We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Popcorn overpowering”
Review of Majestic Cinema

Majestic Cinema
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Welcome to one of King's Lynn most beautiful buildings, The Majestic Cinema. This stunning cinema was officially opened on 23rdMay 1928; with the year commemorated in the stained glass windows at the front of the building. As an independent cinema, the Majestic prides itself on being a friendly place to come for all movie goers. The main attraction to the Majestic, beside its films, is the building itself and all the history that comes with it. Today, the Majestic has three screens but back when it was first opened the Majestic had one two tier screen (where Screen 1 and 2 are now), and a ballroom (where Screen 3 is now). Over the years the Majestic has transformed but features from its past still live on within the building. You just need to know where to look. When you next visit the Majestic look out for certain features like the stained glass windows in the main entrance, the circle of zodiac signs in the ceiling of Screen 1, the bouncy spring-layered floor in Screen 3, and the old stage in Screen 2. Every year the Majestic takes part in King's Lynn's Heritage Day where you have the chance to explore the cinema in more detail and to learn about the buildings past. The Majestic puts on tours with knowledgeable staff always willing to guide you through its history. Currently, the Majestic has three screens. Screen 1, with its ornate dome, seats 313. Screen 2, which holds 245 seats. This screen has disabled access and also has a superior quality hearing loop system. Screen 3 holds 113 seats and was originally the ballroom which closed 1977. All of our screens now have Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound installed.
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Popcorn overpowering”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Visited this cinema twice recently. It's OK but like many cinemas the smell of popcorn is very strong, I suppose either you like this smell or you don't. The seats are OK but nothing as good as the superb leather sofas at the Luxe cinema in Wisbech. There were small audiences on both occasions scattered throughout the seats. Perhaps this is why there were insufficient staff to man each show.
As is often the case nowadays the adverts are too long, perhaps cinemas should be required to state when the film starts rather than when the trailers commence.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Fenlandier
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“My favourite cinema”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been going to the Majestic for at least 40 years. The building has character and has been modernised over the years and now is fully digital. Sound is also good. Seats are comfortable, prices are the best in the area with many offers on through the week including Orange Wednesday, student rates & cheap Mondays. Even better news is that it will be having more screens in future.

Visited July 2013
Thank GrahamTinkler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Up Goes the Popcorn!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I like the Majestic Cinema very much, and the staff were very helpful when my nephew tipped up all his popcorn on the stairs. I went down to explain what had happened and they were more interested in knowing that he was ok which I was very pleased about, although I was more concerned about people tredding in the popcorn.

I think the cinema is worth a visit due to its character.

The only downfall I have is that they don't put enough films on for the older generation, even when its term time.

Visited August 2013
Thank TravellerIlford
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Small screen, noisy”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I know we're used to multiplex cinemas but this was disappointing. Screen was small and the sound was marred by what sounded like a big fan going on through the film.
Worst of all NO PICK AND MIX. :-)

Visited August 2013
1 Thank 992Kate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice but could do with an update”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

friendly staff and helfull. the building has so much potential to have a WOW factor. have been coming for years and always have a good experience! would give this place a 7/10 good but not wow

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Carl J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Majestic Cinema also viewed

King's Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn, Norfolk

Been to Majestic Cinema? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing