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  • Cardigan Fields
    Kirkstall Road

    Leeds LS4 2BT
    Kirkstall
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  • Phone number 0871 224 0240
  • Business website myvue.com
    • Qype User matt54…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 1 friend
    • 122 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/2/2010

    I first went to Vue in Hull when it opened in 2008. I wasn't very impressed as the first two times I went, the movie cut out half way through!

    These must have been teething problems because everytimje I've been since it's been a great experience.

    I live in Leeds now and we frequent the Kirkstall road cinema, after a curry at Sheesh Mahal :)

    The best thing about Vue is their over 18 showings which keeps the noisy kids out. The places is decorated well and the service is always speedy. Just make sure you get some sweets from a local shop to avoid the ridiculously overpriced stuff they sell there ;)

  • 3.0 star rating
    25/10/2012
    1 check-in here

    If at all possible, I prefer to watch films at smaller indie venues. Not just because they're local businesses, but because I'm not massively happy in a huge cinema and prefer the smaller capacity of the littler places. Call me weird, but I'm the one bagging an aisle seat, just in case I want to escape. It's a thing. Even so, every once in a while I'll venture out to the bigger cinemas, since they reliably have the larger cinematic releases.

    So, Vue in Kirkstall. It's got several screens, as expected, so you can view a range of things. The set up must be universal as I'm sure it was identical to the one in The Light, with the loos on the left as you enter, and snacks at the front. The staff, when I went to purchase my 'small' cola, seemed friendly if a little disinterested, but I don't blame them - it was a quiet and likely dull Tuesday evening to be manning the sweet counter! The ticket chap was friendly, although he did bid us 'enjoy the film girls', despite my companion being male. This was highly amusing to me.

    The 'small' cola (which I'm sure was called Junior, or something) was in fact practically a pint, so it's no wonder it cost £2.80. I'm balking already at how much in cost a larger option would be, but I'm sure for that you'll get more fizzy liquid than you can imagine. The seats are pretty spacious and comfy, although why they make them allocated I'm not sure. It's a bit of a pain, but when the cinema is empty I'm sure I've gotten away with choosing elsewhere to sit.

    Of course, another thing worth noting is that with a larger cinema there's a larger chance of the crowd being incessantly noisy. I've not once heard constant chatter or rustling at Hyde Park, but my last visit here tested my patience to the furthest point. I imagine, about 1 hour through the film, I resembled something like Stressed Eric. (Only in this instance my temple vein would have lashed out at the woman talking *all* the way through the film next to me, or the popcorn scoffers constantly crackling their snack bags behind me.) I could have gotten up, picked a quiet seat at the front, and have done with it... Except I'm too British. I sat, sighing ever more audibly, and had a good grumble in my head. I'm sure this was an exception to what would usually be a fairly good cinema experience though.

    In summary, it's comfy, they show all the major films, and the staff are a-ok.

  • 2.0 star rating
    16/1/2011

    I decided to take the family to the cinema at a fairly quiet time (the cinema was only about one third full) but there was still a slow queue for admission and an even slower queue for refreshments. We thought we had arrived in plenty of time but by the time we'd bought our drinks and popcorn we had missed several trailers (sob)
    Of course the refreshments were enormously over-priced (you sort of expect that at the cinema these days) but they weren't particular brilliant either. My advice is to take drinks and snacks with you although I'm told they don't allow this (my children have been stopped when unaccompanied)
    As a cinema? well the screens are big the sound probably to loud what more can you say?

  • 3.0 star rating
    17/3/2010

    I pride myself on knowing my ass from my elbow. Many of my friends may disagree though. So it makes sense that I know my cinema chains from one another and boy do I. So it's the turn of the other big boys and Vue.

    Now Vue is pretty much a big player in Leeds and the Kirkstall complex is a neat package. It's easy to get too, plenty of buses and just a quick trip down Kirkstall Road in the car. Then it's time to go play.

    The screens are of good standard, the sound is pretty good too and the choice is bang up to date. You won't get your Indie films that often but sometimes that's not what you fancy.

    Good for parking too and reasonably helpful staff. What is more you've got a pub and food on tap too so your evening is planned out in one location. You don't get a reputation like Vue and grow so rapidly unless you do something right and as far as multi-plexes go, this is a good effort.

