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  • Cinemas Venues in London - London Transport Museum
    Covent GardenLondon Transport Museum121 People

    The Cubic Theatre is ideal for seminars, conferences and training days. A high-spec short throw projector delivers professional presentations and an integrated lectern ensures slick events. The Theatre feature distinctive tiered seats and a stage perfect for panel discussions and Q&A's The adjoining Foyer is suitable for registration, breakout activity or networking drinks. Large screens provide excellent branding opportunity for company logos, promotional videos or itineraries. With complimentary Museum access for all guests, breaks at London Transport Museum are inspiring and interactive

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

    The ICA offers comprehensive screening room services overseen by an experienced Projection Team. Cinema 2 is ideal for smaller press views, quality control screenings, private screenings or simply to enjoy a film. Cinema 2 can sit up to 45 guests

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Cineworld - The O2 Greenwich
    GreenwichCineworld - The O2 Greenwich853 People

    If you're stuck between holding your event at Cineworld or a more traditional venue, let us be the first to recommend Cineworld. The venue is modern and exciting from the moment you step inside, with integrated digital signage, for engaging branding opportunities. Then there's the Superscreen itself, this huge screen really delivers on the "super" part, and the impressive two-tier auditorium really adds that extra grandeur of cinema to any event. If you need catering they offer a range of local options, as well as classic cinema snack to get everyone in the Hollywood spirit.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Barbican Centre
    City of LondonBarbican Centre246 People

    Frobisher Auditorium 1 benefits from 4 simultaneous translation booths and includes the service of a dedicated technician. There is also fully-integrated stage lighting and two sound rigs which can be adapted to the individual needs of the client. There is on-site technical support with the ability to stage video conferences and satellite links. This auditorium has the facilities to deal with any need that arises during a video screening. Frobisher Auditorium 1 is located adjacent from Frobisher Rooms ensuring both syndicate and catering rooms are just a short walk away.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Museum of London
    City of LondonMuseum of London150 People

    The Terrace Gallery is a well-received space which has an excellent track record hosting memorable events. It is a flexible space, ideal for a birthday party, drinks reception, dancing, product launch, wedding reception, team building or networking event. Guests have access to the delightful Rotunda Gardens and the Terrace Gallery can be hired with the other Terrace Rooms (Terrace Garden Room and Terrace Boardroom) for parties of up to 170 people.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Rennie Vaults at London Bridge
    London Bridge Rennie Vaults at London Bridge 80 People

    The Monster bar is a striking backdrop for any private dining event, whether with friends, family or colleagues. Think spooky canapés served by the walking dead! Careful though, you never know which soul you might bump into down there! Private events, banqueting, buffet, birthday or corporate event - we have the lot covered! Buffets, set menus, platters all catered for under the arches of London Bridge. We host birthdays, celebrations, corporate dinners and engagement parties too. The exposed brickwork in the tunnels makes for a beautiful and unique setting.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Regent Street Cinema
    West EndRegent Street Cinema187 People

    At Britain's oldest cinema, your screening will be held in the same place that the Lumiere' brother's films were first shown to the public in the UK in 1986. Beautifully restored to match it's first incarnation as a cinema the auditorium has a striking, almost theatrical feel to it, unlike anywhere else in the West End. With a full suite of modern projection equipment, we are able to screen 35mm film and 4k. Our fully licensed bar is available alongside bespoke catering option.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - 30 Euston Square
    Euston30 Euston Square300 People

    Our 300-seat Auditorium is our largest space for conferences and events. The built-in theatre style layout creates a lecture style facility, ideal for presentations, seminars and panel discussions. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art screen, Sony HDR 4K Laser projector and surround sound speakers, as well as the opportunity to produce video conferencing/streaming. The adjoining Exhibition Space is a bright/airy blank canvas space with registration and cloakroom facilities, as well as wonderful branding options including a 5m wide video wall, 84" welcome screen and 4 large media screens.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - The Canary Wharf Everyman Cinema
    Tower HamletsThe Canary Wharf Everyman Cinema 105 People

    Screen 2 seats 105 people and is the ideal space for an awards ceremony, Q&A session, presentation or conference event. Breakfast networking events are particularly successful and we can cater the entire event. All seats are plush sofas or armchairs, upholstered in black, grey or tweed velvet with a fun pop of orange. The cinematic screen is easily utilised simply by laptop hook up (HDMI) or DVD and will impress your colleagues and clients alike. We have a range of fantastic hospitality packages to compliment your event.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - The Electric Cinema
    Notting HillThe Electric Cinema83 People

    Located in the heart of Notting Hill, The Electric Cinema is an impressively unique cinema experience. With grade listed interior, the cinema accommodates a wide variety of events from corporate screenings and presentations, to bloggers events and fashion launches. Evening hire from 6pm, upon application.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - VUE West End
    West EndVUE West End270 People

    When your Conference or Event has to deliver the wow factor and has to reflect your companies high brand standards, look no further. With a big screen experience and state - of -art technology your conference will be an unforgettable experience for your team and clients. Digital branding available across the whole cinema.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Courthouse Hotel - Soho
    Carnaby StreetCourthouse Hotel - Soho100 People

