Prince Charles Cinema

Cinemas, Independent Leicester Square
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Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles in Leicester Square is the only cinema in London where no one is going to shush you. In fact, it’s all about audience participation. Aca-along to ‘Pitch Perfect’, sing-along to ‘Frozen’ or get on your best jimjams and settle in for a marathon all-night pajama party. The Prince Charles started life as a porn cinema and it’s still central London’s wild card cinema. The programme isn’t quite as sleazy as it might’ve been 40 years ago, but it’s still a fantastic blend of new-ish blockbusters and arthouse titles with heaps of horror, sci-fi and teen-flick all-nighters, double bills and short seasons, often screened from 16mm or 35mm celluloid. Luxurious it ain’t, but it’s comfy, cheap and very cheerful, and the programming is as good as it gets. Voted 'best for fun' in Time Out's cinema awards.

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Venue name: Prince Charles Cinema
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Address: 7 Leicester Place
London
WC2H 7BP
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    It’s something of a coup that Jerry Seinfeld has managed to mangle together 90 minutes worth of semi-decent bee jokes for his feature-writing debut. Alas, it’s probably the only noteworthy aspect in this otherwise waxen slab of digitally animated ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    So far in her short career, French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve has applied an unfussy, warm realism to experiences and memories from her life: she fictionalises existing people and past events to create a shadow of reality. She placed a version of h...
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  • An attempt to redefine cutting edge horror, this techno-vampire pic is spoiled by the same weak storytelling and flashy, computer game visuals seen in the director's first feature Death Machine. Shortly before dying in childbirth, a woman is bitte...
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  • Buffy (Swanson) and her vacuous valley-girl pals are, like, rilly irritating: they have a keen fashion sense and an imaginative line in vapid chat, but they're in desperate need of a reality check. Enter creepy old Merrick (Sutherland), who tells ...
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  • Godard's first feature, adapted from an existing scenario written by François Truffaut, spins a pastiche with pathos as joyrider Belmondo shoots a cop, chases friends and debts across a night-time Paris, and falls in love with a literary lady. S...
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  • After a swanky Manhattan party, Alice (Kidman), wife of well-to-do doctor William Harford (Cruise), confesses to fantasising about a naval officer. Haunted by visions of Alice with another man, William embarks on a long dark night of the soul duri...
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