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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Interstellar

Rating: 5/5

Christopher Nolan’s overwhelming, immersive and time-bending space epic ‘Interstellar’ makes Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ feel like a palate cleanser for the big meal to come. Where ‘Gravity’ was brief, contained and left the further bounds of the univ...

  • Tue Jan 27:

    • 20:30
  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 13:00
    • 20:30

Jerusalem

Documentary.

  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 11:45

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Rating: 3/5

Pastiching James Bond is hardly a new idea (see Woody Allen in the 1967 ‘Casino Royale’, not to mention the entire ‘Austin Powers’ franchise), but that hasn’t stopped writer-director Matthew Vaughn from trying his hand at a little counter-espionage w...

  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 01:00
    • 13:00
    • 14:00
    • 17:00
    • 23:30
  • Fri Jan 30:

    • 15:10
    • 18:00
    • 21:00
  • Sat Jan 31:

    • 15:10
    • 22:15
  • Sun Feb 1:

    • 15:10
    • 18:00
    • 21:00
  • Mon Feb 2:

    • 15:10
    • 18:00
    • 21:00
  • Tue Feb 3:

    • 15:10
    • 18:00
    • 21:00
  • Thu Feb 5:

    • 15:10
    • 18:00
    • 21:00

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Rating: 3/5

‘The Defining Chapter’ declare the posters for this wrap-up episode in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ prequels, the last of three films stretched from JRR Tolkien's one novel, 'The Hobbit'. Exactly what’s being defined is left con...

  • Tue Jan 27:

    • 17:00
  • Thu Jan 29:

    • 17:00

Taken 3

Rating: 3/5

When the dismal ‘Taken 2’ became France’s biggest ever global hit, a third instalment was inevitable. The only question was: would writer-producer Luc Besson and director Olivier Megaton be happy just to coast along, offering audiences another brainl...

  • Tue Jan 27:

    • 14:00

Big Hero 6

Rating: 3/5

For the past few years, Disney has been reinventing its style along two lines: the conscientious princess play of ‘Tangled’ and ‘Frozen’ alongside the more modern sensibility of movies like ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and now this one. ‘Big Hero 6’ has been ada...

  • Fri Jan 30:

    • 12:45
  • Sat Jan 31:

    • 10:00
    • 12:45
  • Sun Feb 1:

    • 10:00
    • 12:45
  • Mon Feb 2:

    • 12:45
  • Tue Feb 3:

    • 12:45
  • Thu Feb 5:

    • 12:45

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Yves Abel conducts a live staging of Offenbach's operatic masterpiece at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Bartlett's Sher's production, sharing t...

  • Sat Jan 31:

    • 17:55

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:

    • 17:30

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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.