New seven-screen cinema for central London officially open.

Picturehouse Cinemas has opened its anticipated 1,000 seat, seven-screen cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus in central London.

Picturehouse Central is the result of a major redevelopment of the Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue.

The ground floor includes a New York Deli-style café with capacity for more than 100 people and a grand staircase leading up to the first floor. 

A first floor café-bar has views over Shaftesbury Avenue and seating for 100 as well as lobby access to the cinema screens. A double-height members’ bar has been created on the second and third floors with a roof terrace and views over London, which will open later this summer.

As well as blockbusters, independent and classic films, Picturehouse Central includes a core programming strand dedicated to championing documentaries.