BFI IMAX: UK'S LARGEST CINEMA SCREEN
Seeing a film at the BFI IMAX 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. The giant glass drum of the BFI IMAX, London's (in fact, the UK's) largest state-of-the-art cinema, boasts a 20m by 26m cinema screen and a sound system of over 12,000 watts.
It was originally designed by Bryan Avery Architects and completed in 1999. The venue has won a number of prestigious awards at the time of opening, including a Design Council Millennium Product Award in 1999 and a Civic Trust Award in 2000.
Although the IMAX has an underground line just four metres below, it is totally sound and vibration-proof, with the entire upper structure sitting on anti-vibration bearings. Film lover's book tickets and travel from across Europe for the immersive experience of the latest blockbuster or classic re-release.
Find BFI IMAX
WHERE IS BFI IMAX: Located inside the Waterloo Bridge traffic circle, the BFI IMAX is accessed via several underpasses. For many visitors the most convenient entrance is the underpass located at the corner of Festival Approach Road and York Road, less than one minute's walk from Waterloo tube and train stations.
T: +44330 333 7878 | W: BFI IMAX Website
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