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Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema

Movie Theater
Kensington and Chelsea, London
54 Tips and reviews
  • comfortable seats
  • books
  • front beds
  • cinema
  • footstools
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  • Bhavuk
    BhavukFebruary 9, 2015
    If you want a nice romantic date, this is the place. And book the sofa seats. Good wine. Lay back and watch some great cinema in an eclectic and electric setting.
  • Laurel B.
    Laurel BDecember 7, 2013
    Amazing cinema experience! Check out the diner next door for a pint before the movie, which also has a great atmosphere. Watch for Benedict Cumberbatch as Humphrey Bogart in the 'How to Behave' short.
  • Franck
    FranckJanuary 29
    The interior of the Electric references the cinema's long history with large leather sofas, footstools as well as tables for food and drink. Perfect place for a romantic night out.
  • Woolly K.
    Woolly KnickersNovember 30, 2013
    Great mugs of tea, wines, cupcakes, old fashioned sweets, popcorn, cheese and fruit selections, sausage rolls, hot dogs, etc. Fantastic... Book yourself a front sofa / bed and lounge in luxury.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GeorgeAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Favourite cinema in London. Comfy armchairs with side table, lamp and footstool; but if it's the two of you, go for one of the beds at the front. Be sure to eat at the diner beforehand.
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Perhaps the best cinema I've ever been to. Amazing seats. Good food. Feel free to arrive a bit late to avoid all the commercials before the show.
  • James W.
    James WhatleyJuly 25, 2015
    One of the most beautiful cinemas I've ever visited. You must go. If you're already here, well done! You've made an excellent choice.
  • Anna P.
    Anna PopovaApril 18, 2013
    This cinema is outstanding!Choose an armchair,have some snacks,make yourself comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere and the movie!Btw night walks through Nottinghill afterwards are so romantic ;)
  • fraubex
    fraubexJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite cinema ever! Leather armchairs with foot stools and little side tables/lamps. Check out their edible cinema themed viewings with paired food!
    SHOWRUNNERNovember 22, 2012
    It's all about Sundays at the Electric Cinema. Check out Portobello Road Market mid-morning, then take in the double bill, kick back in the vast leather chairs and enjoy.
  • megan
    meganSeptember 12, 2014
    Best movie theatre in the whole world. REALLY. The burger is amazing and the bar in the back is the tops. Book online early.
  • Daniela B.
    Daniela BarreraMay 27, 2014
    Fabulous place! Pick between the front beds, the seats or the sofas at the back. All with a nice blanket and enjoy the bar!
  • Magdalena M.
    Truly unique experience - stuck midway between cinema and theatre - with comfy chairs that will lull you to sleep if the movie's not good enough ;)
  • Elke D.
    Elke De PourcqJune 20, 2015
    Loved the seats although the sound wasn't quite allright. If you come with your boyfriend and don't have a bed it's kinda hard enjoying the movie together.
  • Mickaël A.
    Mickaël AugelloMarch 30, 2015
    The most romantic cinema i've ever been. Enjoy a platter of delicious food/drinks on the front sofas while watching a great movie! What else?!
  • Nick S.
    Nick SorrosOctober 31, 2015
    Book the back couch if you go with your partner. Cheaper from odeon lounge, far better atmosphere and the only reason to give money for a movie
  • Daniele F.
    Daniele FiandacaJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cinema in London. If booking as a couple, the sofas at the back are a must
  • Georg F.
    Georg FJune 28, 2013
    Book seats from the left to middle, max 3/4-right to avoid distraction from ppl heading to/from bathrooms in the right hand seats.
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BarkerApril 24, 2014
    Best cinema I've been to in London. Tables, footstools, blankets and bar.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SebireDecember 22, 2015
    One of the best cinemas in London.
  • Cemre A.
    Cemre AkcamAugust 22
    Perfect for couples :) Front beds are the best!!
  • Zoe A.
    Zoe AmarJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely and considerate staff, who are super helpful with babies. And baby cinema here is awesome! One of the highlights of my maternity leave : )
  • Tobias O.
    Tobias OtteDecember 5, 2015
    Very cozy. Get one of the beds in the front!
  • Kristy A.
    Kristy AndersonSeptember 5, 2013
    Great place to experience cinematic fun in a unique way! Bit of a French feel to it!
  • Graeme C.
    Graeme CodringtonOctober 12, 2010
    What an awesome cinema. Also great for corporate events - well set up with great AV all in place. Highly recommended
  • Amie R.
    Amie RogersSeptember 24, 2011
    Book the leather sofas and enjoy a glass of wine for a truly luxurious cinema experience
  • Craig D.
    Craig DavisMarch 21, 2011
    First purpose built cinema in London 100 years ago...comfy, dark, with a bar...a must!
  • Evgeniya B.
    Evgeniya BerezinaJune 7, 2013
    Different to everything else. Great design and atmosphere.
  • Michael H.
    Cosy and hip cinema.
  • Cinzia N.
    Cinzia N.May 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best cinema house in London...they serve cakes and wine in the theatre!!!
  • John H.
    John HowardFebruary 22
    One of the best cinemas in london! Read more
  • D S.
    D SApril 15
    Good food, movies and comfy seats
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BeJune 1, 2011
    My favourite cinema in London. Plus amazing restaurant next by.
  • Martine D.
    Martine DybJanuary 24
    Huge chairs and beds<3
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie ToftsMay 12, 2013
    The front row is actually sofa beds. Comfortable but not for everyone.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MurrayFebruary 19, 2010
    Fabulous cinema - my favourite in London. Go for amazingly comfortable seats (and the chocolate brownies).
  • Joseph D.
    Joseph DentFebruary 15, 2012
    The sofas at the back are just the best!
  • Fadi S.
    Fadi ShumanAugust 8, 2010
    Great art house cinema, need to book well in advance for most screenings...
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  • Cathy O.
    Cathy O'DonnellDecember 13, 2010
    Very nice cinema but £5 for a brownie?!! I have no words to describe how ridiculous that is!!
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 10
    Centre of hipster gravity in a somewhat stuffy part of town
  • Deborah H.
    Deborah HarperAugust 17, 2010
    Great ambiance and vybz. Try the whole sea bream...perfection
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HillmanNovember 8, 2014
    Drinks and food is great!
  • Noora A.
    Noora Al KhalifaFebruary 10
    The ambiance...
  • Strömberg
    StrömbergJuly 21, 2011
    Book early and get one of the "beds" 
  • Melis U.
    Melis UcuncuFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely thebest cinema ever!
  • Lucy L.
    Lucy LockApril 30, 2013
    Sofa at the front
  • Mark V.
    Mark VordMay 5, 2012
    Omg omg omg FOOT STOOLS!
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    Great cinema
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJuly 1, 2015
    Keep a lookout for Taylor Swift.
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