8 best cinemas in Lagos and their prices

In a bustling metropolis like Lagos, there will certainly be cinemas and movie houses. Visiting the cinema is one of the ways Lagosians kick back and relax after the stress of the work week. Some of the best cinemas in Lagos today are:

1. IMAX Filmhouse Cinema

IMAX Filmhouse Cinema is located on the Rock Drive, off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, Lekki Phase I, Lagos. Filmhouse Cinema is partnered with the Canadian theatre company, IMAX Corporation. The cinema was opened on the 9th of September, 2016. IMAX Filmhouse Cinema offers state of the art technology and facilities to meet it’s audience’s entertainment needs. The IMAX Filmhouse Cinema is a two storey building that seats about 340 people. The cinema also has TV screens consisting of the IMAX screen theatre, two regular premium 75 seater screens and a private 8 seater screen. Ticket prices into the IMAX Filmhouse Cinema are:

  • IMAX kids 3D- 2500 naira (for children of 3-14)
  • IMAX kids 2D- 2000 naira (for children of 3-14)
  • IMAX kids 2D/3D- free of charge (for children aged 2 and under)
  • IMAX adults 3D- 3000 naira
  • IMAX adults 2D- 3500 naira
  • Signature weekdays- 3000 naira
  • Signature weekends and public holidays – 5000 naira

2. Filmhouse Cinema Leisure Mall

The Filmhouse Cinema Leisure Mall is located in 30B Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos. It has an accommodation capacity of about 314 people. Ticket prices range from:

  • Monday to Friday (10am – 3 pm)- 600 naira
  • Monday to Friday (3pm – 5pm) – 800 naira
  • Weekends- 1500 naira
  • Late night shows (weekend) – 800 naira
  • Public holidays (blockbusters) – 2000 naira

3. Genesis Deluxe Cinema

Located in Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki-Epe expressway, Maroko, Lagos, Genesis Deluxe Cinema was opened in 2008. It is owned by Nnaeto Orazuike. The Genesis Deluxe Cinema is among the leading cinemas in Lagos, Nigeria. Genesis Deluxe Cinema is the first cinema to show a 3D movie (Green Hornet) in West Africa. Ticket prices into the Genesis Deluxe Cinema are:

  • Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday): 10am- 5pm is 1000 naira with free drinks
  • 5pm to 12am- 1500 naira with drinks
  • Wednesday- a flat rate of 1000 naira with drinks
  • Friday to Sunday- 2000 naira with drinks
  • To watch blockbuster movies- 3000 naira with popcorn and drinks and N2500 without the refreshments.

4. Ozone Cinema

Ozone Cinema is located in E-center, Commercial Avenue, Sabo Yaba, Lagos. The cinema was opened in November 2012. The Ozone Cinema is currently managed by Dominos Company Limited. Due to it closeness to several tertiary institutions, the Ozone Cinema is among the cheapest cinemas in the Lagos Mainland. Ticket prices into the Ozone Cinema are:

  • Regular: Adults- 1500 naira
  • Regular: Students- 1000 naira
  • Regular: Children- 500 naira
  • Special promo: the price is 1,100 naira for an adult with free popcorn and drinks while students and children pay 500 naira.

5. Silverbird Cinemas

The Silverbird Cinemas are located in several prime locations all over Lagos like the Ikeja City Mall, FESTAC, Victoria Island, Amuwo Odofin and Ikoyi. It is owned by Ben Murray- Bruce. The Silverbird Cinemas were established in 2004. It is among the leading cinemas in Lagos, Nigeria. Ticket prices range from:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 1000 naira with popcorn and drinks
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Adults – 1000 naira; student or child – 500 naira
  • Friday to Sunday (and public holidays): Adults- 1500 naira, Students and children- 1000 naira
  • Indian movies- 2500 with popcorn and drinks

6. Viva Cinema

Viva Cinema is located on 22, Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja, Lagos. It is owned by Heri Ntimizi. Viva Cinema is the first cinema to use a Sony 4K projector. Ticket prices at Viva Cinema start at:

  • Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday): Ticket only is 1200 naira; Tickets with medium popcorn and a 50cl drink is 2000 naira
  • Corpers or Students or Children with ID card – 1500 naira with drinks and popcorn
  • Group booking or excursion with free drinks and popcorn- 1000 naira per person
  • Wednesday- 1000 naira with free drinks and popcorn
  • Friday to Sunday- 2500 naira (with drinks and popcorn) and 2000 (for tickets only)
  • Public holidays and premieres – 3000 naira (with a large popcorn and a 60cl drink) and 2500 naira (for tickets only)

7. Magnificent Cinema

Magnificent Cinema is located on 180/184, Ikorodu- Ososun road, Onipanu, Lagos. The cinema is a subsidiary of Magnificent International Leisure and Estate Services Ltd. The cinema is a fantastic location for dates and hangouts with friends. Ticket prices range from:

  • Monday: 1000 naira with a drink and popcorn
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10am to 12pm is 500 naira and after 2pm is 800- 1000 naira
  • Friday: 1500 naira with free drinks and popcorn except blockbusters or new movies
  • Weekends and public holidays: 1000 naira for all movies except blockbusters and new movies. Blockbusters and new movies with popcorn and drinks cost 1500 – 2500 naira.

8. Ground Zero Arcade and Cinemas

Ground Zero Arcade and Cinemas is located on 87, Cemetry Street, off Abeokuta Street, Ebute- Meta, Lagos Mainland, Lagos. It is popularly known for its provisions for all sorts of games apart from the cinema. Since it is mostly open at night, Ground Zero Arcade and Cinemas also serves as a nightclub. The gate fee is 1000 naira.

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