From classics to recent released Hollywood films, London cinema theatres which are known for comfort, style and service play all kind of films. If you try to find out cinemas all over Greater London, you will surely encounter numerous multi-screen venues. Cinemas around Leicester Square offer you great options for first-run and independent films.
Odeon Leicester Square: The Odeon Leicester Square is a cinema theatre stands on the eastern side of Leicester Square, London. Built on the site of Alhambra Theatre, Odeon Leicester Square is black polished granite building and is by blue neon. It is one of the most renowned cinemas in Europe and is popular for playing many European and World film premieres. With ticket prices ranging in between £14 and £19, it is considered to be the most expensive theatre in the world. The Odeon Leicester Square is the largest single screen cinema in UK. With all modern technologies, the cinema has the seating capacity of approximately 1700 people and is arranged in Royal Circle, Rear Circle and Stalls.
Odeon West End: Odeon West End was built in 1930 on the south side of Leicester Square, London and was known as the Leicester Square Theatre. Until 1988, it operated under the name of Leicester Square Theatre. In the year 1968, it was renovated and the stalls and the single circle were remodeled. Today, the Odeon West End theatre features two screens, one with 500 seats and the other with 832 seats. The cinema theatre is often used for smaller film premieres and also for hosting the BFI London Film Festival.
Empire, Leicester Square: The Empire is a large cinema which is located on the northern side of the Leicester Square, London. The Empire Theatre was designed by Thomas Verity and first opened on 17th April 1884 as a theatre as well as ballet scene. It was renovated by MGM and opened in 1962 with three screens. Later two more screens were added to the theatre and are equipped with latest sound and light systems. The theatre is used for film premieres and first runs.
Prince Charles Cinema: Designed by Carl Fisher and Associates Architects, the Prince Charles Cinema was opened in 1962. It is located in Leicester Place in the West End of London. The price of the tickets for the shows in Prince Charles Cinema starts as low as £1.50. It plays all kinds of films from classic to recent released Hollywood films. It plays 10 movies on a single screen in a week. The single screen has the seating capacity of 472 seats.
National Film Theatre: National Film Theatre now known as BFI Southbank is located on the southern end of Waterloo Bridge, London, UK. The BFI is operated by the British Film Institute and specializes in showing classic, independent and non-English language films. National Film Theatre was opened in 1951 on occasion of the Festival of Britain. In 2007, the National Film Theatre was re-launched in a larger premise. The site of BFI Southbank now includes three pre-existing cinemas, a studio, a mediatheque, a shop and a bar and restaurant.
London IMAX: London IMAX, designed by Avery Associates Architects, stands on the South Bank district of London, UK. Completed in May 1999, the London IMAX cinema is operated by the British Film Institute. London IMAX in the South Bank is renowned for featuring the largest screen in Britain and also has the seating capacity of 500 people. It has also been awarded with a Design Council Millennium Products Award, Civic Trust Award and several other awards after its opening. The cinema is located just north of the Waterloo Station thus making it easily accessible. The other IMAX cinema is at the Science Museum in South Kensington/ Albertopolis.
London has a fantastic array of cinema theatres. People of all genres can visit the theatres and have a far better experience of watching cinema in London.