The Gate Cinema was established in 1911, maintaining a fabulous Victorian ceiling. This is an art house cinema, concentrating on foreign language and independent films, rather than Hollywood blockbusters. Student discounts available before 6pm (Monday to Friday).
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87 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London, W11 3JZ
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87 Notting Hill GateNotting HillLondonW11 3JZ
- 0871 9025731
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- Notting Hill Gate, Underground
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This cinema makes you feel like going to a movie is enough of an event for your day- you've done something interesting and slightly fancy, you've sufficiently carpe diem'd when you don't feel much like carpe diem'ing. This might be an especially useful concept because their matinee and off-peak prices are affordable (but the prime time viewing gets a little silly expensive, in my...more
My favourite cinema experience to date. Ever.
We were sensible enough to have got the tickets for the showing earlier in the day (got our film snacks elsewhere too - naughty!) and so were not subject to what must be a tight squeeze in the very small lobby and concessions area.
I was stunned when I walked into the auditorium. Clearly an old, decadent theatre conversion, the room is very...more
I treated myself to a matinee here yesterday. Nine pounds for my ticket but it was truly unlike any theatre I've been to. Old school seating, very comfortable but single-level chairs, meaning you better hope no one over 5'5 sits in front of you.
Fortunately, I was one of about ten people that had the compulsion to see a Larry David flick in the dark while a beautiful Saturday is occurring...more
I agree that the whole vibe at the Gate Picture House is nice, and that it does make going to the movies feel like a special occasion. The inside of the theatre definitely has a bit of "wow" factor, and the seats are pretty damn comfortable. It's also ever-so-nice to be able to have a glass of wine while watching your movie.
My only reservation is that the "lobby" (can't even really call...more
Yup, this one's pretty spesh. Cannae knock it really. It's bring your own which I LIKE in a cinema, 4 bottles of ale make any film a deeper, more textual visual experience I find. And it has a beautifully-decorated auditoreum, of the kind Britain used to have, before Warner Villages, and entertainment parks and Thatcher came to town.
And I really rate their selection and choices of films...more