Picturehouse Central

Cinemas, Independent Piccadilly Circus
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The Picturehouse's latest branch, opened in the summer of 2015, sits on the site of the old Cineworld in Piccadilly's Trocadero centre, which has had a stunning revamp. Distancing itself from the old maze that was former cinema entrance, Picturehouse have walled this up and made a clear entrance on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street.

Inside visitors are met with a grand staircase paired with a film themed mural by US artists Patrick Vale and Paul Davis. There's also a ground floor café. Up a level you'll find the box office and the bar, before heading to one of the seven screens. Still in the same theatres the original screens were, these rooms have been overhauled with larger screens and comfy seats with more leg room.

Another climb up a level will take you to the gallery space and a members-only bar with a roof terrace that looks out over the busy streets of central London.

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Picturehouse Central says
London's most stylish new cinema, inside the Trocadero. Seven screens playing a mix of quality mainstream, indie, foreign language and documentaries. Plus a ground floor cafe, first floor bar-restaurant and a newly opened members' bar across two floors with a roof terrace revealing stunning views.
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Venue name: Picturehouse Central
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Address: The Trocadero
Shaftesbury Avenue
Piccadilly
London
W1D 7DH
Cross street: Great Windmill St
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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