Huge cinema, in a good area for going for a meal afterwards.
Lots of parking, which is free, although the disabled parking is a bit rubbish as people abuse it.
Service is usually quick and friendly. Prices are the same as any other Showcase, and there are 2 concession stands which open during busy times.
The actual screens have comfortable seating, with a good view everywhere, and excellent wheelchair seating.
This cinema is rubbish. I have been trying to think of things to redeem it but I can only come up with one, which is that once, when we went to see Son of Rambow, the air conditioning was so cold that our toes and noses nearly fell off, and then when my friend complained the manager gave us free tickets to any film we liked.
Except that they weren't really to any film we liked, because they are 'Emergency Tickets', which get doled out to people when a film reel messes up or something, and you can't use them for brand new films, or at certain times, or on Mondays, or if you've got your hair in a ponytail, or when the moon is full, or if you have eyes to see with. Or something like that, cos the last time I tried to use them the lady said no.
Also, another time, when I couldn't use my tickets, the friendly but remedial girl behind the popcorn counter took about ten minutes to give me my Fanta because she was telling me about her daughter and how she had her at fifteen. I DON'T CARE. I WANT MY FANTA. Shut up.
Also, the seats lean back, which was cool when I was ten, but now? Not so much. It hurts my spine.
This cinema is like radio to me.
Inevitably you find yourself buying food and drink here, both of which are amazingly poor quality and incredibly expensive. Very little change from a tenner for a hotdog and a drink. Also the people they have serving food here seem to have studied the art of slow service in fine detail. I have rarely known such incompetence - to take up to 10 minutes to get someone popcorn and a fizzy drink (this happened) is some achievement.
Having said that the auditoriums are OK, but these days one expects more of an evening's experience than the film on its own.
One of the most comfortable cinemas I know, and easy to park on the huge car park. Also handy for eating places.
Easily accessible from the M62 motorway
up to date films are always on offer and there is a large retail park adjacent
Clearly visible from the M621 west bound, this is a large cinema and one that is a pleasure to visit time and time again. Not only have our colleagues seen many movies at this cinema, but it appears to be a favourite with children who attend our classes.
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This is huge cinema that shows all the lastest releases. The carpark is massive and the surrounding area is full of places to eat so great to make it a full night out. The cinema has late showings too at weekends. The lobby area is huge and sells sweets and drinks which are overpriced as with every cinema so think on and take your own. The thing that draws me to this cinema above others is the really comfy seating that you can relax in a watch your movie.
This cinema is OK- queues are generally quiet but like every other cinema the food prices are a rip off!
You could never drive past and miss it you can see it from a distance.
The cinema is really nice and the staff are really friendly although the food bars they are really expensive and i mean expensive and also the pick and mix is but is really not nice. I got a full bag and ate about 3 they were grose.
I would reccomend it.
My husband really hates the smell of popcorn, and thus doesn't like it here, because it stinks of really sweet popcorn. The enourmous foyer is full of every kind of overpriced zit inducing snack known to man. I say snack, but they are like whole meals! On the plus side, you can see virtually any film at virtually any time. Not cheap though, but no where is now.
Really expensive, especially if you're like me and have three kids to take! Lot's of parking places, free parking. Wide range of sweets and popcorn etc but very expensive and the staff seem quite slow. I've never had to queue here, although it's been a while since I went at peak times. Licensed bar. There are lots of restaurants nearby - TGI's, McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and a soon to be opened Nando's. They don't seem to clean very well in-between showings, always popcorn on the floors, chairs.
excellent cinema my fav in the leeds area easy to get too plenty of car parking spaces large cinema with comfy seats and lots of snacks etc to choose from. all staff really helpful
Showcase Cinema in Leeds is located in Geldered Road which is in Birstall, 2 minutes away from Ikea. Looking at the outside you wouldn't be mistaken for thinking it was the 1970s as it has a traditional pin letter board outside for the cinema listings and the entire building is surrounded by red neon strips. But that has it's charm and whilst it's not the most modern of cinemas it has its plus points like the free parking and the fact that it is cheaper than the Vue in Leeds. Despite being slightly less accessible it is still very popular and the choice of films is excellent. I would say this is my cinema of choice when I am in the area.
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