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SWORDS AND SANDALS: OUTDOOR CINEMA SEASON AT GUILDHALL YARD

SWORDS AND SANDALS: OUTDOOR CINEMA SEASON AT GUILDHALL YARD

Bring a picnic basket and watch an epic Roman-inspired film under the stars

This summer, as part of Londinium, a three-month series of events celebrating this city's rich Roman heritage, Guildhall Yard is hosting a Roman-themed open-air pop up cinema. London's Roman amphitheater was where Gladiators exchanged blows — making it the perfect setting for an alfresco screening of Gladiator, amongst others.

Yard embraces the epic with a series of Roman-inspired films. Classic or cult, enjoy some of your all-time favorites including:

  •   Monday, 7 August: Life of Brian
  •   Tuesday, 8 August: Pompeii
  •   Wednesday, 9 August: Roman Holiday (yes, she wears sandals!)
  •   Thursday, 10 August: Jesus Christ Superstar
  •   Monday, 14 August: Carry on Cleo
  •   Tuesday, 15 August: Gladiator
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    Brought by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Pop-Up Screens and supported by the Barbican, this is one summer screen not to be missed. Come prepared for all weather; bring a picnic basket, and don’t forget blankets and cushions. Settle down to enjoy swords, sandals, superstars, silliness and songs on the site of London’s first entertainment arena.

    Plus, tuck into Italian street food, accompanied by a beer or cocktail. Enjoy pop-up events and talks on selected evenings. And see how the Romans entertained themselves with a visit to London’s Roman Amphitheatre.

    Swords and Sandals: Outdoor Cinema Season at Guildhall Yard runs from 7-15 August 2017. Check out the schedule of screenings and book now .