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British Film Institute IMAX Cinema

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1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
+44 20 7902 1234
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“premium seats” (27 reviews)
“sound quality” (20 reviews)
“massive screen” (13 reviews)
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went to see the BFG with my son. It was his first time at the imax so I am so glad that the film was so magical. He loved how big the screen was! Staff were polite and friendly. Loo's were spotless.

Thank LovelyLovelyKerry
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here was very impressive. The screen is enormous and the sound fantastic. Not cheap (£20) but a great experience.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The imax is a fantastic cinema for watching highly anticipated movie favourites in the best way possible. My brother and I just enjoyed Star Trek in full 3D goodness. It's the best I've ever seen the Enterprise look, it's almost as if your on board...More

Thank MazPaul249
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went here to see Ghostbusters, big action flick, needed to be seen on the big screen. And boy, is this a big screen. I thought the IMAX Laser at the Empire Leicester Square was excellent, but I'm afraid the BFI IMAX blows it away. Superb...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My first visit here and I have to say I was very impressed. Loved all the little shops where you could get drinks downstairs. The seating is very spacious and comfortable. The screen is very big! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Wallytrolly
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!!!! I would go again within a heart beat. The screen is the largest in Europe and just blows your mind. Picture quality is spot on, the 3D is next level and the sound quality is epic. The tickets are far from cheap but...More

Thank Perry C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

we went to see ghostbusters and it was brilliant. Comfortable chairs, nice air conditioned cinema, A bar to have an alcoholic beverage! A great movie experience!

Thank carolinibambini
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I attended a conference here with around 300 other colleagues. It is a good space, although if you are not familiar with London it can be tricky to figure out how to get inside as the entrance is accessed via underground walkways...it sort of looks...More

Thank worldwide002
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It's the biggest cinema in the country, and it's so bloody impressive. :) Watched Warcraft 3D here, and it was hugely entertaining, just gorgeous.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I was in London and had a spare few hours and had been recommend a visit. I booked online which was easy. I went to see X-Men: Apocalypse 3D. It was a great film and was definitely enhanced by going to the IMAX. The sound...More

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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.
23 August 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I'll second Stan and hope it's a 70mm release. As for a midnight showing I'm not sure, imagine tickets will go on sale late October 3/4 weeks before release.
14 March 2017|
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Response from ladies_that_lunch429 | Reviewed this property |
No steps to get in. Slopes