List of Movie Theatres and Cinemas in Nigeria

In this article, you will find out the list of movie theatres and cinemas in Nigeria including their addresses and contact details.

But before that, let’s take a brief look at the Nigerian Movie industry and how it managed to be the third biggest film industry in the world.

The emergence of movies in Nigeria dates back to the late 19th century and into the colonial era in the 20th century.

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List of Movie Theatres and Cinemas in Nigeria

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Nigeria now has one of the biggest film industry in world. As a matter of fact, After the decline of the Golden era in the history of development of the Nigerian motion picture industry, Nigerian film industry experienced a second major boom in the 1990s, the industry peaked in the mid-2000s to become the second largest film industry in the world in terms of the number of annual film productions, placing it ahead of the United States and behind only India and as of 2013, Nigerian cinema was rated as the third most valuable film industry in the world based on its worth and revenues generated.

By the end of 2013, the film industry reportedly hit a record breaking revenue of ₦1.72 trillion (US$11 billion) and as of 2014, the industry was worth ₦853.9 billion (US$ 5.1 billion) making it the third most valuable film industry in the world, behind the United States and India.

It contributed about 1.4% to Nigeria’s economy; this was attributed to the increase in the number of quality films produced and more formal distribution methods.

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So without doubt, it is clear that the Nigerian film industry which is informally referred to as “Nollywood” is indeed one of the biggest film industry in the world, topping that of the Japanese, Koreans, Taiwanese, Filipinos and every other African film industries.

The term “Nollywood” is a cognomen which originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. As of now, the origin of the term still remains unclear but is thought of by others to have originated in the early 2000s, as was traced to an article in The New York Times.

Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema. Later on, Charles Igwe also noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article which he wrote for the New York Times.

Meaning of the term “Nollywood”

Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, and it has been subjected to several controversies.

The term continued to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.

Films Classified or Defined as Nollywood

The definition of which films are considered Nollywood has always been a subject of controversy and debate. Numerous attempts have been made by renowned writers, actors, directors and other people in the industry to explicitly define which film is classified or considered to be a Nollywood movie. One of such persons is Alex Eyengho.

Alex Eyengho defined Nollywood as “the totality of activities taking place in the Nigerian film industry, be it in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Itsekiri , Edo , Efik , Ijaw , Urhobo or any other of the over 300 Nigerian languages”.

He further stated that “the historical trajectory of Nollywood started since the pre and post independent Nigeria, with the theatrical (stage) and cinematic (celluloid) efforts of the likes of Chief Hubert Ogunde, Chief Amata, Baba Sala, Ade Love, Eddie Ugboma and a few others”.

Over the years the term Nollywood has also been used to refer to other affiliate film industries, such as the Ghanaian English-language cinema, whose films are usually co-produced with Nigeria and/or distributed by Nigerian companies.

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List of movie theatres and cinemas in Nigeria

1. 5D Cinema 9ja

Address and Phone Number(S)

Leisure Mall (Beside Shoprite), Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

0817 211 5000

5D Cinema 9ja is a movie theater and cinema house located in Surulere that provides ultimate theater and simulating experience that focuses on the latest in movie technology.

2. Filmhouse IMAX

Address and Phone Number(S)

The Rock Drive off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Nigeria.

0902 497 3014, 0902 499 7900

Filmhouse IMAX is the first IMAX (image maximum) movie theatre in Nigeria launched by Filmhouse Cinema, and shows movies in both 3D and 2D for both kids and adults.

3. Genesis Deluxe Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

0807 726 9210, 0809 036 6111, 0807 425 8078

Genesis Deluxe Cinemas is movie viewing theater based in Lagos providing shows and latest movies for its viewers.

4. Grand Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

Atlantic Centre, Chevron Drive, Lekki Penninsula 2, Lagos, Nigeria

0818 831 8393, 0818 831 9081, 0818 831 9047

Grand Cinemas is a one stop centre for adventure movies, thrillers, drama, action, and more, and is located in Lekki, Lagos.

