One of a number of free summer activites in Barcelona, Cinema Lliure a la Platja (Free Cinema on the Beach) is opening for its 5th year running. Opening today, July the 7th, a variety of original independent films will be screened and entry is free.

Screenings take place on Sant Sebastià beach in the Barceloneta on Thursdays, and outside the city and along the coast on Platja de l’Estació, Badalona, Platja del Prat in El Prat and Platja del Varador, Mataró at the weekend.

With films from Spain, France, US, Mexico, Russia, Japan and more, all shown in their original version, you can expect to see something more thought provoking than the latest summer blockbusters.

The final showing is to be chosen by the public, who are offered the chance to vote for their favourite of five films. All screenings are free to attend, and are accompanied by music from iCAT, and start at 9pm.

Bring a long your favourite bottle of chilled wine, a blanket to sit on, and sit back and enjoy the summer!