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ABOUT


Hello and welcome!


So who are we exactly?


We are The Prince Charles Cinema, the last of the independents still operating in London’s cine-famous ‘West End’.


The site itself sprang to life as a Theatre back in 1962 before making the rather interesting shift to becoming a film-house of ill repute, which just so happened to host the UK’s longest theatrical runs of both Emmanuelle & Caligula!


Then in 1991, the early seeds of The Prince Charles Cinema were planted and from there this mighty little cine-behemoth began to grow.


We now find ourselves as one of the most popular Independent Cinema’s in the UK (if not THE WORLD!).


So what kind of films do we screen? To the uninitiated you may think we only allow the Back To The Future and Indiana Jones movies to reach our screen, but that’s merely the tip of the cinematic iceberg.


In the past we’ve seen seasons dedicated to Paul Thomas Anderson run in the same month as an all-nighter dedicated to the Jurassic Park series (yes, even the bad ones). We’ve had Jacques Rivette & Ingmar Bergman ‘sampler’ seasons run alongside those for 007 and Studio Ghibli. Epic 70mm presentaions of 2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY in one screen whilst people Aca-Alonged to Pitch Perfect in the other.


To put it plainly; we screen everything!


From cinema’s origins through to the present day, from all corners of the globe, and presented from a variety of formats including; 35mm, 70mm and Digital [which includes Digital Cinema Package [or DCP], BluRay, DVD, DVCAM and DigiBeta.].*


If it’s a film that we believe our audience wants or would enjoy seeing on the big-screen, we’ll run it. Don’t see your favourite film in our listings? Tell us!


But being the only independent venue in cinema’s busiest square-mile immediately makes you the underdog of the industry, which is why at a glance our programme tends to be a little different to what you might expect to see in the West End.  


We also have Ushers in our screens, something you don’t expect to see in cinemas in the West End anymore… but we digress.  Back to explaining the programme.


THE NEW RELEASE


Our NEW RELEASE programme has always filled a gap in London’s film-going fence, picking up films just off-release thus extending their theatrical lives and giving audiences a much-appreciated ‘second chance’ to see them.  


We have anything from 2 to 12 different New Release titles playing here over the week, so it’s a good idea to always keep an eye on our programme as things can change here pretty quickly.


THE REPERTORY & EVENT


The Repertory side of our programme is the one for which we have become most famous.  Monday to Thursday we dedicate a slot in our evening schedule to bring you a different Repertory film, usually presented as part of an over-riding season, cobbled together with linking themes such as Director, Actor, Genre, Year etc, and where possible from 35mm too!


When we venture into the weekend things tend to become a little more varied with Double Features, 70mm presentations, animated selections, interactive events, such as our World Famous SING-A-LONG-A presentations, all-night movie marathons and a whole lot more.


When you pool all of the above together, you end up with The Prince Charles Cinema; a place dedicated to representing cinema’s every corner whilst placing utmost importance on the one thing which keeps us going – YOU!


For the fellow format junkies out there, if you're ever after an extra note or two about the condition of a specific 35mm print or any info about a digital restoration, do not hesitate to drop us an email via the contact address at the bottom of the homepage.



