Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon prime video and Starzplay, watching movies at home is now easy as touching the TV’s remote control.
But there’s still nothing like seeing a film in the big screen and in the company of fellow viewers whether inside the cinema or an open field.
If you agree with us then you’ll be happy to know that there are cinema events taking place in Abu Dhabi for movie fans of all ages to enjoy.
So sit back, relax and take note of these film showings worth seeing…
Summer is on its last legs so Umm Al Emarat Park is bringing back its Cinema in the Park.
Every weekend until December, park visitors will get to enjoy various movies such as The Jungle Book, Toy Story 3, A Bug’s Life, Frozen, Cars and How To Train Your Dragon, among many others.
The screening takes places at the park’s Children’s Garden.
AED 10 park entry fee. 15th Street, Mushrif area. From 6.30pm.
For more info and screening schedule, visit: ummalemaratpark.ae
Making a return this year is Yas Movies in the Park.
The event dubbed as ‘the ultimate outdoor cinema experience in the UAE’ is happening from 17th to 19th October at du Arena on Yas Island.
What’s there for film buffs to see? An assortment of family-friendly flicks including Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Aladdin, Moana, The Greatest Showman, Avengers: Endgame and a whole lot more.
There’s more to the event than just film screenings too. A number of fun sideshows are also prepared including fancy dress competitions, face painting, retail stores, food trucks and sing and dance performances from London’s West End performers.
Free entry; VIP tickets with freebies available for AED 65.
Yas Island., 4pm-12am. Visit: yasmovies.ae
We say that Cinema Space is an institution already when it comes to community film showings in the capital.
This cinema event is running screenings all year round regardless of the season and weather. We’ve seen it grow from strength to strength since its beginning from twofour54 to its current home at Manarat Al Saadiyat.
For the month of October, movie fans will be treated to restored classics like The Thief of Bagdad, La Isla Minima, Kwaidan, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Psycho.
Free entry. Saadiyat Island. Various timings.