BFI IMAX overview

BFI IMAX - The UK's biggest screen

The BFI IMAX is the biggest cinema screen in the UK: over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide!

Seeing a film here is like nothing else - digital surround sound, a screen almost as high as five double-decker buses, 489 seats (including 69 premier seats), and that's just inside the auditorium. There's also a Costa Coffee, Yog, a bar and even a beer garden! The very latest IMAX films, some old favourites and highlights from ODEON Plus as well as educational films all add up to a really big experience.


Choose & Book

Listings from:

Fri 27 Nov 2015 to Thu 10 Dec 2015

Showtimes for Today until Thursday 3rd December are listed below. Further showtimes will be confirmed and added in the afternoon on Tuesday 1st December.
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A Turtle's Tale 2D

Animated adventure following the adventures of Sammy the sea turtle as he sets out on an epic adventure to find his lost love, braving ravenous piranhas and ferocious fish eagles along the way.

Film length: 85 mins

Contains mild threat

01 Dec
10 Dec
Born To Be Wild IMAX 3D

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure 'Born to be Wild 3D', an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

Film length: 41 mins

Contains no material likely to offend or harm

08 Dec
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' provides a new perspective in stunning IMAX® 3D of this monumental event that changed the world.

Film length: 43 mins

30 Nov
05 Dec
06 Dec
Fly Me To The Moon IMAX 3D

Combines the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with the whimsical tale of three tween-aged flies.

Film length: 84 mins

Contains mild violence, threat, language and crude humour

08 Dec
Living In The Age Of Airplanes

Stunning documentary on the impact of Aeroplanes.

Film length: 47 mins

05 Dec
06 Dec
Mysteries Of Egypt

Travel back through time to the dawn of the Egyptian Empire. See through the eyes of an ancient Egyptian as he watches the preparation of his Pharoah's body for the afterlife.

Film length: 40 mins

30 Nov
01 Dec
02 Dec
Penguins 3D: An Imax Experience

Celebrate the destiny of a very special King Penguin.

Film length: 40 mins

03 Dec

James Bond returns for his latest globe-trotting adventure.

Film length: 150 mins

27 Nov
28 Nov
29 Nov
30 Nov
01 Dec
02 Dec
03 Dec
04 Dec
05 Dec
06 Dec
07 Dec
08 Dec
09 Dec
10 Dec
To The Arctic

Film length: 40 mins

Contains bloody sight of animals feeding.

09 Dec
Under The Sea

'Under the Sea 3D', a new IMAX 3D adventure, will transport you to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region, allowing you to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.

Film length: 41 mins

Contains no material likely to offend or harm

02 Dec



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Hello, London!

Your BFI IMAX is home to the most immersive film experience around. At over 20m high and 26m wide, our screen is the largest in the UK and our state-of-the-art audio adds mind-blowing sound to the mix. This is the magical cinema experience you love ? made even bigger and even better.

We can’t wait to see you!

ODEON Cinemas nearby:

London Leicester Square (0.78 miles)
London Covent Garden (0.9 miles)
Swiss Cottage (3.67 miles)
Get directions

Driving Directions

You can find us in the centre of the roundabout adjacent to Waterloo Station.

Looking for the perfect spot? Easy parking can be found at Belvedere Road, Upper Ground or at Waterloo Station.

Public Transport

Hop aboard! Waterloo mainline and underground stations are approximately 300 metres away.

ODEON BFI IMAX is also served by a number of bus routes.

