With this summer predicted to be one of the hottest on record, we can expect Britons to forgo the garden party in favour of quirky activities to bring friends and family together.

While there has been a lot of focus on AR, VR and mixed virtual reality (XVR), according to The Future Laboratory research, our love for the big screen will continue to grow.

“Experiences such as Secret Cinema and Movioke (where we sing along with our favourite musicals) have whetted our appetites for immersive, big screen entertainment. Add to this the proliferation of everything from al fresco projectors and sound systems to their pocket sized counterparts, and this summer is ripe for cinema to reclaim the great outdoors”

Martin Raymond, The Future Laboratory

Early research for Amazon.co.uk by The Future Laboratory suggests that vintage drive-ins will be big for 2019, with classic cars taking pride of place alongside classic films featuring equally quirky vehicles like those in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Love Bug, Genevieve, The Great Race and Monte Carlo or Bust!

Visit Amazon.co.uk and look at the growing number of outdoor or daylight LED screens that brands are bringing to market for those of us who want to watch the footie or tennis outside, and you can see just how al fresco screen crazy this summer is going to get.

5Foldable Outdoor Screens

4Outdoor at Home Projectors

1Picnic Backpack

A suggestion of suggestion of some Amazon Original TV series and exclusive content available on Prime Video in the UK:

  • Good Omens
  • The Boys
  • Live Tennis Including the US Open
  • Chasing Happiness – The Jonas Brothers’ Documentary
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel