The day of the Oscars ceremony (to be held on the 26th February this year) brings together both avid film buffs and casual viewers alike, and if you’re in search of the ideal space to share in the excitement of the occasion and watch the winners be announced and the much-coveted gongs be handed out, take a look at these top picks.
Highly contemporary in finish, West Central Studio is in essence a blank canvas, with a simple white-wall finish that allows you the scope to put your own stamp on the space for the occasion if you so wish. With an intimate capacity of 50, it’s especially well-suited to low-key gatherings, and with facilities for a screening already onsite this is a fuss-free choice for those in search of convenience. Speaking of which, Holborn tube stop can be reached in just a few minutes, as can Covent Garden.
Found on the waterfront, Everyman Cinema in Canary Wharf houses 3 separate screens that come complete with the venue’s now trademark comfortable, funky sofa seating, which add a splash of colour and charisma to the spaces. Each auditorium is kitted out with the very latest in digital projection equipment, offering top quality picture and audio. The in-house team are happy to work alongside you to create bespoke events so why not go all out and have a full Oscars themed night?
Exactly as the name suggests, this is a Victorian Loft space with original, characterful features such as exposed brickwork and overhead beams. Hire of the atmospheric screening space includes access to audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi, smart plasma TVs and technical support if necessary, so you should have everything you need to tune in to all the evening’s action. Past clients include the likes of the BBC, Nike, Vogue and Facebook, so they are well versed in running successful events.
Considered the birthplace of British cinema, Regent Street Cinema has the best of both old and new when it comes to screening equipment, blending tradition and modernity with ease so that it can both honour its past and continue to compete within the current events scene. It is very well connected to the rest of the city in thanks to its enviable location, with the likes of Oxford Circus, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Great Portland Street all within comfortable walking distance.
An all-day eating, drinking and socialising hub, The Exhibit in Balham hosts a variety of occasions and has several flexible event spaces on offer. Comedy shows to life drawing classes, and brunches to DJ nights; they can turn their hand to pretty much anything, and with a designated boutique cinema, all the necessarily facilities for your screening should already be to hand upon arrival. The Maximum capacity is a very generous 500, and Northern Line tube stop is within stumbling distance.