BFI IMAX

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  • Address:

    BFI IMAX 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
    London
    SE1 8XR

  • Venue website:

    www.bfi.org.uk/imax

  • Opening hours:

    Ring for times

  • Transport:

    Tube: Waterloo

  • Price:

    Standard prices £7.90, concs £6.50, children (4-14) £4.95, under-threes free

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Under the Sea 3D

Rating: 4/5

Howard Hall’s sub-aquatic 3D trip opens with one of the most effective IMAX sequences yet: a static shot of a calm lagoon so lifelike you might feel the urge to dip your toes. Then the camera dives beneath the surface and we’re presented with a kalei...

  • Thu Nov 27:

    • 10:30

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

And, finally, Peter Jackson's epic adventures in the world of Middle-Earth come to a close. This is the third episode in Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy, and the sixth and last film in the series that began with the first 'The Lord of the Rings' film...

  • Fri Dec 12:

    • 00:01
    • 03:20
    • 06:40
    • 10:00
    • 13:45
  • Sat Dec 13:

    • 00:01
    • 06:15
    • 09:30
    • 13:15
    • 23:30
  • Sun Dec 14:

    • 07:00
    • 10:15
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Mon Dec 15:

    • 00:30
    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Tue Dec 16:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Wed Dec 17:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Thu Dec 18:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Fri Dec 19:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Sat Dec 20:

    • 00:30
    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Sun Dec 21:

    • 00:30
    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Mon Dec 22:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Tue Dec 23:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Wed Dec 24:

    • 11:40
    • 15:00
    • 18:30
  • Fri Dec 26:

    • 13:30
    • 17:00
    • 20:30
  • Sat Dec 27:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Sun Dec 28:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Mon Dec 29:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Tue Dec 30:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00
  • Wed Dec 31:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
  • Thu Jan 1 2015:

    • 10:30
    • 14:00
    • 17:30
    • 21:00

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Duke Bluebeard's Castle And Iolanta

Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

  • Sat Feb 14 2015:

    • 17:30
  • Mon Dec 1:

    • 11:45
  • Fri Dec 5:

    • 10:30
  • Fri Dec 19:

    • 09:30
  • Sun Dec 21:

    • 09:30
  • Tue Dec 23:

    • 09:30

Journey To Mecca

Rating: 2/5

One suspects that this gigantiscope outing is the closest the majority of non-Muslims will ever get to seeing Mecca up close. It took 87 permits to allow the 85-strong IMAX team special access to this most sacred monument and, for the viewer, the fin...

  • Mon Dec 22:

    • 09:30
  • Sat Dec 6:

    • 23:59

A Christmas Carol

Rating: 3/5

The third ‘performance capture’ animation from writer-director Robert Zemeckis – following ‘The Polar Express’ and ‘Beowulf’ – takes Dickens’s cautionary and sentimental 1840s novella and delivers a visually arresting but surprisingly ghoulish and fa...

  • Wed Dec 24:

    • 09:30

Space Station

Documentary.

  • Fri Nov 28:

    • 10:30
  • Sun Dec 7:

    • 12:00
  • Sat Dec 20:

    • 09:30

Cyberworld 3D

This mesmerising spectacle of contemporary 3-D animation is a laudable effort, despite its resemblance to a computer game. The collaborators have pulled in a couple of TV and movie moments recognisable from the past, namely Homer and Bart Simpson and...

  • Thu Nov 27:

    • 11:45
  • Fri Nov 28:

    • 11:45
  • Sun Dec 7:

    • 11:00

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Peter Davies

This should be a great cinema. But it isn't. Finding the entrance is the first challenge. Buying tickets is generally easy and there is a self serve option. But then you have to trek upstairs and you get let in at the bottom of the cinema. You climb interminable steps to get to your seat. The seats themselves are uncomfortable for any length of film except 20 minutes. So not much good then. The only decent seats are at the very top of the auditorium for which you pay a premium. The exit at the end of the film requires you to go up to the back of the auditorium and then take endless winding stairs down. There is a lift if you are clever enough to find it. The loos on the same level as the top of the auditorium are small and over crowded. I have been there for blockbusters and for opera. The screen is great, but not worth the extra cost or discomfort.