Best cinemas in North London
It's not all about Leicester Square and Southbank – discover the best cinemas in North London, boasting boutique screens and affordable tickets
Distinguished by its red neon façade and old-school advertising canopies, The Screen on the Green in Islington is another single-screen gem full of history and style.
Part of the Everyman group, the cinema boasts a decadent menu of hot food (including homemade sourdough pizzas and mediterranean sharing plates) and classic cocktails. The auditorium includes snug sofas for two, and a stage that plays host to live talks and one-off performances.
Location: 83 Upper St, London N1 0NP
Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley
The Phoenix in East Finchley is one of the oldest cinemas in the country. Owned by the Phoenix Cinema Trust, it is now run as a not-for-profit community cinema. Patrons include Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench and Michael Palin.
The cinema’s grand single screen has an Art Deco-style design, perfect for a romantic evening with a twist. Alongside the latest releases, the Phoenix also shows screenings of live opera and ballet.
Location: 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ
ArtHouse, Crouch End
Located in a former Salvation Army Hall, ArtHouse in Crouch End is a two-screen cinema and arts space that has become a favourite amongst locals. While it doesn’t show the same breadth of blockbusters as a multiplex, you can be sure that what is on is worth your time. Their programme prioritizes the critically acclaimed, and shines a light on foreign and independent films.
The venue includes a bar and café and also hosts live music, comedy and theatre.
Location: 159A Tottenham Ln, London N8 9BT
Vue, Wood Green
Part of the chain Vue, Wood Green is one of London's better value venues. Prices range from £5.99 to £6.99. Those cheap tickets give you access to the same array of amenities and blockbusters as the other, more expensive multiplexes elsewhere in the city.
Plus, for days out with the little ones, Vue offers a range of attractive options that make taking kids to the cinema as enjoyable as possible.
Location: Hollywood Green, 180 High Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6EJ