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Odeon Covent Garden
135-149 Shaftesbury Avenue
- 0871 2244007
Top 5 reviews of Odeon Covent Garden
It's a movie theatre, so purely in terms of the films they do just fine. They get a decent range of films.
But the venue itself is a bit awkward and cramped, and for some of the screens you need to walk a fairly circuitous route, which isn't a big hassle but just kind of...awkward.
The toilets are somewhat small.
Convenient location. more
My one piece of advice...Purchase your tickets in advance. You'll save yourself time and stress of fighting for a seat. At the time of online purchase, you can reserve a seat at no cost.
There are no ticket stands, but there are 3 machines for you to purchase or pick up your tickets. Just don't be unlucky like me and get stuck behind people that don't know how to use the machine. If you're... more
Overall, I did not like this particular theatre, though I did like that the screens themselves were pretty large (for London).
The theatre feels fairly old and dingy, with tape holding the frayed carpet down in places (at least in theatre #4), and having an odd smell throughout the complex (but strongest in the WC).
Odeon also has exceptionally long ads at the beginning, which totaled 25... more
Screen 2 is a decent size with a big screen and tiered seating so good views wherever you sit. It is right opposite the ticket office, and next to the Ladies. One of the better screens at this Odeon, with more leg room and comfier seats. £2.10 to upgrade to a premier seat. more
This is probably my most favourite branch of a giant cinema chain for several reasons:
The films shown, though generally indie/arthouse fare, are almost always excellent choices, and often times are not shown elsewhere nearby. They also keep them running a sensible amount of time, so I can often catch that indie gem 5 weeks after release.
The screens are all excellent. I'm 'iffy' about the... more