Located on the Southbank, right in the middle of a roundabout, just north of Waterloo Station, the London IMAX theatre is operated by the British Film Institute in partnership with Odeon.
The London IMAX Theatre's giant 20 metre high by 26 metre wide screen (the largest in the UK) combined with a 14,000 watt digital surround sound system results in a very immersive experience - almost like being there in person. Each frame of film is over 10 times larger than a normal 35mm film making the pictures extremely large and crystal clear. The surround sound adds to the realistic effects drawing you completely into the movie. The video at the bottom of this page is very interesting to watch. It goes into detail about the new screen, projectors and sound system that combine to give you a breathtaking experience you won't soon forget. The IMAX theatre features plush seating that can accommodate nearly 500 viewers. Most days there are multiple show-times and many of the movies are now in 3D.
For more information about the London BFI IMAX Theatre as well as shows and schedules visit their official website link below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: BFI IMAX TheatreFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
London SE1 8XR
Phone: +44 330 333 7878
Mei S. Oct-05-2016
Brilliant massive screens! Sit in the centre, especially if it is 3D screening for the best views and experience. When leaving the screening, and you... Read More
Graceless T. Apr-23-2019
I swear I've never seen a screen this large in my life!!! I don't remember what the movie was about because I was just so in thralled by the screen and its... Read More
John H. Jun-03-2018
22#s for a regular ticket (not even the VIP ticket) is too much for this outdated theater setup. Yes, it's already obsolete. - Narrow seats with shared... Read More
Accommodations near BFI IMAX Theatre:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines||Waterloo Station||2 Minutes|
How to get to BFI IMAX Theatre by Tube
Located in the middle of a round-a-bout, The London BFI IMAX Theatre is just a brief walk via underground walkway from Waterloo Station. Just watch for the signs and don't make the mistake of trying to access it from street level, as there is no entrance on the street - you must use one of the underground walkways that lead to the centre of the round-a-bout.
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