    Looking for a special spot for a night out? Maybe something a little different? The five-star Courthouse Hotel's private cinema is a unique, intimate venue that is available to hire for a private screening of the feature of your choice. You will be welcomed by our friendly, efficient staff and escorted to the hotel bar, where you may order champagne or a cocktail and sit in one of the booths, which are actually the old courthouse cells. Then head into the cinema, where you and your party can settle into large, comfortable leather seats and have a relaxing evening watching your film.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - ODEON BFI IMAX Waterloo
    Waterloo South BankODEON BFI IMAX Waterloo498 People

    The BFI IMAX® offers real impact. At more than 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, the BFI IMAX® is the biggest cinema screen in the UK, giving audiences a genuinely unique experience in both 2D and 3D. The luxury auditorium, which sits 498 people, is regularly used for product launches, conferences, private screenings and major events,and is the ideal venue for businesses looking to make a statement.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - Bounce, the home of Ping Pong | Holborn

    It is the outrageous fun of ping pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just a 3 minute walk from Farringdon station, the venue features our luxurious Jaques Room, available for exclusive hire. It's an ideal setting for group of 50-90 standing, 60 theatre style and 28 boardroom. The room Includes: 3 Ping Pong Tables A cocktail bar with dedicated mixologist State of the art Karaoke System UV Lighting Unlimited Ping Pong

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - The Bloomsbury Ballroom
    HolbornThe Bloomsbury Ballroom 550 People

    Flexible event spaces all adorned in Art Deco theming. Ideal for corporate events, award ceremonies, weddings, product launches and live music events.

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  • Cinemas Venues in London - 41 Portland Place
    Marylebone41 Portland Place70 People

    The Wolfson Conference Suite is a purpose built space ideal for discussion events, press conferences, screenings and product launches. It also includes an interconnecting green room for briefing speakers, media interviews or a conference office. The exhibition Area is included within the hire of the Wolfson Conference Suite. This provides a separate space for breakout groups or a catering space for day conferences. The spaces combined create the perfect evening party space for weddings and private parties, with the bar in one area and dancing in the other.

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What kind of events can I host in a cinema?

Cinemas can be fantastic locations for events, as they’re generally well-equipped to accommodate large crowds, and feature both seated spaces, and large reception areas. They often play host to drinks receptions and conferences, but these aren’t the only events that work well in this setting: in fact, there’s a long list of event types that are perfectly suited to the unique backdrop of a cinema.

For a start, the tiered seating in cinemas is ideal for presentations of any kind, from product launches to press briefings, and even awards ceremonies. With cinema seats being designed to make sitting for long periods as comfortable as possible, staging your event here helps avoid audience restlessness and helps to keep everyone engaged. For long conferences this is especially useful, but it’ll be a welcome feature of shorter events as well.

Of course, we couldn’t leave out events that need screens - like film screenings, film premieres and private viewings too - there’s nothing like the silver screen for showcasing your film in the best light. And the film theme isn’t all work and no play: why not base your Christmas party in a luxurious cinema, and give your team the rare treat of singing along to Buddy the Elf with their colleagues? Best of all, with private hire, you’ll have the pick of the popcorn all to yourselves!

What's the best cinema for an event in London?

London has fantastic cinemas in every area, with dozens vying for the title of top screen across the city. But not all cinemas are created equal, and some work better for certain types of events than others because of their size, layout, and facilities. To help you find the right one for your requirements, we’ve put together some of the top cinemas for different kinds of events.

Best cinemas for conferences in London

For a conference, you’ll likely be looking to have a stage area that’s visible to all, and a large screen to display the slides. Cinemas are the perfect solution for both, being set up with the sharpest graphics and tiered seating already. The distinctive Odeon BFI Waterloo boasts the largest screen in the UK, at 20 by 26m, which provides an incredible medium to share your products or innovations with an audience of almost 500 delegates. Or, if you need something even bigger, the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square packs a punch with seating for 790 attendees. Both are ideal for conferences, with stage builds available, and comfortable seating to give all delegates a great vantage point.

Best cinemas for private parties in London

If you’re looking into cinemas for a private party, we salute you! Cinemas are fantastic venues for hen parties, birthday parties, retirement parties, engagement parties, and much more. Just think of all the embarrassing home videos you could show (or you could be kind and just roll with the birthday boy or bride’s favourite rom-com!). For private cinema parties, you’ll want to look for cosy, intimate venues, like the Canary Wharf Everyman, which seats up to 109 guests in the comfiest velvet armchairs and sofas, or the iconic Institute of Contemporary Arts, with its fabulous red velvet seats and dressing room-style lighting.

Best cinemas for corporate parties in London

Corporate parties require a different approach to private parties, as you’ll need to give your guests time to warm up and network. That’s where cinemas with elegant, comfortable foyers come in, providing a reception area that’s refined and well-equipped to provide catering, before your party moves on to the cinema screens. The Electric Cinema in Notting Hill Gate is a seriously knock-out venue, with leather armchairs and champagne served inside an Edwardian theatre - a match made in cinema heaven! Another choice which is guaranteed to impress all of your guests is the luxurious Regent Street Cinema, Britain’s oldest cinema and a historic gem of a venue for a special event.