5. Ground Zero Cinema

Address and Phone Number(S)

87, Cemetry Street, Off Abeokuta Street, Ebute-Metta, Lagos Nigeria

0814 462 7001, 0708 527 7931, 0703 217 59960809 749 8188

Ground Zero Cinema is a game and entertainment centre in Lagos that projects Nollywood and Hollywood movie in a digital technology way.

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6. Magic Kingdom Cinema

Address and Phone Number(S)

1 Hussey Street, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria.

0810 079 2766

Magic Kingdom Games & Amusement Cinema is a professional movie theater company in yaba Lagos that operates on the technology of 3D, 5D, 7D and 9D cinema.

7. Magnificent Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

180/184 Moyosore House, 2nd Floor, Ikorodu Road, Onipanu Somolu, Lagos Nigeria.

0701 646 9992, 0813 470 2627

Magnificent Cinemas is a filmhouse located in one of the major cities of lagos known for its sensational film experience coupled with a cozy atmosphere for proper relaxation.

8. Marturion Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

Brainfield Event Center Km 3 Lasu Isheri Road,Oko Filling Bus Stop, Igando, Lagos Nigeria.

0908 292 9301, 0809 256 0999

Marturion Cinemas is a movie house that offers standard service in Hollywood and Nollywood movies in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere

9. Silverbird Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

133, Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

08099667129, 08035879156, 01-24536344

Silverbird Cinemas provide Nigerians and expatriates day and date releases of blockbuster movies in an environment and ambience that is comparable to, and sometimes arguably better than, the service quality available in developed markets.

10. The Filmhouse

Plot 1378D Joseph Namah Close off Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

0902 497 3014, 0902 499 7900, 0704 570 62700902 497 3039

The Filmhouse is a dynamic film exhibition company experienced in cinema operation and development, film distribution and film entertainment.

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11. Dews Cinema

Address and Phone Number(S)

Plot 1, Dream Center 202 Road, 2nd Avenue, Festac Town Amuwo Odofin, Lagos Nigeria.

0817 903 2970, 0818 887 1256

Dews Cinema is one of the exciting places in Lagos that keeps you entertain with their interesting movies.

12. Ozone Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

E-Centre 1-11 Commercial Avenue, Sabo Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

0816 662 6015, 0802 313 2351, 0818 146 8682

Ozone Cinemas is a four-screen cinema with 619 luxury seats offering daily show of latest movies.

13. Room 7 Studioz

Address and Phone Number(S)

No 6b, Adeboye Solanke Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

+234 808 898 9897

Room 7 studioz is a film and entertainment content production company based in Lagos Nigeria. Our services ranges from film production, TV commercials, music video shoot, TV shows and out of the box entertainment idea creation/execution.

14. Royal Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

6, Saubana Olorunfemi Street, Olowonla Bus Stop, Igando, Lagos, Nigeria.

0813 097 7174, 0803 528 8044

Royal Cinemas is a cinema and movie theater in Igando that provides its viewers with a wide range of Nigeria and foreign movie genres

15. Secret Cinema

Address and Phone Number(S)

Ember Creek Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

0706 911 7347

Secret Cinema Lagos provides a cinema environment with a comfortable, classy, safe and approachable home feeling but in the outdoor terrain.

16. BP Vision

Address and Phone Number(S)

35 Adebisi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria

+234 803 244 3246, +234 803 527 5486

BP Vision is a creative organisation known for its excellence in carrying out projects geared towards changing lives and contributing immensely to nation building through stage play, television programmes, concerts and movie with platform for theatre art.

17. Genesis Deluxe Cinemas

Address and Phone Number(S)

1228 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

08077269210, 08090366111, 08074258078

Nigeria’s leading cinema developers and operators of multiplex cinemas in Nigeria.

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18. New Africa Media Network

Address and Phone Number(S)

8 Medical Road, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria

0817 509 5694, 0811 787 6768, 0816 223 21490708 284 3911

New Africa Media Network is a created platform for movie and stage acting.

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