Electric Cinema

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The Electric Cinema, London’s oldest purpose-built cinema block, was a languishing beauty until the owner of the Monsoon clothing chain brought it back to life in February 2001. No doubt that film-buffs are grateful that this sublime Portobello landmark with its fabulous stucco interior is back in business. You can now enjoy art house films, edgy mainstream releases and the double bills from the comfort of a one or two-seater leather sofa. Or you could just settle for one of the plush red velvet normal seats. The Electric is so cool that you might want to consider becoming a Friend to enjoy discounts, free tickets and exclusive screenings. For the kids, there’s a special club that meets every Saturday afternoon for games and a movie afterward.

Location:  191 Portobello Road