Guest notice - The prices shown below are correct for today's screenings. To check prices for other days, please see the prices displayed during the online booking journey. We also ask guests to check our "Upgrades and Premiums" section found below, so that they are aware of any extra costs in addition to the regular ticket price
Feature Films
Off Peak
Mon-Fri before 5pm
Mon-Fri from 5pm
and all weekend
Standard Premium Standard Premium
Adult (15 and over) £16.00 £18.00 £18.50 £21.50
Child (3 - 14) £12.00 £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Senior (over 60s) £12.00 £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Student (with valid photo ID) £12.00 £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Family of 3 (1 adult, 2 children) £33.90 £39.90 £37.80 £46.80
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) £46.00 £54.00 £50.00 £62.00
Traditional IMAX Under 1 hourAll-Nighter
Standard Premium Standard Premium
Adult (15 and over) £9.50 £11.50 £32.00 £35.00
Child (3 - 14) £6.25 £8.25 - -
Senior (over 60s) £6.25 £8.25 £25.00 £28.00
Student (with valid photo ID) £6.25 £8.25 £25.00 £28.00
Family of 3 (1 Adult, 2 Children) £18.75 £20.75 - -
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) £25.00 £27.00 - -
Standard Premium Standard Premium
Adult (15 and over) £34.70 £37.70 £28.75 £30.75
Child (3 - 14) £24.50 £27.50 £18.50 £20.50
Senior (over 60s) £24.50 £27.50 £18.50 £21.50

Premiums / Upgrades (Add the cost of your ticket price)

Blockbuster Prices

Star Wars +£3.50

BFI Members and Champions

BFI Members and Champions receive an exclusive discount for tickets at the BFI IMAX London

To claim your discount, please email with your name and valid BFI membership card number, you will then receive four discount codes for the performance you would like to see. Please note, you will no longer be able to book tickets by telephone but for help with requesting codes or instructions on how to apply your discount please call 0330 333 7878.

BFI IMAX Education

Traditional IMAX

The BFI IMAX also shows a wide range of stunning traditional IMAX documentaries.  From ‘Flight of the Butterflies’ and ‘Jerusalem’ through to 'Space Station 3D' and 'Under the Sea 3D', we show a wide range of illuminating educational films that will educate and entertain you on the UK's biggest screen.  

Visit our showtimes to see which titles we are showing and to book

School Trips

Your pupils will love the biggest screen in the UK… You'll love that they're learning!

Give your class an unforgettable learning experience on Britain's biggest screen with our curriculum-enhancing IMAX films.  Pick an IMAX film, and book a visit for your class – film showings during term time usually start at 10:30am or 11:45am, but other times can also be arranged. Alternatively, you can schedule a screening of a full-length feature film.

Benefits of school trips to the BFI IMAX London include:

  • Screenings at a time that suits you
  • A wide range of stunning IMAX documentary films, prices from only £4* per pupil
  • One free teacher ticket per 10 pupils
  • Fully curriculum-linked for key stages 1-4
  • Films narrated by David Attenborough, Morgan Freeman, Judy Dench, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many more
  • Free downloadable resources to support the films 
  • Free risk assessment
  • Free planning tickets to come and visit the BFI IMAX
  • Straightforward to plan and safe for your pupils


Visit the Education page for more information and booking details

Other local cinemas

London Leicester Square

London Leicester Square

0.78 miles.

We have 6 screens of film magic showing stunning RealD 3D. Treat yourself with Royal Circle seating, cafe culture at Costa and super speedy ticket pick up with our 5 fast ticket machines.

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London Covent Garden

London Covent Garden

0.9 miles.

View cinema details

Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage

3.67 miles.

View cinema details

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Want to make it really special?

ODEON's BFI IMAX in London is the biggest screen in Britain.

In extraordinarily high resolution with projection lights so bright they can be seen from the moon and astonishingly precise sound – IMAX is so breathtaking you’ll want to reach out and touch.

The floor-to-ceiling screen maximises your field of vision and state-of-the-art sound is tailored for the auditorium.

Since 1971, Costa has been serving coffee in true Italian style and is now at available at ODEON cinemas.

Creating great coffee is an art that takes time and skill to perfect. Costa use the finest beans, equipment and techniques to make sure that every cup makes the grade.

Enjoy a great coffee today.

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Quick bite, cheeky treat?

Make your cinema experience complete

Treat yourself to a wide selection of snacks from one of our retail counters, from traditional favourites such as popcorn, nachos and pop to a varied selection of sweets and ice cream!

