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Empire Cinemas

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5-6 Leicester Square | ,, London WC2H 7NA, England
+44 871 200 2000
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Enjoyable!!!!

Went there to watch bridget Jones diary, first time there, quite impressed, nice large seating... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Pauline S
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
The best cinema seats in the West End

Most lovers of the cinema want back the good old days of velvety seats, gentle lighting, old ladies... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Gail S
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London, United Kingdom
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5-6 Leicester Square | ,, London WC2H 7NA, England
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went there to watch bridget Jones diary, first time there, quite impressed, nice large seating plenty of foot room, didn't have to get up, to let people pass, quite loud though and the other problem, was that, although the film hadn't started, the lighting was...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Most lovers of the cinema want back the good old days of velvety seats, gentle lighting, old ladies selling jelly babies in kiosks and dolly birds in vintage outfits serving trays of confectionary at interval time. Well, maybe an entrepreneur with a passion for the...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great location for dinner and a movie! You can reserve your seat, the theater was small and quiet --- and air conditioned!

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Theatre screen 8 is minute, with only a few rows of seats that are much too close to the screen. As a result you get a headache trying to following the action, blurred images if the action is too fast & neck ache looking up...More

1  Thank Razzi-B
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This cinema is now owned by Cineworld. As a member it's great to have more choice again in central London (Shaftesbury was closed for Picturehouse Central - no bad thing, that cinema is great). Saw Suicide Squad in screen 7. Felt like watching it at...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Quite simply the worst viewing experience I have ever had at a cinema! The seats are so close to an oversized screen, that is is impossible to follow the action on the whole screen. We had seats in the back row and centre, and they...More

1  Thank Greg_11911
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Cinema was clean. Went to see finding dory in 3D. Fair price. Staff were friendly. Comfy seats. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Samuel Y
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Old, dirty and small. For such a flagship location, the Empire is very sub-par. Hope your movie isn't in screening room 2... otherwise known as "the mine" or "subgenera". Remember that scene in Lord of the Rings where Gandalf and the fire beast fall down...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went to see the new Star Trek film. We were in screen 8, its a small cinema, sits about 40-50 and even tough your in the back row your still right on top of the screen. This makes it difficult to take in the movie,...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Picture the scene, Saturday matinee of Ab Fab, ridiculously comfortable recliners, bottle of wine chilling in ice Absolutely Fabulous Sweetie

Thank Lynn M
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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
...More
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EmirAstar
22 December 2015|
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Response from CaroleScott | Reviewed this property |
We were half way back & it was brilliant, the screen is MASSIVE!
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Zelda W
4 August 2015|
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Response from RunTejRun |
Everywhere has very good head clearance for children EXCEPT the very back row. Avoid that one. As for best viewing experience, middle is always nicer but if movie is 3d, you generally get the best effect sitting a littlr... More
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