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KidRated’s BFI IMAX Top Tips:

  • Glasses wearers be prepared to choose between clear and 3D vision or wear contact lenses
  • The BFI IMAX is THE place to watch the big blockbusters
  • Don’t sit at the front – sitting nearer the back will give you a more immersive experience

Boasting a massive screen and incredible surround sound, this is a truly immersive and unforgettable film experience – the BFI IMAX is Britain’s biggest cinema screen.  The screen is 26m by 20m and shows films in 3D, so you will feel like you’re really fighting alongside Batman, Spiderman, or even trying to escape Godzilla’s razor-like teeth.



Other Odeon cinemas have incorporates smaller IMAX screens but if you can get to the original, which is located only a minute away from Waterloo station, it’s definitely worth it.


Go there now to watch The Jungle Book in 3D (K-Rating) and Allegiant. Captain America is coming soon.

Booking Advice:

  • Book in advance
  • Especially for the new releases
  • Tickets are a little more pricey than your local multiplex but for a special treat it’s worth it



1 Charlie Chaplin Walk

Phone number:

+44 (0) 330 333 7878.


Opening hours:

Showtimes vary so please check the website before your visit. Booking facilities are also available online.

How to get there:

Tube: Waterloo


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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Remember there is only one screen so you won’t have a choice of films on at the same time.
  • As well as feature films there are films that are under 1 hour which can be a good introduction to the huge screen.
  • Best seats are halfway back and in the middle.
  • It can be loud for younger viewers so don’t sit near the sides.
  • You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at 

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