Cinemas You Can Drink In!

Forget the overpriced pick n mix & plastic nacho cheese. Enjoy a few boozy bevvies at these London cinemas, and you don't even need to sneak 'em in...

 

Rooftop Film Club  If you're looking for somewhere a little different to watch a film, this is it. With four rooftops across London transformed to give the ultimate viewing experience, there's really no excuse not to get high while being entertained. Comfy seats, cocktails and delicious food, plus blankets to keep away the cold. Get handed a pair of amazing wireless headphones and get watching under the stars. Peckham Rye, Stratford, Ealing Broadway, Shoreditch 

The Prince Charles cinema Probably one of the best cinemas in town, it’s located in the heart of Leicester square and if you haven’t been then you’ve got to. Firstly it’s cheap, because those high street cinemas are seriously taking the p*ss. Secondly they show a wicked selection of old films both old and new, and if you want them to show your favourite, just email them and they’ll see what they can do. It gets better… they have sing-along-screenings like the Lion King and the Sound of Music, and even some funny takes like swear-along with South Park. We love. Oh and on Sundays you get a free beer and slice of pizza with every ticket - we'll see you there.  6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BX 

The Electric This place has had a major revamp and it's now the king of the cinemas. Probably the best date spot imaginable you can actually recline in a bed at the front of the cinema complete with bed socks, pillows and cashmere throws, so it's perfect for a bit of kissing (forget the back row). There's also sofas and red velvet arm chairs as standard and you can bring in cocktails and food (try their freshly baked donuts, they're dreamy). Plus they often have edible screening nights... check it out. 191 Portobello Rd, London, W11 2ED

ODEON - The Lounge This is the Daddy of all ODEONs. Firstly, it’s strictly over 18s which hopefully means that you won’t have too many people throwing popcorn at you. Secondly, the chairs fully recline at the touch of a button, and they have double the leg room, which is perfect if you have massive cankles.  It gets better;  delicious food and cocktails delivered straight to the comfort of your seat simply by pushing a button…so give yourself a break and sit back with hot dog flavoured popcorn and a Blackberry Gin Fizz and enjoy the movie. Whiteleys of Bayswater, Queensway, London, W2 4YL

IMAX at ODEON Swiss Cottage Forget the Daddy, this is the rich Godfather. If you get off on crystal clear sound, impeccable clarity and want to feel like you’re actually in the film, then this is the one for you. Alternatively, if like BarChick, you care more about the drinks, the food and copping off with some guy in the big seats then this also ticks all the right boxes. Get your drink on at AMBAR bar and restaurant then sink into one of the club chairs…and if you're really going for it, hit the IMAX screen. 96 Finchley Road, NW3 5EL

One Aldwych Why not go all out and rent a cinema for 30 of your mates, that way you can choose the crowd and the film. Enjoy a delicious supper in the private dining room then relax in your chair with a Champagne cocktail…and if you really want to then why not play a couple of home movies instead of adverts, no not those types. One Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Everyman It’s like being in your own living room, only you have a massive screen. Sink into a sofa, feet on a footstool with a bottle of vino by your side and get stuck in…BarChick has been in her PJ's before. Plus with a bar directly behind you, life there is nice n easy. 5 London Locations

Hackney Picturehouse Firstly there is an all day menu... plus the Attic Bar is amazing. Secondly, if you are earth aware then all the ingredients are responsibly resourced, so you can rest assured as you tuck into your cured meats. Also they're big on cake, so get stuck in, stay for dinner and waddle into the movie with a goblet of wine... now all you have to do is try and keep your eyes open. 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE & 5 other London locations

SCENE, Vue Westfield  With the opening of this place delayed by a year, its got to be good, and it is. Out of the 14 screens, three take the sexier ‘boutique-cinema’ approach, so you can escape the crowds and the kids (strict over 18s policy). The seats recline, there is a private bar and you can booze at your seat. Cinematic heaven. Westfield Shopping Town, White City, London, W12 7GF

Curzon With six locations in London, all with fully licensed screens it’s a yes from BarChick, so find your nearest one and check out what’s showing. Plus if you feel like dressing up, hit the Mayfair one where they frequently host red carpet premieres...if your imagination’s good enough / your h*gh, then wait at the bar in your finest clothes and I’m sure some hot date will join you. 6 London Locations

Roxy Bar & Screen If you wanna go then you’ve got to become a member otherwise you can’t reserve a sofa / a table for a film screening, and this is key. There’s a good cocktail menu to sink into plus a decent wine and beer list, so there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout an entire movie. Plus if you feel like it why not rent the whole place, Sir Paul McCartney did, so if it’s good enough for him, it should be just fine. 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB

The Lexi cinema Forget the big guns, this cinema is just perfect. Run by a handful of managers and local volunteers, 100% of its profits go to charity so you can be safe in the knowledge that as you relax and enjoy yourself, someone else will be benefitting. Handily located at the back of the room is the Josh on the Rocks bar so you can enjoy the movie with the company of your favourite tipple… so with everything from a kid’s club to a license for civil partnerships there’s something for everyone! Get involved. 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU

The Aubin Cinema If you are looking for comfort, then look no further. With 45 velvet seats and sofas all complete with Aubin & Wills cushions, sit back with a bottle of vino or your favourite spirit and chill. Plus the bar snacks rock, from honeycombe to wasabi peas hit them all. Enjoy! 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DP