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Vue Cinema Acton (Park Royal)
Vue Cinema Bromley
Vue Cinema Croydon Grants
Vue Cinema Croydon Purley Way
Vue Cinema Eltham
Vue Cinema Finchley North
Vue Cinema Finchley Road
Vue Cinema Fulham Broadway
Vue Cinema Harrow
Vue Cinema Islington
Vue Cinema Piccadilly
Vue Cinema Romford
Vue Cinema Shepherd’s Bush
Vue Cinema Staines
Vue Cinema Watford
Vue Cinema West End
Vue Cinema Westfield
Vue Cinema Westfield Stratford
Vue Cinema Wood Green
Yes, seriously - Acton. The Acton Lane Power Station was used for both the alien nest scene in Aliens (1986) and the Axis Chemicals set in Batman (1989) - where Jack Nicholson falls into a vat of acid and becomes The Joker.
Vue Acton (Park Royal)Address: Royale Leisure Park, Western Avenue, Park Royal South, London, W3 0PA
Seats: over 2,300
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...Though not quite as alien as an actual alien hive. In Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Bromley’s Old Town Hall masquerades as (drum roll) Ealing Art College, where Freddie Mercury studied Art & Graphic Design.
Vue BromleyAddress: 6 St Mark’s Square, Bromley, BR2 9UY
Seats: over 670
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Christopher Nolan used the BT Delta Point building on Wellesley Road for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), believe it or not. He transformed it into Gotham General Hospital for a scene featuring Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy.
Vue Croydon GrantsAddress: 14 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1GT
Seats: over 1,770
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Vue Croydon Purley Way
BAFTA winner made in Dagenham
Imagine a massive row with your boyfriend leading to starring in a movie alongside Michael Fassbender. That happened to teen Katie Jarvis. A casting agent spotted her yelling at her boyfriend across the platform of a train station and approached her about starring in Fish Tank (2009). The indie flick, which was shot around Orchard Village, formerly known as the Mardyke Estate, went on to win a BAFTA.
Address: Dagenham Leisure Park, Cook Road, Dagenham, RM9 6UQ
Seats: over 1,720
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A stunning Art Deco mansion, it’s not surprising that Eltham Palace was used for scenes in TV series The Crown (it used to be home to actual royalty, after all), but the swanky location also doubles up as the iconic duo’s dressing room in Stan and Ollie (2018.)
Vue ElthamAddress: 174 Eltham High Street, Eltham, SE9 1BJ
Seats: over 850
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Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett spend many a scene in Notes on a Scandal (2006) sitting on this bench in Hampstead Heath looking out over London. And can you blame them? It’s a beaut of a spot.
Vue Finchley NorthAddress: Great North Leisure Park, Chaplin Square, London, N12 0GL
Seats: over 2,100
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Vue Finchley RoadAddress: 02 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU
Seats: over 1,710
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An iconic 90s rom com starring Gwyneth Platrow and arguably the most famous tube film ever, Sliding Doors (1998) was partly filmed at Fulham Broadway station. The other part was filmed at a tube station in an alternative universe.
Vue Fulham BroadwayAddress: Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BW
Seats: over 2,250
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Stephen Hawking may be responsible for one of history's most important discoveries, but the people behind his biopic The Theory of Everything (2014) actually bent the dimensions of space and turned Harrow School into Cambridge University.
Vue HarrowAddress: St George’s Shopping & Leisure Centre, St Anne’s Road, London, HA1 1HS
Seats: over 1,800
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Films that feature Islington’s streets include Kubrick’s twisty drama Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), the true story about a street musician whose life was totally transformed when he met a stray ginger cat (who was played by several cats, including the actual Bob.)
Vue IslingtonAddress: Angel Central, 36 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 0PS
Seats: over 1,750
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If you happened to be walking through Trafalgar Square a couple of years ago, you will have stumbled across Gal Gadot, lots of actors dressed as WW1 soldiers, vintage cars and a massive film crew. That’s because the whole area was closed off for filming Wonder Woman (2017).
Vue PiccadillyAddress: 19 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR
Seats: over 480
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Vue West EndAddress: 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7AL
Seats: over 1,380
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The famous funeral scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) that’s impossible not to cry at – the one when John Hannah recites the WH Auden poem – was partly filmed at St Clement’s Church in West Thurrock. It happens to be in the middle of an industrial state, hence this striking shot of everyone leaving the church with the massive plant behind them.
Vue RomfordAddress: 1-15 The Brewery, Romford, Essex, RM1 1AU
Seats: over 3,700
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Just Rhys Ifans, standing in front of the house with the famous blue door in Notting Hill (1999)...in his underwear. 280 Westbourne Park Road actually used to belong to Richard Curtis, before he sold it to his sister-in-law, who sold the door on Christie’s for charity - according to Variety, it’s now in Devon somewhere.
Vue Shepherd’s BushAddress: West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8PP
Seats: over 2,500
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Vue WestfieldAddress: Westfield London, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF
Seats: over 3,000
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Bond film A View to a Kill (1985) was filmed in a number of stunning locations: California, France...a waterlogged quarry near Staines-upon-Thames, which featured as the entrance to the mineshaft in the film.
Vue StainesAddress: Two Rivers, Mustard Mill Road, Staines, TW18 4BL
Seats: over 2,100
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Attack the Block (2011), the sci-fi that launched John Boyega’s career, was shot on the Carpenter’s Estate in Stratford. The film didn’t just give Boyega’s CV a boost - lots of locals were used as extras, and the council arranged work experience for six teens with the film’s producers.
Vue Westfield StratfordAddress: 2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London, E20 1EJ
Seats: over 2,600
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As any Potterhead will know, Warner Bros. Studios Tour is a portal into the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can explore iconic sets – like Diagon Alley, home to Dusty Ollivanders wand shop, which housed more than 17,000 individually labelled wand boxes (!) during filming.
Vue WatfordAddress: Woodside Leisure Park, North Orbital Road, Garston, Hertfordshire, WD25 7JZ
Seats: over 1,840
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How do you make an authentic zombie film in London? You can get up before dawn, shut down the city’s busiest streets for minutes at a time and get some epic, barren shots, just like Danny Boyle did in 28 Days Later. OR you can do what Simon Pegg did for Shaun of the Dead (2004) and film it around Crouch End. He wanted to make the film about a “London that tourists don’t visit,” as he told Deadline. “We didn’t want to put zombies on Westminster bridge.”