  • 3.0 star rating
    7/10/2009
    First to Review

    Alas, I graduated this summer, and thus my student card expired in June, meaning that, last weekend, for the first time in five years I had to pay full fare at the cinema.

    I went to see the new Ricky Gervais film (which I loved) but was a bit stunned at paying £7 for the ticket alone. This price means that you pay the same to see a film once as you would infinite times by purchasing a DVD for around the same price.

    I'm also not a big fan of the way you have to buy your ticket from the food stand - it's a very clever marketing strategy, basically forcing you to buy popcorn and drinks (which are ridiculously priced, as you'd expect). But they've got loads of screens, ample parking and they always show the new releases straight away.

    I'm a bit sad about the way cinemas have gone, and if I can, I'll always choose independent little places like the Cottage Road in Headingley over this sort of place.

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/11/2009

    I really like the Vue Cinema complex at Kirkstall Road. It's absolutely huge, the staff are polite and the screens are large and comfortable.

    Usually, you have allocated seating in Vue cinemas but this cinema does not run true to that trend. Sometimes I think it's a good thing but it's better to get there early when it's a big blockbuster hit as it does get very crowded.

    As mentioned before, it'd be nice to have a different stand to buy tickets at as it's a little too tempting not to buy the food once you reach the counter!

    As always, pick n mix should have a slogan of daylight robbery (flumps all the way!) and don't even think about buying Ben & Jerrys or Häagen-Dazs!

    Ive found that going later on in the evening is the quietest time and that the staff seem to be on their best form. This is also a great place to go to see 3D movies!

    • Qype User pinkys…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 50 friends
    • 684 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    2/10/2008

    I love this cinema. The arm rests are adjustable so you can get super cosy with your fellow cinema-goer, and the seats are comfy. The cinema itself is generally clean, although there have been occasions where I've had to tell a staff member that someone's thrown up (how does someone puke in the cinema? It's not a rollercoaster I don't get it).

    It's always heaving on Orange Wednesdays, but that's to be expected. Easy to park, handy for somewhere to eat before or after, cashpoints nearby, all in all a dead good cinema.

  • 2.0 star rating
    10/11/2012
    10 check-ins here

    Vues allocated seating does my head in. I only go as I have cinema tokens from Costco other wise it would be cineworld.  At least there if there's loadsa kids watching skyfall you wouldn't need to sit near them and tell them to shut up..

    • Qype User Joe_Ro…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 51 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    15/11/2008

    How things have changed since multplexes arrived. Always love to spend time at the cinema. This one is perfect for where I live, great choice of places to eat too.

    There are always plenty of choices at this cinema, whether you are 6 or 60, all at a reasonable price. There are a great choice of refreshments and ice creams. And once into the theatres the seats are great and comfy, also the theatres are a decent size not too big, there are a couple of small theaters that show the not so popular movies.

    • Qype User Espos…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 30 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    15/11/2008

    Most recent visit was to see Mamma Mia, I was very very disapointed to say this was a blockbuster the screen they put it in was tiny. We got there half an hour before the sow and still ended up right at the front and could not see a thing so the whole movie and experiance was ruined.

    Next time I visit I will make sure before hand we are in a larger screening room.

    The food is what you would expect from a cinema not very good and extortinate prices, but I can't resist their frozen Fantas hehehe

    • Qype User hgibso…
    • Enniskillen, Fermanagh
    • 2 friends
    • 53 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    This cinema is in the middle of a big entertainment park with restaurants and clubs open late, so plenty to do. The cinema itself is always busy, but the queues are really long, so you need to allow time before your show starts. The range of films shown is really good, and new films are shown immediately. A good cinema from that point of view, however the price is a bit frustrating. Occasionally there are offers in local newspapers so it is worth watching out for them as it can make the price more reasonable.
    The large range of sweets for sale is good, although again, the prices are steep, they are in all vue cinemas. A good evening out though.

    • Qype User Holmes…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 3 friends
    • 50 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    I went to see Sex and the City with my mother and she couldn't stand for long. When we arrived, there was a massive queue waiting to go in and my friend said to the young man my mother couldn't stand for long, could she have a chair.
    He immediately said we could go through before the crowd and choose our seat. It was fantastic and good for my mother who was so pleased. We didn't have to wait and felt like royalty. I sent a thank you letter to the young man and it was such a great film!

