Movie theatres are little different to review. If we talk about the main purpose i.e. watching a movie, this Cineworld location performs good. Good collection of shows, decent seats, good sound system, clean environment. But when we talk about perks such as food, it receives a thumbs down. As reviewed before by other yelpers, food really doesnt look appealing.
If you dont look forward for food while watching a movie, just go ahead, you wont be disappointed.
This cinema is my local, and I frequent it often. I don't love it though.
I guess it comes down to what you expect from a cinema these days. I mean, I kind of want some place that was built in 1920s and still has popcorn stains from war-time. But it's a bit unfair of me to judge every modern cinema based on that. Take for example, the Cineworld in Ilford.
Each room is clean, the screens are clear and the prints tend to be very good. It's a good, solid cinema experience.. so why should I be negative?.
This particular Cineworld is probably the best cinema to go to if you're Asian or interested in Bollywood movies; as they often have more films from the East than Hollywood. In fact; the place is really buzzing when a new Bollywood film is released; they bring out the whole community!.
If you're more interested in British and American films like myself; then chances are you're only really going to get to see the biggest blockbuster releases; i.e. a new Johnny Depp film or Pirates Of The Carribean 9. But I'm not complaining - it serves its purpose, and is a fine if slightly soulless place to catch a movie. Kudos to Cineworld as a company though; for their Cineworld Unlimited passes; where you pay £11-16 a month for unlimited movies. A great deal.
Pretty run-of-the-mill to be honest. The queues last night were out the door resulting in people coming in to the screening very late, presumably because they'd just had to queue forever to get their tickets (thank God I'd pre-booked; they have a couple of tickdet collection machines at the back of the foyer). Seriously better queue busting required for opening nights.
The layout is also pretty bad. The foyer is overshadowed by the underside of 2 massive escalators taking you to the screens/bar etc.
The screening room was ok and the chairs were comfortable. The toilets, however, were disgusting and reeked of very, very nasty things...
You wouldn't go to this cinema if you wanted all the razzle-dazzle you get at the more modern, luxurious cinemas but for a nip in/nip out screening, it'll do.
For a suburban-ish cinema I'd have hoped to pay less than £10.50.
I don't like this cinema much, although the building is fine, the screens are a fair size, the seats comfy, and usually there is plenty of room.
What I don't like is their strict policy of only having food and drink bought from their kiosks because if you come in with shopping bags, they insist on looking in them for contraband popcorn and illicit water bottles, Could be embarrassing!
This cinema is my local and easiest to get to but it's certainly not my favourite! Tickets aren't overly pricey, ticket prices change throughout different times of day. The food deals are bad price wise but if I were you I would stick to just popcorn and bags of sweets You are not allowed to take your own food and drink in with you!
The cinema isn't very clean/tidy - it's not awful but other cinema's manage to keep theirs clean
There are lots of screens and they always show they latest films. A lot of these are bollywood films which serves the area well and seem to be very popular!
I only really go here if I decide to see a film last minute as it's convenient, I prefer to go elsewhere!!
This is the worst cinema I've ever visited in the UK. There are plenty of screens although the majority show Asian movies - not a criticism though, as the area is highly multicultural.
Considering my comment, surprisingly the quality of the screenings is good - I've never had a problem with sound or picture quality. The problems lie elsewhere.
Firstly, the cinema is quite dirty and could do with more cleaners. The staff are the most unfriendly I've ever come across in any cinema and treat customers with real contempt - the last time I was there the girl in the ticket booth practically threw my ticket and card back to me. She didn't say a word to me throughout the whole transaction and looked at me like I was scum.
Once upstairs where the screens are, you can see how busy and loud it is. This doesn't change when you get in to the screens. On the way in the staff insist on seaching all your bags for food that you may have bought elsewhere and their policy seemingly also extends to grocery shopping. I'd gone to Sainsbury's before visiting the cinema once and had 2 bags of what were obviously groceries - however, I was made to leave my bags outside while I went in and watched the movie.
