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British Film Institute IMAX Cinema

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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1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR, England
+44 20 7902 1234
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Expensive for what is basically a big screen. Saw 3-D film which 'struggled' with focus at times. The sound quality was amazing but overall and given the cost I don't think I would bother with an iMax over a regular cinema.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A awesome cinema , you will love it :-) The sound is perfect and the way it´s built. You will be impressed

Thank Gizm02006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These days, as a trip to the cinema is no longer a "cheap night out", when we do decide not to wait for a film to appear on Netflix or Amazon, I want our trips to the cinema to be great. Recently, when my daughter...More

Thank JRBrookes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I visiting BFI IMAX really very cool,definitely everyone will look the huge screen with crystal clear.the sound system is the best.3d experience in bfi imax is best

Thank nevintnv
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Arrived with 15 minutes to spare before film started , as unsure of new safety protocols that might be in place. We had secured tickets (on line but needed to pay at cinema ) as online was unable to process my disabled son cea card...More

Thank carolinebishop
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The sound system is great and the screen is great. The only thing I wish was that we had a few people would not put their feet up on the chair in front of them, I had to tell the people behind to stop it,...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It was our first time in BFI IMAX, but not the first time in a IMAX cinema. The screen is huge (far bigger than other IMAX we have been to) and crystal clear, it's a bit curved to allow better view from any point in...More

Thank Tory_Andrews
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at the imax was pretty special. I also love the uniqueness of the person introducing the film

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

First of all: Once inside and having bought a ticket, you need to go upstairs to get into the "watching area" of the cinema which is called "Auditorium". For non native speakers this might be a bit confusing. It was for me. But also I...More

Thank SimonShouts
Reviewed 4 May 2017

First time using an IMAX cinema and I wasn't disappointed, it felt like you were actually in the film and at points it felt like I was moving, very strange but a unique experience. We chose the sofa double seats but I have to say...More

Thank Jan S
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I just watched the last Hobbit film here on Sunday and although I sat in seats near the back, the whole experience of the IMAX is great, and I'm sure you'll love it. I have sat closer to the front and it's still been ok, so... More