With a such a diverse range of films on offer, there’s no better Valentine’s date night than being swept away by the magic of the big screen.

Valentine's Day on Female First

Valentine's Day on Female First

Here is our top 10 list of romantic cinemas to experience the best films this Valentine's, because at the end of the day, is there really anything better than dinner and a movie?

Dominion, Edinburgh

Love Film, Love First Class. Take your loved one for a night of ultimate luxury at the Dominion, Edinburgh. The family run independent cinema is housed in a fabulous Art Deco building which dates back to 1938. Have a pre-G&T or bottle of bubbles in Bond’s Bar and choose from the gourmet menu which will be delivered to your leather reclining armchair or cosy sofa in this beautiful theatre. Plus, there’s complimentary snacks and sweets on offer so it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the unique Dominion experience. https://www.dominioncinema.co.uk/

Electric Cinema, Notting Hill

The gorgeous, Grade II listed retro Electric cinema in Notting Hill is one of London's oldest and most romantic cinemas, a resolute and popular part of the fabric of Portobello Road and bastion of arthouse cinema. Owned by the Soho House Group, the Electric Cinema is one of the world’s most lavish cinemas with double beds on the front row for you to recline, relax and be swept away. Plus, with the Electric Brasserie next door for a pre-or post-Valentine's supper making it the perfect outing with your loved one.


Ilkley Cinema, Ilkley

An intimate boutique cinema which is loved by locals and described by film fans across Yorkshire as a cinematic treasure. Arrive early and enjoy a drink on the balcony with magical views of the Moors before heading into the wonderful atmosphere of this cosy gem with sofa seating and chair service. An evening in the dark at Ilkley Cinema is the stuff romance novels are made of.


Phoenix, East Finchley

Built in 1910, the Phoenix is a very special place; not only for its remarkable history as Britain’s oldest operating purpose-built cinema, but for the fantastic sense of community that continues to thrive here. This gorgeous single-screen cinema is prized as one of the most beautiful places to watch a film in London, with a curation of films by people who truly love cinema makes it the perfect spot for Valentine's.


Picturedrome, Bognor Regis

Located opposite the railway station, Bognor Regis Picturedrome Cinema (Grade II listed) was originally the new assembly rooms, designed by local architect Arthur Smith and opened in May 1886. Utterly charming and unique this cinematic experience will have you falling in love this Valentine's, it’s like stepping back in time but with state-of-the-art technology, comfortable surroundings, brilliant service and all at incredible value.


Picture House, Uckfield

Dinner and a film in the same place. Need we say more? Situated in the heart of East Sussex, the Picture House, Uckfield was originally a garrison theatre during the first world war and held its first public screenings in 1920. The building's exterior remains true to its original style making it feel rather special, while the interior possesses all the mod cons patrons could desire with friendly staff and thoughtful line-ups of mainstream and arthouse cinema.


Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

Film Critic Mark Kermode described Queen’s Film Theatre as Northern Ireland’s best loved cinema. Renowned for its special atmosphere, its screenings of carefully curated new and classic films ensure it occupies a unique place in Belfast’s cultural and entertainment life. Intimate and comfortable, the cinema is hailed as a ‘film palace’. Celebrate this Valentine's with a theatre packed full of film lovers celebrating all things cinematic with a wide range of films from all eras


Rex, Berkhamsted

With its original art deco design, the Rex has been beautifully restored and has even bagged a spot in Europe’s five most beautiful cinemas as listed in French newspaper La Monde. Shown to your seat by torch-bearing staff and where the orchestra pit once would have sat, there is now a wonderfully discreet dining area where you can sit and pick at nibbles kicking back and enjoy a broad range of great films (the cinema endeavours to show a different film each day) in the most stunning setting.


Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

This one-of-a-kind Grade II listed cinema is a throwback to yesteryear and is an important, must-see piece of heritage, not just regionally, but nationally too and it has been lovingly restored to preserve and celebrate the grandeur of its original 1937 art deco design. Located in the city centre, the Tyneside Cinema, gives a trip to the pictures the sense of occasion it deserves, showing the best films in the most stylish and beautiful surroundings.


Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside

Set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in Britain and named after one of Italy's most talented film directors, the late Franco Zeffirelli this cinema along with live entertainment and two vegetarian restaurants makes it the perfect rendezvous in the heart of Ambleside. Zeffirellis offers a deal for dining and watching, just to make your romantic evening go even smoother!


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Special Valentine's screenings worth checking out: Pretty Woman, True Romance, A Street Car Named Desire, Some Like it Hot, The Lost Boys, Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Must-see Oscar winning and nominated films currently screening: Parasite, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Judy, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Richard Jewell, Frozen II.

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