Whether it’s winter or summer, there’s always a great film to see, especially in London. Come rain or shine, the city is always giving a platform to the most unique, popular and showstopping movies from around the world. And for those making the most of London Hotel offers, what better way to spend a rainy afternoon in the city than watching the films that you simply won’t see anywhere else?
With historic establishments and unique community-driven cinemas, the cinemas of London give guests a chance to not only see the best movies but explore unique areas of the city which you might not otherwise stumble across. Below are just a few of the unique cinemas and picture houses scattered across London, and what makes them stand out from the local multiplex crowd.
The Deptford Cinema is a volunteer-run cinema in the New Cross area of South East London. The Deptford Cinema is popular in the area for its regular screenings of foreign and arthouse cinema, making the often hard to find films accessible to cinephiles and mainstream audiences alike.
Located close to Brixton Station, this cinema is easy to reach and offers the local community a diverse range of box office hits and independent films. The cinema is also home to a rostrum of one-off events, including Q&A’s, DJ sets and poetry readings, making for a unique cultural experience for guests at The Devonshire hotel and other London suites who want to explore the lively Brixton area.
Prince Charles Cinema
The Prince Charles Cinema is the central London home to cult movies and special events. With monthly all-nighters that see the back to back screenings of film series like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, the Prince Charles Cinema is a one of a kind experience for film lovers everywhere.
The Rio is an independent cinema in the trendy East London area of Dalston, showcasing an array of documentaries, movies and Q & A sessions in its quaint high street venue. With a focus on affordability, an East London visit wouldn’t be complete without a look inside this 1909 built cinema, full to the brim with movie history and breathtaking screens.
Regent Street Cinema
If you’re a guest at the fitness centre Devonshire and other gyms, then there’s no better way to take a breather after your work out session than at this relaxing centrally located cinema. With a range of re-releases, one-offs and general release movies, the Regent Street Cinema has become a centrally located bastion of moving image culture.
The popular restaurants on the South Bank are enough to challenge even the best of the restaurants in Paddington London and with the addition of the British Film Insititute’s innovative building overlooking the Thames, there’s even more reason to visit. With its state of the art and expansive archive, you’ll be able to explore the depth of British Cinema, even if you’re not planning on visiting one of their ever-changing seasons of films.