Underbelly Festival Offering Urban Beach at Earls Court

Free open-air cinema, games, street food and pop-up bars on offer

Watch films for free on deck chairs on a sandy 'beach'

A disused site in Earls Court is being used for a summer festival for residents after being transform into a free public beach, an open-air cinema alongside street food traders, pop-up bars and games for all ages.

Underbelly has teamed up with the The Earls Court Development Company to provide the Underbelly Festival Earls Court which will run through to September.

Films in the summer programme include Paddington 2, Sing 2, Encanto, Blade Runner, The Goonies, Spiderman: No Way Home, The Witches, Mary Poppins Returns, Dirty Dancing, JAWS and many more. There will be films for all ages and all tastes.

Screenings will run at 4pm and 7.30pm every day until early September with additional screenings at 12.30pm at weekends. You can watch all films for free with plenty of seating promised and table service in front the of the giant cinema screen.

Underbelly Festival Earls Court will also see the return of the outdoor city beach. Guests can soak up the sun reclining on deckchairs, while sipping on an beer from Mardi bar, or Tarquin Cornish Gin.

There will be artisanal pizzas from DaNapoli, made with a tomato based Marinara. For a taste of the sea, Sea Wise, will continue to serve up their fried squid and other fruits of the sea, and for steak sandwiches and burgers, you should head to Herd.

What's on in July:

Monday 25th
4pm - Encanto
7pm - Long Shot

Tuesday 26th
4pm - The Witches
7pm - Blade Runner

Wednesday 27th
4pm - Paddington
7pm - Tenent

Thursday 28th
4pm - The Lego Movie
7pm - Licorice Pizza

Friday 29th
4pm - Mary Poppins Returns
7pm - The Beach

Saturday 30th
12.30pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog
4pm - Paddington 2
7pm - The Matrix Returns

*Films may change without notice. Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date information

Sarah Gaventa, Creative Director from The Earls Court Development Company said, “We’re delighted to extend Underbelly Festival’s stay at Earls Court and sponsor the new Open-Air Cinema which is free for the whole community to enjoy. With a fantastic line up of films being shown, the return of the city beach and outdoor games, there really is something for everyone. This is all part of our vision to open the site back up and bring the wonder back to Earls Court.”

Earls Court Underbelly is at Empress Place (SW6 1TT) which is three minutes’ walk from West Brompton tube, six minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court tube station (Warwick Road exit).


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July 25, 2022