Best cinemas for Christmas parties in London

Ah, the all-important Christmas party: this is one that you can’t get wrong. The usual formula for Christmas parties is eating too much, drinking too much, and dancing until all hours - and you can absolutely keep up the tradition, just in a much more unique venue: a cinema.

Why not bring everyone together to bond over Buddy the Elf, cry over It’s A Wonderful Life, or dance to Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree in a private, sociable screening, complete with festive food and drink?! We’re not talking hot dogs and Maltesers, either (although, if that’s what the office wants, we won’t judge) - in London’s best cinemas, food is as important as the film! Charity venue Rich Mix in Shoreditch provides a range of catering from popcorn and shakes to champagne and canapes, to keep everyone happy. And at RSA House’s Durham Auditorium, you can enjoy a classic film in the atmospheric vaults, complete with tasty treats and the chance to dance the night away in the venue afterwards!

Best cinemas for office incentives in London

If you’re looking for a unique incentive for your team, take our advice and book up a cinema trip to ramp up the anticipation. It’s impossible not to get excited at the thought of a cinema trip, particularly one that’s exclusive to just your company. VUE West End is a classic choice for a fun team trip, with plenty of leg-room and comfy seats to relax in. After something a bit smaller? The Cubic Theatre at The London Transport Museum is a fun and elegant space for up to 120, with an adjoining reception space for drinks and nibbles afterwards.

Best cinemas for award ceremonies in London

Cinemas make fantastic settings for stylish award ceremonies, with an ideal set-up for presentations and plenty of space for mingling and toasting success. For larger guest lists, we’d recommend the glamorous Superscreen at Cineworld in the O2, which can fit over 850 people in a two-tier setting, giving your event the prestige it deserves. Plus, with digital signage options in the impressive foyer, there’s plenty of opportunity to get your brand out there. Or, for something really premium, why not check out the Private Cinema at the Courthouse Hotel in Soho, where you can enjoy some of the bar’s delicious cocktails before the ceremony?

Why should I host my event in a cinema?

There are plenty of benefits to hosting your event in a cinema. Firstly, it’s an unusual setting, and that’s guaranteed to bring in the difficult-to-pin-down guests! And secondly, cinemas are generally set up to accommodate events that require seating and a screen anyway, so you may as well save yourself some of the hassle of coordinating the layout!

Cinemas are also usually well-equipped for accessibility requirements, from having room for wheelchairs, to offering ramps, accessible bathrooms, and lifts, unlike some older buildings. Additionally, many cinemas now offer Audio Description and subtitling so that everyone can enjoy the film, and guide dogs are allowed in all cinemas.

Cinemas are also generally well-connected to transport links, and can provide catering on-site, so it should be easy to facilitate all the important elements of your event, meaning you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the event!

How to plan an event in a cinema

Planning a conference in a cinema

When planning a conference in a cinema, there are certain elements that you need to take into account. Aspects like seating and disabled access will generally be in place already in cinemas, but you’ll likely want to provide banners, signage, and branded materials to decorate the event space. Once you’ve booked the venue, you’ll have to communicate the tech requirements - from microphones to specific sound arrangements - to the in-house team, and make sure that the dimensions and size of the screen is factored into your slide designs.

Planning a private party in a cinema

Whether you’re planning a cinema birthday party, corporate party, or office party, you’ll need to consider several key things in preparing for the event. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have to decide on which film to screen, which can be a tricky choice to make. If it’s possible, you could get your invitees to vote on their top pick from a selection of 5 options, which allows everyone to have a say. Next, you’ll need to consider the decorations and catering, and set a budget for the bar, if you’re running your event with a free bar. In terms of catering, many cinemas have great in-house kitchens and catering staff, or have preferred suppliers they work with, so you’ll need to liaise with them to find out the options. If you want to bring in your own caterers, check out our recommendations for the best caterers in the business.

Planning a Christmas party in a cinema

For a Christmas party, it’s also worth getting input on the choice of film from your guests, though we recommend sticking to a festive selection to stay on-season! Of course, you’ll want to decorate the venue to give it a touch of Christmas sparkle, and make your cinema night stand out in your guests’ memories. And last but not least, add snacks! Whether they’re festive-themed nibbles, like mini sausages and mince pies, or cinema favourites like popcorn and chocolates, the food is the icing on the (Christmas) cake, so don’t leave it to the last minute! Find out what the venue provides in terms of catering, or look into bringing in caterers to make your Christmas party a real cracker!

If you need any more help choosing the right venue for your event, get in touch with one of our Venue Experts today for some more advice on finding the best setting for your event.

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The private screening rooms of London provide a unique space for corporate functions and events (or just a re-run of your favourite blockbusters!). Walk your guests up the red carpet to their own private cinema and enjoy some of the city's best hospitality and most impressive AV technology. We've got a wide range of screening rooms and cinemas from classic cinema chains with massive screens and a capacity to match, to independent local cinemas with endless charm and appeal! We've also got a select range of secret cinema rooms at unusual venues for a real wow-factor with your event.

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