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Gulbenkian Cinema

The Gulbenkian Theatre, Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
01227 769075
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Ranked #10 of 37 Activities in Canterbury
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Chilham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great independant cinema with films which are different. Seating is very comfortable and all reservable. There is also a great cafe.

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Canterbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been a regular visitor to the Gulbenkian Cinema in the 14 years that I've lived in Canterbury. Great venue for catching less mainstream films, as well as repeats of blockbusters etc... Tickets reasonably priced and even have Kent ice-cream stand - highly recommended. Having moved away from Canterbury the Gulbenkian is definitely irreplaceable!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If the film you want to see at the Odeon isn't on or you missed it check out the Gulbenkian by the uni and it might be on in there. They show lots of different films, some independent and big box office hits and new releases. Go check it out...don't forget the popcorn or drink

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

European films find a way into UK through art venues where culture and art match well. No matter how much the Gulbenkian tries it will never reach that label. It is not artistic at all. it is pretentious in its selection, seating, service and atmosphere. The foyer is like a bad novel written by an illiterate group who thinks are... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great place to watch your favourite movie. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of legroom. Outside the bar/eating area is as welcoming as a new building can be and the price of drinks is reasonable.

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