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British Film Institute IMAX

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British Film Institute IMAX 3-D films are presented on a 75-ft. screen and offer a larger-than-life sensory experience. Popular and classic films are also shown in 2-D.
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
+44 20 7902 1234
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been attending the IMAX many times during the past 3 years and I have always found the staff to be super helpful. Thanks!

Thank east15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my daughter and saw the latest in the Jurassic Park franchise. Really enjoyed and suddenly understood the point of 3d! Screen is superb, so big you loose yourself in it. Sound, seats pictures all brilliant and staff wonderfully. It is not cheap...More

Thank liverpoolfan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to an IMEX and we picked the biggest in London. Situated close to Waterloo Station and South Bank entry is by an underpass from Waterloo Bridge. What an experience. Very modern with plenty of helpful staff. Well staffed concession counter so queues not...More

Thank TripMember061620171
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent movie thoroughly enjoyed it in 3D. Seats in premium could be more luxury for the price paid. Good experience though.

Thank Beverley M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I booked the premier seats (row N) for Han Solo. Great viewing position from there. But there is less leg room than in the economy class of an Embraer 190 airplane. For the price paid I expected more. They should change either the legroom or...More

Thank ArnoudRaeven
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We went to watch Deadpool 2 and wanted to write a review about Fabio who was funny & fabulous! The cinema screen is amazing and well worth the cost as a treat!

Thank Tan1811
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We went here on the day after the premier day for the awesome and popular movie ' Avengers Infinity War'. We live in another country so we decided to watch the movie before our friends. It was so COOL! I am not going too talk...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

First time at the BFI Imax, the UK's largest IMAX Cinema. A Brilliant experience, especially when using 3D. Not sure if the same would be true when showing old classics.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Located less than 5 mins walk from Waterloo Station the BFI IMAX has the largest cinema screen in the UK. It's part of the Odeon chain so they do concession prices for senior and student visitors (ID required). It's clean and staff are friendly. Most...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I have never experienced the Imax before, and it blew me away. Completely rekindled my love for 3D movies. Ready Player One has to be the most breathtaking visual experience. The seats are comfy even for someone of my height. Had a lovely afternoon. Absolutely...More

Thank Samuel Y
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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2 July 2018|
Response from liverpoolfan2016 | Reviewed this property |
My advice would be to book before hand if you are going to see the film. Not sure about premiers and things like that - space is quite tight
22 June 2018|
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Response from simonthwaites | Reviewed this property |
We weren’t asked for ID (one of us qualified for a concession)
David S
24 August 2017|
Response from Mo S |
i don't think there is. i would suggest to get in contact with the cinema, i saw teenagers there but thats me guessing. sorry couldn't help.