Screen On the Green

Cinemas, Independent Barnsbury
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Screen On the Green

The Screen on the Green in Islington is one of the country’s oldest cinemas: it opened in 1913 and has been a single-screen cinema ever since. It was bought by the Everyman chain of luxury cinemas in 2008 and soon after was renamed Everyman Screen on the Green. It offers a mix of standard and premier seats (the latter being ‘luxurious sofas with footrests’), and there’s a bar at the back of the screen. Directors regularly attend the cinema for introductions and Q&As.


Venue name: Screen On the Green
Address: 83 Upper St
Transport: Tube: Angel
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London is a fantastic city for independent cinema and the Screen on the Green is one of the reasons why.

Screen on the Green is a single screen movie theatre with nice sofas and tables, allowing you to enjoy your film in comfort. It has a full bar and also serves food and hot drinks to complement your cinema experience.

It shows more than normal cinema fare with special events, such as Q&A with actors or directors or live broadcasts of plays or operas from theatres or opera houses.

It is relatively small, and popular events go quickly, so it is worth joining their mailing list to hear first of what is coming up. If you are a film lover and wish to enhance your movie theatre enjoyment, Screen on the Green is one of the places to consider.

Excellent date venue!


Incredibly inspiring night at this venue. I was honoured to attend a talk with Brendan Gleeson, part of the BIFA meets series with timeout live and left with intimate insight into acting and the film industry, respect for Brendan's humble and uplifting philosophies and high praise indeed for the venue. As we sank into the luxurious sofas to enjoy the talk a trio of smiling bar staff delivered fresh coffee and moist carrot cake. This might be heaven.

Coline T

Head to the Screen on the green for a private-view feeling in such a nice cinema and perfect location.

Marc L

How theatres should be - iconic venue, massive interior, comfortable seats and a bar at the back. Book the premium seats for a proper date-night experience! Good film choices too.

Lucy Loo

The only place to watch a film in London is on a comfy sofa, with a glass of red wine at The Screen on Green. This place is full of charm, it's one of the oldest running cinemas in the UK and tickets are the same price as a VIP seat at the Vue. I know where I'd rather be... 

Roman Tagoe

It's had the now obligatory boutique makeover but the original charm remains. If anything the addition of comfy sofas, a bars and food add to a night out here (of the luxury for those of us who enjoy a sneaky, solo daytime cinema jaunt).