This cinema rocks.
With so many incredible films coming up and things getting very chilly outside, I wanted to share this little gem of a cinema with you. Tucked away in Kensal Rise, North London (only a 5 mins walk from the station), this small independent cinema gives you a unique cinema experience that's akin to watching a film in your front room.
This 80-seater cinema is the UK’s first social enterprise cinema, with 100% of its profits going to support The Sustainability Institute, a pioneering sustainable living and learning centre based in rural Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Lexi offers a fantastic mix of blockbusters, arthouse films, live National Theatre and opera films and often has Q&A events with producers to inspire serious film buffs.
The front of house and the bar is run by volunteers (myself included). With its recent extension, there is even more space to relax in the bar area, where you can mingle with an eclectic crowd of fellow theatregoers, while you admire the artwork on display.
One of the best bits about The Lexi is that you can pop to the bar mid-performance, enjoy popcorn served in bowls, and drink coke from a glass bottle, while munching on as many jelly beans and as much organic chocolate as you desire. I also love the gorgeous ceiling lights, which continuously change colour to further enhance the magical atmosphere.
If you're not sure what you'd like to see, I'd recommend A Bigger Splash, Renoir: The Unknown artist, The Railway Children the upcoming live Met Opera screenings. For the full list of upcoming events, visit:
So, indulge in a bit of 'Lexi love' and spread the word about this great cinema!
The Lexi Cinema
194B Chamberlayne Rd
Arts, Culture & Entertainment