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Address: Royal Square, St Ives TR26 2ND, England
Phone Number: 01736 796843

The Royal Cinema is a 3 Screen Cinema.

As part of Merlin Cinemas, Royal...

The Royal Cinema is a 3 Screen Cinema.

As part of Merlin Cinemas, Royal Cinema St Ives is part of the Movie Magic Discount Card scheme. See our website for more information.

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4* only because I like that cinema, it's cosy and staff very welcoming and friendly, screens ok and sound as well just needs some money and updating badly:( very very cold in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malwina I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4* only because I like that cinema, it's cosy and staff very welcoming and friendly, screens ok and sound as well just needs some money and updating badly:( very very cold in a winter and on a rainy day could see water down the walls... urgent work needed!!!

Thank Malwina I
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have noted, the cinema IS tired, dated and could do with a bit of money being spent on it... BUT, it's very quaint, serves it's purpose, shows top new releases and the staff were really friendly. We've been twice during our fortnight in St Ives on rainy days, and found the seats comfy and screens small but... More 

Thank Nicola B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Please please will you pump so money into this unsightly, falling apart disappointment to this beautiful town! This cinema has seen its day! It's in desperate need for some attention! Not only is the outside tatty and needs a simple paint the inside is just horrible the seats are so uncomfortable, damp and smelly! The problem is locals and holiday... More 

1 Thank Stephaie B
MerlinCinemasLTD, Public Relations Manager at Royal Cinema, responded to this review

Hello, We have recently totally redecorated and recarpeted the foyers and toilets and the lower floor theatres are completely fine but I do appreciate that the upper theatre needs attention. We redecorate and repainted the front at the cost of many thousands of pounds a few years ago. Unfortunately the sea air and the seagulls make a bit of a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Great little indie 3 screener. Staff enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Perhaps the most welcomed I've ever felt in a cinema! A little shabby, but all the better knowing this is a rescue story, where Cineworld's multiplex outside town would have brought its mediocrity to this town of small independent businesses. Tickets are cheap too. Hurrah! Note: Wheelchair access to screens 2... More 

2 Thank Plate7
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day this is packed, which is lovely for business for them, as it's such a nice cinema. Staff really cheerful, helpful and friendly. We booked online on a day that was pouring with rain, and then collected tickets really early. We were so pleased we did as queues were huge as screen time approached . I thought... More 

2 Thank polly152
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

It was raining so it was very busy, I had booked online a member of staff was putting my details in but the till didn't recognise it, I had ordered tickets for a different cinema, all my fault for booking really quickly online. The staff were so helpful the manager sorted out a refund and even apologised to me. They... More 

2 Thank Jenny C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Really good evening. The cinema is dated but what do you expect for £5. Well worth a visit for those rainy days in st ives.

2 Thank garryhogan
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a great little cinema in St Ives with 3 screens but it cannot be compared to a modern multiplex. The building is quite old, it hasn't been upgraded for quite a while but it has Dolby sound, old but comfy chairs and you sit close to (but far enough away from) the screens which give a remarkablely good... More 

2 Thank Andrew Y
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is an old, almost worn out, little cinema. However, staff were exceptionally friendly and seemed genuinely pleased to have our custom. Saw the Jungle Book and the new X men films. Once the films started you could be anywhere and you soon forget that you are not in a multiplex. Recommend this great wee place to anyone. Deserves to... More 

Thank malstewart
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

After reading some other reviews I was worried about going to see Captain America Civil War here. My fears were totally unfounded, yes the cinema is old but that is part of its charm. The prices were so reasonable and the whole place took me right back to my childhood. I would 100% recommend visiting here, if you want something... More 

1 Thank hazellucya

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