Embankment Garden Cinema

Victoria Embankment Gardens, Villiers Street
London WC2N 6NS

Embankment Garden Cinema is our flagship, state-of-the-art temporary venue, nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Victoria Embankment Gardens and overlooking the Thames. The cinema boasts Christie 4K RGB pure laser illuminated projection and 7.1 surround sound.

Ticket collection and purchases for all Festival screenings are available at the venue box office.

The venue includes a fully licensed bar open 10:30-22:30, serving food and drink throughout the day with full WiFi access to relax between screenings.

Located at the heart of London’s Northbank, the entrance is at the south end of Villiers Street, adjacent to Embankment station and a two-minute walk from Charing Cross.

Access information

This cinema has wheelchair and step-free access, and is equipped with an induction loop.

Accessible screenings

This cinema hosts accessible screenings for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, and screenings for customers who are blind or partially-sighted. Visit our accessible screenings page.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Victoria Embankment Gardens is a peaceful, tree-lined green space close to the Thames, home to the historical Watergate which was built in 1626 as an entrance to the Thames for the Duke of Buckingham.

During the build of Embankment Garden Cinema and the Festival itself, Embankment Café will remain open serving a light all-day café menu, tea, coffee and ice cream. Open 09:00-15:30 every day at 25 Victoria Gardens, Victoria Embankment.

Thank you

The Festival would like to thank Christie and Harkness Screens for making the temporary cinema a state-of-the-art experience for our filmmakers and Festival goers.


Image from Christie  Image from Harkness Screens  Image from City of Westminster