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Picturehouse Central

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  • Piccadilly Circus
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Time Out says

On the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue, this central London outpost from the Picturehouse cinema group is an absolute gem. Opened in the summer of 2015, Picturehouse Central sits on the site of the old Cineworld in Piccadilly's Trocadero centre. Having had a stunning revamp, it's the perfect antidote to Piccadilly Circus's rage-inducing pavements. 

Inside, a hundred hanging lightbulbs lead you up a grand terracotta-tiled grand staircase, past a mural by US artists Patrick Vale and Paul Davis inspired by a century of cinema. Up a level, you'll find the box office and the bar, before the cinema's seven plush screens. 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.


The Trocadero
Shaftesbury Avenue
Cross street:
Great Windmill St
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tickets £13.50-£16.50; £7.50-£11.50 reductions
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Sundance Film Festival

London's excellent indie movie festival is back with a smattering of new flicks, hosted by Picturehouse Central. The fun kicks off on 9th June with the UK premiere of British comedy 'Good Luck To You, Leo Grande', with its stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack in attendance. Things will come to a close four days later with 'Brian and Charles', a comedy about a maverick inventor that's introduced by Time Out. Other fest highlights include 'Sharp Stick', Lena Dunham's long-awaited follow-up to her hit 'Tiny Furniture', and Sara Dosa's 'Fire of Love', a documentary which follows two volcanologists. A festival pass also lands you access to roundtables, talks, masterclasses and panel discussions: a perfect way to get into London's bustling film scene. 

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