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Royal Cinema

Royal Square, St Ives, England
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Ranked #15 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Movie Theaters
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

doesn't have the mod cons of some but is quaint and steeped in childhood memories - great selection of films and reasonably priced

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

price was ok for what you got food/tickets ect place needs some major refit to bring it up to standard as the decor is out of the 70's the seats are from the same time and i had to keep shifting for the numb bum problem :-)

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went to see Monsters University last year and was pleasantly surprised at the prices, all four of us got a ticket for the price of what I would expect to pay in London. Looking to go again this year. Will check in later.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quite uncomfortable seating really considering you are stuck in a seat for so long. A good selection of films and in a good location but could do with some attention and renovations. Also, the snacks department felt a little out of date.

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Sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely little old fashioned cinema. we visit every year, although there isn't the choice in films of some of the big cinemas it's worth going just for the experience, it's like going back in time! it shows the top few films of the week along with some other choice pics. Staff are friendly and the seats are comfy. Well worth... More

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