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Gulbenkian Cinema

Address: The Gulbenkian Theatre, Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: 01227 769075
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Ranked #12 of 40 Activities in Canterbury
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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9 reviews 9 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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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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