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Cambridge Arts Picture House

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Address: 38-39 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR, England
Phone Number: +44 870 755 1242
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Always a pleasure to come here to see s movie. Nice environment, shows films that the bigger cinemas don't bother with. Comfortable seating, friendly staff. Nothing to complain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 18, 2016
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave the bar food a 5 star rating last year. Great snacks, especially the chilli, at great prices (£5 for chilli and chips). This year, prices have doubled and the chilli has been re-invented as chunks of of beef in a mildly spicy, watery liquid for £11 - so disappointing.

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Ely
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come here to see s movie. Nice environment, shows films that the bigger cinemas don't bother with. Comfortable seating, friendly staff. Nothing to complain about here. Handy to for Cambridge shopping as it is right there in the town. Give it a try.

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Thank miszaku
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Just been to the Arts to see Bridget Jones's baby haven't laughed so much in years, brilliant, highly recommend the cinema and the film.😀😊😂

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Thank Jane H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A very, very welcome alternative to the "we're in the popcorn sales business not the film business" approach of those dreadful hypermarket movie chains that have corrupted our culture. This place attracts a funky, eclectic crowd. They show a real mix of current stock and classics and re-emphasise the "going out for an evening" aspect of cinema going namely, meet... More 

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Thank Ian B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles 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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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