The behaviour of other customers is what really bothers me though. They don't seem to realise that a cinema is for watching films and they chatter constantly throughout. There is never a moment when there isn't a general buzz of chatter. I've seen people jumping on seats during screenings, running around the auditorium, shouting and swearing during the movie, and not only answer the phone during the film but actually make a phone call and sit there and talk while the film is on.
The general level of service offered by this cinema as well as the behaviour of the customers and the unwillingness of staff to stop it is completely unacceptable to anyone who actually wants to sit down and watch a film. Avoid at all costs.
Situated in the heart of Ilford, Cineworld Multiplex guarantees a good day out to catch the latest blockbuster. Alongside its helpful and friendly staff, wide range of food and drink and eleven screens, the Ilford Cineworld does not fail to impress.
Its location is convenient, neighbouring renowned restaurants such as Frankie & Bennie's and Nandos - you know where to find me after the movie's over...1/4 chicken with peri chips, here I come!!
How you view this particular Cineworld depends a lot on how you view the Cineworld brand.
The cineworld brand itself I think is quite a good one, theyve recently upgraded some/all of the screens to Digital and in the Ilford cineworld, some of the screens have amazing sound. I remember watching Green Zone in I think screen 4 and they had it crazy loud - it was awesome! The main problem I have with Cineworld is the stale popcorn. It's pretty stale, i cant say much more than that, and at about £4.50, you'd think it would be higher quality.
The the thing that lets this Cineworld in particular down I guess is that you get a lot of undesirables I find who talk, heckle and smoke(!!) during some of the screenings which is annoying.
Although Ilford Cineworld isnt my local, my in-laws go to this one a lot (and they show Indian films) so I do find myself here every month or so.
I have a Cineworld Unlimited Pass so which is obviously fantastic, but it's a shame that many ppl I know actively avoid this particular cinema due to the chavs!
But like I said, the screens and sound systems themselves are really great!
Cineworld is a great cinema to visit. They screen a variety of movies in different languages. There are 15 screens all a great size with very comfortable seats. It can be very busy on Friday and Saturday night. So you may have to queue a while.
The staff aren't the most friendly and prices are expensive especially when the group gets bigger, £6 or so is not cheap prices 20 minuets away in Stratford is £3. Quality is good though, and seats are reasonably comfy - have found popcorn and sticky floor so cleaning could be better though...food is expensive too.
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GREAT PLACE to go in with your friends and loved ones. Ticket price's are reasonably good, and has variety of films to watch from hollywood to bollywood.
Good cinema, the screens are a fair size and the seats are reasonably comfy, but not so good good you will fall asleep [my dad does this all the time if the seats are too comfy] There is a small arcade which is a nice touch and there are always loads of free posters. The tickets could be cheaper but, tucked away behind the high street this cinema is never overly crowded and you will enjoy the movie.
I agree with most of the reviews regarding this Cinema. The building itself is really nice and the whole concept and layout can work really well but somehow the quality has been allowed to drop and it feels like nobody is bothered. The place needs cleaning and some serious cheering up - its really dull in there! The cinemas (the screens, seats etc) themselves are fine but the rest needs to be taken care of. The snacks are also expensive and a night out for a movie can become expensive. Of recent we have started to going to vue in Romford because we feel that is better value for money and the place is nice and clean.
Ilford Cineworld is a great place to watch a film. It screens a large variety of films from Hollywood and Bollywood. The location is not great, as it is near Ilofrd town center, not a place to be late at night. Especially with the nightclub 'Shout!' nextdoor. However, the interior of the cinema is well furnished as you would expect. Popcorn, hotdogs, nachos, sweets, drinks and ice creams are all sold at record high prices and you are not permitted to bring your own. Ticket prices vary according to the day of viewing so check the website. I don't advise booking the tickets on the website as a small fee is charged; it may be better to phone the cinema if you want to pre book.
15 pounds a month plan is good but they cut many scenes in the film. not good organization. snacks are too costly. the ly reason i go here is its near me and that 15 pounds. theatres location is good. should improve in service.
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