180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN
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22 reviews of Greenwich Picturehouse in English
All good in this superb picture house, price is reasonable, specially if you’re a
member, like me. Good movie choices, great mix of movie lovers too. The downside? It’s freezing cold inside, even at the coffee shop/bar and for that reason, I dropped a star!
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When I used to live in South London, Greenwich Picturehouse was one of my favourite cinemas to go to. It's in a great location with loads of places to eat before or go for a drink after the film. I recommend you book before you go as sometimes the queues can get a bit long for popular films however.
Once inside the screen room, the big red seats are really comfortable and they usually have a good selection of big movies and little indie arthouse films to choose from.
The bar inside the cinema is a great place to chill if you are early for your film and they let you take your drinks into the movie which is a nice little bonus.
A tenner a ticket is a tad steep for the penniless like me. And the queues for tickets on Orange Wednesdays can be nightmarish, although I'm sure that's probably true of lots of cinemas.
But once you've bought your ticket and settled in, you're good to go. Big, comfy seats, beer from the bar, and lots of legroom.
The only hitch is that having such big seats in a smallish cinema means some screenings sell out, especially at peak times such as Friday or Saturday nights. Book ahead if you can to save yourself a hideous headache of battling through the queues for the last two tickets as the starting time of the film you want to watch creeps ever closer. I've had several races against time like this, and it can be massively frustrating. Like Krypton Factor for stopwatch nerds, only much more tedious.
Fab for locals, and a good mix of independent films and blockbusters, but not worth a special trip if you're not based nearby.
A cinema for grown ups. Big, comfy seats, an interesting range of films (sometimes challenging but doesn't shy from showing big films either), good popcorn and good quality screens. The bar is nice too - not quite enough seats but comfortable. I love it here. But have been disappointed more than I should be - you have to book more often than you'd expect.
If you live locally, I'd recommend getting membership for cheaper tickets.
The Greenwich Picture house offers a different experience from the average cinema.
Seats are comfortable, the range of films is more interesting / alternative than the standard box office hits shown at other cinema chains, and you can also relax at the bar before entering the cinema - taking your drinks with you if you would like.
Prices are a little above average, but monday nights are cheap nights, and you can also join the cinema for a small annual fee which allows you to access members only events and receive discounts for other showings.
The Greenwich picture house is a relaxed cinema away from the more busy central London multiplexs.
Allow yourself a little extra time before screenings as the Box Office Staff can spend considerable customer care sorting out refreshmnets for thoese in frount of you in the que, rather then selling you a ticket fast enougth to see the begining of the film (maybe book online?).
This being my first visit I found the Ushers plight and friendly in guiding me to the right screen downstairs. The seating was spacious, the sound track was not played to loud either, unlike other mulitplexs.
I noticed there where a few films that had finished there short run at other places still being shown here. If your in London and think you have missed a film it’s worth checking out the Picture House in Greenwich (10 mins from Greenwich BR and DLR).
The word picturehouse annoys me. Let’s call a spade a spade, this place is a cinema. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s a very lovely cinema indeed. It’s a bit overprice - a tenner a ticket. But the cinema inside is lovely - reclining seats, enough room for you to not overhear another couples whispering (and do your own whispering) but it’s a pretty small cinema too. There’s a tapas bar next door and a bar upstairs (didn’t see if you can take beer in to the film, but I think you can), and enough arty films and standard flicks to keep everyone busy.
Unfortunately, for an art house cinema, they could sort the food out. Popcorn, sweets - over priced and a rubbish choice. Otherwise it’d be five stars. They’ve turned me into a film addict again. I’m coming back next week.
But I’m still calling it a cinema.
Fabulous - one of the few times that a much-loved cinema was closed and reopened even better than before. WIth the addition of the brilliant bar (which lets you take in your gin adn tonics to watch the film, how civilised!), lovely reclining comfy seats and a good tapas restauarant below, Greenwich has really hit the jackpot with this little independent. Parking is not easy, as with anywhere in Greenwich, though the nearby Somerfield Car park often offers up a much-sought after spot.
Films are good and varied, but alwas with an independent streak to help differentiate it from the huge multiplex on the outskirts of Greenwich. This place really deserves your custom.
Greenwich picture house is a really nice art house cinema. It shows some really interesting films and the seats are very comfortable! I love the fact that you can sit in the bar before hand and then take drinks in to the cinema with you. The cinemas are pretty small, but that makes it better I think. It is a little pricey, normally £9, but then that is about average for the area. Mondays are cheap days when it costs less (not sure how much, check the website). They show some lower budget films that are hard to find anywhere else.
