Where to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on IMAX around the UK

Star Wars IMAX screenings around the UK

Best cinemas to book tickets to see the new Star Wars film on the biggest screen possible

Excited about seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens but not booked tickets yet? Well, take our advice: how ever many times you plan to see it at your local cinema, one of those trips should be to an IMAX screening. Because when it comes to seeing the Force return to our lives, bigger is most assuredly better.

This being the first new Star Wars film in ten years, and the first sequel to the original trilogy in 32 years, you've got a reason to spoil yourself. That means luxury seating, and more screen real estate than a basketball court. Sure, it might cost a few extra quid, but this is Star Wars and we reckon this one is going to be worth it.

By our count there’s 39 IMAX screens around the country, from 15/70 mm 3D to digital projects, to Laser IMAX. What you'll find at each is an immersive experience in High Definition and audio designed to make your internal organs vibrate. And in case you’re wondering – yes, one sequence from The Force Awakens has been specifically captured on 65 mm cameras by director JJ Abrams and his cinematographer Dan Mindel: the Millenium Falcon chase through Jakku, as seen in the trailer. The rest of the film will be up scaled from 35 mm.

We’ve listed all the IMAX screens in our cinema database to help you find the closest to you. See you in the queue on Thu 17 Dec …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens on IMAX:

London
Odeon BFI IMAX
Cineworld Enfield
Empire Leicester Square
Odeon Greenwich
Odeon Kingston
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Odeon Uxbridge
Odeon Wimbledon
Science Museum (70 mm film)

Basildon
Empire Basildon

Birmingham and nearby
Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street
Cineworld Birmingham NEC
Empire Birmingham
Cineworld Telford

Bluewater
Showcase Bluewater

Bradford
National Media Museum

Liverpool and nearby
Odeon Liverpool ONE
Cineworld Broughton
Vue Cheshire Oaks

Cardiff
Odeon Cardiff

Cheltenham
Cineworld Cheltenham

Chichester
Cineworld Chichester

Crawley
Cineworld Crawley

Edinburgh
Cineworld Fountainpark

Glasgow
Cineworld Glasgow Science Centre
Odeon Braehead

Ipswich
Cineworld Ipswich

Hemel Hempstead
Empire Hemel Hempstead

Leeds
Cineworld Castleford
Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road

Manchester
Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
Odeon Manchester Printworks
Odeon Trafford Centre

Milton Keynes
Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium

Newcastle
Odeon Metrocentre

Norwich
Odeon Norwich

Nottingham
Cineworld Nottingham

Sheffield
Cineworld Sheffield

Southampton
Odeon Southampton

Stevenage
Cineworld Stevenage

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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2. Scott Henderson16 Dec 2015, 9:18am

The Force is strong with the Science Museum. Thanks for letting us know, we've added you to our list.

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5. Scott Henderson5 Jan 2016, 12:27pm

The Odeon superscreen at Silverburn would be a great screen to see Star Wars, it isn't IMAX however, which is why it was not included in our list.

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