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Empire Cinemas

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Address: 5-6 Leicester Square | ,, London WC2H 7NA, England
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0871 200 2000
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The IMAX experience was very good, the actual place was a let down.

I had no problem with purchasing the tickets via online web. It was a breeze buying them. We got seat H28,29 and watching the film was okay but maybe further back would make a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no problem with purchasing the tickets via online web. It was a breeze buying them. We got seat H28,29 and watching the film was okay but maybe further back would make a perfect viewing with 3D glass. The 3D glass quality could be better so if you want to really get into it, bring your own. Overall, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were really excited to see the latest Star Wars Rogue One... our viewing was spoiled by people literally having 3 meals course. The man behind us started with a hot dog moving on to a giant bucket of pop corn and finishing with a whole bag of sweets. We were surrounded by the smell of people's... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a poor excuse for a cinema. Screen 9 is only 4 rows and from the side seats where we were you get a blurred view at best. The back row D has a bearable view but there is very little legroom. Queues for drinks etc were over 20 minutes with staff obviously oblivious to the waiting times. Avoid this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A long time ago in a galaxy rather similar to this one I saw the original Star Wars movie in this cinema. Kind of a big deal. Fast forward nearly 40 years and I take my son to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 3D and IMAX to boot. The seats were comfy and the 3D imagery the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I've visited before, but never been in screen 9, I shan't be going to screen 9 again, it didn't matter where you say in there you were on top of the screen, luckily I didn't pay anymore than usual subscription to my cineworld unlimited pass otherwise I'd be demanding my money back, I've often wondered how cinemas that have a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went to see Arrival and although a very good film and nicely laid out cinema it still cant jusify the cost of £42 for an Adult and two children to watch this film. We went as a treat as we were visiting London. I doubt we will come back. Like i said nice clean laid out place but too... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We paid £18 each for what we thought would be an amazing experience based on our last visit. Left disappointed. Located Screen 1 after asking staff member who also didn't seem that sure. Apparantly now called Impact on the right hand side should anyone else have difficulty. Better signage is needed, and also a description on what you are paying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place on Leicester square, right next to a casino, is mostly obliged by tourists and they have kept high price of GBP 20 for the tickets. Thier restaurant is also exorbitantly expensive. Now it is more like an Imax. Sound and screen performance is good. Seats are a bit congested. Toilets are OK. One can go to a movie... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We watched the inferno. It was comfortable and soo big. I think 20£ for a film is a bit much but I you want the big screen it will worth for you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

On a rainy evening we went out to see a movie while in London. The prices were a little high for admission, but the concessions were reasonable and delicious. And the seats were super comfortable and roomy.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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