This is cinema going as it should be. Large comfy seats with lots of leg room, good selection of goodies to take in with you and with a different selection of films (though all the mainstream films have lots of showings too). For those of you on maternity leave they have a 'Scream’ club on Friday mornings when you can take your baby with you to see all the latest films, it’s a genius idea! Other bonus’ this cinema offers is a lovely bar that over looks Greenwich High Street perfect for a pre movie romantic drink and the Organic Tapas restaurant downstairs is really yummy too.
Being a big fan of cinema it’s nice to have the option to visit a more upmarket venue sometimes.
The Picturehouse in Greenwich was a dormant cinema for years until relatively recent redevelopment of the plot. It is now adjoining the Rivington Bar and Grill and an Organic Tapas Bar.
The cinema is very comfortable, the seats are admittedly some of the comfiest I’ve had the pleasure in which to sit. However the pricing of the tickets do seem very excessively high, and sometimes it can’t be helped but feel that you aren’t just paying for a better seat but that maybe the management are operating some sort of social screening to boot.
Crackpot theories aside once inside the viewing experience is very pleasant and the cinema is in a good location for a quick post movie libation after to disect the beast you’ve just watched.
This is a really civilised cinema experience. Prices are fairly average, but there is a bar attached where you can buy drinks and look over a good view of Greenwich, or take your drinks into the film with you (such a good idea!). The seats are amazing, there is tons of leg room and the comfy padded seats recline when you lean back for extra comfort. The only bad thing I would say is that they dont turn their lights off the whole way during the film, so the spotlights in your eyes get quite annoying.
Nice alternative to normal Vue or Odeon cinemas. More arty than the others. It is nice and cosy. The best thing for me is the alternate snacks that they offer rather than just old 'coke and popcorn’. They are a little more expensive than other cinemas but the vibe makes up for it. They also have some convenient show times. Parking is easy around the back and there are nice food places nearby to catch an after movie meal. The facility is clean as you would expect. Seating seems to be more comfortable than other cinemas. Would recommend to one and all.
Greenwich Picture House manages to strike a great balance between being an independent and mainstream cinema. There are four screens - one big and three not so big - and all have really comfortable reclining seats.
They show a decent mix of blockbusters and great films you’ve never heard of and all showings have reserved seats - if you book on the website you can see which ones are available and choose the ones you fancy.
The bar upstairs is a great place to watch the world go by and you can take your drinks with you when you go in to watch your film.
This is a totally different experience from going to the Greenwich Odeon or Surrey Quays: intimate, friendly, with atmosphere, and a great bar overlooking the town. It tends to show intelligent films rather than blockbusters – the kind of place for people who like “film” rather than “movies”. But it makes excellent choices. I go every week, and there’s always something worth seeing.
Membership is a very good deal as well. If you go more than a couple of times a year, and you should, it pays for itself.
i’ve been going to this cinema since i was knee high- unfortunately it closed down due to lack of funds, but i was happy to see that the cineam has re-opened. What a difference they have made- new seats, a new foyer, and it now has a bar tucked away upstairs. the seating is very comfortable- even for a fidget like me!. i would recommend you go here, the kids will love it!
This cinema gets most things right: a great choice of films, from blockbuster to indie; special screenings for parents with babies, older people, and autism-friendly screenings; a bar; and incredibly comfortable, reclining seats. Want a meal before or after the film? You can choose the Organic Tapas Co or Rivington Grill. The comfort and amenities make it seem really worthwhile going out to watch a film rather than waiting for the DVD. I’ve particularly enjoyed films in the Screening Room. Its smaller audience are seated in large chairs, with its own bar and toilets right alongside.
The membership scheme is great if you go more than a couple of times a year: get free and reduced tickets, access to member events, discounts at the restaurants, and don’t pay booking fees.
The only downside: there is a sophisticated selection of snacks on sale at the ticket counter, but not that cinema classic, popcorn!
Despite being in a chain of cinema’s, it’s obvious that this place is well run and appreciated by its customers. It tends to screen quality films that are slightly left of mainstream. The screens themselves are well looked after, and Screen 1 is an impressively sized auditorium. Unfortunately, the last time I was there I was seated next to a man who coughed gently under his breath on average every seven seconds through the whole of ‘There Will Be Blood’... but don’t let this put you off, he’s probably not a regular.
The bar upstairs is relaxed and comfortable with an impressive plate glass facade overlooking Greenwich.
A really pleasant break from the tacky comercialised chain cinemas. Showing a mixture of latest blockbusters and arty and foreign releases. The staff are actually friendly (cf. Odeon?), and the whole venue has a warm and welcoming feel to it.
The seating is soooooo comfortable (reclines, legroom), the screens are medium sized, which is perfect for watching, with amazing surround sound. The toilets are clean (!), and the bar is always good for a coffee/snack. Also, the attached Rivington Grill restaurant is simply divine.
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