National Cinema Day is returning for the second year running this weekend, with major chains offering cut-price deals around the country.
Londoners will be able to enjoy a trip out to the pictures this Saturday (September 2), as the popular event returns from its launch in 2022, where more than 600 cinemas nationwide, including major chains and smaller independent venues, offering deals to entice film lovers through the doors.
More than 1.5 million people took advantage last year, with this year expected to be just as popular, with participating cinemas offering all tickets to all shows from just £3.
What is National Cinema Day?
National Cinema Day was developed by the cross-industry body Cinema First with support from the Film Distributors’ Association and the UK Cinema Association.
Cinema First boss Iain Jacob said: “There seems no better time than now to celebrate UK cinema-going, one of the nation’s favourite out-of-home leisure activities.
“Coming off of the back of recent successes and the huge profile they have given to the sector, we wanted to give everyone a chance to enjoy the big screen experience.”
Which cinemas are taking part in National Cinema Day?
You can also find a list of cinemas taking part on the National Cinema Day website.
How to buy £3 tickets on National Cinema Day
To buy a ticket for Saturday, simply head to your local cinema’s website and book tickets as you would normally — and, when you get to the checkout, the price should show as £3. Or head to the cinema in person and bag a ticket. Be warned — it may be busier than usual.
Which cinemas in London are taking part?
Arthouse Crouch End 159a Tottenham Lane, London N8 9BT
Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Ealing Project Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5DB
Electric Cinema - White City 2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7FR
Genesis Cinema - 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJI
Ca Cinema Institute Of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Peckhamplex — 95a Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST
Phoenix Cinema — Finchley 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ
Regent Street Cinema 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
Rich Mix Cinema 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2PB
Riverside Studios Cinema 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN
The Castle Cinema 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, First Floor, London E9 6DA
The Chiswick Cinema 94-96 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1SH
The Cinema In The Arches 22 Arches Lane, Battersea, London SW11 8AB
The Cinema In The Power Station 3rd Floor, Turbine Hall B, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London SW11 8DD
Cineworld Cinema — Hounslow Hounslow High Street Quarter, Unity Square, London TW3 1EL
Cineworld Cinema — The O2 Greenwich The O2 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Cineworld Cinema — Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4TF
Cineworld Cinema — West India Quay 9 Hertsmere Road West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Cineworld Cinema — Wood Green Wood Green Shopping City, Noel Park Road, London N22 6LU
Cineworld Leicester Square Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA
Cineworld London — Watford Queens Road, Intu Charter Place Shopping Centre, Watford WD17 2UB
Curzon Aldgate Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, Whitechapel, London E1 8PS
Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW
Curzon Camden Dockray Place, London NW1 8QD
Curzon Hoxton 55 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London Arena N1 6BU
Curzon Mayfair 38 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY
Curzon Sea Containers At Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY
Curzon Victoria 58 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QW
Odeon — Camden Town 14 The Parkway, London NW1 7AA
Odeon Covent Garden 135 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AH
Odeon Greenwich Bugsby Way Greenwich, London SE10 0QJ
Odeon Luxe Acton Royale Leisure Park Western Avenue, London W3 0PA
Odeon Luxe Haymarket 11/18 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DP
Odeon Luxe Holloway 419-427 Holloway Road, Islington, London N7 6LJ
Odeon Luxe Islington 13 Esther Anne Place, London N1 1UL
Odeon Luxe Leicester Square 24-26 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JY
Odeon Luxe West End 40 Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7HL
Odeon Putney 26 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN
Odeon South Woodford 60/64 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2QL
Odeon Streatham47 49 High Road Streatham, London SW16 1PW
Odeon Surrey Quays Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, London SE16 7LL
Odeon Swiss Cottage 96 Finchley Road, London NW3 5EL
Odeon Tottenham Court 30 Tottenham Court Road, Central Cross, London W1T 1BX
Picturehouse — Bromley Picturehouse, London 242 High Street, Bromley BR1 1PQ
Picturehouse — Clapham Picturehouse, London 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT
Picturehouse — Crouch End Picturehouse, London 165 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London N8 9BY
Picturehouse — East Dulwich Picturehouse, London 116a Lordship Lane, London SE22 8HD
Picturehouse — Finsbury Park Picturehouse, London 17 City North Place, Unit 1, Cinema Ls, London N4 3FU
Picturehouse — Fulham Road Picturehouse, London 142 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QR
Picturehouse — Greenwich Picturehouse, London 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN
Picturehouse — Hackney Picturehouse, London 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Picturehouse — Picturehouse Central, London 13 Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH
Picturehouse — Stratford Picturehouse, London Salway Road, London E15 1BX
Picturehouse — The Gate, London 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
Picturehouse — The Ritzy, London Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG
Picturehouse — West Norwood Picturehouse, London 1-7 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9JU
Vue — Finchley Road / 02 Centre 02 Centre, Finchley Road, West Hampstead, London NW3 6LU
Vue — Fulham Broadway Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Road, London SW6 BW
Vue — Islington 36 Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 0PS
Vue — North Finchley Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, Finchley, London N12 0GL
Vue — Piccadilly 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR
Vue — Shepherds Bush West 12 Shopping And Leisure Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PP
Vue — West End 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7AL
Vue — Westfield Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
Vue — Westfield Stratford City 2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London E20 1EH
Vue— Wood Green Hollywood Green, 180 High Road Wood Green, London N22 6EJ
For those who cannot see their local cinema in the list, you can visit the National Cinema Day website and type in your specific postcode to find your nearest participating cinema here.