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You Will Ditch The Multiplexes For These 5 Open Air Cinemas In India

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - Feb. 21, 2020 3 min read

Cinema is not just entertainment, it's a way of life in India. Inspiring, enraging and emotionally enticing at times, these mesmerizing portrayals make us proud, we laugh out loud and even break down into tears at instances. With a pivotal part of these experiences being in a theatre or a cinema hall, we have so many memories attached to such places. But gone are the days when you would be restricted to the same old theatre, that are dark and confined to 4 walls, for there's so much more to it by now. Well yeah, so much more like the stars, cool breezes and an undefined sense of freedom of being out in the open. Unconventional ways or open-air cinemas have made way for a new trend in the world of movies. 


Bringing you a step closer to these unconventional cinema experiences, we present 5 unique theatres across India that allow you to watch a movie under the starlit sky. 



SCC Republic - Pune 

The SSC Republic Pune is one of the many great places to catch a movie with a twist. Enjoy a show here while noshing in delectable cuisine and beer for beverages to make it all the more fun. Simply an unrivalled movie experience in Koregaon, the heart of Pune. So when in this city, don't miss out on this opportunity to watch some of the cult movies and shows beneath the night sky. 

SCC Republic Pune

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Venue Details: Republic Lawn, Main Road, Lane Number 6, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune (Get Directions)


SCC Movie Under The Stars

To the pleasure of movie buffs across D-town, the SCC brings to you a blockbuster screening event at the IBIS Aerocity, New Delhi. While watching enticing Hollywood movies at a poolside cinema setting with food and beverages of your choice, your everyday cinema experience would seem to be a waste of time anymore.


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Venue Details: IBIS New Delhi, Aerocity (Get Directions)


SSC Backyard Gurgaon

SSCs own little kingdom, the backyard Gurgaon, is where the real deal of open-air cinema in Delhi NCR kickstarted. With its drive in-open air cinema option, this place has become a serious attraction among movie enthusiasts within no time. Making it a great place to spend an evening if you consider yourself a serious cinema fan. With regular shows and movie screenings, just keep yourself looped in to enjoy a popular Hollywood flick or a Bollywood masala here with your family or friends.  


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Venue Details: Backyard Sports Club, near Capital Cyberscape, Sector 59, Gurugram (Get Directions)


SSC Peepal Tree New Delhi

Another outdoor cinema experience by SCC, the Peepal Tree is known to be a melting pot of unique cinema experiences in Delhi. An idyllic setting, comfortable seating, pretty lights and natural ambience, this movie experience is one of a kind for those who are done watching the movies in conventional theatres all along. So this once, keep it different and catch a movie, out in the open, a way you wouldn't have come across.  


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Venue Details: gate no. 5, next to RML hospital, 11-B, Havelock Square, Type III, Baba Kharak Singh Marg Area, New Delhi (Get Directions)


Movie Under The Stars

Held at a venue that's all things cultural and ecstatically cinematic, the Movie Under The Stars experience at Courtyard Bangalore is surely a bucket list entry. The place is known to have hosted a number of poets, filmmakers, artists and people from similar trades, making it an ideal spot for a movie experience that's cool and unique for one and all. 


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Venue Details: 105, KH Road (Lalbagh Double Rd, opp. Corporation Bank, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru (Get Directions)


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