West London’s famous Electric Cinema takes watching your favourite blockbuster films to a whole new level of luxury. This Portobello picture house knows just how to make a trip to the cinema really special. From the comfy leather sofas right down to the selection of wines, every detail has been carefully thought out to give you the perfect night at the movies.
Located inside one of London’s oldest purpose-built cinemas, the first thing you’ll notice about this stunning Edwardian picture house is its beautiful décor, which highlights its long history. Dating back to 1911, this cinema has survived two world wars and a bombing, and when you arrive, it’s clear to see that the current owners have made every effort possible to preserve its previous life.
You enter the cinema and choose one of the comfortable leather armchairs. You make yourself comfortable, and find a footstool to put your feet up. You grab a luxurious cashmere blanket to snuggle under and enter a state of total relaxation. Looking over your shoulder, you spot the two-seater sofas in the back row and when you glance further ahead, you realise the front row is actually made up of six double beds, reminding you that this is no typical cinema experience.
Before the film starts you head over to the bar at the back of the cinema and order a glass of wine. You spot some quirky snacks on the menu, and since you’re feeling a little peckish, you decide to sample the pumpkin hummus. You order a pack of retro sweets for good measure and take your wine and snacks back to your seat. The chatter dies down as the lights dim, now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the screening.
Whether you want to catch the latest blockbuster or you’re after an art house flick, Electric Cinema caters to all film tastes. This ultimate viewing experience is a must for any Londoner, as it’s not just some other cinema. It’s a complete, luxurious experience, and worth every second.