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
Official Website: Prince Charles CinemaFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
7 Leicester Place
London WC2H 7BY
Phone: +44 20 7437 7003
Liesl R. May-17-2016
Best cinema in London. Where else could you get everything from James Bond to Disney movies? Screenings here tend to fall into various categories. First,... Read More
Andrea T. Dec-29-2018
Fantastic theatre! Great movies, fab location and wonderful staff. The seats are comfortable with plenty of leg room. Good selection of beers, including our... Read More
Katie H. Apr-05-2016
Get a lifetime membership to this cinema. There is really no reason not to, especially if you are going to be staying in London for more than the next 5... Read More
Accommodations near Prince Charles Cinema :
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern and Piccadilly Lines||Leicester Square||2 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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