National Cinema Day 2023: All the best deals and discounts you can snap up at London cinemas

An outdoor cinema in Peckham this summer  (Alamy Stock Photo)
An outdoor cinema in Peckham this summer (Alamy Stock Photo)

National Cinema Day is returning for the second year running this weekend, with major chains offering cut-price deals around the country.

Londoners will be able to enjoy a trip out to the pictures this Saturday (September 2), as the popular event returns from its launch in 2022, where more than 600 cinemas nationwide, including major chains and smaller independent venues, offering deals to entice film lovers through the doors.

More than 1.5 million people took advantage last year, with this year expected to be just as popular, with participating cinemas offering all tickets to all shows from just £3.

What is National Cinema Day?

National Cinema Day was developed by the cross-industry body Cinema First with support from the Film Distributors’ Association and the UK Cinema Association.

Cinema First boss Iain Jacob said: “There seems no better time than now to celebrate UK cinema-going, one of the nation’s favourite out-of-home leisure activities.

“Coming off of the back of recent successes and the huge profile they have given to the sector, we wanted to give everyone a chance to enjoy the big screen experience.”

Which cinemas are taking part in National Cinema Day?

Hundreds of venues across the UK are set to take part, with a mixture of small independents and bigger chains like VueOdeonCineworld, and Picturehouse.

You can also find a list of cinemas taking part on the National Cinema Day website.

How to buy £3 tickets on National Cinema Day

To buy a ticket for Saturday, simply head to your local cinema’s website and book tickets as you would normally — and, when you get to the checkout, the price should show as £3. Or head to the cinema in person and bag a ticket. Be warned — it may be busier than usual.

Which cinemas in London are taking part?

Independent cinemas

  • Arthouse Crouch End 159a Tottenham Lane, London N8 9BT

  • Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

  • Ealing Project Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5DB

  • Electric Cinema - White City 2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7FR

  • Genesis Cinema - 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJI

  • Ca Cinema Institute Of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

  • Peckhamplex — 95a Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

  • Phoenix Cinema — Finchley 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

  • Regent Street Cinema 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

  • Rich Mix Cinema 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

  • Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2PB

  • Riverside Studios Cinema 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN

  • The Castle Cinema 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, First Floor, London E9 6DA

  • The Chiswick Cinema 94-96 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1SH

  • The Cinema In The Arches 22 Arches Lane, Battersea, London SW11 8AB

  • The Cinema In The Power Station 3rd Floor, Turbine Hall B, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London SW11 8DD


  • Cineworld Cinema — Hounslow Hounslow High Street Quarter, Unity Square, London TW3 1EL

  • Cineworld Cinema — The O2 Greenwich The O2 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

  • Cineworld Cinema — Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4TF

  • Cineworld Cinema — West India Quay 9 Hertsmere Road West India Quay, London E14 4AL

  • Cineworld Cinema — Wood Green Wood Green Shopping City, Noel Park Road, London N22 6LU

  • Cineworld Leicester Square Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA

  • Cineworld London — Watford Queens Road, Intu Charter Place Shopping Centre, Watford WD17 2UB


  • Curzon Aldgate Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, Whitechapel, London E1 8PS

  • Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW

  • Curzon Camden Dockray Place, London NW1 8QD

  • Curzon Hoxton 55 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London Arena N1 6BU

  • Curzon Mayfair 38 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY

  • Curzon Sea Containers At Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

  • Curzon Soho 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY

  • Curzon Victoria 58 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QW


  • Odeon — Camden Town 14 The Parkway, London NW1 7AA

  • Odeon Covent Garden 135 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AH

  • Odeon Greenwich Bugsby Way Greenwich, London SE10 0QJ

  • Odeon Luxe Acton Royale Leisure Park Western Avenue, London W3 0PA

  • Odeon Luxe Haymarket 11/18 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DP

  • Odeon Luxe Holloway 419-427 Holloway Road, Islington, London N7 6LJ

  • Odeon Luxe Islington 13 Esther Anne Place, London N1 1UL

  • Odeon Luxe Leicester Square 24-26 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JY

  • Odeon Luxe West End 40 Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7HL

  • Odeon Putney 26 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN

  • Odeon South Woodford 60/64 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2QL

  • Odeon Streatham47 49 High Road Streatham, London SW16 1PW

  • Odeon Surrey Quays Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, London SE16 7LL

  • Odeon Swiss Cottage 96 Finchley Road, London NW3 5EL

  • Odeon Tottenham Court 30 Tottenham Court Road, Central Cross, London W1T 1BX


  • Picturehouse — Bromley Picturehouse, London 242 High Street, Bromley BR1 1PQ

  • Picturehouse — Clapham Picturehouse, London 76 Venn Street, London SW4 0AT

  • Picturehouse — Crouch End Picturehouse, London 165 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London N8 9BY

  • Picturehouse — East Dulwich Picturehouse, London 116a Lordship Lane, London SE22 8HD

  • Picturehouse — Finsbury Park Picturehouse, London 17 City North Place, Unit 1, Cinema Ls, London N4 3FU

  • Picturehouse — Fulham Road Picturehouse, London 142 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QR

  • Picturehouse — Greenwich Picturehouse, London 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

  • Picturehouse — Hackney Picturehouse, London 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

  • Picturehouse — Picturehouse Central, London 13 Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH

  • Picturehouse — Stratford Picturehouse, London Salway Road, London E15 1BX

  • Picturehouse — The Gate, London 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ

  • Picturehouse — The Ritzy, London Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG

  • Picturehouse — West Norwood Picturehouse, London 1-7 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9JU


  • Vue — Finchley Road / 02 Centre 02 Centre, Finchley Road, West Hampstead, London NW3 6LU

  • Vue — Fulham Broadway Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Road, London SW6 BW

  • Vue — Islington 36 Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 0PS

  • Vue — North Finchley Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, Finchley, London N12 0GL

  • Vue — Piccadilly 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR

  • Vue — Shepherds Bush West 12 Shopping And Leisure Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PP

  • Vue — West End 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7AL

  • Vue — Westfield Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF

  • Vue — Westfield Stratford City 2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London E20 1EH

  • Vue— Wood Green Hollywood Green, 180 High Road Wood Green, London N22 6EJ

For those who cannot see their local cinema in the list, you can visit the National Cinema Day website and type in your specific postcode to find your nearest participating cinema here.