Lexi Cinema

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  • Independent
40 Love It
Kensal Rise

One of London’s friendliest cinemas, single-screener The Lexi is run mostly by enthusiastic local volunteers, with every penny of profits going to a charity in South Africa. The programme is a mix of everything from recent blockbusters to arthouse and foreign films, plus special events, Q&As and classic movie seasons (a recent run of Francois Truffaut oldies were accompanied by cheese and wine tastings). The chairs are comfy, the sound system is second to none and the bar cosy. The Lexi team is also responsible for the brilliant outdoor cinema Nomad.

Venue name: Lexi Cinema
Address: Pinkham Lighthouse
194 Chamberlayne Rd
Kensal Rise
NW10 3JU
Transport: Tube: Kensal Green
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Tom Bruce

How lucky, to live right around the corner from London's best, smallest, most ethically sound cinema. After maintenance, all of the Lexi's income goes towards a sustainability charity in South Africa, so you've really no choice other than to buy six or seven beers at the bar before and after you catch whatever charming indie flick it is you've gone to see there - drink up, it's for the greater good. The film selection is discerning, as is the array of beverages and edible confections sold at the two kiosks. They now even have giant plant potters with bars to lock your bike onto outside the front the door, a lovely touch which rounds off an ever-delightful venue. 

Tickets cost £10, or £7.50 for pesky graduated students who refuse to let go of their ID cards. Paying up for a year's membership snags you two free tickets and a discount on all Lexi screenings and consumables. 

john E

A wonderful intimate cinema with a great range of films. We need more cinemas like this in London.

Johnny A

A beautiful, stylish and friendly pocket-sized cinema showing great films, with a lovely bar too! Plus all of the profits go to charity so you can even feel good about spending your money – perfection! If you love films and don't live round the corner, you might consider moving.

Carolyn R

Great local venue; comfortable cinema with excellent & eclectic programmes for all tastes and ages; lovely cafe and bar; friendly & helpful staff and volunteers; and a really good ethos of helping a great project in South Africa .

Ella B

My favourite cinema! Very comfortable and great food. Love that proceeds go to charity.

Adam L

So much passion and love goes in to this cinema. It has great films, a well stocked bar, very comfortable seat and brilliant staff. Plus all the profits go to charity!

Pauline R

A very friendly comfortable venue where you can watch the latest films and have a drink at the same time. Made all the more worthwhile as all profits go to charity

Fernando d

Great place to go to the movies, proper seats, great selection of drinks, tables for your bottle of wine, get together with friends and know that you are contributing to a worthy cause and helping change and improve people's lives by just eating your popcorn.. !

Maggie W
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A fun, quirky and local place to catch movies at a reasonable price... The movies vary from artsy independents to brand new blockbusters. If you think you will go often, they do an annual membership which includes a few free tickets as well and a discount on the food and drinks – a great deal! The screen and sound quality aren’t as good as a huge multiplex of course, so I wouldn’t see the latest James Bond film here… but for the occasional rom-com or indie flick, this is our favourite place to go! And the snacks are good!

Bob H

Who needs the multiplex when places like The Lexi exist, and it's around the corner from my doorstep! Always a great choice of films, plus they do live screenings of the Met Opera and the National Theatre. Always a friendly and cosy atmosphere, I never go anywhere else. They have a fantastic bar too, with locally sourced beers, from Notting Hill I think. They do fresh popcorn too. Can't recommend this place highly enough!