We have compiled a list of the best luxury cinemas in London that will supply you with an extra special film experience – from those serving up cocktails, beautiful venues, decadent sofas and great food. Emyr Thomas visited the luxury cinemas in London that go beyond the popcorn and coke buckets.
Screen on the Green, Islington
This vintage inspired cinema is a great alternative to the more mainstream options. Screen on the Green is located on Upper Street in Angel and will seat up to 125 people in very comfortable seats, some of which come equipped with footstools.
The popcorn is freshly popped and they also serve beer and wine and will serve you at your seat, making this one of the best luxury cinemas in London.
The Lounge at ODEON Whiteleys
This might be the ultimate luxury cinema experience in London. The interior is sophisticated and the seats are particularly plush and comfortable.
They serve up well-crafted cocktails and high quality dishes from adjoining restaurant Le Cafe Anglais – the space is available for private hire and events as well.
Everyman Baker Street
Situated on Baker Street, the Everyman Baker Street is a gem of a luxury cinema in London. They combine the perfect mix of comfy seats, a well stocked bar with an assortment of film watching friendly snacks.
After heading down the stairs into the low lit bar area you will discover showing times for a mixture of mainstream and more diverse films.
In association with the delightful Aubin & Wills brand, the Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch has linked up with Shoreditch House to provide unrivalled comfort and style for up to 45 movie aficionados.
The selection of drinks and bar snacks is exactly what you would – well made cocktails and small bites. The films are equally appetizing with an emphasis on eclectic movies.
The Bulgari Hotel Cinema
The Cinema, dedicated to Sir Richard Attenborough, is a 47-seat private screening room with leather chairs and designer walls, featuring the most advanced cinema-quality HD sound and vision, 4K resolution in 2D or the latest Dolby 3D.
The cinema has a curated library of over 200 new and classic films all selected by Lord David Puttnam, chairman of the advisory Board of the Bulgari Hotel London, making it one of the best luxury cinemas in London.
This is not your normal run of the mill film experience. For one thing you’re not even allowed to know what the movie is or where it is being screened. What we do know is that they promise to entertain you with a fantastic recreation of the film itself.
You will arrive at a secret location to discover actors taking on roles from the film and a setting that seems to extend out from beyond the screen. They even serve up the appropriate food and beverages from various outlets dotted around the set.
All guests are also invited to wear the correct costumes to extent the illusion. This is a unique and fantastic new take on film going.
One Aldwych Cinema
If you enjoy making a full evening of cinema then One Aldwych offers the perfect package. The typical evening starts with a movie screening and then moves onto dinner at Axis Restaurant.
The cinema itself is very luxurious and the martini or champagne inspired cocktails are a welcome addition.
Hackney Picture House
With a particularly niche selection of films, the Hackney Picture House is a great substitute to the standard movie formula. There is a mischievous approach to food – gingerbread moustaches and well-made sausage dogs alongside mini popcorn buckets. They also serve microbrewery beers at their well stocked bar.
Upstairs you will find the Hackney Attic hosting music events and quizzes, as well as a great view across the borough.
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