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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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Time to refresh this old cinema

It's a bit harsh to compare this small town cinema to the sub-urban multiplex cinemas my family is used to, so I won't. For starters it costs about 40% less to watch a film at The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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London
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London
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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's a bit harsh to compare this small town cinema to the sub-urban multiplex cinemas my family is used to, so I won't. For starters it costs about 40% less to watch a film at The Royal compared to our local Showcase cinema, so you know the facilities won't be comparable. This review is based on the facilities and experience... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to this local cinema whilst staying in St Ives and it just happened that it was showing a live broadcast from the National theatre in London of the play Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes. It was great way to enjoy an excellent but long play on the cinema screen seats were very comfortable and the service was very... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Been to this cinema many times over 25 years. It's a bit tired and in need of investment but serves its purpose well enough. Enjoyed the movie and will use again on our next holiday.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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