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Looking for some ‘Big screen’ inspiration for your next conference? Want to take your delegates to the movies and experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood?

Look no further than a private screening room, cinema, theatre or a dedicated film venue to host your forthcoming blockbuster event.

If you want to make your next corporate event an unforgettable experience, consider choosing a venue that will truly engage and inspire your guests. Private screening rooms and cinemas offer a unique and exciting alternative to your typical meeting space, especially if you want to deliver a cutting-edge presentation. With state-of-the-art technology such as on-site AV and production included in the hire, you can be confident that your guests will be impressed with the most up-to-date technology.

Whether you’re planning a high-profile conference, an exhibition, a film screening, or a team building event, a venue like a screening room, theatre, or cinema will make your event the star of the show!

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Sit back, relax, grab your popcorn and preview some of the venues available to hire for your corporate event requirement.

Vue Cinemas

With 91 locations in UK & Ireland and situated in key city centres, VUE is a leading example of amazing venues with state of the art technology and great service.

Multiple auditoriums available to hire for all types of events from conferences to award shows and product launches to private screenings. Screen capacity ranges from 25 – 537 seats. Available for daytime events, they can offer packages to suit all budgets.

With a big screen included as standard, other benefits when using one of Vue’s many cinemas include:

  • Unrestricted viewing with tiered seating
  • Amazing sound quality
  • All the technology and assistance on site (additional costs may apply)
  • Large choice of catering options
  • Comfortable seating & surroundings
  • Live streaming for conferences and events

Vue Cinemas also offer hybrid facilities allowing video conferencing across multiple venues with the ability for delegates to connect up from home or their office.

Private Screening Rooms

From hidden, boutique, basement cinemas to luxury screening rooms, there is something for everyone in the selection of private screening rooms available to hire.

Screening rooms are great to host a presentation or talk. They can be hired for AGM’s, product launches, award ceremonies, video conferencing as well as private film screenings.

Comfortable auditorium seating gives delegates the vantage point with unobstructed views and presenters can take centre stage with, quite often, an impressive backdrop.

A screening room can be transformed to fit an unusual theme or can be company branded too.

Here are a just a few which you may wish to consider for your next corporate event:

  • Screening Room at the Mondrian Shoreditch London

Accommodating 50 people seated formally or 70 standing this space offers all the mod cons of a cinema with a retro feel. The space also benefits from having a private bar, cloakroom and can be set up informally with leather sofas.

  • The Londoner, Leicester Square

Alongside their main meeting space, the Hotel also has 2 private screening rooms that can be hired for bespoke cinematic experiences. Offering the flexibility for large, grander style events to something more intimate, screens 1 or 2 can accommodate either 168 or 70 guests, respectively.

  • The Peninsula London

A private screening room for up to 15 guests, it has cutting-edge technology including Dolby surround-sound and 4K projection. Motorised reclining chairs, dedicated cloakroom and adjoining refreshment areas offer guests a stylish and exclusive experience.

Warner Brothers Studios

Looking for a unique venue for your next corporate event? Look no further than the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour, located on the outskirts of London. This unique venue offers flexible spaces, both inside and out, to host bespoke team building events, seminars and private dining options.

The Studio cinema is ideal for private screenings and presentations for up to 130 delegates. The Studio preview theatre is also available which can accommodate approximately 47 guests. This theatre can be booked from 8am until 3pm.

For the ultimate Harry Potter experience, the Studio Backlot is a must-visit! Boasting a variety of exterior sets from the films, this space is perfect for creating a bespoke, tailored event that meets all of your unique requirements.

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ headquarters has recently been renovated with a multi-million-pound investment and is now open again for corporate events. The building, which is a historic Grade II listed structure in the heart of the West End, offers state-of-the-art facilities for live, hybrid, or virtual events.

The venue now offers over 9 different event spaces located over 5 floors, and exclusivity of the venue is also available if required. From the Run Run Shaw & Princess Anne Theatres accommodating up to 47 & 227 guests respectively, in a classic tiered seating layout to Galleries with the capacity for 400 people in a standing reception.

They also have a rooftop terrace which is ideal for smaller gatherings for up to 60 guests – definitely a must if you are looking to ‘WOW’ your guests.

So, let us roll out the red carpet and give your guests a truly show-stopping experience.

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Why not consider a different way to deliver your events and make it a truly memorable occasion for your delegates

Give us a call or drop us an email and we will get to work straight away to find that perfect private cinema or film themed venue for you.

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