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British Film Institute IMAX

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
+44 20 7902 1234
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British Film Institute IMAX 3-D films are presented on a 75-ft. screen and offer a larger-than-life sensory experience. Popular and classic films are also shown in 2-D.
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  • Average9%
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“premium seats” (27 reviews)
“great cinema” (16 reviews)
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1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
Westminster
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+44 20 7902 1234
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"premium seats"
in 27 reviews
"cinema experience"
in 23 reviews
"great cinema"
in 16 reviews
"sound quality"
in 20 reviews
"massive screen"
in 13 reviews
"waterloo station"
in 19 reviews
"star wars"
in 23 reviews
"dark knight"
in 9 reviews
"cinema screen"
in 7 reviews
"usual cinema"
in 6 reviews
"regular cinema"
in 5 reviews
"beauty and the beast"
in 4 reviews
"bar downstairs"
in 4 reviews
"great sound"
in 6 reviews
"visual effects"
in 5 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the cost"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time to an IMEX and we picked the biggest in London. Situated close to Waterloo Station and South Bank entry is by an underpass from Waterloo Bridge. What an experience. Very modern with plenty of helpful staff. Well staffed concession counter so queues not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent movie thoroughly enjoyed it in 3D. Seats in premium could be more luxury for the price paid. Good experience though.

Thank Beverley M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the premier seats (row N) for Han Solo. Great viewing position from there. But there is less leg room than in the economy class of an Embraer 190 airplane. For the price paid I expected more. They should change either the legroom or...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch Deadpool 2 and wanted to write a review about Fabio who was funny & fabulous! The cinema screen is amazing and well worth the cost as a treat!

Thank Tan1811
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We went here on the day after the premier day for the awesome and popular movie ' Avengers Infinity War'. We live in another country so we decided to watch the movie before our friends. It was so COOL! I am not going too talk...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

First time at the BFI Imax, the UK's largest IMAX Cinema. A Brilliant experience, especially when using 3D. Not sure if the same would be true when showing old classics.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Located less than 5 mins walk from Waterloo Station the BFI IMAX has the largest cinema screen in the UK. It's part of the Odeon chain so they do concession prices for senior and student visitors (ID required). It's clean and staff are friendly. Most...More

1  Thank JJay_traveller
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I have never experienced the Imax before, and it blew me away. Completely rekindled my love for 3D movies. Ready Player One has to be the most breathtaking visual experience. The seats are comfy even for someone of my height. Had a lovely afternoon. Absolutely...More

Thank Samuel Y
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Found that BFI was holding an exhibition Working Class Heroes' . Although the tickets were sold out for the seminars, workshops and speakers we decided to go anyway to see the 'exhibition'. I think they have employed that word very broadley since it consisted of...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family to see Ready Player One. We really enjoyed the film from the start to the finish. The visuals and sound were amazing. The seats were comfortable and the view was clear. An experience I would definitely recommend whilst in London.

Thank Emj03
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David S
August 24, 2017|
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i don't think there is. i would suggest to get in contact with the cinema, i saw teenagers there but thats me guessing. sorry couldn't help.
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davidmichz123
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Martyn S | Reviewed this property |
I'll second Stan and hope it's a 70mm release. As for a midnight showing I'm not sure, imagine tickets will go on sale late October 3/4 weeks before release.
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