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1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
South Bank
London SE1 8XR



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BFI IMAX has Britain’s largest cinema screen, and you can hire the entire auditorium to give your event the biggest possible fanfare.

The huge screen and 500-capacity luxury auditorium is perfect for major film premieres, product launches and awards ceremonies – and for special guests who can’t be there, you can stream in anything via satellite to your audience here and across the world.

Upstairs, the first floor foyer is a brilliant space for receptions, photoshoots, product launches and other functions.

We can help with all the logistics and catering you need

BFI IMAX facilities

    Britain’s biggest cinema screen – 20m x 26m
    Stadium-style seating for up to 500, including wheelchair spaces
    Ground floor auditorium – 450 capacity
    First floor foyer – 320 capacity
    Fully licensed and air-conditioned
    IMAX 2D and 3D, 70mm and 35mm film projectors
    One minute from Waterloo station
    Available for daytime and evening hire

Some of the great facilities we have to offer:

Licensed Bar

With our licensed bars you can add a pre- or post-drinks reception to your private screening, to make it an extra special occasion.

Air conditioning

With full air conditioning your guests and delegates will be comfortable throughout the day, whatever the weather

Theater seating

No hard-backed chairs or cramped conditions, our luxury theatre and stadium seating means all your guests will get first class comfort.

AV Equipment

Our events teams will ensure you have all the audiovisual equipment you need to bring your presentations to life, and keep your conference or event running smoothly.


From popcorn, refreshments and sweets to working breakfasts, buffets lunches and evening drinks receptions, we can cater for all your needs.


With state-of-the-art HD, big screen technology and full digital surround sound, you can give your presentation maximum impact.

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  • Screen 1:
    • 500 seats
    • 2 wheelchair spaces
    • Presentation
    • 3D
    • Imax

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