Empire Launches VIP Subscriber Club

Empire VIP Club

by Ben Travis |
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Empire has always been more than just a magazine. For over 30 years, it’s been a way to celebrate the movies that matter to us the most, a community for film lovers, and the ultimate destination for the latest and greatest writing on the delights of the big screen. Plus, it’s where filmmakers come to talk about their latest projects, and to discuss the films that mean the most to them. More importantly, it’s always been about you, the readers – the people who love cinema just as much as Team Empire does, who speak passionately and lovingly about their favourite flicks, and (when not in lockdown) can regularly be found at the local multiplex or arthouse cinema (or both).

Regular readers have long been able to subscribe to Empire, and get their issues of the magazine delivered monthly. Now, we’re proud to present the new Empire VIP Subscriber club – a comprehensive membership subscription for our film-loving community that encompasses Empire magazine, the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast, access to live events with the Empire team, and a Picturehouse membership. It’s a pretty great gang to be part of, with some pretty great perks – and no weird initiation ritual, either. Promise! If you’re an Empire devotee, it’s all the mag, podcast, events and cinema goodness you could want, all in one handy package.

Empire VIP

Here’s a full breakdown of what the Empire VIP Subscription gets you, costing just £79 for 12 months*:

13 ISSUES OF EMPIRE Delivered directly to your door, with bespoke, world-exclusive, subscriber-only covers.

THE EMPIRE SPOILER SPECIAL PODCAST Filmmakers and Team Empire dig deep into the best new releases. PLUS exclusive access to the 100-plus episode archive (minimum of two episodes per month)


– Two free tickets for use at any Picturehouse cinema

– 20% discount on all food and drink at Picturehouse cinemas

– £2 discount on all tickets at Picturehouse cinemas across the UK

– Invites to free preview screenings

– Access to priority booking where available

– Access to partner discounts

– Access to the Members bars at Central, Fulham Road and the new Finsbury Park Picturehouse

NB: Memberships will start from when Picturehouse cinemas open in 2021. Terms and conditions apply


– Live Q&A + screening events with filmmakers and actors

– First-look preview screenings

– Exclusive pre-sale window for all live Empire Film Podcast events

– Minimum six events per year

Quite the deal, right? If you want to join us for the first time as a VIP Subscriber, head to GreatMagazines.co.uk, sign up via phone on 01858 438 884, and head here for more information.

If you’re an existing subscriber – either to the magazine, or the Spoiler Special Podcasts – it’s easy to switch from your current deal. Mag subscribers can call 01858 438 752, or find more information about moving to Empire VIP here. Pod subscribers can call 01858 438 884 to sign up to VIP, and you can find more information about cancelling an existing podcast subscription here.

The Empire team look forward to seeing more of you (fingers crossed!) over the coming year, and bringing you closer than ever before to the films and filmmakers you love. It’s going to be a blast!

Terms and Conditions

  • When you pay by a recurring payment method. To pay by debit/credit card it is £85 for 12 months. Subscription is for a 12 month period only and cannot be cancelled before the end of the 12 month term.
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