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BFI IMAX

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  • Mahdi H.
    "Huge screen, amazing sound system, suitable seats."(8 Tips)
    Leslie Q.
    "Get Row M premium seats for perfect sight lines and viewing angle."(6 Tips)
    Daniel P.
    "Try not to get lost with so much detail on the massive screen."(5 Tips)
    Joe G.
    "UK largest screen never disappoints withe the viewing experience"(8 Tips)
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  • Chris P.
    Chris PMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early and enjoy a cool beer in the circle around the inside of the roundabout, cafe has free WiFi and fairly relaxed buzz. Costa do cakes and coffee(?) there's a bar 4 the usual & ice-creams
  • Nilson R.
    Nilson RogérioMarch 6, 2015
    Great experience. They do try to keep up-to-date with the latest in 3-D films; but my best ever experience there was watching the classic film 'Lawrence of Arabia' in all its 70mm glory, back in 2003!
  • Saqib
    SaqibJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cinema for serious filmgoers, always a decent crowd. If you want something really special, make sure you watch a feature with scenes filmed in native IMAX (70/15) format. Will blow you away!
  • J R.
    J RAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The biggest screen in the UK. If you want premium seats book in advance as they go fast. And get a seat where the screen just about fills your field of vision for that immersive experience.
  • Maxim F.
    Maxim FedotovFebruary 4, 2017
    If you really want to get blown away by a movie, come here. Screen and sound is amazing. Announcer is really funny as well.
  • Wael
    WaelDecember 3, 2014
    Really nice cinema, try to book your tickets in advance and avoid front row seats, they are nauseating with a screen that huge.
  • Samin M.
    Samin MJuly 21, 2017
    It can be one the best experiences in your life. It's the biggest screen in the UK with stunning resolution. You can't see anything like this. Watch a film here. Just do it.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SnowJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cinema in the country. Worth the extra price due to the whole experience. If your going to see a film do it the IMAX way!
  • Salman A.
    Salman AlotaibyAugust 2, 2017
    Great Experience .. lovely people and comfy Seats and IMAX Nothing Short of Incredible .. it's a must for Nolan Movies .
  • Lesley A.
    Lesley AtkinsJune 22, 2013
    Absolutely brillianr cinema. I sat in row S and thats the best row.if you really like sitting in the centre seat 8 is the best. Must see films in 3D there its immense
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.December 17, 2014
    Apart from people eating hotdogs during the early morning sessions, this place is great. Watching Interstellar was a super experience.
  • S W.
    S WalrondAugust 11, 2014
    Watching a film here is often the best way to enjoy cinema. The screen is so large that you are rarely distracted and the patrons are other cinephiles who respect the experience.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The biggest screen in Britain, don't you know? Pay extra for a premium seat, or perhaps a double seat for a date? Pic n mix is for sale, and the screen really is all that.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place to go for a 3d action film, it's superb. And you can drink cider while you watch it, can't ask for more!
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The IMAX experience is worth their slogan. You are literally inside the movie. This Cinema is one of the best I've ever attended.
  • Karl J.
    Karl JayasinghaFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This has to be one of the best places to experience a movie in all it's glory, but book early to avoid the front seats, a pain in the neck!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SwainApril 19, 2015
    Great cinema, well worth the extra for the right film. Do sit in the middle and as close to the back as possible.
  • Lesley A.
    Lesley AtkinsJune 22, 2013
    Loved it but sit at the back row S was the best views. Of u like sitting in the centre seats 8 is most central
  • Artur R.
    Artur RodriguesMay 6, 2017
    Great IMAX screen but sound could be louder in a few movies, and the screen sharper. 3D is above average but no space to stretch the legs.
  • James G.
    James GoochNovember 21, 2016
    A spectacular way to see a movie - a cold beer, a huge screen and great surroundings. Highly recommended.
  • Joe H.
    Joe HughesJune 14, 2014
    At my 9:30pm showing, ads ran until 9:41pm, followed by trailers until 9:54pm, so no need to get to your assigned seat right on time
  • Giorgi M.
