Gremlins 2 is just one of eighteen amazing films that will be playing at Somerset House this August

Monday May 20th 2013

The line-up for this year’s Film4 Summer Screen — the world’s only properly good outdoor film program — has just been announced and as ever, it’s awash with brilliance. Better yet, this year’s season is the longest yet, running a Westminster-council-upsetting fourteen nights. I dare you to process the following words without weeping:

Thursday 8th August

About Time

Friday 9th August

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Saturday 10th August

Mean Girls / Carrie / The Loved Ones

Sunday 11th August

The Untouchables

Monday 12th August

Guys and Dolls

Tuesday 13th August

The Way Way Back

Wednesday 14th August


Thursday 15th August

Throne of Blood

Friday 16th August

Predator / Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Saturday 17th August

Badlands / Raising Arizona

Sunday 18th August

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Monday 19th August

The Red Shoes

Monday 20th August

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Monday 21st August

Prince Avalanche

David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche and Sundance favourite The Way Way Back will both have their UK premieres at Summer Screen, while the Opening Night screening of new Richard Curtis joint About Time — which looks a bit shit but does at least have Domhnall Gleeson in it — is what’s known in the industry as a ‘world first’.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday for Somerset House members and two days after that for the proles. It’s not for me to tell you what to book, but the teen movie triple seems as good a place as any to start.