Classic Cinema Combos - Popcorn with your favourite dispensed drink KIDS MIX - Build your own. Snack + Drink + Kids Popcorn Classic Cinema Combos - Nachos with your favourite dispensed drink FAMILY - Treat the whole family. Amazing family value

Guide to your cinema

General Manager: Chris Tayler

We have 1 monster IMAX screen for immersive, eye-popping entertainment. Treat yourself to an exclusive entertainment experience with our Premier seats and double Premier seats, cafe culture at Costa and icy indulgences at Yog.

Online bookers can also enjoy super speedy ticket pick up at our 3 fast ticket machines in the main foyer.

Local Facility

Unwind and get set to lose yourself in the film ahead with soothing hot drinks and scrumptious snacks at our Costa as well as icy indulgences with Yog frozen yogurt.

We also have a licensed bar serving of alcoholic and soft drinks, all of which can be taken into your film for a luxurious viewing experience.


Bring your class to the BFI IMAX for the ultimate film experience. IMAX films provide a great mix of entertainment and education, making them the perfect accompaniment to the curriculum. There are plenty of titles to chose from, these can be seen later in the document. During term time you can choose exclusive screening times which suit you, plus receive discounted prices on popcorn. Don?t forget you can also catch Full feature films, which make for an unforgettable day out of the classroom.

For more information please email or call BFI IMAX Education on 020 7960 3120.

Disabled facilities

An inspiring experience for all

We passionately believe the inspiring cinema experience should be open to all. When you come to see us at ODEON BFI IMAX, we’ll do all we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. If there’s anything you need, just ask one of your cinema hosts.

Our cinema has full disabled access, so you can enjoy all our great facilities, from scrumptious snacks at our retail stands to soothing hot drinks at Costa. As you move through the cinema you can find fully accessible toilets on the ground, first and fourth floors.

Our screen is also fully accessible, with wheelchair spaces at the rear of the screen. All wheelchair spaces are accompanied by a companion seat.

CEA Card: As part of a general cinema industry initiative, all our cinemas accept the CEA Card which entitles the holder to one free ticket for their carer. For further information please visit (opens in a new window).

Text phone users can dial 18001 0808 1560 609 9am - 7pm Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, 9am - 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am - 5pm on a Sunday for bookings and information.

Further information

If you have further enquiries please call our Accessible Helpline between 9am - 7pm Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, 9am - 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am - 5pm on a Sunday on 0800 138 3315 or via Type Talk on 1800 1 0808 1560 609.

Useful numbers

Accessibility Helpline

0800 138 3315

between 9am - 7pm Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, 9am - 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am - 5pm on a Sunday and they will complete the booking


textphone: 18001 0808 1560 609

between 9am - 7pm Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, 9am - 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am - 5pm on a Sunday for bookings and information

Public Transport Helpline

0871 200 2233

CEA Card Network

minicom: 0845 123 1292


textphone: 0845 123 1297

ODEON @ BFI IMAX offers 1 screen.

Screen 1

  • 498 Seats
  • 2 Wheelchair spaces at the rear.
  • 11,600-watt digital surround-sound system
  • 69 Premier Seats / 20 Couple Seats - Situated to the rear. The screen is more than 20 metres high (nearly the height of five double-decker buses) and 26 metres wide.

Turn your everyday presentation or conference into something spectacular

If you are looking to host a conference or event and make an impact on your audience, then look no further than ODEON.

Holding your conference or event in a cinema gives you an interesting and unique environment that will stimulate the delegates and get your meeting off to an exciting start.

Whatever your event requirements, be it a small regional meeting for up to 50 delegates or national conference for up to 1679, ODEON has the facilities and flexibility to accommodate you.


  • AGMs
  • Presentations
  • Roadshows
  • Product launches
  • Satellite conferencing
  • Workshops and seminars

Private screenings

  • Corporate hospitality
  • Reward your employees
  • VIP experience
  • Special occasions

Venue hire

  • Film shoots
  • Video gaming
  • Fashion shows
  • Church groups
  • Award ceremonies
  • Universities and schools
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