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BFI IMAX

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  • Arvid S.
    "Huge screen, and sound is amazing!"(7 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)
    Ryan R.
    "The biggest screen in Britain, don't you know?"(3 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
    If you really want to get blown away by a movie, come here. Screen and sound is amazing. Announcer is really funny as well.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziDecember 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Samin M.
    Samin M5 days ago
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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 ;)
  • 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
  • ⚡️ 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. ;-)
  • 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
  • Liam B.
    Liam BranaghanNovember 13, 2014
    Best IMAX cinema in London. Avoid sitting at the front if possible, your neck will be grateful.
  • Huzaifa K.
    Huzaifa KhambaliaMarch 13, 2016
    Awesome atmosphere. Have been to many Lord of the rings all-nighters. Ultimate place to watch a movie!
  • 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.
  • Cristiano B.
    Cristiano BettaAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cinema in London. Expensive but totally worth it. Best 3D as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peter
    PeterNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat before you come, because the only options inside are hot dogs, nachos or Costa sandwiches.
  • 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.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BradburyMarch 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply massive screen, book in advance and get a seat in the middle.
  • 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!
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisJune 29, 2015
    Great cinema and cool location on a roundabout. Massive screen!
  • 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 5+ times
    The biggest screen in Britain. Book tickets further back for a better view of the screen.
  • Ged C.
    Ged CarrollApril 21
    London's best cinema screen. Staff announcements give it a real personality
  • 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.
  • Suzy T.
    Suzy TrewApril 28, 2015
    Brilliant cinema experience, saw The Avengers worth the slight extra cost!
  • Leslie Q.
    Leslie QMay 17, 2013
    Get Row M premium seats for perfect sight lines and viewing angle.
  • Janar M.
    Janar MeriloNovember 4, 2015
    The best seats are just below the premium seats in the middle
  • Harkable
    HarkableFebruary 24, 2012
    IMAX fact - If you were on the Moon and someone turned on an uncovered IMAX projector bulb, you could see it with the naked eye as the bulbs put out 15,000 watts.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EasterbrookAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best cinema to see films in the country. So book tickets early, as pretty much all the screenings sell out. Read more
  • Vishal S.
    Vishal SuriJuly 14, 2011
    Don't seat near the exits, the lights stay on during the movie and it kinda makes it hard to focus on the 3D!
  • iroje
    irojeAugust 15, 2012
    Best movie experience ever! One of the largest screens in Europe!
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Biggest screen in the UK. No other film experience comes close to The BFI.
  • Saad M ™ ®.
    Saad M ™ ®August 27, 2016
    Best IMAX cinema in London 👍
  • Mary Colette N.
    Great cinema. Massive screen, great seats and loud.
  • James W.
    James WhatleyAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    CONGRATULATIONS! you have chosen THE BEST SCREEN IN LONDON to watch a film.
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CastroJanuary 31, 2016
    One of the most amazing movie theaters in the world. I love it.
  • Elif
    ElifMay 10
    Largest screen in UK but seats are not comfortable. I am not a tall person but barely fit to the space.
    Upvoted May 16
  • David G.
    David GeeAugust 24, 2014
    Great location and lots of restaurants locally on the south bank!
  • Arman
    Arman2 weeks ago
    The best screen i have been to.... BY FAR
  • Abdulrahman B.
    Abdulrahman BJuly 24, 2016
    The largest screen in the UK. Love the atmosphere.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RaoofMay 13, 2013
    Eat somewhere else unless you are going for the totally authentic cinema experience!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaAugust 12, 2014
    Don't sit directly in front the rail. It obstructs the view.
  • Ian H.
    Ian HughesDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ignore tip to eat before you come - eat afterwards at Carluccio's on the station.
  • Marcelo A.
    Marcelo AlbagllAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Book in good time ahead and go for the central seats.
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MikeMay 4, 2013
    Watches IROM MAN 3D there. Great film. So worth paying the extra £2-3 to watch a film in 3D in Uk's biggest screen
  • Clea R.
    Clea RomeoMay 27, 2013
    If you're seeing a 9pm movie ensure it finishes before your last train home!
  • Ben A.
