Cinemas are entertainment centres or film houses with large screens where you watch films at your convenience.
Movies were first showcased to Nigerians in the late 19th century and people viewed it in the form of the peephole of motion picture devices.
However, the first set of movies was previewed at the Glover Memorial Hall in Lagos in the year, 1903.
Years later, mobile cinema vans were used to screen movies to the audience and films produced by the Nigeria movie industry were screened for free at the cinemas.
Nigeria’s independence in 1960 greatly influenced the advancement of the Nigerian movie industries as was evident in the establishment of several cinema centres.
Top Cinemas in Lagos
We will discuss the top cinemas in Lagos with their addresses where you can watch epic movies, and get the latest updates about Nollywood or Hollywood movies and many more. We will also provide:
- How much is a movie ticket at each cinema?
- Who owns the cinemas in Lagos
- The kind of movies you can watch there
- The websites of the cinemas and their contact details if you need more information about these entertainment centres.
In Lagos, there are several cinemas that are considered as the best film houses around because they offer a diverse range of movies such as; epic, romantic, adventure, horror, latest movies in Bollywood, Hollywood as well as the local Nollywood films. Listed below are the locations of the top movie centres in Nigeria:
Silverbird Cinema is an offshoot of the Silverbird Company owned by Senator Murray Bruce. They are one of the leading film houses in Nigeria that provides details of the various kinds of films as well as movie updates.
There are numerous Silverbird cinemas scattered in different parts of Lagos State. If you desire to get more information about the movie schedule of this cinema, you can log in to their official website at http://silverbirdcinemas.com
Their contact details are as follows:
Phone Number: +23412701413
Address: 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos, Nigeria. They also have other locations at FESTAC and Ikeja City Mall.
Ozone Cinema comes with a four-screen and is the first cinema sited on the mainland. The cinema was commissioned in 2008.
They have been able to carve a niche for themselves by consistently surpassing the expectations of their audience. Asides from watching interesting movies in this cinema, you can also get some sumptuous popcorn which makes you relive the moments. This cinema is a branch of Silverbird Group.
They show varieties of movies such as; Nollywood movies, Bollywood movies, and Hollywood movies.
The exciting fact about this cinema is that it offers students a discount as long as they present their student identity card.
For adults, they pay #1500 and enjoy free popcorn and drink; for students, they enjoy a discount price rate of #1000 while children pay #800. You can access their website via http://www.ozonecinemas.com
The cinema is located at E Center, 1-11 Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos and they can be reached via +234-1-277-8897.
Genesis Deluxe Cinemas
Genesis Deluxe Cinemas is one of the leading entertainment centres in the country. One of the reasons why they occupy this position is simply because they are the first film centre to preview a 3D movie in the country.
In fact, reports show that they are the first cinema to achieve this feat in the whole of West Africa. Within a space of 10 years, this cinema has expanded and now boasts of 7 cinemas scattered around the country. Asides this, the cinema has over 4000 seats and a total of 28 screens.
The cinema is owned and managed by Dr Nnaeto Orazulike, a seasoned entrepreneur. If you are interested in booking a seat for yourself or someone, visit their website at www.genesiscinemas.com or contact them via this phone number, 07000300300 and 08157140000. Their Lagos address is located at; 1st Floor, The Palms Shopping Centre, Lekki Estate Phase 1, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria. However, they have other branches in Lagos State located at Ajah and Maryland. The cost of watching a movie at any branches of this cinema ranges from #1000 to #2500.
Filmhouse IMAX is a reputable cinema house sited in Lagos State. The cinema showcases movies in both 2D and 3D. Furthermore, it is for both kids and adults. The fact is that they offer the full value for your money and is definitely the right place to visit.
The cinema was founded by Kene Mkparu but it is currently managed by Kene Okwuosa. They have two branches in Lagos State and the contact details of these branches are stated below:
First address: Leisure Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Sreet, Surulere, Lagos.
