Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Electric Cinema

Run by Shoreditch House, an uber-fashionable private member's club, this is cinema-going that will impress a date, with space for an intimate 48 on the comfy armchairs. There's a full bar and restaurant in the compl…
Cinema in West London

Gate Picturehouse

Opened in 1911, the Gate’s single screen has one of London’s most charming art deco cinema interiors, with director Q&As and a wealth of cinema clubs, including the E4 Slackers Club (students) and Silver Screen …
Cinema in West London

Electric Cinema

Having notched up its centenary in 2011, the Electric is one of the UK’s oldest cinemas, updated. Avail yourself of the luxurious leather armchairs, sofas, footstools and tables for food and drink in the auditorium,…
Cinema in Birmingham

Electric Cinema

Topped by its art-deco sign, this is the UK's oldest working cinema, operating since 1909. It screens mainly art-house films. Be waited upon in plush two-seater sofas or have a drink in the small bar (complete with …
Cinema in The South Bank

BFI Southbank

Tucked almost out of sight under the arches of Waterloo Bridge, the British Film Institute (BFI) contains four cinemas that screen thousands of films each year (many art house); a gallery devoted to the moving image…
Cinema in The West End

Prince Charles Cinema

Leicester Sq cinema-ticket prices are very high, so wait until the first-runs have moved to the Prince Charles, central London’s cheapest cinema, where non-members pay only £9 to £11.50 for new releases. Also on the…
Cinema in Greenwich & South London

Clapham Picture House

This excellent cinema is a mainstay of Clapham, with an inspiring list of independent and art-house films, as well as mainstream Hollywood fare. The popular bar is another reason to stop by for a pre-movie aperitif.…
Cinema in Kensington & Hyde Park

Ciné Lumière

Attached to South Kensington’s French Institute, Ciné Lumière's large 300-seat art deco salle (cinema) screens absorbing international seasons (including the London Spanish Film Festival; www.londonspanishfilmfestiv…
Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Tyneside Cinema

Opened in 1937 as Newcastle's first newsreel cinema, this art deco picture house with plush red-velvet seats still screens newsreels (11.15am daily) as well as mainstream and offbeat movies, and archive British Path…
Cinema in Greenwich & South London

Brixton Ritzy Picturehouse

Originally opening in 1911, this classic cinema is a cornerstone of Brixton cultural life, attracting both film-goers and drinkers (to its bars and fine cafe). Upstairs at the Ritzy brings you free live music (jazz,…