Indeed not many movie theatres can compete - comfy chair you can literally curl up in. You feel at home but it's actually much nicer than most of your homes... you can nip to the bar anytime for drinks and it's a great excuse for a big bowl of candy... so big they ended up in my coat pocket providing me with a treat everytime i put it on for the next week.
Really can't fault the place.
Staff are all friendly and look proud to work there. Nice area to be out in general... easy to carry on the night in Camden afterwards... or one of the really lovely pubs around it.
I don't think I can return to your average, run-of-the-mill cinema after Everyman. This is cinema for grown-ups! You can watch a film without a child kicking the back of your chair or throwing popcorn about the place and you can get drinks and bar snacks served right to your seat. Brilliant!
A great place to come with a date as the double-seats mean you can snuggle up to that special someone. Next time I want the even more luxurious seats at the back which looked more comfy than the average ones and I believe may even have had foot rests.
A full bar and decent selection of sweet and savoury snacks. I love a glass of wine with my film so this place gets a huge thumbs up from me on that alone. It is expensive, but no more expensive than seeing a film at a cinema in Leicester Square and billion times better! They need more of these cinemas over London!
The only problem I have with this plush theatre is that once you go "Belsize Everyman" you really find film watching anywhere else impossible. Cheap - it ain't £12-14 (dependant on reclining or not) and let's be frank, a bowl of chilli stuffed olives and rosemary mixed nuts or one sweet craving of white chocolate covered bananas with cocktails can set you back enough to skip dinner entirely, but I have seen some thoroughly exhausting movies here ( Brad Bitt becomes infant - cough cough), and leather reclining seats with mojitos made that experience something almost enjoyable.
If I had one critique, it would be fairly obvious one as a former resident - more selection/invention/events please. Any possibility of an 'event' generally requires Baker or Hampstead here - but for an experience beyond movie watching that feels akin to first class lounging try it.
I absolutely LOVE the Everyman. I frequently go to my local Hampstead cinema, but this time we thought we would try out the Belsize Park location. The Belsize location only had one theatre, but was so lovely. The sitting area in the front is wonderful and the menu is great, as always with tons of options. The experiences I've had at the Everyman had have made me only want to go to see movies at an Everyman cinema. I simply won't do ODEON or Vue.
But I was a LITTLE disappointed this time how we had to wait about 15 minutes into the film to get our wine and yoghurt covered raisins. We placed our order before the film even started and my man had to go ask the serves twice where our order was. And when they brought our order (after the film had started) they brought my boyfriend the wrong beer (the cheaper of the two selections) and asked if "it was OK?" ??? So it was a little disappointing, as the service I have had at the Hampstead location has always been so fast and friendly. This wasn't really the case at Belsize Park.
I will be back to the Belsize Everyman to give it another chance. Hopefully then I can change my review, because I'm an Everyman fan all the way.
Recently went to see Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland at the Everyman Cinema in Belsize Park. Having only vaguely heard about the venue I didn't have too many expectations, besides a smallish screen.
I'm glad to say i thoroughly impressed with what I discovered. The screen and room are a good size and the reclining chairs are a treat.
Staff were extremely courteous and helpful and there was a good selection of alcohol further lending to the feeling that this is an "adult" movie going experience.
The food does veer on the pretentious side a little bit and perhaps as a consequence is a bit pricey. Having said that, it was interesting, organic and tasty enough to be appreciated.
My only gripe was the absence of popcorn. i understand that the traditional popcorn approach may not be in line with the sophisticated look and feel of this location but you feel that popcorn (even a rustic/organic variety) would go well with the comfortable environment the cinema has achieved.
Easiest review ever. Amazing venue, terrible service.
For those who don't know, the Everyman theater group allow customers to order food (they have their own deli) and drink (wine, beer, coffee) while lounging on a sofa and enjoying a flick. This particular venue has plush leather sofas with large flat arm for resting food and drink on. It's all very cosy and how a film is meant to be enjoyed.
Unfortunately, you won't enjoy these perks if there is no one to tale your order or bring you your drinks. You can try and order at the bar, but they will suggest ordering while seated which I don't recommend.
The Everyman in Hampstead Village leads by example of how things are meant to work at one of these movie watching meccas. If your willing to go an extra stop on the northern line, go to the one in Hampstead
I've heard all the hype about the Everyman theatre, and after finally making a trip over, I can say it's all true. The seats are plush and spacious and the service is excellent. Definitely an experience.I wouldn't make it a regular thing, though, as tickets are 12 quid a pop. Perhaps just for special occasions. Good place to take people if you want to impress. Well, except for the loo, but that's forgivable.
Comfortable sofas and seats, with cushions, and loads of legroom; and that's in a standard seat. The premium seats are even bigger and have footrests.
Those used to multiplex cinemas may notice that the screen is not massive, but it's not as small as you see in some older small cinemas.
The food is tasty, and served at your seat, but expensive. We spent £14 on three different nibbles from the menu and a large Peroni. I would rather pay slightly over the odds for tasty olives than the rubbish popcorn offered at normal cinemas.
To conclude, the comfort and atmosphere are well worth the premium you pay, but the food may not be worth the extra premium. The cinema is pretty much opposite Belsize Park Tube Station, and there are plenty of places to eat along that street if you would prefer a meal before or after.
For turning an unimaginative evening at the cinema into a lovely evening outing, this is just the ticket.
Like the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, the Everyman in Belsize Park offers comfy seats and pillows, seat-side food and drink service and a nice big screen in a not so crowded space. It's not cheap at £12 per ticket, but it's well worth it. Watching a film there may actually be more comfortable than watching it at home (minus the pajamas, of course).
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