Email: [email protected]
Second address: The Rock Drive Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive Lekki Phase 1
Email: [email protected]
You can also reach them via their website: https://filmhouseng.com
Ground Zero Cinema
If you are looking for a complete entertainment centre, Ground Zero Cinema is second to none. It operates mostly at night and offers the best clubbing experience for those who like night activities. Another unique feature of this cinema is that it is equipped with 3D, 5D and 7D capabilities thereby giving you a surreal and real-life experience.
They also have special packages for your kids, especially during the yearly Children’s Day. Other features of this cinema include; offering of group discount during weekdays, the use of special glasses and also features games and stimulating effects, etc.
The cinema is sited at 87, Cemetry Street, Off Abeokuta Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, Nigeria and they can also be reached via these phone numbers; +2348144627001, 08097498188, 07085277931, 07032175996, 08030619358. Their website address is http://groundzero.com.ng
Marturion Cinemas is an entertainment centre that offers standard service in Nollywood and Hollywood movies in a cosy and cool environment. This cinema is a subsidiary of the Marturion Group. The group is led by Michael Ndiomu. The cinema is located at Brainfield Event Center Km 3 Lasu Isheri Road, Oko Filling Bus Stop, Igando, Lagos Nigeria. Website address: http://www.marturioncinemas.com
Phone Number: 09082929301, 08092560999.
5D Cinema 9ja
5D Cinema is an entertainment centre sited at Surulere, Lagos State. It provides stimulating effects which showcase movies in advanced technology. It feels as if you are watching the movie in real-life due to the settings of the cinema.
The cinema is located at Leisure Mall (Beside Shoprite), Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos State. If you want to book a movie ticket, you can reach them via this phone number; 08172115000 or visit their website – http://www.5dcinema9ja.com
Grand Cinemas is located at Lekki, Lagos State and is a one-stop entertainment centre for various sets of movies like thrillers, action, drama, adventure movies, and others. Their contact details are highlighted below;
Office address: Atlantic Centre, Chevron Drive, Lekki Penninsula 2, Lagos.
Phone Number: 08188318393, 0818831 9081, 08188319047
Magic Kingdom Cinema
Asides from showcasing movies, this entertainment centre also boasts of games and amusement settings. Another exciting feature is the fact that it has incorporated 3D, 5D, 7D, and 9D technology thereby giving you a real and surreal experience.
The cinema is located at 1 Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria. They can be reached via this phone number – 08100792766 or through their website – http://www.magickingdom.com.ng
If you want to watch a movie at this cinema, the price ranges from #1000 to #2500. The cinema offers a cosy atmosphere coupled with a seasonal film experience for proper relaxation. The cinema is sited at one of the major cities of Lagos State.
The address is located at 180/184 Moyosore House, 2nd Floor, Ikorodu Road, Onipanu Somolu, Lagos.
Their customer representatives can be reached via this phone number – 07016469992, 08134702627. You can also book for a seat by visiting their website on – http://www.magnificentcinemas.com
The Filmhouse is a reputable company which specializes in cinema operation, Film entertainment, and film distribution. Interested in booking a seat? Contact them via any of the medium highlighted below:
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 09024973014
Address: Plot 1378D Joseph Namah Close off Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Dews Cinema is known for its epic and interesting movies. They are located in Festac town. Check their contact details and location below:
Email Address: [email protected]
Location: Plot 1, Dream Center 202 Road, 2nd Avenue, Festac Town Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
Phone Number: 0817 903 2970
Room 7 Studioz
This entertainment centre offers several services such as; TV commercials, TV shows, film production, etc. The cinema is located at No 6b, Adeboye Solanke Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos and they can be accessed via email address – [email protected], or phone number – +2348088989897.
Royal Cinemas treats you to several genres of movies with superb technology and a cosy atmosphere. If you want to book a seat, contact one of these phone numbers – 08130977174, 08035288044. The Cinema is located at 6, Saubana Olorunfemi Street, Olowonla Bus Stop, Igando, Lagos State.
Secret Cinema is known to always provide a cinema environment with a safe, classy, approachable and comfortable home feeling but sited in the outdoor area. The cinema is located at Ember Creek Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos and you can reach them via this phone number, 07069117347, to purchase movie tickets.