Odeon Leicester Square information

The Odeon Leicester Square has one screen. It has a fully licensed bar.

Ranked #36 of 89 cinemas in London

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Odeon Leicester Square reviews

By Ses B.

Although the sound was excellent and the staff very friendly, the viewing experience was terrible. The seats are very uncomfortable, forcing you to slide down. If you are unlucky and taller people sit in front of you the bottom of the screen will be 'decorated' with their heads. My seat was in row S (stalls), above me the dress circle giving me a rather tucked away feeling, not that open view you normally enjoy in a cinema. For double the price of ordinary cinemas I was expecting much better than that. I would not recommend going there.

By James B.

The screen at the Odeon, Leicester Square is, in fact, a very large one! It may appear somewhat smaller when viewed from the rear extremeties of such a vast auditorium but remains very impressive. The screen is not "skewed" so that people in the one balcony can see it; it is tilted in order that the projection beam (from above the rear balcony) hits it at the optimum angle. The vast majority of larger and "super" cinemas built from the late 1920s onwards and having similarly sited projection rooms, had the screens slightly tilted for the same, optical reason. This Odeon, the flagship of the circuit since 1937, has always been at the forefront of technology and was the first cinema in the U.K. to show films digitally. Equipment is regularly updated/renewed and standards of presentation and sound are exemplary. Incidentally the Empire 1 in Leicester Square also has a tilted screen! Just slightly less so due to the cinema being of stadium design with rear seating on echelons rather than a balcony. Local multiplex? No thanks!

By London R.

The main screen is relatively small considering how a large auditorium is. Not only that it is skewed so the people on the top balcony can see it. The other screens (the mezzanine) are ridiculously small, smelly and hot. To top it off tickets are around £17 each! Avoid at all costs. Stick to your suburban multi-plex's or cross your fingers and hope Screen 1 and The Empire Leicester Sq is showing your film.

By Tony B.

My name is Niamh 11 years old I come from Liverpool. My auntie gave me a call and said because I have been so good at school I can go to london with her so on The 25th October 09 I went to London on a Virgin train but we weren't in standard seats we were in first class seat. Sorry I should get on with the premier review.

On the 27th October 09 we went to the Micheal Jackson Premier my 2 cousins from Ireland (dublin) Susan and Joe and my auntie. It was a funny way of getting the wrist bands. We saw jls, westlife, melb, chipmunck, lemar, george samson and peter andre. It was so up setting because me and my cousin Joe danced to Micheal Jackson music since we were 3 years old. One of the fun things was we were on french tv, cbbc News-round the bbc, I got kisses of loads of them and one from a newspaper. Me ,my auntie and my 2 cousins really enjoyed it. Thanks for reading my review.

By M.

Three out of five stars

The Odeon Mezzanine is the poor relation of the Odeon Leicester Square – it’s located in the same spot, but protectively tucked away under the huge Square-dominating marquee of its larger cousin.

Though the entire cinema only has room for a total of 290 patrons (less than the capacity of one screen in the Odeon West End), the Odeon Mezzanine scores points for being a centrally-located ‘extended run’ cinema, meaning that you can still catch films on the (admittedly fairly small) ‘big’ screen, sometimes as much as several months after they’ve finished their normal theatrical run.

For example, at the time of writing (April 02), the Mezzanine was still showing Amelie (October ‘01), Harry Potter (November ‘01) and Moulin Rouge (August ‘01).

The main drawback of the Mezzanine is that the screens themselves are too small – the effect can sometimes be like sitting in someone’s front room! However, the sound quality is good and the seating has been re-upholstered (with that oh-so-tasteful fake leopardskin that the Odeon is unaccountably fond of) so that the seats are comfortable and there is plenty of legroom. Sight lines are also good, with the seats in each screen on a gentle slope.

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