    Ben AdelieDecember 2, 2014
    Not the largest IMAX screen in the world and plenty non-IMAX films.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaNovember 7, 2015
    It's good, but not £22 good. The popcorn is not as heavy as elsewhere so it won't make you feeling sick afterwards, which is good
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallAugust 3, 2015
    Book early to avoid disappointment for new releases
  • Sebastian O.
    Sebastian OstmanApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They serve alcohol and it's the UK's largest screen. What more could you want?
  • Rev S.
    Rev StanApril 21, 2014
    Sit as central as possible and at least half way back from screen to get best view and 3D effects
  • Mark M.
    Mark MacKenzieMarch 26, 2014
    Get the premiums seats they are awesome
  • Justin C.
    Justin CookeJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is no better place in London to see a movice than than the BFI IMAX. Read more
  • Mobile World Live
    Mobile World LiveJanuary 14, 2012
    The best screen to watch movies in 3D at!
  • Jun S.
    Jun SApril 2
    Movie has great visual effects.
  • Hadi F.
    Hadi FauziMarch 21, 2012
    The screen in cinema so awesome..so comfortable been here
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo RodriguesApril 26, 2013
    The real IMAX. Very close to Waterloo Station.
  • Raul A.
    Raul AndrisanMarch 21, 2014
    Premium seats are not worth the £3 extra if you can get the rows just under
  • Kieran R.
    Kieran RaceAugust 11, 2014
    Amazing! Biggest screen In the country!
  • Kwame R.
    Kwame RawliApril 6, 2014
    Go early or book online
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BlackJune 24, 2015
    The best screen in London to see 3D
  • Richard D.
    Richard DaviesOctober 10, 2012
    Leave your Odeon loyalty card at home, cos they won't accept it!
  • Mete M.
    Mete MetinNovember 23, 2013
    Best 3D cinema in London.
  • Ieva A.
    Ieva AndrukaitytėMarch 21, 2016
    Best seats are at the back!
  • Renato G.
    Renato GoerschJanuary 10, 2015
    Pub embaixo do cinema, how cool is that? 🍺
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 29, 2015
    One of the best setups in the uk
  • Nikolas M.
    The best cinema expirience
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AvilaApril 29, 2013
    I loved it! That's what I call 'huge screen'
  • Amazing Food And Travel
    Biggest cinema screen in London!
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Best screen in London
  • Loic L.
    Loic LandryDecember 28, 2015
    Book way in advance for the movie you would like to watch. Otherwise, no chances on getting any tickets unless the movie is horrible.
  • Piyush P.
    Piyush PankajFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch a 3d in here... experience is awesome
  • Zsolt K.
    Zsolt KortvelyesiJuly 31, 2013
    Imax 3D is the best way to enjoy a movie!
  • Peter A.
    Peter AllredDecember 17, 2015
    Costa and imax wow I am in dreamland
  • Gopi K.
    Gopi KrishnaApril 27, 2015
    Biggest IMAX screen in the UK!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChinAugust 4, 2012
    Pop corn that's delivered on pallets, hmmmm....
  • Ged C.
    Best film experience
  • Matt W.
    Matt WhiteSeptember 3, 2011
    The most incompetent bar staff. IN THE WORLD!
  • Rahul M.
    Rahul MistryMarch 18, 2012
    I luv going here,saw starwars 1 3d ,amazing cant wait 2 see batman 2 3d
  • Joe G.
    Joe GigioJanuary 10, 2014
    UK largest screen never disappoints withe the viewing experience
  • Alerrandro C.
    Alerrandro CorreaJune 5, 2015
    Tela e som top de linha. As instruções são dadas pessoalmente, para um stand up :-) Dureza é aguentar tanta propaganda antes do filme começar.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChervinskayaMay 24, 2013
    Невероятное место! Самый большой экран в UK. Огромный но уютный зал, красный холл и коридоры. Что может быть лучше?!
  • Mohd A.
    Mohd AApril 20
    اكبر صالة سينما في اوروبا ، نظام شاشة وحدة فقط (فلم واحد ينعرض فقط)،اذا بتجون لاتفوتون الكراسي الوسيعة اللي فوق فرق بسيط بس وسيعه وترتاح،لكن مازالت صالات سينما البريميوم وال vip افضل منها بمراحل وسنين
  • Igor N.
    Igor NikonovAugust 11, 2014
    Экран, уютно, удобные кресла
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