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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

BLADE RUNNER : DOUBLE FEATURE
BLADE RUNNER : DOUBLE FEATURE
AND THE NOMINEES ARE... OSCARS 2018 | DOUBLE FEATURES | Two Films, One Ticket!
POCAHONTAS
POCAHONTAS
DISNEY Selectrospective
LATE AUTUMN [Akibiyori]
LATE AUTUMN [Akibiyori]
35mm PRESENTATIONS | THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU | a 35mm presentation
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS | ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER | 7 Arnie Classics, 1 Ticket!
ROMAN HOLIDAY
ROMAN HOLIDAY
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | CLASSIC FILM SEASON | 65th Anniversary
TOKYO STORY [Tôkyô monogatari]
TOKYO STORY [Tôkyô monogatari]
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU | 35mm presentation • 65th Anniversary
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS | THE MATRIX TRILOGY | 35mm Triple Feature • 3 Films, 1 Ticket
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | DOCUMENTARIES | NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD | 35mm presentation
CLOVERFIELD
CLOVERFIELD
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | CREATURE FEATURES | 35mm presentation • 10th Anniversary
ROBOT JOX
ROBOT JOX
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 35mm presentation
LISTEN UP PHILIP
LISTEN UP PHILIP
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
LEGALLY BLONDE
LEGALLY BLONDE
35mm PRESENTATIONS | 35mm presentation
I, TONYA
I, TONYA
AND THE NOMINEES ARE... OSCARS 2018 | I, TONYA | NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS | Winner Academy Award • Best Supporting Actress
THE SEARCHERS
THE SEARCHERS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | CLASSIC FILM SEASON | 35mm presentation
AMERICAN MOVIE
AMERICAN MOVIE
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | DOCUMENTARIES
GHOST STORIES
GHOST STORIES
GHOST STORIES | NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
LEON MORIN, PRIEST [Léon Morin, prêtre]
LEON MORIN, PRIEST [Léon Morin, prêtre]
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective | 35mm presentation
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | a 35mm presentation
THE POST
THE POST
AND THE NOMINEES ARE... OSCARS 2018 | NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS | 2 Academy Award Nominations!
BEST IN SHOW
BEST IN SHOW
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective | 35mm presentation
70mm PRESENTATIONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
120 BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
120 BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
ALIEN [Theatrical Cut] + ALIENS [Director's Cut] • Double Feature
ALIEN [Theatrical Cut] + ALIENS [Director's Cut] • Double Feature
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ANIME SCREENINGS
ANIME SCREENINGS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE... OSCARS 2018
AND THE NOMINEES ARE... OSCARS 2018
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!
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!
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA • a 70mm presentation
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA • a 70mm presentation
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!
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
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
DOUBLE FEATURES
DOUBLE FEATURES
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
GHOST STORIES
GHOST STORIES
HEAVEN'S GATE • a rare 35mm presentation
HEAVEN'S GATE • a rare 35mm presentation
I, TONYA
I, TONYA
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERSTELLAR • a 70mm presentation
INTERSTELLAR • a 70mm presentation
JACQUES TATI Selectrospective
JACQUES TATI Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
JODIE FOSTER Selectrospective
JODIE FOSTER Selectrospective
LABYRINTH Masquerade Ball
LABYRINTH Masquerade Ball
LADY BIRD
LADY BIRD
MEAN GIRLS • Quote Along
MEAN GIRLS • Quote Along
MOANA • SING ALONG
MOANA • SING ALONG
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
PHANTOM THREAD • a 70mm engagement
PHANTOM THREAD • a 70mm engagement
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
SCARFACE • 35th Anniversary
SCARFACE • 35th Anniversary
SCI-FI IN 82
SCI-FI IN 82
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
STANLEY KUBRICK 35mm MARATHON
STANLEY KUBRICK 35mm MARATHON
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE FILMS OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
THE FILMS OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
THE FILMS OF WIM WENDERS
THE FILMS OF WIM WENDERS
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE GRIFTERS • 101 Films presentation • w/ Filmmaker Q&A
THE GRIFTERS • 101 Films presentation • w/ Filmmaker Q&A
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY - Extended Editions
THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY - Extended Editions
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
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 SHAPE OF WATER
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THE SQUARE
THE SQUARE
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TRAINSPOTTING + T2: TRAINSPOTTING • DOUBLE FEATURE
TRAINSPOTTING + T2: TRAINSPOTTING • DOUBLE FEATURE
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
WE LOVE GRETA GERWIG!
WE LOVE GRETA GERWIG!
WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Selectrospective
WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Selectrospective
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE