Picturehouse Central

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Piccadilly Circus
Venue name: Picturehouse Central
Contact:
Address: The Trocadero
13 Coventry Street
Piccadilly
London
W1D 7DH
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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    • 3 out of 5 stars
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Alexandra L
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Tastemaker

Excuse my packing while I write this, it's just that I'm moving into the Picturehouse Central and don't have any time to waste.


Ahhhh, sadly that's not quite true. I wish it were because frankly, this place is amazing. From the screens - super comfy seats with a gentle recline & a great view from wherever you sit - to the ambience - all red bricks, giant light bulbs & old school letters spelling out your film choices - to the food - a funky bar, a baked-goods stuffed coffee shop & donuts du jour from Crosstown - this is a cinema, and then some. 


Located in the site of the old Shaftesbury Avenue Cineworld and putting that and all other chains to shame, it's the kind of place that knows exactly what people want from a movie going experience; to be welcomed by genuine staff, to feel valued as a customer and to slip into another world, not only through the film you're watching but through every aspect of the place you're watching it in. Whether it's the epic 'Mission Impossible' in Dolby Atmos which really has to be heard to be believed or the chuckle & surreptitious tear inducing 'Inside Out', prepare to feel very spoilt during your visit here and very depressed if you find yourself anywhere else in the film going experiences of the future.


Now, where did I put that bubble wrap...

Jenni D
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Tastemaker

A gem of a cinema. Just a few minutes from the tourist trap of Leicester Square, you'll find Picturehouse Central. Reasonably priced, with a wide selection of movies. The bar inside is great in it's own right too. This has definitely become my cinema of choice. 

Cookie Monster
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Outstanding cinema just off Piccadilly with great facilities; definitely worthwhile experiencing the environment and of course a movie.