Bring tissues to see Audrey Tatou in the latest French romantic comedy at Ciné Lumière, huddle under a blanket during an action thriller at the Electric Cinema or gaze at Brad Pitt in his latest flick at Cinewold Cinema on the Fulham Road. The cinema venues and experiences in Kensington and Chelsea are truly unique and fabulous!
Perhaps it’s the old school façade and ornate design that draws us to this particular cinema. Cineworld Fulham Road is the ideal place to catch up on Hollywood’s most recent box office creations. As you approach the beautiful architecture of the cinema exterior, you’ll be reminded why you live in SW London.
Built in the Victorian era originally as a performing arts theatre, the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate is sure to impress anyone who wanders past its illustrious doors. King Edward VII and Sir John Gielgud are amongst some of the many famous figures who have meandered through the Coronet’s great walls. The Coronet has been used for filming and is most notably remembered as a location for the film Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Today the theatre acts as a cinema for mainstream independent films and is also available for private hire.
The Curzon Chelsea is located in the heart of Chelsea on the fashionable King’s Road. Originally built as a music hall and a performing arts theatre, the Curzon Chelsea has been transformed into a modern day cinema maintaining the relics of its historic past. The theatre is now owned and operated by Artificial Eye, which is a British film company specialising in foreign art films. The theatre has a foyer and bar and is also available for private hire.
The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road is by far the most comfortable cinemas in the area! The cinema is over 100 years old and is one of London’s classiest theatres. Cosy up on a bed in the front row with your own cashmere blanket whilst sipping a glass of champagne and seeing the latest Hollywood film. Leather chairs and couches are the other seating options – can’t go wrong no matter where you sit.
The theatre also has a bar with a wide range of drinks and snacks for your enjoyment. Afterwards, head on over to the Electric Diner just adjacent to the theatre for dinner – the diner serves up American fare, such as hotdogs, burgers and fries. Gee whiz, y’all, ain’t that the berries!
Perhaps not as beautiful on the exterior as some of its other counterparts in the area, the Gate Picturehouse’s ornate Edwardian interior is sure to impress any cinemagoer. Once comfortably seated in your red velvety seat-like-throne, you’ll feel like royalty as you gaze up at the elaborate coffered ceilings and intricate golden wall décor. The exterior was originally destroyed in WWII and was thus replaced with a much plainer façade – just in case you were wondering why the inside is much fancier than the outside.