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Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS, England
01332 285444
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: QUAD is a CINEMA, GALLERY, CAFE BAR and WORKSHOP that anyone can use.CINEMAShowing the best in World, Hollywood and Independent films.GALLERYThe exhibition programme includes work from local, national and international artists, it is exciting, diverse and open to new ideas and experimentation.CAFE BARCome and relax in our fully licenced Cafe Bar with a drink or choose from a range of delicious home made dishes.WORKSHOPQUAD brings individuals, communities and artists together to create exciting new art and film. We are committed to providing access to the arts for everyone. QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.QUAD's Patrons are actor John Hurt CBE, actor/director Paddy Considine, local actor Jack O'Connell and actor/musician John Tams.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
81 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Quad is a great value cinema complex that offers an eclectic variety of films. Some films are shown that have just been released the same week. The sweats in the auditoriums are very comfortable and the sound is great. The programme varies as does the type of films shown. I must go about at least once a month. This is... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I visited for coffee recently and we hoped lunch as well, however, neither really happened! The service was simply so slow it was appalling and then having ordered 2 pieces of cake, 1 cappuccino and 1 decaff coffee, we waited so long that we had finished our cake and made decisions on the rest of our weekend... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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127 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We spent two full days here recently for the ICO National Screening Days, each watching eight (!) pre-release films as part of the process of selecting films for the next CFS film season. The two main cinemas had comfortable seating (essential for this sort of event), and the general facilities were very good. A great venue for non-mainstream films.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great to have somewhere in Derby open on a Sunday evening. Always good for a coffee (and a scone/cake.) Food is generally delicious - I particularly liked their savoury cheesecake!

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wot, a cinema that doesn't smell of popcorn. Wot, a cinema that allows you to take a glass of wine in with you. Wow. And now the Quad is showing lots of mainstream films, it's great. Reasonable prices, book online.......all you need in a cinema but without the crowds. Looking forward to a NT Live presentation in November - Theatre... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Quad is an absolutely fantastic location for exploring the arts and cinema and has a lovely cafe. The cinema room is cosy and far smaller than the bigger cinemas around, however, there is a lot more leg room and the seats are bigger. Quad shows the best indie films around! Definitely worth a visit but quite pricey even with a... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

QUAD is a great place to come for cinema, arts, cake, coffee, hot food, even a touristy shop if that takes your fancy. I like to drink coffee from here because it's supporting Derby's small but thriving arts scene. (Derby Feste anyone?) Sometimes the QUAD cafe offers great (warm) views when there are events going on outside.

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Uzhhorod, Zakarpats'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This arts and cinema centre in Derby is a real treat, with three screens showing the best of indie films and gallery areas on the first floor too. The ground floor bar is a nice glass walled space, with seating inside and out, with nice food, good coffee and good service. Its a real gem for the city and appears... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Maybe a bit pricey but the food is excellent. I miss the halloumi but still has the best onion rings in town.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited Derby Quad for the first time,took my time and wandered around what is on offer here is very appealing.From art to friendly staff making you feel at home. Ventured into the cafe after seeing a clean well dressed chef chatting to a customer about his food that he had enjoyed from what i can gather(being a bit nosey and... More

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