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Imax Cinema


 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XR

Cinema symbol
Tel: 0870 787 2525
Email: feedback@bfi.org.uk
Web: www.bfi.org.uk
 
  Image of the Imax Cinema bar
Information logo  What is here
The film is shown on a huge screen that is 6 times larger than a normal cinema screen.
You get 3D glasses to watch 3D films, so it feels like the movie is really happening in front of you!

There is a cash machine and a payphone.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
The Imax shows movies all day.
It opens at 10:30am and closes at 8:30pm.
To find out what is showing call 0870 787 2525 or click here to see their website.
   Booking tickets
Call this number to book tickets - 0870 787 2525 (There is 1 charge for this service).
   Cost or concessions

Getting in:
People with disabilities, supporters, senior citizens, unemployed people and students can have a concession price. It is 6.20.
(Students can only have a concession price on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.) If you go as a group (10 people or more) you can have a discount price. For more information telephone 020 7960 3120.

Food and drinks:
A sandwich costs around 3.25.
A coffee costs 2.50.
 

 Getting there
Nearest landmark:
The Imax is the round building in the middle of the Waterloo Road roundabout.
click here for a map from Streetmap.

Parking logo  Parking
No parking. There is a drop-off point at the taxi rank.
Bus logo  Local mobility bus routes
1, 48, 188, SL1 are the nearest fully accessible buses.
You can also get there on the 26, 76 or 243 - but these are not fully accessible buses.
Tube logo  Tube
(Northern line, Bakerloo line OR Jubilee line) Waterloo underground station is about 280 meters from the Imax.
Waterloo underground station is accessible for wheelchair users.
Take exit 5 from the station and follow the pedestrian subways.
   British Rail
Waterloo mainline station is about 280 meters from the Imax.
Waterloo mainline station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
The way through the entrance to the box office is flat.
There are automatic doors on the Waterloo side.
   Getting around inside
There are 4 floors. If you use a wheelchair or would like support, the staff are happy to support you with the lift.
The lift-door is 905mm wide. There is a mirror for helping you get out of the lift. There are Braille buttons in the lift. The lift is well-lit.
Ground floor:
This is level. It is where you buy tickets. The reception counter is a good height for wheelchair users. There are sound loops and staff are trained to use them.
There are accessible toilets on this floor.

Cinema screens:
The top row has seats for people who use wheelchairs. It is a good idea to phone and book.
You can use the spaces provided for your chair OR there are 4 armless cinema chairs to transfer into.
The cinema is very steep so all seats feel close to the screen.
Wheelchair facilities logo  Accessible toilets
There is an accessible toilet in a unisex area on the ground floor (there is also a baby change).
It is not locked.
The door is 910mm wide.
   Support
The staff are very welcoming and have time to help.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
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