The Best Bollywood Cinemas in London
Posted on 1st June 2015
Going to the cinema is a great night out for everyone; families, couples, film fanatics, the list is endless! Not everyone enjoys the latest blockbuster and would rather check out the Bollywood scene. The Bollywood film industry is the biggest film industry in India and is formally referred to as Hindi Film cinema. You haven't seen a true film extravaganza until you've experienced Asian films.
If you're on the lookout for a cinema in London that shows Bollywood films then stay tuned as we have listed the best ones to visit.
Best Bollywood Cinemas
Odeon: Although a mainstream cinema, Odeon has a few venues in London which you can visit and watch some great Bollywood and South Asian Cinema. At the moment Greenwich Odeon is showing Tanu Weds Manu Returns' - a Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Anand L. Rai. The nearest train station to Greenwich Odeon is Westcombe Park rail station.
Vue: Again, another mainstream cinema chain but dedicated to bringing some of the finest films from the sub-continent. Current Vue cinemas showcasing Indian films are: Shepherd's Bush, Harrow, Westfield Stratford City and Croydon Grant's.
Cineworld: Cineworld have a great selection of classic and latest Bollywood movies which can be seen in various Cineworld cinemas including: Feltham, Staples Corner and Ilford.
Boleyn Cinema: If you like the feel of an independent cinema then this is a great place to go. Based on Barking Road, East Ham, this three-screen cinema has everything you need to experience a Bollywood film. Tickets are only £5 per person and shows upcoming Bollywood films including, Yuvan's Rocking Music from Today. The nearest tube station is Upton Park.
Harrow Safari: This is a twin screen, luxury cinema situated in the heart of Harrow. You can enjoy the latest Bollywood films from as little as £4 and provide great snacks and drinks for you to try. The current films showing at Harrow Safari are: Welcome 2 Karachi, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Piku and TAMIL. The nearest tube station is either Northwick Park or Harrow-on-the-hill.
London Indian Film Festival: from 16th -23rd July, Europe's largest Asian Film Festival will be returning for its 6th year. It showcases some of the most prestigious new independent films from the Indian sub-continent. This year's sponsor is the Bagri Foundation, a charity that promotes the best of Indian arts through its diverse cultural programmes. For more information, visit the website: londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk.
We love Bollywood film and it's great to know that there are so many cinemas in London that accommodate for such a fantastic industry. Let us know if you're going to see a Bollywood film anytime soon via our Twitter or Facebook page.