Thank goodness that London is a city of rooftops, because our social plans this spring would be looking a little emptier without them. As outdoor spaces become the destination du jour for our post-lockdown soirees, Bar Elba is emerging as an early saviour. First, they revealed plans to bring a rooftop bottomless brunch to town, and now, they’ve following up with the return of their popular rooftop cinema, bringing open air movie nights to the heart of Waterloo. You can find your tickets here, or read on for more information.
As cinema chains remain closed for now, heading up to the roof to catch flicks under the stars sounds like a pretty dreamy alternative. Bar Elba have got a lineup of films that caters to everyone; Mamma Mia and Dirty Dancing will get you shimmying and grooving, Queen and Slim and Black Panther will keep you riveted, and Bill and Ted and The Hangover will have you splitting your sides with laughter.
The films are only part of the attraction, however, as you can supplement your cinemagoing experience with popcorn, sweets, and even an hour of bottomless prosecco or beer to toast our grand return to being somewhere, anywhere that isn’t our flats. Every booking includes a set of headphones, the better to truly immerse yourself in the magic of the big screen. Meanwhile, to keep everyone safe and healthy, Bar Elba will be following social distancing rules, wipe down and sanitise tables and seating after each use, and have plenty of hand sanitiser on site.
The roof’s the place to be this summer, so mosey on down to experience a night of total cinematic enchantment!
Also published on Medium.