Catch Films At Somerset House As Film4 Summer Screen Returns To London

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Summer Screen


Somerset House opens its doors for a new season of Film4 Summer Screen this August.

Imagine a warm summer evening spent sitting back on blankets, outside in the Somerset House courtyard, sipping a San Miguel beer and eating popcorn while you watch Black Panther or Clueless. Sounds perfect, right? Well, Somerset House’s Film4 Summer Screen lineup has been revealed, and all that and more awaits you at  London’s most atmospheric outdoor cinema…

San Miguel has partnered with Somerset House as the official beer partner for the  Film4 Summer Screen. Through their love of championing rich experiences, they’re giving Londoners the chance to kick back with a beer in hand: the ultimate way to spend a summer evening. 

Somerset House Summer Screen

Take a look at the goodies lined up for this August:

Thu 8 Aug Opening Night UK Premiere: Pain And Glory, introduced by director Pedro Almodóvar (sold out)

Fri 9 Aug Black Panther (Sold Out)

Sat 10 Aug Nicholas Cage Special Double Bill: Wild At Heart + Mandy (yes, we’re very much here for this one)

Sun 11 Aug The Princess Bride

Mon 12 Aug The Matrix (featuring a live DJ set from Will White of Propellerheads)

Tue 13 Aug God’s Own Country

Wed 14 Aug This Is England

Thu 15 Aug Straight Outta Compton

Fri 16 Aug Double Bill: Before Sunrise + Before Sunset

Sat 17 Aug Double Bill: Get Out + They Live

Sun 18 Aug Clueless (featuring a live DJ set from Jonbenet Blonde of Sink the Pink)

Mon 19 Aug Reservoir Dogs

Tues 20 Aug The Piano

Wed 21 Aug Closing Night UK Premiere: Inna De Yard

Somerset House Summer Screen 2018

Somerset House provides a gorgeous backdrop – and that, paired with the cracking film selection, makes Film4 Summer Screen the full package. While you’re there, don’t miss out on a trip to the Somerset House Terrace with San Miguel. Only a short walk from the courtyard, on the river terrace, wander over before the film screenings and throughout the summer. 

Here at the Ibiza-inspired river terrace, guests can enjoy a variety of San Miguel beers. There’ll be the core range of beers plus five speciality brews at the Tap Station, exclusive in the UK to Somerset House and inspired by San Miguel’s journey around the world. Also available are San Miguel infused cocktails, as well as Iberian tapas and bespoke monthly specials curated by top London chefs.

Summer Screen

Sit back, relax and prepare for a season of new and cult cinema.  Film4 Summer Screen opens and closes with UK premieres and this year the series kicks off with a Spanish theme. Opening the festival this year is Pain and Glory, a semi-autobiographical work from Spanish legend Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz,  the film recounts the most important moments in the life of fictional filmmaker Salvador Mallo. Get the full taste of Spain in the city by enjoying a delicious pint of San Miguel Especial and tapas on the Ibiza-inspired terrace beforehand.

Rounding off proceedings this year is Inna De Yard, billed as a “feel-good reggae film” that follows a group of reggae legends banding together to create a new album. Their road to success is paved with happiness, heartbreak, and setbacks, and this film charts it all. Grab a San Miguel to enjoy with your evening of culture. 

Tickets to Film4 Summer Screen start from £18. Find them on the Somerset House website – they’re expected to go rapidly though, so be quick!

This article is an advertising feature by San Miguel. The Terrace Bar will be open Mon-Sat 12.00-late, Sun 12.00-18.00 (weather permitting). 18+ only. Please drink responsibly. For all the facts, visit drinkaware.co.uk. Follow San Miguel on Instagram and Facebook. For more information, head to San Miguel’s website.

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