    Giorgi MerebashviliNovember 8, 2014
    The screen is super large probably best to seat in last row otherwise you will have to move the head a lot ;)
  • kiptrip
    kiptripOctober 26, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the last 3 rows if you don’t want a headache by the end of the movie. It’s expensive but worth it for the Imax experience
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2014
    Great experience and prices are the same as non-IMAX showings of the same shows at other locations xx
  • Huzaifa K.
    Huzaifa KhambaliaMarch 13, 2016
    Awesome atmosphere. Have been to many Lord of the rings all-nighters. Ultimate place to watch a movie!
  • Duncan B.
    Duncan BirchOctober 14, 2017
    You should just go here for any visual blockbuster. Biggest screen in Europe. Sit a little further back than normal
  • Liam B.
    Liam BranaghanNovember 13, 2014
    Best IMAX cinema in London. Avoid sitting at the front if possible, your neck will be grateful.
  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    ⚡️ Shaun TollertonJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're heading to the toilets before your film you might want to play some music to block out spoilers from the people who have just come out of the previous screening. ;-)
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The biggest screen in Britain. I've seen many visually spectacular films here and it never disappoints.
  • Vikram M.
    Vikram MohanJuly 23, 2014
    They are not kidding when they call this the biggest screen in Britan... This is by far the best cinema I have been to.
  • Chris R.
    Chris ReesAugust 18, 2017
    The largest Imax in London, if you have to watch a blockbuster do yourself a favour and watch it here!
  • Cristiano B.
    Cristiano BettaAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cinema in London. Expensive but totally worth it. Best 3D as well.
  • Steff M.
    Steff MApril 27, 2014
    First Time @ IMAX London!! Great Experience! Super huge screen!! And you must see a 3D movie!! 😉👌😻
  • YOUhome
    YOUhomeOctober 21, 2014
    Run by the British Film Institute, it has easily the biggest cinema screen in the country with screens the height of 6 buses and digital surround sound.
  • Jonny W.
    Jonny WrightApril 23, 2014
    If you have the confirmation email on your phone that's all they need to scan. Don't bother printing it off or collecting tickets, just walk straight upstairs and show your phone screen to the usher.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MyshkoAugust 30, 2013
    The theatre is now being run by Odeon for the next three years, not BFI, although the BFI name is kept as part of the deal.
  • Arvid S.
    Arvid SchneiderJuly 2, 2015
    Best IMAX experience I've ever had. Huge screen, and sound is amazing!
  • Nabeel K.
    Nabeel KhalidFebruary 19, 2016
    I loved the ginormous screen size. Just perfect to watch the Deadpool premiere.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BradburyMarch 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply massive screen, book in advance and get a seat in the middle.
  • Rupert B.
    Rupert BrehenyFebruary 7, 2014
    Go past the ticket office on the ground floor and take the lift to the upper levels to save yourself a LOT of stairs.
  • Mahdi H.
    Mahdi HosseiniSeptember 7, 2017
    Huge screen, amazing sound system, suitable seats. Wonderful experience.
  • Peter
    PeterNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat before you come, because the only options inside are hot dogs, nachos or Costa sandwiches.
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisJune 29, 2015
    Great cinema and cool location on a roundabout. Massive screen!
  • Dom R.
    Dom RamseyMarch 14, 2010
    Biggest screen in the country, as they love to tell you before every film. Book online in advance & show up early as there are often long queues to pick up tickets.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AldissFebruary 20, 2012
    Ask to go up and see the projection booth. We didn't have time but it would have been awesome!
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollApril 21, 2017
    London's best cinema screen. Staff announcements give it a real personality
  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 18, 2015
    Amazing screen. Facilities are a dump and snacks are sky high £. Beer is a joke. Bring your own food.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The biggest screen in Britain. Book tickets further back for a better view of the screen.
  • Suzy T.
    Suzy TrewApril 28, 2015
    Brilliant cinema experience, saw The Avengers worth the slight extra cost!
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Run by the British Film Institute, it has easily the biggest cinema screen in the country – 20 metres high by 26 wide, with 12k Watts of digital surround sound.
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