Open-air cinema: that’s where in Liguria

A good movie on the beach while laying down with the waves and the moon on the background. Or in an open-air arena, pampered by the summer breeze. Or a good movie in the alleys of an historic center crowded by friends. Or, again, watching the movie with the help of wi-fi technology and headphones.

Liguria is perfect for an open-air film and cinema experience!

Here are some of the most beautiful summer cinema arenas in Liguria. But more will come. Stay tuned!



At the Lowe Gardens the “Cinema in the Garden” 5 evenings. Free entrance.
– July 10, 21.20 – “The great silence”
– 17 July, 9.20 pm – “Le Mans ’66 – The great challenge”
– 24 July, 9.20 pm – “Don’t worry darling”
– 31 July, 9.20 pm – “Coco”.
A refreshment point will be open every evening.


From 6 July to August 24 in Piazza Santa Brigida “Cinema under the stars”. The theme of the 2023 edition will be “Calvino and the cinema”. Free admission.
– July 6: “San Giovanni decollato” (1940), directed by Amleto Palermi
– July 13: “The roaring years” (1962), directed by Luigi Zampa
– July 20: “The state of the union” (1948), directed by Frank Capra
– July 27: “Tristana” (1970), directed by Luis Buñuel
– August 10: “Sacro Gra” (2013), directed by Gianfranco Rosi
– August 17: “ET – The Extra Terrestrial” (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg (special evening “Waiting for Exchange Festival”)
– August 24: “Kagemusha” (1980), directed by Akira Kurosawa


Open-air cinema at Villa Faravelli. Strting at 21, free admission.
– 17 July “Franco Battiato-The master’s voice” – Guest record producer Stefano Senardi
– July 31 “Between two worlds”


At the summer arena of the Don Bosco Oratory. Film Festival from 4 July to August 27.
Films on the program that combine entertainment and educational value, from “Super Mario” and “Spider-Man” to “Campioni” to the tribute to Massimo Troisi.
Here the program

Ceriale: Cinema on the beach

The “Cinema on the beach” is for children and it is scheduled from the 4th to the 25th of July. The Ceriale’s lido in the city center is transformed into an open-air hall, every Tuesday evening.
Here the program

Finale Ligure

Cinema al Castello, film festival in the evocative and magical setting of Castelfranco. Stories of courts, fairy tales and castles under the stars.
Starting at 9.30pm. Free admission. Possibility to dine by booking on 3358095703 – Info at:
– July 18, The story of stories by Matteo Garrone
– August 1, Yorgos Lanthimos’ favorite
– August 29, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Savona: cinema in the Fortress

CinemaInFortezza: 28 films divided into 5 themes: And the Oscar goes to.., Awarded Italians, Lights, Camera, Action! and Europe Cinema.
Cash desks open from 8.30pm. Show starts at 21:30
For dates and programming:

Albissola: Cinema on the beach

Throughout July, cinema on the free beach in front of the Town Hall in Albissola Marina, from 9.30pm.
A magical atmosphere for a completely free event for residents and tourists.
Here is the programming


Thursday evening of outdoor cinema in Cogoleto, at Villa Nasturzio, in July and August at 21.30. Free entry.
July 6 Victoria and Abdul
July 13 The right to count
July 20 Sonic – The movie
August 3 Dumbo
August 17 I run to you
Thursday 31 August Mrs. Doubtfire

Genoa: open-air cinema arenas

In Genoa, Circuito Cinema Genova sets up three open-air arenas: Sturla, Palazzo Ducale and Genova Pegli.
– The third edition of “Circuito sul mare“, in the Sturla Gardens, maintains the formula of the screen in front of the sea, deckchairs, headphones, a table, snacks and drinks at the Bistrot sul mare. Program at
– The seventh edition of Circuito Cinema al Ducale in the suggestive setting of the Cortile Maggiore of Palazzo Ducale in Genoa in silent cinema mode. Each spectator receives a headset with which to watch the movie. Program from 3 to 31 July at
– Open-air Cinema in Pegli, in “silent cinema” mode: at the Arena degli Artisti on the Pegli seafront with a program from Thursday 6 July to 31 July.
Program at
– A summer of cinema at the Arena Albatros Rivarolo in via Roggerone (with free private parking). Every evening at 9.30 pm, Italian and European titles. The complete program is on the Albatros Cinema website.
Cinema in Villa Giuseppina (San Teodoro), organized by Club Amici del Cinema of Genoa, a series of movie in the Genoese district of San Teodoro from 7 July to 27 August. Here is the schedule.


Until 3 September at the Bocciofila A. Corzetto in via G. Bettolo, 9 open-air cinema screening. Shows at 9.30pm in July and at 9pm in August. Program at Facebook

Open-air cinema in the splendid park of Villa Tigullio. Here the program

Santa Margherita Ligure
A Santa Margherita Ligure, dal 14 al 16 luglio c’è l’occasione di vedere sul grande schermo le bellezze del territorio e anche due film ambientati a “Santa”:
– Friday, July 14 will be screened “Back to September” film of 1961 with Gina Lollobrigida and Rock Hudson shot right in Santa Margherita Ligure.
– Saturday 15 July, another film made in “Santa” and that is “Il Volpone” film from 1988 with, in the cast, Paolo Villaggio, Enrico Montesano, Eleonora Giorgi.
– Sunday 16 July, the screening of Gilberto Govi’s most famous comedy “Maneggi per marimare unadaughter”.
Tutte le proiezioni, con il supporto tecnico dell’associazione culturale Limelight, inizieranno alle 21:30. In caso di maltempo le serate si terranno all’Auditorium.
– in Piazza Caprera, for a week, there will be a maxi screen on which images of the area and films will be projected in collaboration with the Portofino Park Authority, the Portofino Protected Marine Area, the University of Genoa.

The summer arena in Chiavari, in the Gardens of Villa Rocca Park, will host the Revolution Generation review, from 0 to 100 in four evenings! Twists and turns, evolutions, generational innovations. Four selected films, chosen to distract yourself, but also to reflect on current issues:
– Tuesday 25 July Dreambuilders/La Fabbrica Dei Sogni K.Jensen/T.Zinck, Dan 2020, 81′ The Millennials, The Zoomers and the Alpha Generation
– Thursday 3 August Invitation to Dinner with Delitto/Murder By Death R.Moore, Usa 1974,94′, The Lost & The Great Generation E La Generazione Silenziosa
– Wednesday 9 August Mid-August Lunch G.De Gregorio, Ita 2008, 73′, The Baby Boomers And Generation X
– Thursday 17 August  The Bite of the Green Lizard M.Lodovica Marini, Ita 2022, 111′, Le Gener-Azioni Scoinvolte

Sestri Levante
In Sestri Levante, the July evenings will be enlivened by the great cinema of “Cinema under the Stars” from 3 to 27 July.
Information e program here

From 7 to 31 July the projectors of the Astoria Lerici Arena (Via Gerini 40) will come back on, with a rich and more than original programming of cinematographic proposals for all tastes

Two months of films for the open-air film festival in Piazza Niccolò V, curated by the staff of Cinema Italia in Sarzana. Here is the program.

La Spezia
Comedy, drama, oscar-winning films and films for families, the best of the season in review by the Cinema Teatro Il Nuovo.
Here is the program