The Abbey Cinema
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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The Abbey Cinema offers a state-of-the-art cinema experience on a huge nine metre projection screen, high-spec acoustic wall coverings and advanced Dolby 7.1 surround sound to enjoy all new releases in style. Alongside this brilliant technical set-up the cinema is hosted by a staff team of the most friendly and bubbly people who will make your cinema experience feel even more personal whoever you are. Offering a finely stocked bar, a hot food selection that will please even the fussiest of eaters, cinema seating and even cabaret style seating . Furthermore, as well as all the latest blockbusters screening 3-5 times per day, the space will also be used for hosting live events such as comedy, musical performances, film theme nights and live streams of National Theatre productions making our cinema a dynamic multi-use space.
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2-3 hours
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lex1981
colchester43 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A great cinema experience, finally somewhere with comfortable seats and a big of leg room. The screen sizes is good and sound is very good also.

We liked the tables down the front and comfortable chairs, makes the whole cinema experience so much better than being packed in a cineworld or Odeon which feels something like a Ryan air flight...

Food was good and reasonably priced as we're the drinks. We will definitely use the Abbey Cinema rather than the local chains from now on.
Written February 2, 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your Abbey experience and we can't wait to see you again soon! Many thanks, The Abbey Team.
Written February 6, 2020
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Sarah W
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
An absolutely lovely treat for Christmas Eve was spent here watching West side story. The atmosphere was great, social distance was adhered to, the set up of the quaint and unique cinema is something I’ve never seen before. We chose to have a seat with tables. Drinks were left for those who had pre ordered them, food is available (including pizza, chips, kids meals etc) if you didn’t want to miss part of the movie, a mobile number is left on your table which you text, and you refreshments are bought to you by the cinema staff. The cinema appeared to be clean and well presented. Although it was more pricey than “Vue” or “Odeon” cinema the experience here so much better, and with covid measures in place I certainly felt safe here. I will definitely return, and recommend this venue to my friends and family.
Written December 25, 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind review! We're so glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed our charming cinema. We hope you'll come back soon!
Written January 25, 2022
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MrsJose
Oxford, UK33 contributions
Mar 2022
We love our visits to the Abbey Cinema. We have been going more regularly the past few months, and never miss a new film.
Yes it is more expensive than out of town cinemas, but we like to support local and walk to see the film.
We did have one issue, a few weeks ago, with a couple of rowdy guests, but the staff dealt with it swiftly. All the staff are customer focused, which is a treat in this day and age.
Cannot recommend you enough. Thank you.
Written March 12, 2022
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Hello, So glad that you are enjoying time spent at our cinema , and thanks for all good words we are trying to do our best to make everyone happy. Thank You for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you soon again.
Written April 12, 2022
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Sarah H
Winchester, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We booked a table for two for my husbands birthday with a bottle of wine as a date. It was not made clear when we booked that other people we did not know could book onto our table so we arrived for our evening to find two strangers sitting at our table. As they arrived first they had the seats in front. We paid a premium for a table but ended up feeling awkward and having to sit behind other people we didn’t even know. Lots of other tables were just for two and we were told it was « luck of the draw » whether there would be strangers on the table or not. This was not made clear when booking and completely ruined my evening. We will not be back.
Written April 16, 2022
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SandM61
Abingdon, UK1 contribution
Mar 2022
This is a really nice cinema, lots of leg room BUT so much noise form the foyer area. I guess if someone comes in to book tickets there's no avoiding this but if this is just chat between staff members please could the management tell them not to do it. We have just been to see Belfast which is very engrossing emotionally and to hear lots of chatter really rather ruined things
Written March 2, 2022
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Hello, Thank You for your review - we will take into notice your opinion and in the future we will do our best to make sure the noise is kept down to minimum. We still hope to see you again
Written April 12, 2022
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beach_hut_128
Oxford14 contributions
Sep 2021
We hired the cinema for a 60th birthday and it was brilliant!

Charlotte-Rose was on hand in the run up to the event by email or phone, and during the evening all the staff were so helpful and friendly.

I put up a big birthday banner, photos, balloons and emailed the cinema an image to put onto the big screen whilst everyone got seated.
We chose the film we wanted to watch and they were happy we could bring our own cake in.
It was a really nice social evening - with our own personal touches!
A choice of a classic film which everyone enjoyed along with drinks & snacks.

I would highly recommend this for private hire as they really can cater for whatever your needs might be.

It is so nice to support local and they really couldn't have done more to make our evening run smoothly! Thank you.
Written October 2, 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! As a small business these mean so much to us. We are so happy you had a wonderful party and that we could be a part of making it a special day for you all!
Written November 5, 2021
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Ryan D
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
After hearing such amazing reviews from friends about the Abbey Cinema we thought we'd give it a try.
What a fantastic experience we had. The Cinema itself is very well laid out and presented,the seating very comfortable and the atmosphere is very cosy.
The staff at the Cinema were very welcoming, friendly and the service was excellent.
The ability to order table service for food and drinks by text is a fantastic feature to offer and makes the experience that extra bit special.
In all we had a fabulous time and the whole experience felt so much more personal than at the larger more commercial cinema chains.
In the Abbey Cinema we have found a new favourite venue that we will most certainly visit again.
Written January 26, 2020
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Hi, Thank you for your feedback we really appreciate it, We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards
Written January 26, 2020
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75JamesC75
Oxford, UK17 contributions
Aug 2020
This was my first visit to the Abbey Cinema so didn't know what to expect but was pleased to find a cosy little venue. We went to see the showing of the Formula One Silverstone Grand Prix here 2/8/20. The staff are really helpful and relaxed. We had very comfortable armchairs with a table where we were served the food and drink we had pre-ordered. They have taken all the corona virus precautions you would hope. Overall a really good experience will definitely go again.
Written August 4, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We're so glad you enjoyed the Grand Prix with us! We can't wait to welcome you back soon.
Written August 6, 2020
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Jo L
Oxfordshire, England33 contributions
May 2021
I love this cinema. No queues, no honk of popcorn instead, a warm personal welcome, staff who care a lot about your comfort, a comfy chair, table, beer and an appreciative audience. Parking really easy close by. Sure, it is a little more than a Vue or Odeon, but parking locally is free and it is so much more civilised. So glad they have made it through the lockdown.
Written May 27, 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words Jo, they mean a lot. We're so glad we've made it through lockdown too!
Written May 28, 2021
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kevcoady
oxford uk38 contributions
Jan 2020
this was my first visit to the old guildhall for many years and i expected the cinema to be a bit makeshift. Wrong.

The Abbey cinema has been laid out with the customer at the forefront and offers comfortable seating with generous legroom. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the place has a very intimate atmosphere

my party went to see Star Wars which was excellent made even more so by the magnificent sound system

This is the place to go to see the latest film releases and i am sure you will not be disappointed
Written January 11, 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback. We absolutely love hearing from our customers that they love the Cinema as much as we do, I will make sure I feed this back to my team as they will be very happy to hear this too. I am glad you and your party enjoyed the film and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written January 12, 2020
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