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 below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

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

Phone: 020 7494 3654

Official Website: Prince Charles Cinema

Prince Charles Cinema Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

3 Star Rating I love the film selection, and the fair prices of everything. So much so I became a member. But has others have mentioned, the seating arrangement in the 70mm screen really baffles me. The seats in front of you are tiered upwards. I’ve never experienced this before it was slightly disorientating. I was in row H, and unfortunately had to lean the whole film to see read the subtitles because two normal-sized heads were blocking most of the picture. I’m 5ft11 so not exactly short. I won’t be viewing anything in the 70mm room anytime soon.
Josh - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Such a great choice of movies, foreign, old and new, snd the classics. My boyfriend became a member and we got great value tickets for £15 for 2! Good seats too. Brilliant place. 🤩
Doris Chan - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Quirky cinema offering cult and arthouse movies. Good snack selection and a downstairs bar. I attended for a private movie premiere.
KB N17 - a week ago

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5 Star Rating This was my first time there and it was a very good experience. The staff were very polite which left me with a very good impression. Prices of food and drinks are London prices so don't expect anything to be cheap, but you can get a discount if you become a member of the cinema, which if you like to go to the cinema often is something you can consider. Another aspect of the whole experience is the cinema's location, Soho/Chinatown/Covent Garden, which also makes a great day out.
Front Mac - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Best Christmas movies. I really enjoyed this time. I'll back! Only one bad thing. An Indian using specs and I believe one of the "security" team,asked me to not take pictures while I didn't. The owner clearly defend the misbehavior of his staff.
Mark McLovin - 3 months ago

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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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