The Coronet was opened as a Victorian theatre in 1898 and was soon regarded as one of the finest theatres outside the West End. It hosted members from all walks of society including King Edward VII. It seems famous actor Sir John Gielgud saw his first Shakespeare play there. It has for many years functioned as two-screen cinema and was made famous when Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant filmed a scene there in 'Notting Hill'.
The Coronet has three tiers of seating, stalls, circle and gallery (presently unused) comprising of 400 seats. Screen two has 151 seats. Although in need of much refurbishment, the Coronet remains a wonderful venue not only for Cinema but also for other functions.
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Now this is what I call a proper movie theatre...rather than just a cinema. This is the real deal, old school. Gotta check this place out, very reasonably priced too.more
A banged up old cinema that shows the newest releases and some old classics at a decent price... On Mondays students pay £3.50 and Tuesdays that price for everybody. When compared to VUE & Odeon prices (£10+++) it's a bargain.
It's free seating so get there on time, especially if you want to sit together...more
It's really tricky to rate the Coronet. On the one hand, it's SUPER MEGA CHEAP if you go on a Tuesday: £3.50 all evening, regardless of your age, student status or choice of film. On the other hand, the quality of the surroundings ain't great. The seats are knackered and so low to the ground that you're sitting with your knees around your ears and nowhere to rest your head, plus the sound...more
I agree with everyone else a wonderful local cinema with great prices. I remember seeing The Little Mermaid here 20+ years ago and it looks/smells the same. But that is a large part of the charm and beats the more generic cinemas where you pay almost £10.
It also makes a great conference/party venue, a lot more drama than you're get at the local hotel etc in Theatre 1.
I love the coronet- I really do! It is literally the only place I go to the cinema in London- the almost theatre like feel makes it so special and not to mention cheap Tuesdays! I don't even care I am sponsoring a church when I come (it's good for the local community, blah blah!)
however, today as we watched the world's most tediously long movie, I realised one thing- the seats are DEAD...more