 
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Cinekamari

Santorini, Greece
photo: Cinekamari
For less than than 10 euros you can watch classic comedies with cocktails on the magical island of Santorini at Cinekamri. Head to the beach during the day, and this magical garden open-air cinema at night! English movies with Greek subtitles. 

Upcoming Showtimes: September 9-11: Mamma Mia | September 12-15: Mission Impossible | September 16-18: A Walk in The Woods | September 23-25: How To Make Love Like An Englishman | October 3-6: Infinitely Polar Bear | October 10-13: Solace. For the full list see showtimes here. 
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Isola Tiberina

Rome, Italy
Looking for a romantic bucket list item? Here it is. The setting is spectacular at one of the most famous open-air cinemas in Italy. Located on the water and set beneath the romantic shadow of the bridge of Isola Tiberina, you can watch foreign films surrounded by history. 
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Icehotel

Jukkasjärv, Sweden
photo: IceHotel
Originally founded in 1989, this is the world's first IceHotel. Artists come from all over the world each winter to contribute to this ever-evolving art exhibit, constructed from ice and snow, then melting back into the Earth come Spring. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, artists erected a full Ice Bar, hotel rooms and this cinema, not technically outdoors, but we would bet it feels like it. Cool factor at an all-time high. Literally.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Hollywood, CA
photo: Cinespia
Maybe a bit macabre for some, Cinespia has been making Hollywood movie magic since 2002 amid the gravestones of some of Tinsel Town's industry elite. In addition to showcasing the best of cinema, Cinespia cemetery screenings feature pre-show DJs, themed photo booths, a picnic at a gorgeous Hollywood landmark, and even occasional visits by stars, directors and filmmakers, oh my. Running every Saturday through the end of September, get your tickets for one of Hollywood's most exciting and must-do experiences of the summer. 
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The Pearl Hotel

We've heard of "Drive-In" theaters, but Dive-In? In sunny, southern California beach town, San Diego, The Pearl  gleams like a retro modern beacon in the midst of the shiny, new edificies of downtown. Just off-the-beaten path, this is THE spot to swim, soiree and screen your classic cinematic faves.

Upcoming Showtimes: Thanks to that sweet San Diego weather, you can "dive-in" every Wednesday night at 8p through November, find the schedule here. 
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The Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas, NV
The glitz and glam of Vegas just got even cooler... literally. Each Monday the hip hotel & casino that is The Cosmpolitan shows a "Dive-In" movie, backlit by the lights of the Vegas strip. Grab a lounger and congregate around the Boulevard pool, perfect for larger-than-life classics like The Karate Kid and Father of the Bride.

With only two more showings left for the summer, Sept. 7th Rango | Life of Pi, Sept, 14th Kung Fu Panda | Kung Fu Panda 2 - dive-on in for your double feature. 
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