Cheap Cinemas in LondonThink that visiting the cinema in London is a luxury? Well with these great offers from a variety of chain and independent cinemas, you can go out an see a great movie whenever the mood takes you! Every day is cinema day, and below we list all London cinemas and cinema clubs with cheap tickets and discounts. Alternatively, you can find more tips for finding cheap cinema in London and seeing films at discounted prices, or even free here.
#1 | EVERYDAY AT PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA
Prince Charles is situated just off Leicester Square and is the cheapest cinema in whole London. By paying £10 annually or £60 for lifetime membership you become a member and watch movies for £6 on weekdays. Visit Prince Charles Cinema Facebook page and click the ‘like’ button in order to enter to a weekly draw for a pair of tickets.
Weekday matinee screenings are £6 for members.
Where: 7 Leicester Pl London, WC2H 7BP
Visit Prince Charles Cinema’s website for further information.
#3 | MONDAYS AT BARBICAN CINEMA
Every Monday by booking online beforehand you can watch new films at the Barbican cinema for only £6.00. Moreover, every Tuesday if you’re a student you gain entry to any new release film for just £5 (87 for 3D films), upon presentation of a valid student card.
Where: Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Visit Barbican’s website for further information.
#4 | MONDAYS AT THE SHORTWAVE CINEMA
A tiny, 52-seat cinema in Bermondsey that shows just a couple of films a night. As well as big names, the venue also hosts a variety of indie film festivals and short films. For those feeling peckish, there is a bar and café on site and on Mondays, all screenings are just £6 per ticket.
Where?: 10 Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN.
Visit Shortwave Cinema’s website for further information and future screenings.
#5 | MONDAYS AT THE RIO CINEMA
This grade II-listed, Art Deco cinema is proud to call itself London’s oldest serving community cinema. Operating as a charity, it shows just a couple of films a day on it’s one screen, as well as being a key destination for many of London’s film festivals. On Mondays, all screenings are just £6.
Where?: 107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB.
Visit the Rio Cinema’s website for further information and future screenings.
#6 | MONDAYS & TUESDAYS AT RICHMIX
Are you a Tower Hamlet resident? If so, you can start your week by watching brand new film releases as well as independent and world documentaries only for a fiver! The only thing you need is to show your Tower Hamlets library card or Idea Store card.
Where: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Visit Richmix’s website for further information.
#7 | EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT GENESIS CINEMA
Just a stone’s throw from Stepney Green tube and a stroll from Whitechapel Station, East London’s oldest cinema, originally the Paragon Music Hall built in 1885, is a beacon of Hollywood Neon on the Mile End Road, comprising a 5 screen cinema, bar, coffee shop and gallery. Tickets are just £4.50 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Where: 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ
Visit Genesis Cinema’s website for further information and what’s on
#8 | TUESDAYS AT THE BFI SOUTHBANK
Normally screening a variety of films linked by a common theme (previous have included ‘cult’ films and the annual LGBT screenings) you won’t find any Hollywood blockbusters at the BFI. However, the films here will sell out just as fast, so be sure to book.
Where?: Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT.
Visit the BFI Southbank’s website for further information and future screenings.
#9 | TUESDAYS AT JW3, THE JEWISH CULTURAL CENTRE
Hosting an eclectic mix of mainstream and lesser-known titles, the JW3 is a centre devoted to Jewish culture and community. Opening hours depend on religious holidays, so check and book before you visit.
Where?: 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET.
Visit the JW3’s website for further information and future screenings.
#10 | TUESDAYS AT CORONET CINEMA | * CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
Every Tuesday Coronet Cinema gives you the opportunity to watch a movie for a mere £3.50. The cinema has two screens. One big screen where they project the latest releases and one smaller for the films in their second week of screening. On Mondays students can go for £4.50.
Where: 103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB
Visit Coronet’s website for further information.
#11 | TUESDAYS AT SANDS FILMS
This free, informal cinema club that encourages people to learn more about the history of world cinema is a great opportunity to catch a free film. In order to get a place, (the venue is very small and fills up quickly) you simply need to sign up to the weekly mailing list or follow the film club on Twitter.
Where?: 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ.
When?: Tuesday evenings.
Visit the Sand Film’s website for further information and future screenings.
#12 | TUESDAYS AT EMPIRE Cinema
Every Tuesday at at all EMPIRE Cinemas, you can catch a new release or a classic for a ‘credit crunch busting’ price. The offer excludes Bank & Public Holidays, IMPACT & IMAX Screens, Luxury & VIP Seating and Dates as specified. Keep in mind that additional charges apply for 3D performances.
Where?: at all EMPIRE Cinemas across the UK
When?: Every Tuesday
Visit the EMPIRE CINEMAS website for further information and future screenings.
