Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema is a London favourite

Canopy and Entrance to the Prince Charles Cinema
Canopy and Entrance to the Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema, located in Leicester Place, just north of Leicester Square in London's West End, is an independent cinema that shows a variety of classic, art house and cult films in addition to newer Hollywood releases. Between its two theatres It usually features about 10 different films each week.

Opened in 1962 the Prince Charles Cinema has two screens, one with 285 seats and the other with 104 seats. A popular ongoing feature for the past five years is a sing-along version of the Sound of Music where the words of the songs are projected with the film and the audience is encouraged to sing along. Do to its popularity, other Sing-a-Long titles have been added including Grease. The Prince Charles Cinema is considered to be one of, if not, the best cinema in London by local fans.

It is even rumoured that there is a ghost haunting the upper portion of the cinema. Staff of the cinema have claimed several sightings.

Don't worry about the ghost though. If you are too noisy or talk on your cell phone during a film, it's the Cinema Ninjas you'll have to watch out for! We'll let you figure that one out.

Despite its age, the Prince Charles Cinema is actually posh (in the modern sense)on the inside, with very comfortable seats and a great vibe.

For more information about the Prince Charles Cinema as well as shows and schedules visit their official website link above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY, UK

Phone: 020 7494 3654

Official Website: Prince Charles Cinema

Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern and Piccadilly LinesLeicester Square2 Minutes

How to get to Prince Charles Cinema by Tube

From Leicester Square Station exit onto Charing Cross Road at Little Newport St. and cross over Charing Cross Rd. Continue west along Little Newport St. and continue one more block when it becomes Lisle St. The entrance to the Prince Charles Cinema is located just around the corner at Leicester Pl. and Lisle St.

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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5Prince Charles Cinema Star Rating

4 Star Rating Absolute awesome cinema, offering a brilliant variety of films beyond the modern blockbusters. I just recently undertook a 12 hour all night marathon of Lord of the Rings there and it was amazing. The sound was perfect and their relaxed towards what you could and could not bring in was brilliant. The screen in the largest theatre could be improved. As someone who was seated in the back it was perfectly adequate, but definitely could have used some enlargement. The prices for in house products was also a touch too high, but then again the same can be said for all cinemas.

George Knight - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Great cinema, definitely geared towards the film connoisseur. Excellent snack selection, my friend is vegan and we had no problem at all stuffing our faces. The soundtrack for the film we were there to see was also available to buy at the ticket desk which I thought was a nice little touch. There was a bar and toilets next to the screen room so everything we needed was highly accessable :-) Don't forget to check out the all night marathons!

El Tragico - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating It's a hidden gem. Where else can one go to sing a long films, cult classics like my favourite film Brazil. Membership is a tenner or 50 for life and one gets discounted prices. I love the place. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

TheManwithaview - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating The general atmosphere in here along with the attention to detail in the theatre room seems to demonstrate how much these guys care about cinema, as well as your experience! We saw AKIRA and the film itself was stunning, aided by the blisteringly loud audio system. Awesome! Lifetime membership for £50 is extremely tempting....

Jacob Flight - 1 month ago

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