Combining celluloid thrills, theatrical treats and a strong social conscience in a uniquely charming setting, the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn is the pride of North-West London. Its plush cinema screens a huge variety of films from big-budget spectaculars to arthouse gems, with fantastic events like the UK Jewish Film Festival popping up throughout the year. You’ll also find an award-winning theatre, a vibrant art gallery and a superb café. Visit the Tricycle Theatre here!
Looming over Notting Hill Gate like a giant looming thing with a huge dome and really comfy seats, the lordly Coronet is the only place for swanky Kensington types to catch up on the latest releases. Boasting an imposing theatrical background and a cavernous screen covered in enough velvet to curtain the entire Crystal Palace – not to mention the cheapest cinema bar we’ve ever come across – it’s well worth the trip West. Visit the Coronet Cinema here!
If you’ve ever been to see a film in Leicester Square without first checking the front of the PCC to make sure you wouldn’t rather see one of its a) cheaper b) cooler and c) cleverererer screenings, you’re an idiot. Nestled between Theatreland and Chinatown, the Prince Charles is a Mecca for the discerning central-London cinemagoer – with a wide range of new releases, classics from the vault and its famous double bills, it never disappoints. Visit the Prince Charles Cinema here!
Tucked away just up the road from offensively trendy Shoreditch, the Rich Mix provides just that for its legion of hipster fans. Music, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, exhibitions, festivals, educational events and family workshops are all packed into the Rich Mix, but we’re really interested in the cinema with its mixture of mainstream, independent, foreign language and kids’ screenings. Wonderful. Visit the Rich Mix here!