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“Expensive, small and not comfortable”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Palace Cinema

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Palace Cinema
Ranked #32 of 41 things to do in Douglas
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Owner description: Located adjacent to the 4 star Palace Hotel & Casino, Douglas, Isle of Man, the Palace Cinema is equipped with Dolby digital sound, and the latest 3D technology, at an invest of almost £200,000. The Palace Cinema houses two screens, showing up to eight films a day at peak periods. Screen One has a seating capacity of 319 and Screen Two can seat 119. The complex is also available for private daytime hire for presentations or meetings and for exclusive evening film performances.
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Expensive, small and not comfortable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A cinema use to be cheap (around a fiver) not here though and with only two screens you have little options.

Visited June 2013
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Isle of Man
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114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“SAVED FROM CLOSURE AND NOW THRIVING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Thank goodness the Palace Cinema was saved from closure about 20 years ago when so many others were lost. Recently refurbished and with two theatres, the Palace shows the very latest films, including 3D, concurrently with their release in London.

Going to the cinema is now popular again and this is a comfortable, friendly venue.

Visited July 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Hard to beat!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The cinema is very comfortable and the operating company seem to be able to secure a good range of films shortly after their general release. Recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Off to see the cinematograph”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

A good choice of films and only a 'stones throw' from the Mereside.
Comfortable and very convenient.

Visited March 2013
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“Appreciate what we have”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Looking at the cinema it looks dated, there is limited parking and there are high prices for some things. This cinema is also much more. It's the only cinema on the island which sells popcorn from a machine, I has 2 screens which are pretty good for visibility unless you are a Pygmy or 4 years old. If you are bringing a child who might not see wouldn't you just bring a cushion for them to sit on if it was busy? I know I would...
They usually have 2 of the top chart movies showing which is the best you can expect from a small island cinema. Because it has a unique feel in the cinema I personally feel that you are paying for the cinema experience and less on the modern theme which you get in new cinemas. For what it is; it's pretty good and I will continue to go here with all my family for years to come

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