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IMAX Cinemas in London

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Published December 16th 2011
If you're one of those people who doesn't like to watch movies at home because you think "it'll look better on the big screen," then the IMAX experience might be for you. Screens really don't come any larger than the one you'll find at an IMAX cinema.


Movies are usually tailor-made for an IMAX screen, to take full advantage of their extraordinary size - and they don't skimp on sound quality either.

There are a few IMAX cinemas dotted around London, one of which belongs to the BFI. It's located on the south bank close to Waterloo station and has a screen more than 20 metres high, which is "nearly the height of five double-deckers," as the BFI describes it on its website.

Pulling together its state-of-the-art picture projection system with its digital surround-sound audio system capable of pumping out an ear-popping 11,600 watts of auditory pleasure, the BFI IMAX cinema makes for a pretty fun night out.

They've even put in brand new seating, so at least your bottom will be comfy, even if your neck begins to ache a little as you try to take in the enormity of the screen.


The BFI IMAX cinema has enough room for 500 people, so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting a ticket. To find out what's showing, click here.

The Odeon operates three IMAX screens in London, in Swiss Cottage, Greenwich and Wimbledon. See the cinema chain's main IMAX page here for more information.


If you've never experienced an IMAX movie, how about making a date for it?

BFI IMAX: 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, Southwark, London SE1 8XR

Odeon IMAX, Swiss Cottage: 96 Finchley Road, London NW3 5EL

Odeon IMAX, Greenwich: Bugsby Way, London, EN SE10 0QJ

Odeon IMAX, Wimbledon: 31-37 The Broadway, London SW19 1QB


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