Jam Jar Cinema

Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Jam Jar Cinema Reviews: 5/5

Jam Jar Cinema
5
Movie Theaters • Bars & Clubs • Theaters
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Jam Jar Cinema is an intimate, inviting, friendly 3 screen venue in the heart of Whitley Bay. we proudly screen the latest Hollywood, Best of British, Upbeat Indy & Family films. We boast a cosy lounge and bar area, offering a broad selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all available to be taken into the screens. We are run by; with and for local people and visitors to the area. We have big ambitions and an even bigger heart. Tickets are simply purchased either on-line, or at the in-house Box Office, accessible during our opening hours. The venue is also available for Private Events/Parties. Come see us at the Box Office to find out more. So whether you come to see a film, or fancy a drink in a relaxed environment, pop on down to Jam Jar Cinema. We hope to see you soon!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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pjays
Torquay, UK18 contributions
Fabulous
May 2021
Wonderful place with fantastic quirky decor and lovely comfy seats.
The staff were really helpful and friendly, we felt very safe with all the covid regulations they have in place.
Written May 22, 2021
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ScottandGem
Whitley Bay, UK39 contributions
Went with Daughters football club
Dec 2019 • Family
Watched the holiday, it was absolutely fantastic for the girls as they had the cinema to themselves. They really enjoyed it.
Written March 6, 2020
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Jill M
2 contributions
Great , local , boutique, cinema
Feb 2020
Worth booking ahead as often sold out. All th elatst films shown on three screens. Big, comfortable seats. But still an intimate placwe to be . Makes films feel like a private viewing. Highly recomnended.
Written March 5, 2020
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JMR
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK7 contributions
Delightful
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went earlier in the month based on the recommendations of folk at work. As the other half wasnt convinced we went and watched a matinee, as a tester. We loved it. We had a reasonably priced glass of wine, the seats were comfortable and the picture and sound quality was great. My only gripe is it is a bit queuey at the bar, even just for a coffee what with people checking in and what have you but I daresay the back bar is open in the evenings. I'm hooked, my love for cinema is rekindled and I'm going back at the weekend!
Written February 26, 2020
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Pete B
Frankfurt, Germany6 contributions
Excellent local cinema
Jan 2020
A brilliant three screen cinema that is independent! A pleasure to visit. Great friendly staff and great small cinema’s with only 45 seats! Almost like being at home watching the largest big screen tv! Well worth a try.
Written February 11, 2020
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Michele B
Whitley Bay, UK9 contributions
Fantastic Venue
Feb 2020 • Friends
A great asset to Whitley Bay, fantastic venue within walking distance of local transport links. Competitive pricing. Highly recommend
Written February 11, 2020
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Rambler
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK434 contributions
Couldn’t love it any more !
Feb 2020 • Couples
Last time I went to the cinema was 2009. I’m not keen. Expensive, annoying other customers and you can watch ‘em on Netflix soon anyway.
I was persuaded by my wife to visit Jam Jar one cold January afternoon . She said I’d love it. I was sceptical - but she was right. I did.
Jam Jar occupies the upper floor of a building that was once a post office, convenience store and now a gym. It’s a slightly scruffy 1960s style building right in the centre of town. Once up the stairs though, it’s a remarkable transformation. Well decorated, well lit and well furnished. The reception/bar is worth a visit by itself and there’s a new bar just opened for screen 2 as well.
You ‘check in’ at the bar ( very civilised) and I’d advise relaxing with a pre- show tipple. It’s a good atmosphere. Staff are friendly - and there are plenty of regulars.
The screens are small but well done. Seats are very comfy (modern) and although you’re welcome to take drinks in, it’s a civilised affair - more like a theatre.
If you’re a fan of the big blockbuster/surround sound/chairs shaking at every explosion kind of film - this might not be for you. If you love cinema and want to watch films in a great ‘neighbourhood’ cinema with a decent bar - this is definitely for you.
It had to be special to get me back after 11 years -and it was. Loved it.
Written February 7, 2020
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Stephen F
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK210 contributions
Novel way of watching films!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited here following a recommendation and was not disappointed. The cinema is just off the main street thru Whitley Bay. Booking tickets in advance is strongly recommended. There are 3 cinemas and each has several performances at different times during the day. The other novelty is the pricing structure. You can pay over £4, over £5, or over £6, depending on what you can afford. We were in cinema 3 which was quite small. A double seat at front on both sides specifically for people with mobility problems. Behind them, on each side, is 4 rows of 4 very comfortable (almost armchair) seats. Before you enter your particular cinema you can buy coffee, sweets, etc. We took our coffees into the performance. There is a drinks holder in each chair. There was also a bar so you may be able to take alcohol in to the viewing when it is open?! My only slight issue was the length of time it took to make the coffees, causing queues at both the tills. However, very impressed with my first visit and will definitely return
Written January 25, 2020
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LouR21
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK209 contributions
Charming and good quality
May 2019
A charming little cinema and a real asset to the area. Very reasonably priced and good refreshments, and the cinema itself is lovely.
Written December 7, 2019
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LadyDon
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK66 contributions
WOW
Nov 2019 • Friends
Great experience from arriving to leaving. First visit to this little gem and it won't be the last, Absolutely Fabulous!
Written November 21, 2019
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Jam Jar Cinema is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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