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London's oldest and most popular outdoor cinema event returns for 14 nights this August – starting with a world premiere of Richard Curtis's new movie reports

For Londoners who feel it's About Time to enjoy a picnic and Pimm's under the stars while watching a movie on a giant screen in a magnificent 18th-century courtyard, the wait is about to end. Tickets for London's best-loved open-air cinema – the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House – go on sale today (Friday 24th May). The extended 14-night programme of outdoor screenings runs from Thursday 8th August to Wednesday 21st August and starts with the world premiere of Richard Curtis's new rom-com, About Time.

The 2013 programme features the usual winning mix of cult classics, comedies, romance and thrillers – and also two UK premieres on top of the eagerly anticipated world premiere from the director of Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral. All films are shown on a giant screen...

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