Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 1JG
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The Ritzy gets it right: it's an independent cinema (although now a part of the Picturehouse group, so not entirely self-sufficient) which embraces all that there is to love about film. They show a fantastic mix of Hollywood blockbusters, British indies and foreign arthouse, understanding that every genre has something to offer to the true connoisseur. I love that they aren't snobby or...more
My favourite picture house in London (so far). It's set back from the corner so you can't miss its massive old-school marquee listing its name and show times. A little plaza area out front gives it the space away from the bustling streets it deserves - this is a diva, a queen of picture houses and you better make a wide berth and recognise, my friends.
A café set apart from the ticket/popcorn...more
One of the best cinemas in town.
The main screen is as good as any multiplex and the other screens from medium to tiny are great too, especially when you're watching independent films they can be really intimate. Add to that the fact that you can buy alcoholic drinks to take in to the film and it's a win/win.
The main bar downstairs is really nice, with great outdoor seating which is...more
Another great Picture house! These are what cinemas used to be before they went all commercial!
Small screens, old velvet seats, a bar and cafe (you can take your drink into the movie!) and there are usually jazz bands playing in the cafe bit.
Great views of Brixton, perfect for sipping coffee/wine and people/Brixton watching!
The main cinema is beautiful, it's similar to the electric light cinema in Notting Hill (the best cinema in London). It's got a really nice bar too, I would advise booking your seats online on a Friday or Saturday night. You can also take alcohol in with you (although I'm on detox at the moment so I didn't)more