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Cine Lumiere

London, England
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Comfy but thirsty

My first time in a long while to this really comfortable cinema. The staff are friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Gakeitse
,
London, UK
via mobile
Now ruined

After the refurbishment of the summer the Cine Lumière has changed its system to allocated seating... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Sue H
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London, United Kingdom
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London cinema that presents French and international films with English subtitles.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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London, England
South Kensington
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My first time in a long while to this really comfortable cinema. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak perfect English. The foyer chairs are comfy and the cafe area seemed busy while I waited. The production was long (Molière's Le Misanthrope ) with...More

1  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 7 November 2016

After the refurbishment of the summer the Cine Lumière has changed its system to allocated seating, but what chaos has resulted. Presumably as one member of staff is now required to show people to their seats, there is only one cashier at the box office....More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The good bits: super comfortable seating, great seating map, french atmosphere and some special good vibes on the air. The screen is quite big and produces sharp and high quality image. Staff is friendly. The films selection is quite good. The bad bits: audio quality...More

Thank Claudio T
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My wife and I went to see " On the road with Socrates " and talk by Daniel Cohn-Bendit recently . The film was ok and the talk by Mr Cohn-Bendit was enjoyable if a bit spoilt by his interviewer wanting to hog the limelight...More

Thank Mark Benjamin L
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very nice café - not a huge selection of food but what they had was very good, comfortable seating and good service - meal for two inc. drinks a little under £30. Quiet ambience and not too busy. Institute Francais/ Cine Lumiere is hidden away...More

Thank toby r
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

They always have a varied and interesting programme of events and films here. The cinema is a good size with comfortable seating. The cinema is within the Institute Français, so you can enjoy a glass of wine and a light bite in the Bistro before...More

Thank LondonFrancophile73
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I've visited a number of times and have always enjoyed! Shows a great variety of films (French, European and World cinema - with subtitles) and has a lovely bistro with freshly made macarons.

Thank R0sa12015
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Wonderful afternoon at the cinema, comfortable seating. Friendly staff and other patrons like escaping London for an hour or so. With no £10 buckets of popcorn. Will happily revisit.

Thank Kurtis J
Reviewed 3 April 2015

The cinema is very big. Totally different environment to see a movie. Also, the restaurant/coffee is very well decorated. Do not forget to check for festivals and gigs. They tend to deliver very exclusive performances. For example, wonderful live performance of a French accordionist in...More

Thank LordBerkshire
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I recently went to Cine Lumiere to see an Italian film at the London Film Festival. Staff were helpful, seating was comfortable. The only issue I had (hence the three stars) was the condition of the basement toilets. One did not flush properly and the...More

Thank GinaBass72
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