Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London's most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar, the series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound.
"Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a near-perfect London experience." TimeOut
In addition to this, throughout the year, we show films in our Screening Room which give insight into or are inspired by our current programme of events.
Information about upcoming screenings and material from previous film related talks and events can be found below.
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Celebrating ten years of classic, cult, and contemporary films in its open-air courtyard, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back for a bumper birthday season in August.
Film Poster Exhibition
Back for a second year, Summer Screen Prints the Film Poster Exhibition curated by Print Club London presents a series of contemporary screen-printed posters, based on the films shown in the anniversary season. You can see the poster exhibition before the film begins and buy one of the limited-edition prints for £45 each.
Film fans can take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities to celebrate 10 years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. Behind the Screen brings the world of cinema into sharper focus with special events and guests providing unique insights into a world that usually only exists on the big screen.
Explore our Behind the Screen archive, watch and listen to directors, actors and industry insiders illuminate the Film4 Summer Screen programme, in animated and interesting discussions.