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Gulbenkian Cinema

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Address: The Gulbenkian Theatre, Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: 01227 769075
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Excellent - far better than Cineworld, Odeon, etc

I recently watched a film at the Gulbenkian cinema with my Dad & teenage sister & was really impressed. We don't live far away but have never been there before though I'm sure we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I recently watched a film at the Gulbenkian cinema with my Dad & teenage sister & was really impressed. We don't live far away but have never been there before though I'm sure we will visit again. They show films which would never be shown at the likes of Cineworld (we saw Wild Tales which was brilliant!) & the prices... More 

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Thanks for your review and I hope we see you here again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I go here to see films that'll never get shown at Canterbury's main cinema, a horrible Odeon. For example, Pride and Spirit of '45; classic lefty / student fare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Conveniently Situated on the university campus, out of town, this Cinema is happy to include films that the big name cinemas would often shun. A printed independent review of each film is available FOC before each performance starts which can give helpful additional insight to a complex plot line. Seats are comfortable, and well tiered, meaning usually your view is... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stopped off for breakfast, good food in a good atmosphere Had to wait for a little while but they were very busy and it was well worth it.

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Chilham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Gulbenkian is great, and has a range of interesting non-mainstream events. Finding it is thte challenge... If you have a degree in orienteering, or are a student of the university, you'll be fine. Otherwise you'll find that the road signs run out a mile or so before you get there, & the Gulbenkian is squirelled away on the university... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Does a nice selection of snacks and drinks, perfect for between lectures and the cafe layout makes it great for meeting friends. Service is sometimes a bit slow and the price is definitely not suitable for a student budget but nice every once in a while

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I come here on a regular basis with my partner to watch films after they have been released. As we are both students we purchased Gulb cards and get an added discount on top of student prices. Great if you dont want to pay alot to see a film at The Odeon, although some of the food can be overpriced... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Rather expensive but at least we can see films which might not make it to the local Odeon; however the recent opening of a Curzon cinema in the old drill Hall may change that.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went for the festival, while it was small, it was a lovely place, safe, kid friendly. The cafe is lovely and reasonably priced.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The great thing about Gulbenkian is that they don't show a film for a month or more; if a film is quite popular or mainstream they will show it for 4 days, otherwise it will be a one show. Luckily (maybe because it is a university cinema) they choose enough art-house films; in that sense it seems like a real... More 

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