Your guide to the best cinemas in Liverpool
With so many amazing movies hitting the big screen in 2019, these are the best cinemas to lose yourself in film.
Who doesn’t love a big box of popcorn, a comfy seat and a memorable tale of adventure, romance, horror, comedy, whatever? 2019 is a huge year for film as we await the highly anticipated release of Rocket Man, Avengers: End Game, X Men: Dark Phoenix, Toy Story 4, the live action Disney’s Aladdin and so many more, we’re itching to book tickets already.
There’s no spoilers here, just amazing big screen experiences for film fans of all ages at the top cinemas in Liverpool….
Liverpool ONE ODEON IMAX Cinema
14 screens, 2 IMAX, Gallery screening packages, accessible for all, kids club at the weekends. Ben & Jerry’s, Costa & all the pic n mix, midnight screenings for all the biggest blockbusters, ideally situated at The Galleria, Liverpool ONE where you can make a day of it with lunch or dinner, a bit of shopping and the latest action film, rom com or thriller at ODEON.
The latest addition to the cinema offering on Merseyside, Everyman Cinema is now open at MetQuarter. Mixing big screen viewing with at home comfort, this 4-screen cinema, bar & kitchen offers film fans a real bespoke service with concierge, at seat service and possible the most comfortable sofa style seating we’ve ever reclined in.
Switch Island ODEON Luxe
Sticking with ultimate comfort, ODEON Switch Island has undergone a brilliant transformation and is now an ODEON Luxe. You can recline in every expertly designed seat, with three times more leg room with a glass of wine or a beer. There’s a table built into your seat too, it’s just like your mum waiting on you at home watching Disney films, but better!
Crosby Community Plaza
The community run Plaza Cinema in Crosby shows all the latest releases, alternative screenings and kids films at much more affordable prices than the mainstream cinemas, which is another reason why its so popular. The Plaza also hosts dementia friendly screenings of classic films and hosts big screen festival films too.
Woolton Picture House
This historic cinema features over 250 relaxing pull-man armchairs for a truly comfortable viewing experience that is still regularly selling out the latest releases. Woolton Picture House also puts on classic and cult film screenings at Halloween & Christmas. Did you know you can also hire out the entire cinema for private parties?
Part of the New Mersey Retail Park, Cineworld Speke is the all singing, all dancing cinema experience. With IMAX, Super Screen, 4DX, Screen X and VIP capability (we’re still haven’t checked them all out yet) this is the cinema to see whichever highly anticipated film, sequel, prequel or classic in the finest possible way. Popcorn at the ready.
Picture House at FACT
Located in the Ropewalks area, just off Bold Street, Picture House at FACT likes to mix up the latest releases with vintage classics, freebies for students with the E4 Slackers Club, baby friendly Scream Club, 3D blockbusters and loads more. There’s free wifi, a licensed bar and speciality teas and coffees plus themed nights with quizzes and premiers too.
Vue Cheshire Oaks
Coliseum Retail Park is the home of Cheshire Oaks’ whopping Vue Cinema. Complete with 16 screen, 3390 seats, Dolby surround sound, recliner seats and an all important IMAX screen, Vue Cinema is dedicated to giving every film fan the best big screen experience. Vue offers autism friendly and subtitled screenings too. All shopped out? Rest up with a rom com at Vue.
Light Cinema, New Brighton
New Brighton’s Light Cinema at Marine Point has 8 screens. Showing all the biggest new releases from Hollywood plus opera, theatre and ballet screenings too. There’s sessions specifically for those with babies, dementia friendly screenings and audio description and of course all your family favourites. The Light Cinema also has a bar and is super handy for a stroll along the prom afterwards!
Showcase Cinema – East Lancs Road
Showcase Cinema, East Lancs Road has been in need of a make over for a while and hold on to your nachos because it’s getting a full on overhaul. If the idea of state of the art reclining seats, extra leg room and Dolby surround sound, automated box office and Real 3D viewing is your idea of movie heaven, get ready to book your tix for the all new Showcase.
Woodside Drive In Cinema
Here’s our wild card. Based in Birkenhead, Merseyside’s only drive in cinema shows loads of brilliant family films on the super huge screen. Simply book your tickets online, rock up in the car, tune in the radio frequency to hear the film loud and clear, turn on your sidelights and let the rollerblading waitress take care of your snacks!