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

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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5Prince Charles Cinema Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fab independent cinema in Leicester Square! There really is something for everyone, movie marathons, singalong versions of films, world cinema and recent movies you may have missed at the cinema. Cinema snacks avaliable along with a full bar! Well worth a visit.

emily-jane cooper - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic cinema with a good membership scheme which gets you discounts in places and £1 film nights. Wonderful staff and good sound and images. Well stocked bar downstairs

Jessie Hands - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Always a pleasure to see a movie at the Prince Charles. It's quirky and has a real fandom/club feel. Big curved screen. Sound is decent but not the best. You can do better when you just want to see a movie projected at its best, but the atmosphere here on a special screening occasions is unbeatable.

Justin Keery - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Shows original prints of older classics (80s, etc) in a wonderful, original cinema. The staff are great, as is the atmosphere. And yes-those films you have on DVD/had on VHS really are so much better when watched again on a big screen

tarron kinsella - 2 months ago

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 - 2 months ago


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