A film under the stars: Don’t miss the ten most impressive outdoor cinemas in Andalucia
A film under the stars is the best plan for a fun summer night. In Andalucia, outdoor screenings are held, most of them subtitled in English, after the sun goes down. Beaches, plazas, and even an old cemetery and a bullring are the settings for the ten summer cinemas that we offer for you to enjoy one of the most popular activities in the summer.
1. A beach cinema, Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Once again, the Cine de Verano comes to Chiclana de la Frontera. Until the end of August, films are screened starting from ten in the evening on a giant screen installed on the second level of the Playa de La Barrosa on Sundays, and next to the old market on Mondays. White House Down, Tintin and A Perfect Plan are some of the shows you can enjoy. A unique atmosphere with the sea in the background and a breeze caressing your face just as the sun goes down, leaving the perfect temperature for you to cool down. All tickets are free.
2. Cinema in Isla Canela, Ayamonte (Huelva)
Isla Canela is a neighbourhood in Ayamonte, Huelva and has a magnificent beach which, in summer, becomes a makeshift cinema. Until August, locals and visitors can enjoy an outdoor cinema suitable for all twice a week. Animated and other action films make this a special treat that you cannot miss if you visit the province of Huelva. There is fine sand to sit or lie down on to watch the films which put the finishing touch to a day of family enjoyment.
3. Open-Air Summer Cinema in Málaga
The capital of the Costa del Sol is once again the scene for the Open-Air Summer Cinema. The beaches at Malagueta, Misericordia and El Dedo (El Palo), the Albéniz Cinema, el Muelle Uno, and the Teatinos Cinema Park are some of the sites chosen for the screenings. If you’re enjoying your holiday on the Málaga coast, come and see one of the many films of all types on offer, many of which are shown in the original version. An exciting project where you can choose the environment that you like (beach, park or cinema) and which envelop you in the culture of Málaga which grows and improves every day.
4. Summer Cinema in Benalmádena (Málaga)
New film evenings come to Benalmádena after the success of its first event. On the 9th of August, the Playa de Santa Ana, near the Castle El Bil-Bil, will show the film “After Earth”, a science fiction film directed by the prestigious M. Night Shyamalan and starring Will Smith and his son Jaden. Also scheduled on August 23rd is the film “Jack the Giant Slayer”, an adaptation of the popular English fairy-tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, in which a young farmer must fight to save the earth from giants, but this time will be shown in the fairground “Los Nadales”. Both films will be subtitled in English.
5. Summer Cinema at Starlite, Marbella
Each week, for one night, the Starlite Auditorium turns into a spectacular outdoor cinema with the largest screen in Spain. The last event showed the pre-release of “World War Z”, one of the highest grossing films of the summer starring Brad Pitt and the film “Love with an accent” on the Russian night, with both films being sold out. Starlite 2014 is already preparing the red carpet for major summer premières, extending the offer to one film per week which will surprise the audience and which gathers the cream of the international jet set.
6. Summer Cinema in Cádiz
Every Saturday, what better plan is there than to watch a film on the beach of La Victoria in Cadiz. You can watch the best films for free while enjoying the sound and smell of the sea. Starting at ten in the evening, you can enjoy an extensive program which includes titles like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, “The Smurfs 2″,” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. These films are ideal for a different film evening which brings you added value to your holiday.
7. Summer Cinema in the old cemetery of San Miguel, Málaga
The Cemetery of San Miguel de Málaga is considered one of the main historical and monumental cemeteries of Spain from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This year, for the first time in the city, the old San Miguel cemetery has become available for an improvised summer cinema. They will show “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and “Man of Steel” in a strange location but no less exciting. An unmissable experience if you are in Málaga during the month of August.
8. Summer Cinema in San Fernando, Cádiz
There is nothing better than enjoying an outdoor cinema and they know all about that in San Fernando. Each session is planned in a different place and so you can see the different parts of the city while enjoying the cinema. “The Sanctuary”, “Elysium”, The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, “Oz, the Great and Powerful”, and “Now You See Me” are the films selected for summer 2014. It is a perfect plan to enjoy films every Thursday in August with friends after eating one of the delicious dishes offered in the bars and restaurants of the Costa de la Luz.
9. Summer Cinema in the Plaza de Toros de Estepona
The arena this time for the city’s summer cinema is not the beach but the bullring in Estepona. A unique environment where you see your favourite films on your holidays. There is nothing more traditional in Spain than a bullring and this is precisely where you can socialise with your friends and family for a day of films in a unique setting. August and September come loaded with premières. “Les Miserables”, “Epic” and “You’re Next” are some of the films show under the stars at this monument. Choose the one you like and get ready for an unforgettable night.
10. A summer cinema at Arcos in de la Frontera, Cádiz
The Cádiz town of Arcos de la Frontera is also going to screen some films under the stars this summer. “Noah,” “Monsters University”, “300, Rise of an Empire”, “Godzilla” and “Despicable Me 2” are the works chosen for viewing, each time in a different corner of the city. This is a really fun activity and can be shared with the locals. As well as the movies themselves, chat for a while before and after viewing the film as the locals are very open and sociable with tourists.
If you want to discover the best Andalusian summer cinemas, make sure you stay at the best hotels. The most effective option is certainly Fuerte Hoteles. The chain has branches where you can enjoy the best of each area throughout Andalusia, in addition to its services. It boasts over 50 years of experience and gives you the time to discover the essence and heritage of the area. Marbella, Conil, Grazalema, El Rompido, Estepona and Torrox are some areas where you can find great accommodation near these cinemas.