We came to the cinema to see a preview of the Coralin 3d film, and the experience on top of the excellent film was brilliant.
The seats didnt look too comfy but we were surprised how quickly we settled in to them and didnt really want to leave!
The 3d was excellent, and really did make the film come alive. I hadn't been expecting it to be as good as it was, so was pretty much blown away bu that!
As were using preview tickets we didnt really see how much tickets would cost, but getting a large drink between us was no more expensive than at many other cinemas.
The whole place was very clean, and the toilets very nicely maintained. Would certainly look to see what films are on next time we're shopping at cheshire oaks.
This is really the only choice of cinema in the Chester area if you are looing for decent screen size and a good amount of leg room. It's annoying to get to without a car as the buses can be quite bad and sometimes don't show up at all. If you can get there then it is a far better venue than any cinema nearer to the city. With a large number of screens there are a lot of films on offer at any one time. In fact last time we visited, my wife ended up watching a different film to me, and this worked out great with only a 20 minute wait for one of us.
The food is obviously a massive rip off, but that is true of every cinema these days. Luckily the rest of the retail park offers a range of restaurants to suit al tastes so it is worth eating before or after the film rather than spending a similar amount on a drink and some ice cream.
The most impressive of the cinemas in the area boasting its 3D IMAX experience screen which since it has opened i have still not seen a film in. It's always been sold out. But im sure this is a great experience as maybe the reason its always sold out whenever i visit.
Being at the Coliseum during the week its easy finding a space but on a friday night i would recmmend showing up 20 mins early. But if you need to kill time there are a number of bars and restuarants placed around it within 5 mins walk.
A cinema that uses the orange wednesdays 241 ticket offer.
Fab cinema - huge with about 18 screens and an upstairs which does the 3d stuff (motion masters?). This 3d section is a major attraction as not all cinemas have a screen like this - especially popular during kids holidays when they repeat films such as Shrek, Finding Nemo etc.
This started out as a Warner Cinema but has been taken over by Vue for a number of years now.
Prices are what you would generally expect to pay and again, the food prices similar. I think I paid just over £6 for my ticket.
Good range of food and drink such as hot dogs and nachos etc.
They also do special screening nights with subtitles for the deaf which is a cracking idea.look in their website in advance to see the times.
Lots of good restaurants nearby for before/ after the film.
Parking near this cinema is limited and as there are plenty of eating establishments nearby (handy for pre or post film dining!) the spaces can get full prety quicking. There is plenty of parking a little further away though, so you should always manage to get a space.
The staff are welcoming and there always seems to be a good range of films and various offers for families, etc. As usual they sell a range of cinema treats and snacks with the usual cinema prices to go with them too.
As always with Vue cinema complexes this one continues the trend of high prices but high quality. 3D and IMAX screen capabilities add an extra dimension (quite literally in both cases) to a viewing experience. Average prices per ticket approach £6 and the plod up to £10 is still happening with ever increasing strides but i can't fault them for the service they give, up to a point. The horrendous prices for food and drink however are here like with any other cinema so i would advise against using these services and going across to the local Sainsburys over the way to stock up on anything you need. It always has the newest and latest films out and continues a good practice of keeping popular films on long after they have gone for those 'last minute' chances to see them on the big screen. Lots of offers and vouchers availible if you know where to look.
In all, a great place to visit a few times. But a hit on the wallet if you go a lot.
Great cinema! Clean and tidy, sound quality is great (I'm sure they cranked the dial all the way to 11 for Quantum of Solace). Some of the screens have arms that lift up too - for cosy couples!
If I have the transport then this is my cinema of choice. It's huge, has plenty of screens, plenty of room to spread out a bit with plenty of leg room and plenty of tills to cope with the demand. I tend to pre-book as I like to be organised but quieter times you should be OK. It gets quite busy and like with most cinemas these days, it's not the cheapest place to purchase your maltesers and popcorn but such is life.
If you don't drive there is a bus from the Chester bus-station that goes to Cheshire oaks and even stops off at the zoo on the way, but don't tell the kids that or you'll have an extra expensive day out in the end !!
It's not too far from Chester and the estate is really handy for shopping too and has some decent nightlife on there too. All in all, one of the best cinemas I've been too and this one is more preferred choice (now the Odeon in Chester has closed. Although if I don't have time to travel I make due with cineworld on the Greyhound retail park which is a decent cinema too. )
An absolutely brilliant cinema. The best around here for miles. The seats are big and comfy and these are the standard ones. Plenty of things to offer kids am club are also great value for money.
Vue Cinema at Coliseum Leisure Park in Ellesmere Port is a definitely a godsend 16 screens and surrounded by nice restaurants ideal night out and unlike a lot of places these days you can actually park- highly recommended.
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