Lexi Cinema

Known as one of the friendlist cinemas in London, this quirky, intimate one-screener shows a great range of new releases and classic blockbusters, while also platforming independent film-makers. It's a volunteer-run social enterprise and donates all its profits to a South African rural educational charity

A hidden gem of a movie theatre, The Lexi has a real feel-good atmosphere about the place – with its friendly volunteer staff and do-gooding, suburban vibe. It’s a great choice is you’re based in West London – just a short bus ride from Notting Hill and easily accessible for anyone on the Jubilee Line. There’s a lovely little bar at the back, which is a great spot for a pre-film tipple and a chat with a friend or date.

Expect to find the latest blockbusters, alongside a range of independent screenings and special theatre and opera events. For those with caring responsibilities, there’s also Carers & Babies and Kids Club screenings.

 

The Impact

The Lexi is a volunteer-run social enterprise that donates 100% of its profits to the Sustainability Institute – a pioneering sustainable living and learning charity supporting families in rural South Africa. Projects supported to date include a crèche for local infants; school meals, schoolbags and tracksuits; sustainable gardens, solar power and water management systems; and after school activities for young people. The Lexi also has a sister social enterprise pop-up – The Nomad.

 

Here’s what they said

The UK’s first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema – that ticks quite a few boxes, doesn’t it?

We like to think we’re improving the quality of life for everyone in our little corner of northwest London and at the same time making a difference to the quality of life for a very different community on the other side of the world.

First-time visitors invariably greet our intimate auditorium with a “Wow”, as they catch sight of our stellar Bruce Munro light installation. Add to that our sassy interior, exclusive VIP box for 12, and our very own Gallery Bar, and our 75 seat cinema adds up to a flexible, magical venue with a difference.

 

Read more over on GOtilo.org

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