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BFI IMAX London Waterloo

BFI IMAX has Britain’s largest cinema screen, and you can hire the entire auditorium to give your event the biggest possible fanfare. The huge screen and 500-capacity luxury auditorium is perfect for major film premieres, product launches and awards ceremonies – and for special guests who can’t be there, you can stream in anything via satellite to your audience here and across the world. Upstairs, the first floor foyer is a brilliant space for receptions, photoshoots, product launches and other functions. We can help with all the logistics and catering you need BFI IMAX facilities Britain’s biggest cinema screen – 20m x 26m Stadium-style seating for up to 500, including wheelchair spaces Ground floor auditorium – 450 capacity First floor foyer – 320 capacity Fully licensed and air-conditioned IMAX 2D and 3D, 70mm and 35mm film projectors One minute from Waterloo station Available for daytime and evening hire

Some of the great facilities we have to offer:


Screens: 1
Capacity: 498-498


Screen 1:

  • 498 seats
  • 2 wheelchair spaces

How to find us

Public transport

Hop aboard! Waterloo mainline and underground stations are approximately 300 metres away.

ODEON BFI IMAX is also served by a number of bus routes.


Driving directions

You can find us in the centre of the roundabout adjacent to Waterloo Station.

Looking for the perfect spot? Easy parking can be found at Belvedere Road, Upper Ground or at Waterloo Station.

Local facilities

Unwind and get set to lose yourself in the film ahead with soothing hot drinks and scrumptious snacks at our Costa as well as icy indulgences with Ben and Jerry’s.

We also have a licensed bar serving of alcoholic and soft drinks, all of which can be taken into your film for a luxurious viewing experience.


Bring your class to the BFI IMAX for the ultimate film experience. IMAX films provide a great mix of entertainment and education, making them the perfect accompaniment to the curriculum. There are plenty of titles to chose from, these can be seen later in the document. During term time you can choose exclusive screening times which suit you, plus receive discounted prices on popcorn. Don?t forget you can also catch Full feature films, which make for an unforgettable day out of the classroom.

For more information please email or call BFI IMAX Education on 020 7960 3120.

Disabled facilities

We passionately believe the inspiring cinema experience should be open to all. When you come to see us at ODEON BFI IMAX, we’ll do all we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. If there’s anything you need, just ask one of your cinema hosts.

Our cinema has full disabled access, so you can enjoy all our great facilities, from scrumptious snacks at our retail stands to soothing hot drinks at Costa. As you move through the cinema you can find fully accessible toilets on the ground, first and fourth floors.

Our screen is also fully accessible, with wheelchair spaces at the rear of the screen. All wheelchair spaces are accompanied by a companion seat.

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BFI IMAX 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk South Bank Waterloo London SE1 8XR

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