Southwold Outdoor Cinema - The Darkest Hour

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand, screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

"Churchill’s darkest hour is Oldman’s finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen – but not the only one." 

May 1940. With Hitler rampant and Europe on the brink, freshly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill is under pressure.  Calls are intensifying for him to make peace, but he resolves to fight on, whatever the cost.

Hosted within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, audiences will experience the stunning sunset and local hospitality before the movie begins. All films are shown on the UK’s largest 42ft screen, and audiences listen via state-of-the-art noise-canceling headphones while seated in their own socially distanced pitches.


With a film for everyone to enjoy, from action and drama to romance and rock'n'roll to musical and comedy, Southwold's Outdoor Cinema is the best ‘socially distanced’ way to bring cinema back to Suffolk!


Proceeds from the events will be donated to Comic Relief.



Tickets start from £12.50 per person or £16.50 per person for VIP and are available as individuals or sold in groups of 2, 4 or 6.  

VIP tickets guarantee seating on the front two rows. Standard tickets allocate seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Click here to book.



Hosted on Southwold Common, each group will be assigned a pitch to ensure complete safety and allow for social distancing.  

Seating is not provided. It is recommended that you please bring your own seating and blankets as the evenings can get rather chilly.    

Toilets will be provided onsite.  



All local hospitality will be spaced around the venue. More information to come.  

Event name:
Southwold Outdoor Cinema - The Darkest Hour
Opening Hours:
One off