Luxury cinema in London is synonymous with epic international film premieres attended by the darlings of Hollywood. The red carpet is constantly being rolled out for celebrated directors and starring A-listers. But inclusive movie singalongs and immersive cinematic experiences await film fans at the capital’s blockbuster venues. All a short film reel from The Montague on the Gardens, here we explore London’s five most exciting luxury cinema experiences.
Classic favourites and crowd-pleasing hits, including Casino Royale this summer and 2018’s Romeo and Juliet, get a theatrical makeover by the skilled Secret Cinema team. From immersive quests and thematic food stalls to entertain attendees before the screening, to costumed performers acting out classic scenes, Secret Cinema’s thrilling events roll throughout the year. Arrive to a secret location, revealed just days before the viewing, and, for the theatrical, be sure to arrive in full costume, dressed as a character from the movie.
Set in a carefully renovated Grade II-listed auditorium, the original Curzon Cinema was built in 1934 and began importing foreign language films after World War II. One of the biggest screens in the capital, two plush royal boxes and a generously stocked bar offer cinema-goers a wickedly indulgent viewing experience. The venue screens a mix of smart art-house and foreign language hits, alongside Q&A sessions with film directors, writers and producers.
Everyman Screen on the Green
A vintage-style cinema, Islington’s Screen on the Green is an atmospheric alternative to more traditional luxury cinemas in London. Its striking neon-lit façade is easily spotted on arrival. Inside, its comfortable, velvet seats come equipped with footstools. Enjoy Oscar-worthy productions and the newest offerings from Hollywood in one of the oldest cinemas in the country. What’s more, there’s retro candy, gourmet nuts, pizza and antipasti to snack on, a refreshing change of direction from conventional cinema nibbles.
Prince Charles Cinema
The theatrical movie singalongs hosted at the Prince Charles Cinema are some of the most entertaining luxury cinema events in London. Between June and December, the line-up includes smash-hit musical Grease, cult classic Moulin Rouge, and family essentials A Sound of Music and The Greatest Showman. With the catchy lyrics presented on-screen, viewers are invited to sing along to the world’s favourite scores. The Leicester Place venue also hosts triple- and double-bill movie marathons. Look out for The Ultimate Harry Potter Marathon in July, The Matrix Trilogy in August.
Everyman Baker Street
Those looking to kick back in cosy two-seater sofas, while catching all the latest releases, can do so at the Everyman cinema on Baker Street. A smart outlet of London’s popular luxury cinema circuit, the venue is best known for its premium grade refreshments, served while the movie rolls. Order a delicious meal, light bite or cocktail and a courteous member of staff will deliver it during the film.
Enjoy these five compelling luxury cinema experiences, when you stay at Red Carnation Hotels' The Montague on the Gardens.