Electric Cinema
Electric Cinema
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Neighborhood: Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
How to get there
  • Ladbroke Grove • 6 min walk
  • Westbourne Park • 9 min walk
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David T
London, UK1 contribution
Aug 2022
I've always loved this place, one of the first of its kind, great brasserie attached too go for a sofa for two
Written September 21, 2022
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NBH_RH2
Reigate, UK77 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Top notch from start to finish. I cannot improve on this luxury movie experience. It leaves the iPic’s, Gold Class and others in the dust.
Written April 4, 2022
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Heather R
Maidenhead, UK10 contributions
Dec 2020
My husband and I recently stayed in London just before it went into Tier 3 (and now Tier 4). My husband went to this cinema frequently when he lived in London and one of our most memorable dates was there.
We were walking around the area and were pleased that not only was it still there, but it had re-opened the day before and was showing a film we particularly wanted to see on the big screen, "Mank."
Lovely comfortable leather armchair seats and foot stools with blankets available. Lovely cocktails from the bar - Old Fashioned for 2 (comes pre-mixed in a bottle with ice and orange peel in the glass, excellent bourbon). Whole building looked clean and welcoming. Bathroom was spotless. Because of social distancing wouldn't have been that full and only about 7 in the audience, but it was such a treat to see something on a proper screen!
Yes, pricey for an ordinary cinema outing - £17.50 per ticket, but not for this standard of decor, comfort and drinks.
Written December 21, 2020
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Ellie
2 contributions
Aug 2020
I was left completely disappointed after my visit.
I went to see 'Tenet'. It was supposed to start at 8:45pm but it actually started at 9:20pm. Am I the only one bothered by 35 minutes of commercials? That caused a problem with my parking, which is difficult to arrange in that area as it is. I didn't know when the movie would end, so I was stressing myself out the whole time as I didn't want to get a parking ticket, of course.
The decor looks amazing but what good is that when you see a huge spider coming down from the ceiling just three feet in front of you. Awful! It landed on the sofa in front of me and then dissappeared into the darkness. Luckily, no one was sitting there due to social distancing. I had to keep my feet moving the whole time afterwards in order to keep it from comming near me.
Another problem that they have - mice!!! I saw two of them running between the rows as I was going to the loo. Oh my goodness!
Written August 31, 2020
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Belugi
London, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great vibe and service. Great food and the staff is super attentive and nice. Well done Electric you guys
Written January 11, 2020
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Kinga K
Acton, UK164 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We have watched Once upon a time in Hollywood here. We booked a very comfy two seater sofa with a footstool. The cinema looks old fashioned inside and this gives it a funky vibe. There are cashmere blankets available in case you are cold and there is a bar where you can get snacks and drinks.
Written December 14, 2019
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Veronika F
Hell, Norway36 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It was lovely to end the day at the cinema after a long day of sightseeing. This particular cinema is the best and the most unique cinema I've ever been to. We sat in comfortable arm chairs and enjoyed the movie with candy from the cinema bar. It is also possible to buy wine, champagne etc. It's close to the famous Blue Door in Notting Hill. We bought tickets online the day before the show, and got the last tickets. We got lucky:)
Written November 25, 2019
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L_Hazell
London, UK146 contributions
Nov 2019
I understand you're paying more for the luxurious comfort. I've visited twice and the beds and armchairs are amazing! (I personally prefer the armchairs). The foot stalls mean you can completely relax and watch the film.

It is *very* expensive, even by cinema standards. The food and drink prices will bring a tear to your eye. But hey, I guess you're going for the experience.

The main downside was the bar staff were incredibly slow at serving. It meant there were lots of people still queuing (and chatting) when the film had started. That wasn't a great way to set the atmosphere. Then, once the queue was done, the staff bring the food to your seat. This sounds great, but again, they're interrupting everyone squeezing through the rows and talking to find out who is sitting where. It meant the first 10 minutes of the actual film were missed.

But I'd recommend this place for a special event.
Written November 25, 2019
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Sophie S
61 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Loved this cinema its really old school. The chairs are amazing and so comfy. I took my husband here for his birthday and we loved it. Would definitely reocmmend if u fancy something different
Written November 4, 2019
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Melissa D
London, Canada70 contributions
Oct 2019
I spent an evening here watching Downton Abbey which I felt a perfect end to my European trip. So so comfortable in my arm chair with cashmere blanket and I grabbed a box of pic0and -mix to snack on. Cute bar area to order drinks or food although I would recommend coming a little earlier so you don't wait in line. Seats are chosen when you purchase your ticket so no scrambling for seats.
Written October 6, 2019
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