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 returned for a bumper birthday season in August.
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.
Join us for this screening of the documentary film Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. Before the screening, renowned American sign painter Mike Meyer will run an informal demonstration and afterwards take part in a Q&A session hosted by Sam Roberts, the London-based founder of Ghostsigns and Better Letters.