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“The Stafford Cinema (new name)” 3 of 5 stars
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The Stafford Cinema
Newport Road, Stafford ST16 2HH, England
0207 438 9580
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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“The Stafford Cinema (new name)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I've been watching films at this cinema for a couple of decades. It's not changed very much, although there was a lounge area created upstairs with comfy seats. These proved useful when I was waiting for our infrequent bus after 'The Golden Compass' the other year with my sons. Stafford needs a cinema and it's good that it hasn't closed down, like The Picture House did in the 90s.

Curzon seem to have introduced a coffee machine at the counter [but no tea available!] and are limited with the space in the Art Deco corner building to make that many improvements so far.

Seat comfort is 'so so', but with reasonable leg room.

Pricing of tickets differs according to the day or time of day, but this is outlined on their web site. Tuesday is the cheapest week day for all at under £5 per head. The early Saturday morning has a Kids film is just £2 a ticket when slightly older films have a 'one off' showing. Orange Wednesday still applies at this cinema.

Before Curzon took over The Apollo, live simulcasts of opera, ballet and top class theatre were being shown at premium prices [but still much cheaper than trying to obtain tickets for the actual venue, travel expenses etc. and Curzon are continuing to offer this opportunity to the folk of Stafford and district. I tried to get tickets for David Tennant in 'Richard II' and missed out!

The web site is basic at the moment, so hopefully that will improve.

Staff are helpful, but not over-friendly.

Visited November 2013
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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“Not an Odeon but still good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

While staying overnight in Stafford went to this local cinema which is not new but the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were fine and it was not as expensive as my local Odeon. OK so the screen was not quite as big, the seats are getting worn, and it was fairly cold, but then we could sit wherever we wanted and there was something very appealing about not being in a large scale national chain for a change.

Visited November 2013
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“Freezing ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Turn on the heating and put a smile on ya face. Just two top tips for a better night at Stafford's only cinema. If u keep this up one day when they build a decent cinema u will lose all of your custom. All though I suspect that will happen anyway, so don't bother just start serving hot choc instead of ices, not that the machine ever works

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“No Hollywood Blockbuster”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Living in Stafford i go to this cinema often, Has not changed much from when i was a boy a good local cinema, If its a big blockbuster however i would go to Cineworld because i don't want to be queuing around the corner like i did when i went to watch Star Wars. Space is limited due to the location of the Cinema and if and when they upgrade it it will be hard to improve/ extend it due to its location. Curzon have taken over the cinema now so lets hope they point it in the right direction Refreshments are available before you go in to view the film average pricing and an average Cinema

Visited July 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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“What go anywhere else”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Local and friendly with fair prices and family ticket. No need to go to a multi screen cinema. Keep it local- it's good enough :)

Visited June 2013
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