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Jam Jar Cinema

Jam Jar Cinema 18-24 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
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Fantastic Venue

JJC is the best cinema ever, on my door step, very reasonable pricing on tickets and food, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alex H
via mobile
Lovely little cinema

Went to watch Avengers Infinity. It's obviously not the same viewing and sound experience of a new... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David H
via mobile
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Jam Jar Cinema is an intimate, inviting, friendly 50 seat community venue in the heart of Whitley Bay. We boast a cosy lounge and bar area, offering a broad selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all available to be consumed whilst watching a eclectic selection of new and classic films for all ages. We are one of the smallest full time screens in the UK - run by with and for local people and visitors to the area. We have big ambitions and an even bigger heart. All money raised is reinvested in education and outreach projects across the North East. 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!
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jam Jar Cinema 18-24 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

JJC is the best cinema ever, on my door step, very reasonable pricing on tickets and food, the staff are so welcoming and friendly, there’s a fab bar too, get there early, stay after, whatever takes your fancy, can’t wait for the extra screens and...More

Thank Alex H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to watch Avengers Infinity. It's obviously not the same viewing and sound experience of a new multiplex but this was a nice experience, good value and they don't rip you off for sweets drunks etc.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The jamjar is amazing! The decor is trendy & welcoming. We went on a Saturday morning to the kids club & the tickets were all priced for the kids show (£3 per ticket including booking fee). Great kids deal as well, popcorn, cadburys animal bar...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant local cinema. Comfy seats and friendly staff. And can have a glass of wine whilst watching.

Thank LF12345
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a firm favourite and has been for a couple of years....it has remained top quality/value in every sense....one of Whitley bay's shining assets. We love it 😍

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best cinemas going. Compact, but with all the mod cons of decent seating and a comfortable bar area too. My family have also used this as a venue for birthday parties too and can say that it is an absolute...More

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited the cinema whilst away on a weekend break In Whitley Bay. The kids were desperate to see Avengers Infinity War and this cinema was a 7 min drive from where we were staying. Same-ish price as going to a multiplex, small independent cinema with...More

Thank Kay B
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Dan E, General Manager at Jam Jar Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Hi Kay, Thanks for the feedback. Annoyingly, on the hottest day of the year - the air conditioning did decide to break on us this weekend past. We called out an emergency engineer overnight and the problem has now been fixed, we're back to our...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited several times always enjoy it. Clean, and intimate relaxed atmosphere for adults and children. Good selection of drinks which you can take into cinema and very reasonably priced sweets/popcorn. Saturday morning showing for kids particularly good value.

Thank baycakes
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Small cinema with loads of associated benefits. Cosy sofas are available at the front. Shows everything from new releases to old favourites. The staff are all really friendly. There is a nice bar. I'd always choose this place over the bigger cinemas.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Such a lovely cosy warm cinema. In the centre of Whitley bay offering drinks and coffee during before or after your cinema choice. Seating is very comfortable accommodating about 40 people in the cinema. Loved it and will go again. Best to book beforehand but...More

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WallyWestYorkshire
July 5, 2017|
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Response from lindaG6123OV | Reviewed this property |
Please see above.
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Christine D
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Dan E | Property representative |
Some of our screenings sell out quite far in advance. We're only a 50 seat screen so if you know there is a particular screening you wish to come to we do advise pre-booking. This can be done in house during our opening... More
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johoewsal
July 12, 2015|
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Response from Dan E | Property representative |
In July & August: 4pm - 10pm Thurs & Fri. 11am - 10pm Sat. Sept - June: 4pm - 10pm Weds & Fri. 11am - 10pm Thurs & Sat. We may stay open later subject to how busy it is and there may be specific events outside this we open... More
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