Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich

The O2, Peninsula Square,
London, SE10 0AX

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Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich

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Located in the southeast London district of Greenwich. Opened on 29th June 2007, this Vue cinema is located within the Millenium Dome (now known as The O2). It doesn’t occupy the whole building as there are two performance spaces, one of which has a seating capacity of 23,000 and there are shops as well!

The largest of the eleven screens has a seating capacity of 776, of which 220 of these are ‘Gold Class’ and are located in a mezzanine at the rear of the auditorium. This screen is equipped to screen digital presentations and has what is claimed to be the largest screen in London, which is 24.4m wide(just over 80feet).

Other screens in the cinema have a seating capacity ranging from 186 to 298. Facilities include a fully licenced bar and Green Room. It was taken over by Cineworld in June 2010.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Opening day 29th June 2007; photograph of the main entrance:

Zappomatic on September 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Planning permission applied for to add eight screens, some of which will be VIP screens as installed at Milton Keynes, 4DX and possibly a Superscreen.

Also twitter reports seem to suggest that existing screens are being given new carpets and new or reupholstered seats, which is interesting as there are definitely ofher Cineworlds that could use new seats first such as West India Quay.

Zappomatic on September 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Visited today and the refurbished screens have new carpet and new seats (identical to the ones trialled as “Star Seating” at some other locations including nearby West India Quay) – seems odd to replace very comfortable seats that were only nine years old and in good condition. Seems to have reduced the legroom slightly.

New red LED strips on the edges of steps, and bright row indicators (replacing old blue LEDs that were starting to fail). This also includes very bright white strips along both sides of the ramp up into the screen, which unfortunately manage to shine on the screen on that side and wash out the picture in darker scenes.

Ceiling and wall lighting remains the same, which means the house lights are dim, cold LED bulbs from 2007 – as you might imagine most of these are starting to fail too.

Bizarrely the bar is covered in some fake wood panelling and red bulbs in many of the lights. Presumably this is something to do with the Empire Live event as it looks temporary and pretty awful!

I’m just finding this all a bit odd as they have other sites in London greater need of upgrading, for example other than the Star Seating trial and some new carpet the screens are unchanged from their 2000 state meaning a metal bar can be felt in the backrest of many of the seats.

Zappomatic on March 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Realised this listing needs its title correcting. It’s the O2 (letter O) not the 02.

Visited recently, it seems screens 1-5 have been refurbished (including overhead lighting which is now distractingly bright however the floor lights have been dimmed) plus the Superscreen which now has Dolby Atmos. 6-10 upstairs are untouched, as are corridors meaning this cinema now has four different types of carpet throughout.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

Title spelling has been corrected.

Zappomatic on August 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

The Supersreen despite having a refurb fairly recently is now closed again until 18 September. My suspicion is that they didn’t actually install Atmos during the first closure despite advertising it as so equipped – saw Beauty and The Beast there some months ago and couldn’t spot any additional speakers and there were wires hanging out of the wall (naughty Cineworld!).

Zappomatic on September 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

According to a press release the 50,000 square feet extension (along with an indoor trampoline park of the same size) breaks ground later this month.

Cineworld O2’s Facebook page says the Superscreen reopens this Thursday, but no indication of what’s changed however the balcony won’t be available immediately.

Zappomatic on September 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm

The cinema has confirmed via Facebook that the Superscreen now has Dolby Atmos.

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