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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 4 days ago

This was my first visit to an Imax cinema and went to see Dunkirk. Amazing screen size and a great movie sound although very loud was just great and the soundtrack heightened the tension of this movie. A great venue seats are very comfortable and...More

Thank ian239
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to watch Dunkirk which was an excellent movie. The downside was that the sound was turned up a notch too loud. I know they want to create an effect but the reality is the sound became distorted and distracted from what was going...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing cinema! Went to see Dunkirk with my girlfriend and we were both blown away by the surround sound quality, huge screen and the clarity of the film and image, incredible! Definitely the biggest and best cinema in the UK!

Thank Soponwit W
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a return visit to IMAX to see 'Dunkirk' in 15/70,mm IMAX film yesterday, and what an awesome experience it was! We were shell-shocked afterwards: a true cinematic experience with the best projected image and surround sound going! The people at Waterloo know how...More

Thank Stan T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to BFI IMAX to watch Dunkirk's first public screening. It was at 7:15am on a Friday, and I didn't know what to expect from the staff, but they blew me away with their energy, kindness, and enthusiasm. The entire theatre was decorated in...More

Thank Sam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time I came here I watched a boring science film about the microscopic world (yawn) but today I watch Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' and my God!!! It was absolutely awesome the screen was huge making you feel like you were on the beach and the...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here as he's never been before and I wanted him to experience the "hype". To my relief he loved the experience. We watched Dunkirk and it truly was an immersing experience. We had the premium double seats which were great (cheaper...More

1  Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Dunkirk here last week- highly recommend if you can get seats. Fabulous auditorium, a great experience and you come away thinking it's actually great value for money - despite the £22 a seat price tag. The only way to see a film like this....More

Thank 4plusadogandcat
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group we needed a coffee, our group including wheelchairs were made to feel welcome, getting to the imax was good via the slopes underground, it was a Costa coffee place. Nice and relaxing.

1  Thank frances838
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great movie experience: mega screen 26 meters by 20 meters and a great sound! What was best was that the film was introduced by a kind of stand-up comedian who got the crowd in the mood. However, the price is very high. I lost slightly...More

Thank Arjen B
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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