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14/01/2019 - 29/03/2019

at Corner of Great Windmill Street & Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7DH. Price - £££.

A classic cinematic experience


Picturehouse Central is situated in the heart of London’s West End, a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square.

With a seven-screen cinema available, a café-bar, restaurant and exclusive Members’ Bar with roof terrace, Picturehouse Central offers you a unique screening experience in the heart of London’s film district.

Their very own film and event programme brings a rich and diverse array of titles to its screens; ranging from quality star studded blockbusters to smaller independent, classic, foreign-language and documentary films you won’t find anywhere else.

You never know, some big hit movies might make it to Netflix. Then, it could be stardom from there onwards. But we know you want to be the first to watch these films. Book your tickets online here.

Not only for film watching


The ground-floor includes a New York Deli-style café, the perfect place to drop in for a coffee. The first-floor restaurant serves fresh food, day and night, with a eclectic range of drinks on offer. With views over London, the Members’ Bar and Roof Terrance is a great space to meet, entertain or work at any time, not just when seeing a film.

Become a Member and enjoy a host of amazing benefits or simply pop in at any time of day or night to enjoy your favourite film.

Find out more about membership here.

But, if you’d like to find out more about what’s screening now…keep scrolling.

New release: Shoplifters (15)


After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.

Although the family is poor, and barely makes enough money through petty crime to survive, they seem to live happily together, until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets and shakes the bonds that unite them.

Full of emotion and characters of unassuming depth, this superb family drama is worthy of your viewing time. From the creators of Korean drama (Kore-eda), Nobody Knows, the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018.

Book tickets here.

New release: The Favourite


Watch the latest movie release from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos. A delightful, witty and physical comedy.

It’s the early 18th Century, England is fighting the French. Queen Anne, played by Olivia Coleman is in poor health. Vying for the Queen’s affections is her devoted friend, Lady Sarah, played by Rachel Weisz, and Lady Sarah’s cousin, Abigail played by Emma Stone.

What follows is a riotous game of one-up-womanship, directed with a fierce, pacy intelligence by Lanthimos.

At the centre of this wickedly amusing tale are the three powerhouse performances from Weisz, Stone and, especially, Colman, who won the Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her uproarious portrayal of Queen Anne.

A must see movie for 2019. Book your tickets online here.

BFI Special: Stan and Ollie (PG)


Stan & Ollie is the true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy.

Watch the charming and touching story of what would become the triumphant swansong of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act. The legendary movie icons Laurel and Hardy are played perfectly by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

Eager to reignite their film careers, they embark on a gruelling variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. With the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the duo reaffirm their love of performing, and for each other, as they secure their place in the hearts of the adoring public.

Stan and Ollie were the highlight for this year’s British Film Festival Closing Night gala premiere. Displaying a truly funny and touching story about a tender life-long friendship, this movie is another must see movie for this year!

Book your tickets online here.