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“Great cinema - excellent staff”
Review of Vue Cinema

Vue Cinema
Ranked #9 of 28 Fun & Games in Portsmouth
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great cinema - excellent staff”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited the cinema today and although someone had warned me about the ticket prices, I found them to be very fair. I've worked in a cinema in the past and I dint know if it's the same for Vue, but we never made a profit off the tickets. Only the VIP seats we offered so £2 at most. That's why the food is always expensive in them. It's the same as going to the theatre, the cost of tickets pay 1000s of staffs wages as well as the people that actually made the film.

There was an issue with the people in front of me trying to see a 15 rated movie and one of the girls didn't have ID. The mum was kicking off saying that they couldn't dictate what her daughter could watch and asking for ID is ridiculous. People need to realise that it is the law, not the cinema being harsh. The BBFC put the ratings in place for a reason. It's exactly the same as buying cigarettes or alcohol for a child in a shop. The female member of staff (I believe her name was Nikki) handled the situation very well and explained this to the parents but they weren't having any of it. Good on her, nobody should take that kind of abuse for something which is the law.

Very good cinema which I will be visiting again next time I'm in the area - the only downside being that the the toilets kind of smelled which is expected of loos that 1000s of people use on a daily basis. They were clean but there was a pong.

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English first
Piraeus, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We live nearby so it's piece of cake to be there ten minutes bf the movie begins. They got these great chocolate pop corn we love to buy when we go there . They also play movies in the morning which is amazing

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nothing out of the ordinary”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

There isn't anything bad or great to say about this cinema, it is very much like any other of the cinemas around the country. If I had to make one negative comment about it then the popcorn was not of a great standard, rather than being crispy and fresh it was chewy like it had been reused over a number of days. On a positive note though the facilities seem to be fairly well looked after and the VIP seating area is a nice touch but VUE could do with examining how other cinemas around the world manage their VIP experience as there is only so much that 'just' a Leather seat can do.

Visited May 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Same as all the other Vue's in the country”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nothing to like or dislike really. Kids club cheap for Saturday or Sunday morning to keep the little ones occupied on a rainy weekend. Food and drink extortionate as with all chains.
Would much rather go to Number 6 at the dockyard.

Visited April 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rip Off”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Buy a DVD and food and drink you will still be half the price cheaper and you won't get earache don't go their it is not worth it

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