#13 | BARGAIN TUESDAYS AT CINEWORLD
Every Tuesday all Cineworld cinemas around the UK are offering discounted tickets. Unfortunately there is not standard price (it is around £7.50) for these tickets as the price varies from cinema to cinema. You will need to keep an eye on Cineworld’s website and book as soon as they release the tickets (however you could also book in-cinema).
Where: All Cineworld cinemas across the UK
Visit Cineworld’s website for further information and to check out what’s on.
#14 | GREENE SUNDAYS AT THE LEXI CINEMA
Every Sundays you can enjoy a film screening at The Lexi Cinema for just £2.50, while the regular ticket price is £12! The £2.50 tickets are valid for the 5:20pm screening only and you can purchase them from the Greene & Co. Kensal Rise office and the Lexi Cinema.
Where: 72-74 Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3JJ
Visit The Lexi Cinema’s website for further information and what’s on.
#15 | WEDNESDAYS AT STANLEY’S FILM CLUB
Part village hall, part cute cinema club is Stanley Halls which once a month, organised solely by volunteers, puts on a varied mix of films, from recents to classics and cults to shorts. The event happens on the first Wednesday of the month and cost £7, or £5 for members.
Where?: 12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB
When?: The Wednesday of the month.
Fee?: £7 or £5 for members.
Visit Stanley’s Film Club website for further information and future screenings.
#16 | THURSDAYS AT THE OVERLOOK FILM CLUB
Feel as though you may have missed out on some of cinema’s greatest flicks? Well the Water Poet in Spitalfields invites you to its cellar bar, for monthly screenings of some of cinema’s best kept secret. There is no set price, just pay what you can and no need to book, just turn up on the night!
Where?: 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 9PX.
When?: One Thursday every month. Check website for details.
Fee?: The event is pay-what-you-can, however there is a suggested donation of £4.
Visit the Overlook Film Club website for further information and future screenings.
#17 | THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT THE CAT’S BACK
This quaint, high street pub may not look like much, but is actually the site of some great, free film screenings, taking place every
Thursday and Saturday night, showing everything from recent hits to the classics.
Where? 86-88 Point Pleasant, SW18 1NN
When? Most Sunday and Thursday evenings.
Fee? It’s free!
Visit the Cat’s Back website for further information and future screenings.
#18 | SATURDAYS AT THE PHOENIX CINEMA
Looking for something to with your little ones on a Saturday? Well look no further. The north London Phoenix cinema offers seats at screenings of recent kids films for just £3 each. There is also a free activity workshop before the screening, meanings there are lots of things to keep the kids entertained!
Where?: 52 High Road N2 9PJ
Visit the Phoenix Cinema website for further information and future screenings.
#19 | SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT VUE CINEMAS
Still looking for things to keep the kids entertained? Well various VUE venues around London are offering animated film screenings for little ones at just £1.99 per ticket. Taking place on Saturday mornings and Sundays, the cinemas also offer some discounted Bank Holiday screenings. Check the website for dates and participating venues.
Where? Participating VUE cinemas
When?: Sundays, Saturday mornings and Bank Holidays
Visit the VUE Cinema website for further information and future screenings.
#20 | TUESDAYS AT REGENT STREET CINEMA
Every Tuesday, you can choose the ticket price you wish to pay for any film, at any time. You can choose to pay either £6, £8 or £10, per ticket. The three tier price options allow patrons to support the cinema.
Where? Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
When?: Every Tuedsay
Fee?:£6, £8 or £10
Visit the Regent Street Cinema website for further information and future screenings.
#21 | ROXY BAR AND SCREEN
Supposedly south London’s finest independent cinema, this luxurious, one screen venue puts an emphasis on cult viewings (past viewings have included (50 Shades of Black and The Lobster). Whilst the fee may seem expensive, the screenings include dinner as part of the ticket price and there are no hidden costs.
Where? 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB.
When? Check the website for details
Visit the Roxy Bar and Screen website for further information and future screenings.
Cinema Schemes & Offers
#1 CINEWORLD UNLIMITED PASS
If cinema is your major hobby then you may consider getting your own Cineworld’s Unlimited card because by paying a set price of £16.90 per month you can watch as many films as you like! There is no limit to the amount of times you can visit so pay your month today and go on a film-frenzy! And something else… if you manage to recommend the Unlimited pass to a friend you both receive one month’s free membership! So recommend 12 friends and you get a full year of free Unlimited cinema!
Visit Cineworld‘s website to find out more.
Showfilmfirst arranges screenings and invites their members. You get to see a movie for free and hopefully rave about it online. Easy. Once you create an account (which by the way is free), Showfilmfirst will match you to local screenings of movies for which you are the target audience (so you won’t be invited to EVERYTHING). Sometimes they’ll get concert tickets, too. It just keeps getting better!
Visit Showfilmfirst’s website to find more information.
You should also have a look at our Tips for Cheap Cinema in London.