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Cambridge Arts Picture House

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Address: 38-39 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR, England
Phone Number: 08707 551 242
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Great seats, Love the ambience

We joined last year. We both love world cinema and theatre screenings so is is a fab choice for people who like to sit in comfort and watch great films. The cafe is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
latef0rthesky
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined last year. We both love world cinema and theatre screenings so is is a fab choice for people who like to sit in comfort and watch great films. The cafe is a bit disorganised so getting a coffee can take a while, but it largely seems to be staffed by students who are polite. The only thing I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Very disappointing to find the menus seems to have shrunk. Nothing distinctive on the lunchtime menu, hot dog and butternut squash soup not even any sandwiches. A great cinema, but the cafe has always been the iceing on the cake, a lovely atmosphere and a good place to meet up with friends. Sad.

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Thank Grev2012
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Good selection of films, cosy bar and snacks / food. Now serving wider reagent of bar foods - at good prices. Recommend chilli and chips for £4.50

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Whenever I visit friends locally we visit to see a good film with supper beforehand. The food is freshly cooked and delicious, with very friendly staff behind the bar and serving. General atmosphere is brilliant, seats are cosy though the cinema was cold to start with. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Hassendeanbandb
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Went here for the first time with friends recently, and really liked it as an alternative to the bigger multiplex type cinemas in town. Lovely little cafe (although I can imagine it would be complete chaos at busier times of the week) where we had coffee before and a bite for lunch after. I understand that you get 10% off... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I've been a member here for many years and the Arts Picturehouse used to be good, but has declined significantly in recent years. They used to show a better range of films but now frequently show mainstream blockbusters which means the interesting films get squeezed into a few showings at inconvenient times and are often gone after a week so... More 

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Thank Amy T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We've visited the Arts Picture House numerous times over many years. Sadly the visit was completely ruined by really noisy people rustling sweet wrappers and munching popcorn through out. I felt that it was no longer the special place that it use to be

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Thank sharonhassan
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

An excellent cinema there is a bar which means that you can take beer , wine etc into the movie which can make the experience different. Well worth a visit to support small businesses.

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Thank Terry F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

beautiful old fashioned cinema, excellent to watch 'live streamings' though don't both to see Jane Eyre if you want anything to do with the original Bronte

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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This cinema has more of a 'club' feel about it: warm and friendly. Bar is quite expensive if you're not a member, but the wine is well-chilled and there's a great selection of light snacks (hot and cold) if you're feeling a little peckish or rushing straight from work (or lectures!) to catch an early evening performance. Seats are comfortable.... More 

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