Summer Cinema: August 17 - 21st August
Every summer, the Stockholm Film Festival offers free film evenings in the open air in Rålambshovsparken. We are proud to have hosted Europe's largest outdoor cinema for more than thirty years.
During a few warm evenings in August, when the late summer nights has turned dark, the Stockholm Film Festival annually sets up a huge screen in Rålambshovsparken to project summer films.
For more than thirty years, Summer Cinema has been the biggest highlight of the summer season for film-loving Stockholmers. The first outdoor screening was arranged as early as the summer of 1991 in Kungsträdgården and the event was back then the first outdoor cinema in the Nordic region of its kind. A record crowd of about 30,000 visitors came to "Kungsan" to see »Hamlet« (1990) with Mel Gibson in the lead role. At his own request, the actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård climbs up a giant ladder and introduces the film screening, without using a microphone, but with the help of his famous theatre voice.
Since then, we have shown modern film classics and cult films around Stockholm in places such as Humlegården, Tantolunden, Berzelii park and Stockholm's stadium. But Rålambshovsparken is the obvious audience favourite that has most clearly been associated with Summer Cinema, a summer tradition that is visited by over 40,000 people every year.
In 2017, »Dirty Dancing« attracted 9,500 visitors and in 2019, there were 10,000 movie lovers in the grass in front of the screen to see Quentin Tarantino's cult classic »Pulp Fiction« (Bronze Horse winner at the 1994 festival).
This year, Summer Cinema is finally back in "Rålis" between 17 - 21 August. We will, as usual, invite all visitors to free movie screenings and our partners are on site to offer drinks and snacks. So book the dates in the calendar right now and keep an eye on our website for more info about which films we will show. This year, for the first time, you in the audience have picked all of the films.
See you in Rålambshovsparken!
Photo: Hanna Anirra