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Royal Cinema

Royal Square, St Ives, England
01736 796843
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Ranked #12 of 15 Activities in St Ives
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: The Royal Cinema is a 3 Screen Cinema. As part of Merlin Cinemas, Royal Cinema St Ives is part of...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: 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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Sheffield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

On old fashioned cinema - always visit when we're in St Ives. The lunch time showing is amazing value and a god send on rainy days.

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penzance
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Dreadful seats, older than I am, and I'm no spring chicken sadly any more, that are broken and missing in some cases. Very very tired and dated, and beyond cleaning by now, this cinema, along with most of Merlin cinemas, desperately needs updating. Living here, we are stuck with these cinemas, and its a shame that we, and people coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Although the decor is long past its best, the main screen has large comfortable seating. The picture/sound quality was excellent. Snacks were competitively priced. The attached cafe serves excellent coffee.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

sorry to say this, it feels very run down, the seats were not comfortable, the screen seemed very blurred, the staff uninterested and we were really cold. Next time we will go somewhere a bit better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

It's fair to say the Royal cinema is old and dated and we almost decided not to go after reading a couple of the reviews. We stuck with our plans and went to watch oblivion. The sound and screen were perfectly adequate. The seats are threadbare with some dodgy springs as well. But we just moved to another seat which... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The royal cinema in St.Ives is absolutely terrible. Everything is stupidly over priced which is the case for most cinemas but it doesnt normally bother you if the cinema is a nice one. The money they make from us the least they could do is to give it a coat of paint and new chairs! The chairs are horrendous, all... More 

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Our annual holidays in north Cornwall wouldn't be the same without at least one rainy day visit here. The minute you enter, it is like stepping back in time - red velour everywhere and a warm welcome. Refreshment costs however are typically current day - overpriced as you would expect. However, the convenience store opposite is ideal place to stock... More 

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Doncaster
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

went to see a couple of movies here last year and its a super old fashioned cinema in a good way great entertainment if its raining parking as ever a problem go its a hoot to old picture going times

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marazion
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I love this cinema because its like the good old fashioned ones we went to years ago! It has all the latest movies on plus sweets and treats but its so quiet!!! Every time I've gone with a friend we've had the whole place to ourselves.....private screening room round the corner really!!!!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I had been looking forward to seeing Ganster Squad and whilst I did see part of the movie, unfortunately I couldn't hear much of it. I have perfect hearing but made the mistake of sitting at the back of the small cinema. The speakers would appear to be at the front of the cinema next to the screen and not... More 

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