Swords and Sandals: Outdoor Cinema Season at Guildhall Yard


Swords and Sandals at Guildhall Yard
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Guildhall Yard embraces the epic with a series of Roman-inspired films. Classic or cult, enjoy some of your all-time favourites including:

• Monday 7 August: Life of Brian

• Wednesday 9 August: Roman Holiday (yes, she wears sandals!)

• Tuesday 15 August: Gladiator

Brought to you by the City of London Corporation in partnership with Pop-Up Screens and supported by the Barbican, this is one (inflatable) summer screen not to be missed. Come prepared for all weather; bring a picnic, someone to feed you grapes, plenty of blankets and cushions; and settle down to enjoy swords, sandals, superstars and silliness 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 which is open until 9pm.

No chairs are provided and no glass or bottles can be brought into Guildhall Yard for these events. Please dispose of your rubbish carefully.

Please note that the screenings of Pompeii (8 August), Jesus Christ Superstar (10 August) and Carry On Cleo (14 August) have been cancelled.

Book your tickets via the Barbican website:


Venue Details & Map

Guildhall Yard

Gresham Street
City of London

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