Vue Shepherd's Bush

Shepherd's Bush Green,
London, W12 8PP

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Vue Shepherd's Bush

Located in the west London inner city district of Shepherd’s Bush, in the West 12 Shopping and Leisure Centre on the south side of Shepherd’s Bush Green that originally opened in 1971 as the Shepherd’s Bush Centre. The Warner Village Shepherd’s Bush was opened on 7th December 2001, with singer Robbie Williams attending the opening.

It was re-branded Vue in 2004 and the seating capacities in the screens varies from 387 down to 114.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethLewis on April 5, 2009 at 7:49 am

Essentially my local since its opening in 2001…The streetside marquee is limited, the mall experience so-so (particularly since the Books Etc decamped about two years ago), the popcorn has gotten really bad, the ambience a bit louche – the occasional mobile phone does go off but once you’re in the screen the stadium effect takes hold and it all works as a cinema going experience…but they are generous with coupons as a policy and vouchers if there is a malfunction

The programming for a chain multiplex has not been disgraceful either – the neighbourhood is truly multicultural and they manage to work in the odd art and foreign film and even some studio limited runs…Had the rare and unfortunate distinction of being the only patron for a 7:00 pm show of The Express recently – it’s not a bad picture but the market for movies about dying American footballers is limited

I tend to favor a tube ride to the Gate or Coronet Notting Hill these days and it will be interesting how two multiplexes survive if and when the Cinema De Lux complex in Westfield opens up across the way

A roll call of pictures we’ve seen here would include Zoolander, Seabiscuit, Anchorman, Master and Commander, Big Fish, Bourne Identity, Inside Man, Quiet American, Changeling, The Express, Open Range, Casino Royale, Bruce Almighty, Monster’s Ball, Minority Report, Devil Wears Prada, Capote, Kinsey, Good Night and Good Luck, The Simpsons (interrupted by an alert), American Splendor, The Wrestler, Oceans’s 11, Catch Me If You Can, Lost in Translation, Volver, Hollywoodland (a London Film Festival Surprise Film showing), Flags of Our Fathers, Far from Heaven, Chicago, About Schmidt, In the Bedroom, Sideways, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, The Walker and probably several more

SethLewis on April 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

Add to this list Appaloosa (amazing I can’t remember the recent ones), Along Came Polly, Intolerable Cruelty, Stranger than Fiction, United 93,

woody on January 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

photo of the lobby december 2010
the cinema continues successfully inspite of being over the road from the Westfield Vue complex, the two sites are programmed together and this location now has more esoteric programming (including arthouse and bollywood)

SethLewis on November 9, 2014 at 6:53 am

Add to my list Gone Girl in the double aisled Screen 9…as good as anything out there for its time…

CF100 on December 4, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Visited Screen 5 today for a preview screening, a typical turn of the millennium VUE (or rather Warner Village.)

There are a couple of rows of (newer?) “VIP seats” in the middle of the auditorium, but the rest of the seating is tired, dirty, with tears in the upholstery. The sidewall stretch fabric is sagging in places, and there is even a section of carpet held down with gaffer tape! Considering the tickets for standard seats can be almost £11, this is quite unacceptable.

The screen is wall-to-wall and “letterboxed” for scope format; the lack of masking did not work well due to the high black level of the projection. The projection and sound quality were mediocre albeit in all fairness it was a preview screening of a “work in progress.” Rear array speakers are Martin Audio.

PhilipWW on October 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

The comment on Screen 5 states that Scope films are “letterboxed” on a 1.85 screen. As Screen 5 is the second largest auditorium, this rather implies that most screens are 1.85 with perhaps only Screen 9 (the largest) being the exception with a proper Scope screen. If so, this is hardly satisfactory for good cinemagoing today where 80% plus of films are shot in Scope.

The other comment with the case study link on acoustic wall treatments does show include a photo of an auditorium with a full Scope screen, though it is not clear if this is just a generic photo or one specifically from Shepherd’s Bush; if it is from there I presume it must be Screen 9.

CF100 on October 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

PhilipWW: I think the case study photo probably is of the auditorium, that’s the same colour of acoustic wall covering as Screen 5, albeit it’s also the same as other “Warner Village” venues built at that time.

It needs a full refurbishment to bring it up to standard; I doubt such a project is a priority for Vue…

Billy on November 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

I’m astonished that this has lasted so long when there’s been another Vue literally minutes down the road in Westfield for seven years. Together that’s a huge 32 screens, but films often duplicate in both cinemas.

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