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“Great cinema but could do with some comfy seats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ipswich Film Theatre

Ipswich Film Theatre
King Street | The Corn Exchange, Ipswich IP1 1EG, England
01473 433 100
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Ranked #4 of 41 Activities in Ipswich
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: The Ipswich Film Theatre is located in the basement of The Corn Exchange, King Street, City Centre, Ipswich IP1 1EGwww.iftt.co.uk
United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great cinema but could do with some comfy seats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great "independent" cinema, where ticket prices are very reasonable and there are a good variety of indie films on offer. However, the seats cause a numb posterior and I would go more often if I could actually feel my derriere after 25 minutes.

Visited December 2013
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Little Gem of a Cinema and Friendly Staff to Greet You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This cinema used to be run by the local council but is now run by volunteers who try really hard to give brilliant customer service. Where else can you see obscure, independant, foreign films, in comfortable seats (back row has wide, comfy padded seats), and be greeted by friendly people who care about the service they are providing whilst not getting paid. There's always a cheery person offering drinks as you go in, from a small cupboard-like nook. It's a brilliant place to go and see a film (the cinema, not the cupboard-like nook). It's clean too and never has noisy yobs with their phones going off during the film. They also have live link ups with National Theatre productions although these sell out very very quickly. Long may the Film Theatre in Ipswich continue. Thanks should go to the wonderful volunteer staff members.

Visited October 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Great place and very central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A changing programme with a nice mix of films from around the world. I haven't been disappointed so far

Visited September 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“How cinema should be.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Town centre location. Great selection of independent films, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. An audience which knows how to behave when attending a cinema. If you have stopped visiting mainstream cinemas because you are sick of patrons talking. texting, eating, slurping etc, then this is a cinema for you.

Visited August 2013
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Ipswich
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“Wonderful cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Ipswich Film Theatre is a wonderful cinema in the town centre showing foreign and art house films as well as some more main stream films. The tickets are reasonably priced as are the ice creams etc. I love the choice of films available and have enjoyed many films there.

Visited March 2013
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