Embankment Garden Cinema

Villiers Street,
London, WC2N 6NS

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Embankment Garden Cinema

The Embankment Garden Cinema was opened exclusively to commemorate the 60th British Film Institute’s BFI London Film Festival and screen its films, opening on 6th October 2016 with “After the Storm” and closing on the 16th October 2016 with a parallel screening of “Free Fire”. The cinema is situated just near the Victoria Embankment Garden gate, a minute-long walk from the London Charing Cross railway station. Outside of it resides a permanent red carpet with a photo-shoot area, sheltered in case of rain, and a box office beside it. The cinema itself supports Dolby 7.1 surround sound and 4K projection, with 808 seats in total. When the film festival ended, the cinema was disassembled.

It was erected again for the 2017, 2018 & 2019 London Film Festival’s.

Contributed by Max Chittock

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Ian on October 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

Another photo of the venue from October 2016 here:–


Max the Movie Guy
Max the Movie Guy on September 6, 2017 at 11:06 am

This cinema is being refurbished for the 61st edition of the festival, which will last from 4-15th October.

Max the Movie Guy
Max the Movie Guy on October 19, 2017 at 5:29 am

The cinema has now been disassembled again, and will most likely reopen for next year’s festival.

PhilipWW on October 19, 2017 at 7:17 am

I’m impressed if they actually installed a Scope screen as in the picture rather than show Scope films “letterboxed” on a 1.85 screen.

popcorn_pete on October 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Opening film for 2018 ‘Widows’ 10 October, closing film ‘Stan & Ollie’ 21 October, 24 films due to be screened here during the London Film Festival. Venue is wheelchair accessible and includes a licenced bar.

Max the Movie Guy
Max the Movie Guy on February 3, 2021 at 9:55 am

Was not renovated in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions surrounding the festival.

Max the Movie Guy
Max the Movie Guy on July 16, 2022 at 11:46 am

Has not been redeveloped since 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and the festival relocating their flagship venue to the Royal Festival Hall.

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