Royal Opera House Launches Outdoor Cinema Presentations

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
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The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Luna Cinemas have partnered to offer London’s free open air cinema on Covent Garden’s Piazza.

The program will include screenings of three works from the Royal Opera House. First in the line is Puccini’s opera “La bohème” on September 11, 2020, followed by Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” on September 12, 2020. The program will close with the screening of Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” on September 13, 2020.

Each screening will take place outdoors, with socially distanced seats that will enable the audience to remain safely apart at all times. Seats will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between screenings.

“It has been fantastic to see the ROH connect with new and diverse audiences in such creative ways over the last few months, and this partnership with Capco and Luna Cinemas is particularly exciting,” Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House said in the press release. “Making use of our iconic location in the heart of Covent Garden, these screenings will provide audiences with a truly memorable ROH experience – be it your first time seeing an opera or ballet, or your hundredth.”

“We are thrilled to bring our Luna big screens to a site as iconic as the Covent Garden Piazza. There can’t be many more stunning and historic backdrops in Central London for a big screen, and to have access to some of the Royal Opera House’s most popular productions, just a stone’s throw from the venue itself, makes it even more special,” said George Wood, Founder of The Luna Cinema.