Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich

The O2, Peninsula Square,
London, SE10 0AX

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Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich

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, the O2 Arena, 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, giving a total capacity of 2,844. Facilities include a fully licenced bar and Green Room. It was taken over by Cineworld in June 2010. On 14th August 2018 a 204-seat ScreenX was installed, giving a 270 degrees viewing experience on the side-walls. On 12th April 2019, an additional eight screens opened, increasing the number of screens to 19, with a total seating capacity of 4,406.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 93 comments)

PhilipWW
PhilipWW on July 25, 2019 at 9:09 am

The original 11 screens of the 2007 build all had Scope screens.

A question about the 8 additional screens that Cineworld added in 2019; are they Scope or Flat? I ask because Cineworld has a tendency just to install Flat screens in its new cinemas.

I thought that the original cinema was quite impressive, big Scope screens, very dark auditoria with black matte walls, typical of the Vue style of the late 00s (as this was a Vue then). Has the recent refurbishment by Cineworld improved on this or made it worse? I hope the former.

Zappomatic
Zappomatic on July 30, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Screen 16 is an impressively large wall to wall scope screen. The 4DX is flat. I am yet to try the other new screens.

CF100
CF100 on August 5, 2019 at 8:31 am

I assume Screen 16 is the one marked Screen 8 on the planning application, as that is the largest of the new auditoria.

The screen width for that auditorium, measured off plans, is ~18m (~60ft.) Seating distance to screen width ratio varies from, somewhat roughly, 0.35 to 1.35x (first to last rows.)

So, it sounds like it could provide a good experience.

Zappomatic: How did you find the picture/sound? I expect laser projection will have been installed, but presumably, not Atmos?

Zappomatic
Zappomatic on August 5, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Picture quality was very good however the red LEDs on the stair edges unfortunately cast a glow at two points on the screen. Seating is steeply rake and the ceiling sloped. I found row H provided a good viewing position. Sound is not Atmos – I would describe it as clear and competent but perhaps lacking impact for such a large and immersive screen. It’s a shame Atmos wasn’t installed in here as an alternative to the flawed acoustics of the Superscreen

CF100
CF100 on August 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Thank you Zappomatic. Too bad there are some rough edges that you mention, and Atmos really should have been specified.

CF100
CF100 on September 12, 2019 at 5:36 am

According to a press release titled “Christie RealLaser Helps Cineworld Eastbourne Become Europe’s First All-RGB Laser Cineplex,” the Superscreen has been upgraded to Christie RGB laser projection.

Zappomatic
Zappomatic on January 30, 2020 at 10:31 am

Added a photo of screen 12, which is part of the expansion. Surrounds are by QSC.

CF100
CF100 on March 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Zappomatic: Thanks for the photos. How is the picture and sound quality in Screen 12?

Zappomatic
Zappomatic on March 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Screen 12 provided similarly strong picture and sound to screen 16, and also suffers from a red glow on the screen from the stair lighting.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2020 at 8:37 am

how is cineworld compared to odeon?

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