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Address: Royal Square, St Ives, England
Phone Number: 01736 796843
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Description: The Royal Cinema is a 3 Screen Cinema. As part of Merlin Cinemas, Royal...
The Royal Cinema is a 3 Screen Cinema. As part of Merlin Cinemas, Royal Cinema St Ives is part of the Movie Magic Discount Card scheme. See our website for more information.
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A Nostalgic Experience - Not to be Missed!

We have been wanting to visit The Royal Cinema in St Ives for sometime - well yesterday we did, going to see The Second Marigold Hotel (for the second time in 2 weeks!!) The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Piglet56
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We have been wanting to visit The Royal Cinema in St Ives for sometime - well yesterday we did, going to see The Second Marigold Hotel (for the second time in 2 weeks!!) The Royal Cinema was a delight; we were surprised at the quality of the theatre - from the sound, quality of picture, comfort of the seating -... More 

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Torquay
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Staying for the week in St Ives we went twice and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.My wife and I both have Merlin cinema discount cards so we both get to see films for a total of £7..Needless to say we take every opportunity to make use of them...Yes the cinema could do with a refurb,but It's the films we go to... More 

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Oxfordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just got back from the cinema, was able to book on line in advance, they offer a good membership deal, but I have to say the condition of the cinema is as the title suggests very tired. All the arm rests need redoing and the seats need attention. I however love the size of the place and with a bit... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The woman cashier there is disgustingly rude and off hand. I am surprised they do ANY business at all with the way that she interacts with the cinema goers. I would NEVER employ her!

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Cornwall
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have stopped going to the St Ives Merlin cinema. The toilets are horrid and the cinema seats are full of holes - you have to move along several seats to find one without the stuffing missing. No wonder the lights are never turned up properly - goodness only knows what you'd find in the full light of day. Such... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I saw the live performance of Medea which was spectacular. Worth checking if there are any National Theatre live performances while you are visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Saw The Hundred Foot Journey here(which was excellent) but the cinema needs complete refurbishment and it was really quite dirty. Popcorn was stale. Otherwise it was a treat to see an old-fashioned cinema.

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Domat/Ems, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it`s just about the opposite of this new rising multiplex cinemas everywhere. If you want to enjoy a movie evening in an old styled fashion, it`s just about the perfect place. It has the atmosphere we like. We definitely prefer the small local cinemas over the the anonymous large ones.

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Warwickshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great prices, helpful staff told is about the choices of films, and gave us opinions. there weren't many films on offer, but I would say that for each age group there would be a choice of two or three films. we watched a kids movie, it was a smallish room, but the chairs were comfy, and we had loads of... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's the exact opposite of a multiplex, its small, a bit quirky, rough around the edges but if you grew up before multiplexes were everywhere then you definitely went to a cinema like this on your British Summer holiday. Although it's a bit tired its friendly and great for a rainy day in St Ives. Three screens mean that there... More 

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