If you want a cinema that is clean, quiet, and pampers you with craft beer do not go here. However, if you want a cinema that is cheap (£5!), doesn't have people tutting and discussing how they read about this bit in the Guardian, go here.
It's more of an art installation showing what a cinema can be like, unabated by rules. People are often let in late, and it is not always the cleanest place - but no dirtier than a wallet-stealing Odeon. The food selection is so messy I'm surprised you can't get bolognese or a curry to have in the cinema.
However, if you are late, have messy food, want to sit and watch a blockbuster, and only have a fiver, it's the perfect place. No-one will judge you, apart from the person who is there for the first time and doesn't like it. They're usually the ones who turn up late, by the way.
This cinema can never be made 5 stars because it is not the place to watch a film in peace unless you are lucky with the crowd. But it is the place to watch a blockbuster without feeling like someone just nicked £10 from your wallet at the end.
It's also perfect for kids because, well, no-one moans about kids there.
Cinema showing the latest blockbusters and other films for £5 all day which has to be the cheapest around as all other cinemas in South London seem to be at least £10. Mega value.
Despite some of the reviews below, there wasn't trouble with noisy punters etc although it was a more 'serious' film (12 Years a Slave). The cinema was clean and comfortable.
You can reserve tickets via the Peckhamplex website and pay when you collect them from the box office. There was a huge queue for tickets so this is worth doing if you can get to the cinema a little earlier before the film is due to start.
The PeckhamPlex is daggy as hell, and therein lies its charm. The signs above the "Snack Shack" are straight out of the late 1980's. When I visited, the computer system was down, and they were selling old fashioned little tickets for "CA$H ONLY"- priceless. At £5 it's considerably cheaper than most other cinemas in town, but I found my seat comfy and the picture sharp. The sound wasn't as deafeningly loud as others cinemas, a boon to me.
The tales of poorly behaved patrons are entirely believable, and I think the key to minimizing this risk is to choose a fairly adult film.
What's everyone boohooing about this place. It's not actually much cheaper than anyplace else.. but does have a good cheap tuesday deal. Tho i've not been for a month... I assume that is still going.
It's a good of place as any. Peckham isn't the prettiest part of town, so what do you expect? Brass railings and red carpets?
It's a good of a cinema as any other! I would go here, or anywhere conient to my location.
Cheap as chips and worth every penny!
I've heard some horror stories from other people about this place (eg stranger putting chewing gum in hair, drunk man swearing throughout film etc) but everytime I've been I've always been pretty impressed by what I'm getting! Considering most cinemas in London cost at least £10, you can't really fault this place!
I've recently moved out of Peckham, but considering it would still be cheaper for me to go to Peckhamplex (including my travel both ways) I will definitely still be going here!
Terrible place, last time I came here the screen had so much rubbish and popcorn on the floor it must not have been cleaned for quite some time. I complained and asked to see the manager, and the berk in the uniform told me "if you want to see the manager you go find him", incredible.
The behaviour of this cinemas patrons leaves quite a bit to be desired too, often people arguing, having mobile phone conversations, or just generally being a nuisance.
Do your self a big favour and go anywhere else except here to see the film you want to catch!
I liked it best when ticket prices here were cheaper than the popcorn, but I appreciate that times change. Nowadays instead of a crazy £2.99 per adult ticket it's still pretty good value with a maximum cost of at £6.50 (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings after 5pm) - and this is for general release movies.
Set back from Rye Lane, the cinema's a reasonably spacious multi-screen affair but with a neighbourhood feel to it. There might be groups of youths huddled around about the slightly scuzzy paved area leading up to the front door (next to a presumably now-defunct Woolworths) and it's worth keeping your wits about you if you're going home late after a film, but you can't believe everything you hear about Peckham and I've never had a problem there.
I love that London has alternative options for movie going besides faceless, expensive chains, and Peckham Multiplex is in my top five for honest, good value cinema. Last time I went I noticed there were t-shirts for sale too - where else would you get that?!!
A cheap place to see a film if you are strapped for cash. However, if money is not as important as being able to see and hear the film you have gone to see, spend a little more and go to a Vue or other large cinema. It seems that people are generally better behaved when they have paid a decent amount to see a film.
The cheapest cinema in London that I've managed to find, with tickets costing about a fiver for an adult. As long as you're not expecting luxurious facilities, then this is the place to go for an affordable fix of Hollywood blockbuster action. Just don't go there on a first date.
The best kept hidden cinema in south east london, based in peckham. All BLOCKBUSTER films are shown and some worldwide films, probably one a week. The cinema is clean, toilets are extremely clean, popcorn prices are cheap and other snack options are available at a reasonable price. The screens are a good size and there are no seating plans, I go to this cinema all the time, as the service is good but best of all the ticket price is £3.00 for all, all day, every day. BARGAIN!!!
Dirt cheap cinema that has a path of neon lights leading up to it and is generous with it's slush puppies? Win.
I was a big fan of the Plex as a student not only for the cheapness but for what I like to call the 'interactive' element of the cinema. Usually I want to punch people that talk throughout film in the back of the head but something is different here.
For example go to the first screening of a big blockbuster when it's nice and full. Guaranteed there'll be lots of shouting, comedy commentary and not so subtle innuendos if there's any sexy bits. Basically encompasses two things I love- films and making smart arse comments...loudly.
Shame they've ended the £3.99 Tuesdays and Thursdays because that was great. This has now changed to £4.99 only on Tuesdays which is still a bargain compared to almost all other cinemas. The seats and screen sizes are pretty standard so only major draw is the Tuesday bargain. But check their listings before you go - I find they often don't show what you expect to be on.
Peckham cinema is definitely the bargain basement of nights out. But it does the job. The cinema is on Peckham high street just opposite the McDonalds, so that is dinner sorted. The tickets are very cheap compared to the other cinema chains. At £5.20 a ticket. Not bad! It used to be £2.99 but obviously inflation has set in. The cinema itself can be messy at time and you will find that the staff who work there let their friends in for free which can be a pain. I wouldn't advise going here at night time as the streets are completely empty of a night and the cinema is situated down a side street which can be a bit dangerous. On a good note they show all the latest films and the popcorn and food is great tasting so you do get the cinema experience. I think this is best for taking the kids out on a Saturday afternoon as it is cheap but very very cheerful!
The Peckham Multiplex is a nice cinema in a little bit dodgy neighborhood. It is located directly on the main street with all the shops. There is no tube, but there are many buses you can take (f.ex. 78, 12). The price used to be 2.99.... a real bargain, but now they charge 5.50 pounds i think. so not the bargain it used to be, but still a cheap way to go and see the newest blockbuster.
I guess everyone who goes to Peckham Multiplex Cinema must either be skint or want to see a film really really badly. Bar the period in which you are totally engrossed by the film, this cinema experience is not the most pleasant. Firstly the location is pretty grim and although the Cinema is not terrible, it is neither unique nor the kind of place you would want to be for longer than necessary. On the occasion when there is a rowdy group not the slightest bit interested in the film sitting in the row behind (which has happened to m more than once) it makes for a disappointing experience. It is however, the cheapest cinema I have found and although not the nicest, I have no serious complaints to make about it.
i have been coming for years, prices were super low then went up and are now 4.99 all day everyday for all!! totally brilliant, yes its not as sparkaling as others but seats are comfy and the adverts dont go on for ever, went to the ritzy in brixton the other day and it was at least half hour of adverts in tiny cinema and over double the price, booo good for everyone and as good a lineup as other cinemas, only downside is toilets are a bit rank,( need updating really) but are cleaned regular so useable
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