Barbican Cinema

Cinemas Barbican
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Barbican Cinema

After a top-to-toe refurb, the Barbican Centre cinemas are back and better than ever. Screen One, inside the main Barbican complex, is a 280-seat auditorium screening the best new blockbusters and high-end arthouse films, while the two smaller screens around the corner on Beech Street have been kitted out with plush, comfy chairs and a friendly, welcoming café-bar serving coffee, cakes, beer, wine and pizza. The programme also includes plenty of festival screenings and classics, many of which are chosen specifically to tie in with art and music events happening elsewhere in the Barbican complex.


Venue name: Barbican Cinema
Address: Silk St
City of London
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The Young Barbican scheme has made seeing new releases (and a few arthouse independents) not only a regular occurrence but also a seriously comfortable and affordable one. You can always rely on their programme to see the newest blockbuster for a fiver or less during the week on huge plush chairs and with a beer or glass of wine in hand. There are hardly any other cinema settings in London that rival Barbican's offering for young people, particularly this close to the city centre, and the main building is the perfect place to explore if needing to kill time before or after the screening. 


There are 3 screening rooms of Barbican Cinema. Screen 1, which is the biggest screening room, is located on the -2 floor. It is quite confusing to find. Because not all the lifts going to that floor. The signs are not clear either.

Inside the cinema has a lovely red curtain that I really like. The seats are very comfortable with a large leg room too. Note that they have the offer of Monday Madness, tickets are just as little as £6 on every Monday. Make sure to book before you go on a Monday to avoid disappointment.