Cine Lumiere

Cine Lumiere, London: Hours, Address, Cine Lumiere Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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London cinema that presents French and international films with English subtitles.
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Christopher B
London, UK86 contributions
Poor sound despite everything
Oct 2021 • Couples
Always great to enjoy the building and auditorium environment but frustrating when sound reproduction varies so much - last night The French Dispatch more incomprehensible than director intended with what was being said so muddy to hear: surely this should be impossible these days, or is it a side effect of Covid-19?🤨
Written October 24, 2021
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Truth S
Warwick, UK38 contributions
Decent Seats But Food/Drink Policy Not Followed
Jun 2021
What would have been a memorable experience watching Mughal-e-Azam for the first time on the big screen, was partially ruined by the usual fresh-off-the-boat crowd who (unsurprisingly) love to comply with masking policies (irony lost on them as the screen actress Madhubala sings to them 'if we do not veil from God, how can one veil from other humans', but let's not even go there!), but are MORE than willing to break the cinema's 'NO FOOD AND DRINK' policy - in the shroud of the darkness in the back rows, as is the way of cowards

Disappointingly, this policy was not monitored/enforced DURING the screening by the staff, much to the joy of the Indian Buffet lying in wait once the lights went off.

I had the pleasure of listening to these (for lack of a better word) plebs who seemingly are always on the brink of starvation during performances of art and culture - I vividly remember the same experience when Anoushka Shankar was playing the Sitar. Cracking open cans of coke, unwrapping things for an eternity, crunching away, all the while mutilating the melodious voice of Rafi, music of Naushad and the poetic dialogue of penned by Shakeel Badayuni.

But who said they came for any of this anyway?

If only the weak workers had the guts to challenge them, then art lovers like myself (who incidentally paid close to £100 to travel and watch this) could get a few hours of pleasure, and the chaat masala crowd could be kept at bay with reruns of Dabaang 3 on Zee TV in their homes.
Written June 28, 2021
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Lovisa Johansson
London, UK9 contributions
Cosy cinema
Dec 2018 • Friends
The cinema has really comfortable seats and I really appreciate that the room is pitch black whilst the movie runs (my local cinema keeps the side lights on and personally I don’t like that). They also play independent/ smaller movies that big cinema chains usually don’t, as well as the popular ones. It’s also pretty cheap. I payed £5 for my ticket, which is great considering that when I went to a different cinema not too far away I payed £16.
Written March 18, 2019
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,396 contributions
Lovely cinema
May 2018 • Friends
We'd booked to see the magic flute, expecting that the cinema would be busy. But it wasn't. The building is pleasant, bright and welcoming but the foyer seats have seen better days. We enjoyed a drink in the comfortable and atmospheric bar/cafe beforehand. The cinema seats are comfy and theres good leg space, although they're a bit tough on the derriere after a few hours sitting.
Written May 11, 2018
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Rinatsu C
Milton Keynes, UK84 contributions
Cozy and relaxed
Oct 2017 • Couples
Very different cinema from all the big chain cinemas. Very cozy and comfortable seats. No food or drinks aloud which is amazing! (Although we did have some noisy neighbours that sneaked in a bag of crisps but they were soon told off by angry viewers) Definitely recommend to visit for some quality experience at the cinema.
Written November 10, 2017
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,396 contributions
Comfy but thirsty
Mar 2017 • Friends
My first time in a long while to this really comfortable cinema. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak perfect English. The foyer chairs are comfy and the cafe area seemed busy while I waited. The production was long (Molière's Le Misanthrope ) with only a 10min interval but we were disappointed to discover the bar closed then so the drink we'd looked forward to wasn't possible. Seems a shame.
Written March 29, 2017
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Sue H
London, UK3 contributions
Now ruined
Nov 2016 • Friends
After the refurbishment of the summer the Cine Lumière has changed its system to allocated seating, but what chaos has resulted. Presumably as one member of staff is now required to show people to their seats, there is only one cashier at the box office. She asks each purchaser in turn where they want to sit and they must choose from a scrappy paper diagram whether they want back or middle. Big choice. If you must do this at least do this properly with a screen on which you can choose your precise seat. The cashier then searches for something and only then is the transaction made. This takes three times as long of course and the twice I have been recently the queue for tickets has still been out the door when the film started.
Because of this people are still coming in when the film has started and climbing over and disturbing those already seated to get to their allocated seats. As one of a group of people who like to use this cinema we can no longer buy tickets as we arrive and then sit together. So why this change? Is it to push people into buying tickets online in advance and thus pay the booking fee? Unless of course you take out a £45 membership.
Written November 7, 2016
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Claudio T
38 contributions
Great luxury cinema! Comfortable seating and pretty nice films selection. French atmospheric and vibes! :)
Sep 2016 • Couples
The good bits: super comfortable seating, great seating map, french atmosphere and some special good vibes on the air. The screen is quite big and produces sharp and high quality image. Staff is friendly. The films selection is quite good.

The bad bits: audio quality is average and unbalanced.

Overall this is a good value cinema with a nice atmosphere and a luxury line up of films.

We definitely recommend this cinema if you are looking for great alternative movies (French and international) and want to experience a friendly and nice French atmosphere and vibes.
Written September 25, 2016
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Mark Benjamin L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates551 contributions
A very good , comfy cinema
May 2016 • Couples
My wife and I went to see " On the road with Socrates " and talk by Daniel Cohn-Bendit recently . The film was ok and the talk by Mr Cohn-Bendit was enjoyable if a bit spoilt by his interviewer wanting to hog the limelight , talk about himself and fail to listen properly to his interviewee. I can't remember the interviewer's name , only that he was a show-off pain who moderated his session poorly and was a pain to listen to . Daniel though was sufficiently interesting and entertaining that he was a pleasure to listen too despite the distraction .
Written May 25, 2016
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toby r
Lausanne, Switzerland116 contributions
Great cafe, cinema and library
Apr 2016 • Couples
Very nice café - not a huge selection of food but what they had was very good, comfortable seating and good service - meal for two inc. drinks a little under £30. Quiet ambience and not too busy. Institute Francais/ Cine Lumiere is hidden away slightly but easy to get to.
Written April 20, 2016
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