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!

Ciné Lumière
Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT
Ciné Lumière au Institut Français du Royaume-Uni est magnifique! After your French class at the Institute Français, check out a French film (with English subtitles) or foreign arts film at Ciné Lumière – a great way to help improve your foreign language skills. It’s also a convenient little theatre for all our native French speakers to catch up on the latest French films. Oo la la!
Cineworld Fulham Road
142 Fulham Road, SW10 9QR

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.

Coronet Notting Hill
103 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LB

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.

Curzon Chelsea
206 King's Road, SW3 5XP

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.

Electric Cinema
191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED

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!

Gate Picturehouse
87 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JZ

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.