Best Movie Theaters in London


233 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Independent(ish) cinema, nice big seats, full bar and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Shows all the new releases and has comedy nights, acoustic performances, film festivals and the lik... read more

Opposite Hackney Town Hall. Independent cinema showing mainstream to foreign films, with an all-day cafe bar. Again check the website.

Cool independent Cinema chain, showing a great mix of blockbuster and arty films. Excellent bar and cafe open all day. Also music & comedy evenings upstairs. Lots of kid-friendly shows

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The Electric Cinema is a movie theatre in Notting Hill, London, and is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country. Lovely double sofa,foot rest,side tables and blanket all to ourselves and at... read more

Why just serve sodas when you can serve cocktails, wine, beer & champagne? Why only serve snacks, when you can serve hot food & amazing burgers? Why offer just comfy seats, when you can offer beds?... read more

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Europe's largest multi-arts centre is on your doorstep. The sprawling, brutalist centre presents a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is home to the ... read more

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The Rio Cinema is a lovely independent Art Deco cinema in Dalston, about a 15 minute walk from our house, or you can take any bus down Stoke Newington High Street (see bus information). This is a s... read more

Rio Cinema is an independent Art Deco cinema. The Rio was named one of London's best cinemas by the Daily Telegraph and best cinema bars by the Evening Standard.

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quirky little cinema that has a bar (I'm British - these things mean a lot to us!). Afterwards dine at the 'WC - Wine & Charcuterie' (which is the former public loo's under Clapham Common tube stat... read more

Not keen on any of the blockbusters at the Odeon? Try the Clapham Picture House instead, an independent arthouse cinema which shows a great selection of classic films and cult favourites. They even... read more

Our local Cinema. Shows the big movies and also smaller indie films. Has a nice bar and good restaurants and cafes nearby. It's just 2 stops on the tube or a pleasant stroll through clapham common.

101 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fantastic independent cinema showing the main blockbusters as well as arts house movies. It also hosts the East London Film Festival. There's a good bar upstairs with quintessentially English pie... read more

Our local arthouse cinema showing blockbuster and independent films in a renovated 19th-century building, has a bar and boutique screening. 3mins walk.

Voted one of The Best Art House Cinema's in London Arthouse cinema showing blockbuster and independent films in a renovated 19th-century building.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A different cinema experience. Not one of the impersonal cinema complexes. Get in one of oldest continuously running cinemas in the UK. Very distinctive due to its façade outlined in red neon.

Can’t choose what film to watch at the cinema? Let Everyman Cinema choose for you and head to the single screen theatre in Islington. This cinema shows one film on one screen making life oh-so-simple.

Make sure you book in advance, it gets busy on a weekend. A well maintained original, retro style cinema. They even have love seats. Located on Upper Street in Angel, Islington.

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This iconic movie theatre is one of the last independent theatres in London! Multi-screen cinema showing the latest blockbuster and 3D film releases, with cheap tickets all day. Less than £5 for an... read more

Cheapest film tickets in London. Just £5.50/person for normal 2D films instead of the rip off £20/person in Central London. If you're good, you can also sneak loads of drinks and snacks from outs... read more

This is a brilliant roof top bar on the top of a multi storey carpark in in Peckham, opening for summer 30th June. Full of local students, artists, lovely atmosphere and fantastic views over London.

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Huge screen 3D cinema - the biggest in Britain. Watching a film here is a completely immersive experience and the programme ranges from the latest IMAX blockbusters to world-class alternative conte... read more

The UK’s biggest cinema screen at 540 square metres, the Odeon/BFI Imax stands alone in the centre of a busy roundabout next to Waterloo station. Like a princess in a fairytale, it’s surrounded by ... read more

The BFI IMax Cinema, with the biggest screen in Britain is in nearby Waterloo. See what's on and book tickets online www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_imax

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The website states that the Lexi Cinema is “the UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema.” That’s quite a mouthful and a fantastic example of social enterprise. One hundred ... read more

The first no carbon cinema where all profits go to an eco village in Africa. In a converted village hall they show a mixture of art house and discerning mainstream and have a lovely little bar

An indie cinema run by volunteers, showing mainstream films and live opera. Proceeds go to charity. A great an unique local experience.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great cinema at the top of Coldharbour Lane. Has nice bar on Windrush Square and serves simple food (pizzas etc). A nice place for a coffee and watching the world go by... The upstairs bar has an... read more

Great place to hang out. Watch films - commercial and indie. Hear directors give talks. Listen to live music upstairs, reggae to folk to jazz. Great pizzas and a balcony for the warm sunny night: w... read more

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want to catch the latest films - head to the cinema in Angel. Handily situated in a shopping centre with a variety of restaurants before or after the movie!

10 screen cinema showing latest movies. They have special mini mornings showing kids films from £1.99 each.

Nice cinema with a VueXtreme huge screen - they do 30% on tickets every Tuesday.

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A fun place for a date, head to the Electric Cinema for a unique film experience. For not much more than the cost of going to a regular multiplex cinema, the Electric Cinema, located under a shop, ... read more

Everything about the Electric Shoreditch exudes luxury, from the leather armchairs and footstools to the cashmere blankets and chic little tables to hold your drinks. Seats in the middle of rows B ... read more

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Comfortable independent cinema showing latest blockbusters to art house films and live streaming of theatre/opera productions. Has bar/cafe with fine view of St. Afege's church (architect Hawksmoor)

My favourite indie cinema, every seat is soft and slightly reclining! Has a great bar with a window wall great for having a drink. Its a bus ride, or overground train from Lewisham. Love it!

