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Tuesday 10th of November 2015
If you’re staying in London and you want to have a bit of a special cinema experience, then you’ve come to the right place. London is peppered with independent boutique cinemas, many of them housing stunning interiors. Here at Easirent we have selected five of our favourites for you to visit. Enjoy.
1. The Electric Cinema
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Electric Cinema, which is located on Portobello Road, just a short drive from our London Kings Cross Euston branch. Opened to the public in 1910 the Electric Cinema is one of the oldest cinemas in the capital and screens a wide range of films, including art house and mainstream films. Once inside you’ll find large comfy leather chairs, numerous food stalls and plenty of side table space to store your snacks.
2. Gate Picturehouse
The Gate Picturehouse is housed inside a stunning Edwardian style cinema in Notting Hill. The Gate Picturehouse specialises in art house and foreign language films. A perfect place to cosy up with a loved one and enjoy a classic movie, the Gate Picturehouse has a beautiful interior, with a red velvet curtain and traditional theatre seats, so even if you’re not stopping by to see a movie, then it’s worth a visit to just take a walk around the eyecatching interior.
3. The Prince Charles Theatre
Located around the corner from London’s largest theatre in Leicester Square, the Prince Charles Theatre is an independent theatre, offering tickets at discounted prices. A real hit with both locals and tourists alike, the Prince Charles Theatre shows a broad range of films from art house to cult classics to mainstream blockbusters and specialist screenings. Recently voted London’s favourite cinema, the Prince Charles Cinema has two screens with hundreds of luxury seating. Don’t miss the sing-along specials, which get the audience participating in their favourite musicals including Grease and The Sound of Music.
4. The Lexi Cinema
Nestled in the heart of North-West London, the Lexi Cinema could be easily mistaken for a residential townhouse; eagle-eyed screen-goers would be sorry to miss a trip to the 80 seat Lexi Cinema. Considered to be London’s first social enterprise cinema, the Lexi Cinema donated all of its proceeds to a sustainable living project in South Africa. So park up your Easirent hire car and enjoy a film or two and relax knowing that your cinema trip has helped someone in need.
5. Electric Cinema Shoreditch
Once you step inside the Electric Cinema Shoreditch, you’ll soon realise that you’re in one of London’s best cinema finds. With room for 50 guests, the Electric Cinema Shoreditch’s film repertoire covers a broad range of films from mainstream to art house films. You can also grab a bite to eat in the cinema’s deli or a drink in the cinema bar.