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“Taking the mick a bit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vue Cinema Exeter

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Vue Cinema Exeter
Cheeke St, Summerland Gate, Exeter EX1 2DD, England
08712 240 240
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Ranked #9 of 13 Fun & Games in Exeter
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Taking the mick a bit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I phoned to book tickets & asked when the film started, (that is, the film, no the whole shebang with trailers etc) and was advised to get into the seats 15 minutes ahead of the film starting, which we did. The film was coming to the end of its run and the screen where it was showing was the very small one, and at first it was almost empty. Then the adverts began at ear-splitting volume. This was not film trailers, but ordinary adverts for banks etc., exactly the ones you get fed up with on TV and ignore/change the channel for a bit, except here you can't. The cinema gradually filled up. I went to get a drink and asked a member of staff why the film hadn't started, and he said they wait for more people & basically start when they feel like it. So the film that was supposed to start at 7.15 started at 8pm and we'd had to endure 45 minutes of adverts & trailers at full volume. I don't mind the trailers but the adverts felt like torture. The film was good but the treatment beforehand made us feel we'd been lied to and badly treated.

Visited January 2013
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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“A VUE FOR A VIEW”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It is a pretty standard multi-screen cinema but probably the best place to see a movie in the centre of Exeter – there’s not that much competition. The sound systems, screens, seating, etc are top quality and there are sufficient screens to offer a wide choice of viewing. We find that the ‘executive’ seats for which you pay more are less comfortable than the standard. The booking hall and circulation spaces don’t win any design awards but it is functional although there can be frustrating queues (avoided by on-line booking), not least because booking staff also serve the popcorn, etc. Prices can be high: it is cheaper outside peak times and ‘2-for-1 Orange Wednesday’ deals also help as does bringing your own snacks - and checking out the best place to park.

Visited May 2013
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“Good cinema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We pre-booked so avoided the rather large queue. Decided to get a drink and popcorn and was a but surprised at the price - more than I was expecting! I guess it is about average for this type of cinema. The seats were reasonably comfortable, and the sound good without being too loud (my pet hate)
Would visit again.

Visited July 2012
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Liege, Belgium
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“Nice cinema”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Cool cinema, very central. A lot of choice for films. You have the choice for comfier seats for £1 more.

Visited April 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“A nice vue if you do it right”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We have visited this cinema many times.
You won't want to queue or have to hang around for the film to start - there's no room in the foyer and you can't sit and it'll be crowded. The food and drink is as usual for cinema chains very overpriced, be warned. There is (expensive) NCP parking next door to the cinema, and slightly more reasonable council parking a three minute walk away in the triangle. So that's the negatives.
Positives: seating has reasonable leg room, but spend extra for the VIP seats - loads of room. The cinema is always clean in all area and toilets immaculate. Sound is good. You can easily book on-line and usually pick up tickets on arrival from an automatic machine. If you arrive at just after start time you can go straight in to your reserved seat.
Staff are predominantly cheerful and helpful.
At the end of the day you just want to be comfortable whilst watching a film you want to see, and you can be that here.

Visited April 2013
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