This is a great cinema as the screening rooms are not too big, and the seats are extremely comfortable, allowing you to fully recline! There is also a nice bar for coffee upstairs.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Your local boutique cinema, complete with decadent bar and even more decadent 2-person sofas in the screens themselves, this is the cinema as an experience, on your doorstep

You're just a few steps away from London's coolest and most comfortable cinema with the plushest sofas around. Wine can be served to your seat. Catching a film here is a different world.

2 cinema screens; plays recent films as well as more artsy classics. Has event evenings as well for new releases.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A unique cinematic experience - enjoy a glass of wine with light snacks (not your usual popcorn and fizzy pop) in deluxe comfy seats. Small and intimate. There's another Everyman cinema at Hampte... read more

We recommend the Everyman cinema in Belsize Park. It’s a really nice cinema with super comfy chairs and sofas, and you can have drinks and food brought to your seat. They often show interesting fil... read more

Nestled among bars and restaurants in Belsize Park, this luxury cinema shows a mix of mainstream and independent films with wine, coffee and food served to your seat.

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A small neighbourhood cinema with well chosen films. Arrive early for a drink at the bar. You can take your second glass with you into the screening room.

52 seat independent Cinema, showing Arthouse, Classic and Indie Films. Best to book tickets in advance as often sold out.

Small cinema (with 2 theatres) but only 15mins walk away on Bermondsey Square. There is also a nice cafe, bakery and bar and restaurant there.

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really wonderful independent cinema right near the Notting Hill Gate tube station. Incredible period interior, very comfortable seats, lovely staff and a great bar! Plus, they show really good movies!

My favourite cinema. A few stops along the Central line - get off at Notting Hill Gate. This is an old theatre which shows less mainstream films. It is part of the Picturehouse group. Monday night ... read more

Independent Cinema offering latest hits from film festivals, often with Director Q&A's. Their bar offers high quality cafe standard snacks - not your usual cineplex

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One of the most iconic Odeon theatres of its kind. Odeon use this theatre for their marketing because of its period architecture.

Odeon cinema which has the latest movies at prices much cheaper than Leicester Square or other Zone 1 cinemas

Local cinema, cheaper than West End prices. There are three bus services outside the front door that take you near to this venue.

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Brand new cinema with arthouse and mainstream films. In my opinion well worth the extra ticket price. Lovely bar and cafe, very comfortable seats. Walk there and get the 484 from stop H East Dul... read more

Has its own restaurant too for small dishes. Local beers on tap. Seats are super comfy. Well connected to the local community playing the latest films on release and some quirky smaller titles.

This is our nearest cinema and will showcase all types of films from the lastest releases to arthouse. Located in Lordship Lane, you can find plenty of interesting shops and bites to eat and drink ... read more

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I love this cinema. It is in the Brunswick Centre, which I think of as one of the most successful of London's Modernist architectural projects. Surrounded by old London the contrast is very beautiful

One of my favourite cinemas. In the 60s Brunswick centre they have a great selection of art house films.

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By mixing the world of film, fine art, live music, discussion groups, theatre, live streaming, workshops, dance, comedy and more, The ArtHouse strive to create a unique hub in North London for both... read more

Great indipendent cinema in a lovely building, showing movies on general release and occasional repertoire screenings and live performances. It has a welcoming cafe in the foyer

Fantastic art house cinema showing independent and mainstream films plus a wide range of comedy and live stream films

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It is 10 mins from my house and you can see all the latest movies. There are also lots of bars and restaurants and the Fulham Broadway tube station is located on the lower level

Best multi-screen cinema closest to the flat. Right above Fulham Broadway tube station.

All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals.

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The venue’s two screens are decidedly upscale: each with armchairs, sofas (as well as a sprinkling of deluxe two-seater sofas in the larger screen) and staff serving food and drinks at your seat. T... read more

Fantastic cinema - just three tube stops (10 minutes) away from Camden with big comfy sofas and drinks / food brought to you so you can watch the film with a nice glass of wine. Aaaahhhh

There are two Everyman cinemas nearby (the other one is in Belsize Park) and they offer way above average comfort and quality including at seat drinks and light dining, at a price similar to chains.

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State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals.

5 mins walk to the cinema and a bunch of other activities

This is our local cinema, just a couple of minutes away.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our beautiful arts cinema shows all the best films, including original language. One of the oldest independent cinemas in the country, it's just been refurbished in its true Art Deco style.

An independent cinema opened in 1912 and the second oldest continuously run cinema in England and show mainly art house films

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The Odeon is a 5-screen cinema showing the latest films and also hosts occasional film premiers! It is 10 minutes from me. National Express coaches to and from Gatwick Airport, stop here (bus: A3)

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals.

If you literally cannot find anything else to do - Streatham has a Cinema...

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Known for its red neon façade, jumble of couches, chairs and footstools, brilliantly stocked bar, giant jars of sweets and butter-drenched popcorn, the Everyman Screen on the Green has plenty of re... read more

One of the Everyman group of independent cinemas. Relax in comfy double-seater sofa's with a glass of wine bought from the bar within the cinema, while watching blockbuster releases or timeless cla... read more

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A unique cinema with great selection of films, with a cosy and lovely atmosphere, where you can order drinks and small snacks to be served inside the cinema!

New group of cinemas that want to make the cinema experience an evenings entertainment. Includes a bar and restaurant and premier seats.

Local cinema often showing new releases and more unusual films and live screenings of theatre and opera

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Local cinema, sat at the top of Walthamstow High Street, home to Europe's longest outdoor street market - there's a few nice places to eat next door.

A brand-new cinema offering all the latest movies at regular times! Shows go on till midnight so there will definitely be a time that fits your schedule!

Possibly the cleanest and newest cinema in London, also sells cheaper tickets compared to central.