One of London’s oldest cinemas (it opened as a theatre in 1884, and as a cinema following World War II) the Empire in Leicester Square was until recently home to London’s biggest non-Imax cinema screen. It’s now been refurbished, with its massive main auditorium separated into one full Imax screen and one smaller, 400-seat Impact (ie, big but not quite Imax) theatre. There are also a number of smaller screens tucked away throughout the building, making a total of nine. Don’t come here to watch an award-winning three-hour Turkish drama. The programme is as mainstream as you’d expect from a central London multiplex, with all the big Hollywood hitters. The prices, too, reflect the cinema’s tourist-friendly location. Snacks are the usual hot dogs, nachos and popcorn.
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I went there just a couple of times but I think is one of the best cinemas in London. The rooms I saw are little and intimate, the seats incredibly comfortable. The staff was very friendly, they helped us to find our seats and also the food is amazing, you can find everything in the shops inside.
I loved the fact that you can book online and then collect your tickets at the machine. After the film, a little walk in the centre of London is simply necessary! :D