Vue Cinema must be a god-send for parents.
A big cinema complex with multiple screens, they offer special 95p screenings every morning during the summer for kids and their minders. The films aren't bad quality either, we're talking Toy Story, Marmaduke, Cats and Dogs and Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang. For older - and one could argue wiser - kids, they have screenings of Street Dance.
Admittedly, Vue is shabbier than the flash Odeon ONE but the staff are friendly, the seats are comfy and you can't beat them on price. The fact it's handily located near Europa Pools - also means you can take the kids swimming afterwards.
The VUE cinema in Birkenhead is perfect for catching a movie at any time of day. It's in an ideal location as it is right next to Conway Park Train Station and right in the centre of Birkenhead.
This cinema used to be called Warner Village, and is situated next door to the Europa Pools swimming baths, a place ideal for families with children as id has flumes for the kids.
So if you're looking for a cinema and a swimming baths for a weekend day with the kids, this is the ideal location for a family day out. Although Birkenhead seems to be more of a rundown city that it was when I was a kid, this end of the town doesn't seem all that bad.
That said, it's not a place I would recommend hanging around at night. This cinema is a mainstream venue and tends to lean towards showing mainstream movies as opposed to independent films, which are always the best. But of course the majority of people will want to see the latest high budget blockbuster, and this is the place for that!
This Vue cinema is cheaper than Cheshire Oaks! It doesn't have an I-MAX cinema screen, but has around 12 screens showing the latest films. They don't have many late night special viewings as Cheshire Oaks, but they are a nice cinema facility. These days you queue up to get food and tickets from the food tills which can cause long queues which is out of the staffs hands and more up to the senior management. The staff there are very friendly particularly the duty managers who do their best to accommodate your needs. There is pick and mix of course as standard here!! You can pick any seats so get in early! Plenty of parking at night for free, but pay and display in the day.
I have rarely been disappointed when going to see a film at the VUE cinema. It's very modern. The rooms are quite big, the seats are comfy and it is clean. The cup holders aren't big enough for the large drinks however, which is rather frustrating as they can easily get knocked over on the floor. The screen sizes are good and there is always a good selection of films available to choose from. The staff are usually polite and welcoming. The toilets are kept in order and there is a small arcade to pass the time before a film if needed, ideal when trying to entertain small children. The VUE is always my first choice of venue when planning a trip to the cinema.
My daughter gets a bit cross at this place. She is a smart 20 years old young woman , goes here with her boyfriend and is always subjected to a handbag search before she goes in. When her handbag has been searched, it has always been by a male, which can be embarrassing at times. A friend had the batteries from her digital camera confiscated. When she went to collect them at the end of the evening, there had been a change of staff shift and she didn't get them back. Not a most welcoming environment. On the positive side, they stay open for very late movies. Parking is close by but only free after 6pm
Nice big cinema with a town centre location but with plenty of parking (free after 6pm) bus (Birkenhead bus station) and train (Conway Park) links very close by. The cinema itself is cheaper than Vue Brombrough, Cheshire Oaks and Liverpool One. It supports the Orange Wednesdays offer, but doesn't have a 3D screen. It provides a 'Kids AM' scheme, where a U rated or PG rated film is shown in the morning (various times, usually around 11am) a Kids ticket costs £1.50 and the parent/guardian goes FREE.
Films generally start around 1.30pm and the last film is usually shown around 11pm. The screen rooms themselves vary in size usually relating to the popularity of the film and how long it has been released for. They have comfy individual seats with arm rests and cup holders. (These ones don't move like they do in Cheshire Oaks) Try not to sit right at the front, you tend to get a bad neck as they have crammed as many seats as they can too close to the screen. Penny sweets (none cost a penny, they cost a bomb! be careful, they dont weigh them until you're at the till), soft drinks, hot dogs, natchos and ice cream are all for sale. Good cinema, nice staff.
love going here brillent food, sweets dont like the coke cola tastes like its been watered down. other than that its good
you need to have your handbag search before you can get inside to watch a movie just incase you have a camera. the cup holders are to small for the drinks you buy, the price are too high and the food prices are just the same. before i go in to watch a movie, i would go round to ither shops and get my sweets or drinks from there now as its much cheaper. As long if its not cooked food its ok to bring your own in. I find its very cheap to do it that way
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