    • Qype User lilmis…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 66 friends
    • 173 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    12/7/2008

    This is my perfered cinema in Leeds. It happens to be local for me which is great but it has ample free parking and I just pefer the lay out of the cinema to others in Leeds. As you walk in your straight onto the ticket desk also screens show what's on when your can also collect pre booked tickets for machines either if you pefer then there's a large lobby where you can buy food and drinks which are over priced as with every other cinema i've been too then at the back are the different screens. Its all one level which is why I think I like it. Its quite expensive I think adult tickets are 6.40 now which is why I only go for treat. Also the cineam is surrounded by places to eat and drink so perfect for a pre or post film meal.

    • Qype User stehop…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 24 friends
    • 66 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    1/9/2008

    I think this is my preferred cinema in Leeds, its not too complicated to get to and always has loads of parking available and you can always have a game of bowling or a bite to eat combined with your trip to the cinema! What more could you want?

    • Qype User Reeny2…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 18 friends
    • 88 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    27/8/2008

    I think this is my preferred cinema in Leeds, its not too complicated to get to and always has loads of parking available and you can always have a game of bowling or a bite to eat combined with your trip to the cinema! What more could you want?

    • Qype User dt…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 11 friends
    • 64 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    22/1/2009

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    cinema prices are not too bad, about £6 for adults & £5 for kids but the food is expensive, if its not a birthday treat etc then take you own sweets to save money!

    always been clean & tidy & comfortable when i've been & thats all you need really!

    • Qype User Cheeky…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 6 friends
    • 39 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    2/10/2008

    Great location, loads to do in the Warner Village. The cinema can be quite busy as it is very popular, so I recommend getting there early if you want a decent seat. The seats probably go too close to the screen at the front of the cinema which can really spoil your film if you are unfortunate enough to end up in one of these seats. Other than that it's a fairly average cinema, massive screens and expensive snacks. Bowling, night club, restaurants also available at the Warner Village.

    • Qype User EJLent…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 91 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    Great, and very big cinema, playing loads of great films. However, it is quite pricey.

    • Qype User janey6…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 1 friend
    • 50 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2008

    This cinema is really well situated out of town just off Kirkstal Road. There are plenty of eateries here, from pizza to burgers mostly though, but somewhere you can grab a quick bite before a film.
    Cinema itself always offers a good selection of the latest films, I went with a girlie friend to see sex and the city here and we had a great time. The seats are really nice and big, very comfy, also with those arm rests that you can put your massive drink/tub of sweets in for easy access or if you're with someone and want to snuggle up they can be moved out of the way! There's plenty of leg room and the cinema is well laid out ascending up to the back row so no-one should really be blocking your view.
    There are plenty of treats to chose from in the lobby, all the usual film snacks, pick n mix, hot dogs, pop corn, nachos, chocolate, ice cream and fizzy drinks - plenty of things to give you a sugar rush!
    The toilets are back out in the main lobby - which is a bit of a walk if you need to nip out during the film, but they're nice and clean at least.
    You can also use the internet or their phone service to book ahead, then when you arrive all you have to do is swipe your card in the machine, grab your tickets and by-pass the queue.

    • Qype User adevis…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 2 friends
    • 48 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    29/11/2008

    this place havnt had a working payphone for mny years. lol. so it can be hell trying to get home if you missed the last bus. and its not the kind of place you wish to be stuck. its very expensive. and can be tricky to get to. often find alot of boy racers in the area. so careful on the roads. xD..i prefer the light to be honest.

    • Qype User miaml…
    • Blackpool
    • 0 friends
    • 85 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    29/11/2008

    In a bit of a weird place, but it's quite new and not too shabby. Very expensive though, so go on a cheap night or take your student card. They have the usual food options and an ice creamery that you will always have to queue at.

    • Qype User supern…
    • Leeds, West Yorkshire
    • 0 friends
    • 40 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    25/5/2009

    Vue Cinemas is located on the cardigan fields lesiure complex on Kirstall road which is about 15 minutes from Leeds city centre by bus or by car. There is plenty of free parking, more than enough, and it is the only cinema on the complex which comprises of mainly restaurants and a bowling alley. The cinema is a large size and fully accessible with a good range of films and the staff are very pleasant. Also the loos are clean. But the tickets again are expensive at £6 a time (or more) and the food and drink is extortionate so if you do visit, take your own. I would say this is a good cinema though it does get very busy on the weekends. Its more of an occasional treat than a regular thing.

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