The cinema on the Dublin Road has been there as long as I can remember, and it's been the Movie House for a good portion of that time, so it's safe to say that it's pretty established as the main cinema in Belfast (although in my opinion the Odeon in Victoria Square is giving it a run for its money).
They've put a lot of effort into maintaining the place, despite its age, so it's a decent place to go into. They make good popcorn (most of the time) and they do a good slush puppy (very important.)
It's usually pretty busy, so there's a good atmosphere about the place. As noted by other reviewers, it gets mad busy on Crazy Tuesdays, and it also takes part in Orange Wednesdays, so expect the crowds then as well.
The prices are reasonable on other nights too though, so it's not a rip-off like some screens are...
I've been to this cinema quite a few times and think it's a-okay. They usually get a wide range of films in, offering something for everyone.
It has a good variety of large screens with comfy seating and a good selection of overpriced sweets for all you suckas!! They have good popcorn though.
It would considered Belfast's main cinema and is usually pretty packed at the weekends.
I like it because of it's uber central location. If you wanna go for dinner beforehand, or a few pints afterwards then you're in the perfect location. A decent cinema in an ideal location.
On a cheap tuesday night this cinema will be absolutely bunged and the ticket queue will be rolling and curving up the street nearly up to where the old 'Burger King' used to be.
This used to be a great place to go and see a flick whenever they had free parking in the multi-story for movie goers. Now that is all away with and its either try and find a space on the road side or pay in the multi-story. I haven't been that much since the change. I guess it caters more for students that live in walking distance. As a cinema it is average in my opinion, good sweet popcorn and lots of screens....a great thing about Moviehouse is that they do not charge extra for 3D tickets...just the same as standard boring 2D.
The Dublin Road cinema is probably the cinema I go to most. Its centrally located and have a lot of screens, so you are always likely to find something on. The prices are decent and the screens are a good size too. They also have the famous crazy Tuesdays, where every ticket cost £2.50, which is as cheap as you will ever pay for a ticket to the cinema.
The best part of the cinema has to be their nachos. This was the first place I had nachos and I still love to go back here and get some. Being able to stuff your face in the darkness is also incredible if you ever have a hangover.
They recently started showing 3D movies at very competitive prices. I would suggest always having a look on their website if you are planning to go to the cinema in the city
I have spent to many hours in this cinema passing away time than I care to think about. It's certainly not the best cinema in the city. It's a bit old fashioned and (infuriatingly for me) their nacho cheese is never ready! But I love this place. It's where we used to go as teenagers on Saturday nights. I've took nearly every girl I've dated to this place (gah that's depressing). It just holds a lot of good memories for me and because of that, I'll always go no matter how many better places there are to see a movie. On Tuesdays, they have a special offer where the ticket prices are slashed, known as 'Crazy Tuesdays' and 3D films cost the same as regular ones which is also an attraction. There have been a number of Premieres for independent film's here as well such as Trouble, which was very popular at the Cannes Film Festival.
Belfast's quintessential cinema. It lacks the modern feel of the Odeon cinema and some of its screens are on the small side but it's still a great place to see a movie.
The prices are far better than the Odeon as well with a cheaper price of entry and refreshments. One of the best things is the restaurants around it as well making it convenient when you want something to eat just before the movie itself.
This cinema is great, its near the city centre, its in a nice area & near loads of eating food type places you can go to after. Friendly staff, loads of screens & a big selection of munchies to enjoy! Recommended!
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