We've all been there - going to the same conference every year at the same boring venue. Well, what if we told you it doesn't have to be that way? Cinemas are traditionally the landscape for incredible feats of creativity, passion and fantastic videography, but now they can also be the setting for your next conference. Here at Hire Space, we don't like to discriminate - where there's a venue, there's a way to turn it into an amazing event!
So, to give all of you lovely readers some big-screen inspiration for your next conference, read on for some of our favourite cinemas to hire in London and beyond.
Shake up your conferences at Rich Mix
If you fancy something a bit out of the ordinary, Shoreditch's big-screen offering takes the form of a vibrant creative hub in the heart of the East End. Three fully-equipped cinema screens studded across versatile blank canvas spaces offer ample room for up to 375 delegates.
This avant-garde venue is also a registered charity which donates profits to the community to support art and education, so not only will it add a creative edge to your conference, it will do some good for local Londoners too.
Rich Mix, Shoreditch
Banish conference boredom at the Lexi Cinema
This intimate, independent cinema in the heart of Northwest London has some quirky features that make it a really attractive conference venue. The Auditorium features a stunning chandelier designed by none other than Eden Project sculptor Bruce Munro - this light display adds a twinkly feel to the space which also features high quality AV and digital projection.
Our favourite part of the Lexi? The back-of-house bar, of course! Mid-conference vino, anyone?
The Lexi Cinema
Turn your boardroom into a blockbuster at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
ODEON Luxe Leicester Square combines old-school movie-theatre glamour with a multi-million pound refurbishment, upgrading the spacious screening rooms firmly into the realm of a fully-equipped conference venue.
Luxury trademark ODEON Luxe seating for 800 and the UK's first top-of-the-range Dolby cinematic technology will turn your keynote HD and offer your delegates a thrilling visual experience. Truly Oscar-worthy.
ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
Crank up your conference at The Electric Cinema Birmingham
Representing the West Midlands, this charming venue offers two state-of-the-art screening rooms complete with full AV and lighting options. The largest space, Screen 1, is able to accommodate 108 delegates for a conference, whilst Screen 2 can accommodate up to 78 delegates.
The cinema is embellished with traditional art-deco red and black interior and also offers waiter service alongside varied catering packages and an in-house bar. We love that the location of The Electric Cinema offers easy access for delegates traveling from a little further afield. This venue leaves no box unticked!
The Electric Cinema Birmingham
Shine a light on Cineworld Leicester Square
If you like the sound of Hollywood glam on your own doorstep, let us ignite your imagination with a conference for over 700 delegates in glitzy Leicester Square. A place where many a legend has graced its hallowed halls, this venue adds a fame-factor and is sure to boost your attendance rate.
Your delegates will feel like a million dollars as they take their luxury seats for the film premier (keynote) and enjoy a classic red-carpet, movie-theatre experience at the networking drinks. Trust us, this venue will make your conference reel-ly good. (Get it?)
Cineworld Leicester Square
Illuminate your conference at The Light Cinema Stockport
This cinema, just 30 minutes drive from Manchester, offers 12 high-tech screens and keeps corporate events at the forefront of its mind. Luxury seating, spacious and leafy break-out areas, an outdoor garden for summertime conferences and even a horsebox bar, this cinema is a little different than the norm in that it caters specially for conferences for up to 175 delegates. They even throw in a complimentary technician to help you get your presentations picture-perfect.
The unique Africa-themed influences sprinkled throughout this venue will add a little something different to your conference - don't miss the 2.5 metre slate Rhino!
The Light Cinema Stockport
So, if you're looking to step your corporate events up a level, then take your delegates to the movies for a unique conference that won't send them to sleep (unless you turn the lights down too low: cinema seats are waaay too comfy.) Hire Space are here to help you make cinematic magic one conference at a time!
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