UPCOMING EVENTS AND SEASONS

ARRIETTY
ARRIETTY
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
70mm PRESENTATIONS | STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN • a 70mm presentation | a 70mm presentation
THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK
THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
ISLE OF DOGS
ISLE OF DOGS
ISLE OF DOGS | NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
HOCUS POCUS
HOCUS POCUS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | 35mm presentation • 25th Anniversary
TWINS
TWINS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB | 35mm presentation • 30th Anniversary
THE WIND RISES
THE WIND RISES
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Lanaguage with ENG Subtitles
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
CLIFFHANGER
CLIFFHANGER
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 25th Anniversary
STAR TREK III : THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
STAR TREK III : THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
70mm PRESENTATIONS | STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK • a 70mm presentation | 70mm presentation
SPIRITED AWAY (Dubbed)
SPIRITED AWAY (Dubbed)
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED | English Dubbed • with £4 Kids tickets
FALLING DOWN
FALLING DOWN
35mm PRESENTATIONS | FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation | a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation • 25th Anniversary
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
SPIRITED AWAY
SPIRITED AWAY
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
L'AMANT DOUBLE
L'AMANT DOUBLE
L'AMANT DOUBLE | NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles • 30th Anniversary
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
THE ROOM.
THE ROOM.
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE! | TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC! | 15th Anniversary • with Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero live on stage!
GHOST WORLD
GHOST WORLD
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 35mm presentation
GIRLHOOD [Bande de filles]
GIRLHOOD [Bande de filles]
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
AMELIE [Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain]
AMELIE [Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain]
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CLASSIC FILM SEASON | a 35mm presentation
70mm PRESENTATIONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY • Brand New Unrestored 70mm print
2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY • Brand New Unrestored 70mm print
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A PERFECT WORLD - 35mm·presented by Misc. Films x Badlands Collective
A PERFECT WORLD - 35mm·presented by Misc. Films x Badlands Collective
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS
ARROW VIDEO + ARROW ACADEMY EVENTS
ARROW VIDEO + ARROW ACADEMY EVENTS
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies!
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies!
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 1
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 1
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 2 with Greg Sestero & Tommy Wiseau LIVE ON STAGE!
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 2 with Greg Sestero & Tommy Wiseau LIVE ON STAGE!
BROOKLYN NIGHTS • A monthly celebration of American Cinema, served with a can of cold beer!
BROOKLYN NIGHTS • A monthly celebration of American Cinema, served with a can of cold beer!
CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective
CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CREATURE FEATURES
CREATURE FEATURES
DIE HARD TRILOGY
DIE HARD TRILOGY
DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY
DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY
DISNEY Selectrospective
DISNEY Selectrospective
DOCUMENTARIES
DOCUMENTARIES
DUKEFEST THE FIFTH
DUKEFEST THE FIFTH
DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!)
DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!)
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
FREAK SHOW
FREAK SHOW
HEATHERS • 30th Anniversary Re-Release
HEATHERS • 30th Anniversary Re-Release
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
ISLE OF DOGS
ISLE OF DOGS
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 • Double Feature
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 • Double Feature
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
L'AMANT DOUBLE
L'AMANT DOUBLE
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MOANA • SING ALONG
MOANA • SING ALONG
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
Richard Ayoade presents ROAD HOUSE on 35mm [again]
Richard Ayoade presents ROAD HOUSE on 35mm [again]
SPICE WORLD •  Sing Along
SPICE WORLD • Sing Along
Sing-A-Long-A DIRTY DANCING
Sing-A-Long-A DIRTY DANCING
Sing-A-Long-A SOUND OF MUSIC
Sing-A-Long-A SOUND OF MUSIC
Sing-A-Long-A GREASE
Sing-A-Long-A GREASE
Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK • a 70mm presentation
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
TEAM AMERICA : WORLD POLICE • on 4th of July!
TEAM AMERICA : WORLD POLICE • on 4th of July!
TERMINAL
TERMINAL
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE CORNETTO TRILOGY
THE CORNETTO TRILOGY
THE ENDLESS w/ DIRECTOR Q&A
THE ENDLESS w/ DIRECTOR Q&A
The Films of TAIKA WAITITI
The Films of TAIKA WAITITI
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB
THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE ROOM
THE ROOM
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
THE TERMINATOR + TERMINATOR II • a JUDGMENT DAY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE TERMINATOR + TERMINATOR II • a JUDGMENT DAY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
THE THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
WAYNE'S WORLD 1 & 2 • Brooklyn Nights 35mm Double Feature
WAYNE'S WORLD 1 & 2 • Brooklyn Nights 35mm Double Feature
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE