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The BFI IMAX is a modern venue supported by excellent local and national transportation links.

The BFI IMAX proudly host’s the largest IMAX screen in the UK that is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, with a luxury tiered auditorium that has a capacity of 498. The venue has been presented by ODEON and UCI Cinemas since 2012 and has incredible transformation potential for any size event from in screen experience to full venue hire.

Perfectly located outside Waterloo station, the venue is extremely accessible using any form of transport from National Rail, London Underground, Bus or car. Making it very easy to bring attendees together for events, also benefiting from no restrictions for any accessible requirements.

The BFI IMAX encompasses everything you need for an event. From state of the art audio-visual technology, professional catering facilities and staffing, a spacious bar area that can offer beers on draft, on-site coffee shop and multiple versatile spaces throughout the venue.

With state of the art technology, events can benefit from displaying content on the largest IMAX screen in the UK to captivate their audience, leaving a memorable lasting impression. We have the additional ability to broadcast further afield with live satellite link ups, so events can broaden their horizons and reach even more audiences.

We work closely with our award winning catering to tailor luxurious menu’s, innovative canapés, seasonal lunches, themed serving stations and bespoke cocktails to fulfil whatever the requirements are.

A further advantage is that the BFI IMAX fully customisable, from the colour scheme for lighting, poster displays throughout the building and even the wrapping of the entire building, you can turn one of London’s most iconic and accessible venues into your very own branded venue.

Get in touch to book your event with ODEON at the BFI IMAX.


1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
0207 766 1815

Events & Capacities

Reception1 - 498
Lunch 1 - 350
Dinner 1 - 250
Dinner Dance 1 - 200
Meeting / Conference 1 - 498
Outside Space 0 - 0
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 0
Wedding Reception 0 - 0
Accessible AccessYes

Special offer across May & June 2019

At the BFI IMAX we pride ourselves in our ability to support you throughout the entire events process, from choosing the perfect venue to creating bespoke packages that exceeds your expectations and requirements. With our world class sound and projection, luxury theatre style seating for up to 498 delegates and your content screened on the largest screen in the UK, it is our promise that your guests will be fully engaged with your content shown in this incredibly unique venue. The building is fully customisable and  This experience is guaranteed to leave a long lasting memorable impression.  

We have a special on any bookings across May or June 2019 - we are offering the event organiser a limitless card (see all the films you like as often as you like within a year!), and all guests will receive a cinema ticket*

If a film night out is your thing, we still have availability on either private buy-outs or group bookings for our amazing upcoming film titles:


X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Men In Black

Toy Story 4

Avengers (get in quick as we're on sale til late May!)

*valid for 6 weeks from event date, and standard t's & c's apply