Guy’s and St Thomas’ boasts the distinction of being the first NHS foundation trust in the UK to offer a MediCinema at both its hospitals – a permanent, state-of-the art cinema for patients, their family and carers to enjoy. The facilities screen the latest box-office releases – and they’re free.
MediCinema is a registered charity with a unique partnership with the health sector and the film industry, aiming to enrich quality of life for patients by offering a movie-going experience.
What is it?
A MediCinema is the same as any other cinema, except that it provides easy access for those in beds and wheelchairs, medical supervision through a team of nurses and free admission if you're a patient, together with your family and carers.
Our audiences include people recovering from heart transplants, waiting for kidney transplants, undergoing chemotherapy and those recovering from serious operations who would otherwise not be able to see films in any other facility than a MediCinema.
The ICAP MediCinema at Guy’s Hospital is located on the second floor of the Southwark Wing. See our map.
The MediCinema at St Thomas’ Hospital is located in the Prideaux Lecture Theatre. See our map.
How do I get tickets?
A MediCinema manager or a volunteer will visit your ward, or treatment centre to distribute cinema tickets for forthcoming performances.
All tickets need to be signed off by a nurse to make sure you're well enough to attend the screening.
If you're an outpatient, you'll need to provide proof that you are being treated at Guy’s or St Thomas’ such as a letter of referral or appointment confirmation.
Tickets can also be obtained by contacting the MediCinema manager directly using the contact details below.
What's on and when
MediCinema is lucky to have the support of leading film distributors, who not only donate the film prints but often give us the opportunity to preview them before they go out on general release.
We try to show the latest box office releases and our film programmes change weekly. To find out what’s showing, take a look at our poster boxes, pick up a leaflet at reception, talk to a member of staff on your ward or contact the MediCinema managers.
The ICAP MediCinema at Guy’s Hospital
General screenings are on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm for all patients, and Tuesdays at 1.30pm for outpatients only.
MediCinema at St Thomas' Hospital
General screenings are on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7pm. Screenings for Evelina London Children's Hospital are on Wednesdays at 6.30pm.
For more information, please contact us.