We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely local cinema” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlton Cinema

Carlton Cinema
29 St Mildreds Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8RE , England
+44 1843 832019
Website
Improve this listing
Attraction details
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely local cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

After not having been for a while, my family and I recently decided to return to the Carlton Cinema due to the extortionate prices charged by the large cinema chains such as the Vue cinema in Westwood who often ask for £7 a ticket. At just £2.50 on weekdays and £3.50 weekends, it was a bargain already and a wise move but not only do the prices impress, so does the cinema itself. It has a wonderful traditional charm about it and yet it is comfortable and well maintained. The largest screen is on par with the screens at vue whilst the smaller screens add intimacy and actually create a lovely personal atmosphere. All staff are very helpful and friendly. Not only are the ticket prices cheap but also the price of snacks and popcorn are very reasonable meaning that there is no need to sneak in any cheaper snacks!
Overall I would thoroughly recommend this cinema and encourage all of the local community to take a trip there once in a while to support our own family run Independent Cinema and prevent it from succumbing to the impact of larger chains.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    14
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kent
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Friendly staff and good prices. Nicer atmosphere than the bigger chains. The seats were recently changed in the two smaller screens.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oundle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We went to see Pompeii live, which we pre-booked. The staff are fantastic - friendly and helpful. The building is gorgeous, it's like stepping back in time and that includes the level of service - a real treat. AND the ticket prices are great!

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Deal, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Excellent value at just 2.50 weekdays and 3.50 weekends. Makes cinema going affordable again!! Lovely little cinema and nice proper popcorn. Only downside is can take a while to actually get in as seems a long queue. But would rather this than paying a higher price!

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant Value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited bank hol monday and was so impressed at the friendly service and such good value for money...£2.50 for a weekday ticket, all the latest films shown and only £3.50 for sat and sun. So much better value than the bigger multiplex cinema. Really hope the prices stay so low, it makes it so much easier for locals to be able to afford a treat like the cinema so much more often! Comfortable seats, will definately recommend!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Carlton Cinema also viewed

Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
 
Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
Westgate-on-Sea, Isle of Thanet
 

Been to Carlton Cinema? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Carlton Cinema, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.