Saturday Night at the Movies

With the seasons changing, you might planning a trip to the cinema for the latest block buster and some popcorn.  We have listed our top pick of three independent cinemas and the EV charge points closest to these; all within walking distance.

 

The Everyman

Located in Islington, London, The Everyman is bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to enhance your cinematic experience. Swap your soft drink for a nice glass of red wine, whilst getting a slice of freshly made pizza served to your seat. Priding themselve on first class customer service, a warm and friendly atmosphere, and an excellent food and drink selection, they screen a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, as well as special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts. There is something for everyone at Everyman.

Charge At: 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH, 0.1 mile from the cinema

Psst: Islington is one of two boroughs in London where a total of nine streets have been made accessible for EVs only! You can receive up to £130 fines for driving a petrol- or diesel car at peak hours at any of these streets. 

 The Electric

The Electric

The Electric

Located in Birmingham, the Electric is the UK's oldest working cinema.  Hosting everything from guided tours of the facilities to the latest on-screen action, their repertoire also includes independent, foreign and classic films.  Decorated in true art-deco style, you can enjoy your next cinematic experience from comfy sofas and waiter service.  Sadly, they don't serve popcorn as it is too messy, but have other treats as well as a fully licensed bar (for those who aren't driving!).   

Charge At: Dudley Street Car Park, B5 4PJ, 0.2 miles from the cinema

The Ultimate Picture Palace

A small cinema just off East Oxford's Cowley Road, The Ultimate Picture Palace screens mainstream, foreign language and classic movies in their single screen facilities. The beautiful art-deco building dates back to 1911, and still has the original box-office window opening onto the street.  The cinema does not show any adverts and will only show a couple of trailers for other upcoming films. There is also a small bar providing drinks and snacks.

Charge At: Stockmore Street, O4 1JT

 The Picture Palace

The Picture Palace

Psst: Planning an evening of entertainment in the capital? There are three free charge points available when parking at the National Theatre, London.  Several other public charge points are also available within less than a one mile radius.

 

Author: Christine Bjerkan

Sources: https://www.screendaily.com/features/why-independent-cinemas-are-booming-in-the-uk/5130085.article  |  https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/europes-first-electric-car-only-scheme-launched-in-london/10034767.article