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The best cinema in London for… watching old movies

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 8, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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True, you could just head home tonight, put the dressing gown on and get stuck into Netflix. But where’s the fun and style in that? If you’re in London and you want to see an old movie the way they were meant to be seen, there’s only one place in the city to go: BFI Southbank in Waterloo. This week alone, you can choose from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut‘; ‘Altman‘, a documentary on the late, great American filmmaker Robert Altman; or a whole load of great Polish movies picked by none other than Martin Scorsese.

So, we know the films are great – but more than that, the screening rooms themselves are lovely and there are two bars, two restaurants, a bookshop and ample hanging-out space to distract you when you’re not sitting in the dark staring at the screen. Do you need any more excuses not to go home and watch the first ten minutes of five different movies on your laptop before giving up and going to bed alone? Waterloo it is, then.

For more info on where to get your film fix, check out our guide to London’s best cinemas.

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