Althought this cinema can be quite pricey (especially if you have kids, sweetie counter alert!) it is spacious, the cinemas have plenty of leg room (essential with crutches) and the staff seem well trained and are always friendly.
They always have the latest films showing, and seem to run them longer than a certain other big chain of cinema.
I love taking my brother and sister, but like i say above, if you take kids it is probably worth taking snacks and drinks with you, as the costs can mount :( That said, it is my only complaint about a generally well run and wel looked after cinema!
Before Vue cinema opened at the Gunwharf I would make the trip up to Port Solent, which isn't such a nice cinema or sometimes go to The Odeon Northend which was pretty bad (tiny seats).
This is a great cinema, lots of films, lots of screens, lots of space - lots of everything!
If you are in the heart of the city like I am there's loads of buses that will get you to the Gunwharf.
The fact that there's lots of restaurants and shopping at the gunwharft too means the whole family can have a day out and all find something to do, you don't just have the cinema, I like having a meal after.
The queues are often long, again depends on how you buy your ticket. I just go to the counter, always found it quick and easy and rarely missed any screenings of films I wanted to see. I always get my tickets a bit early, then go off to the newsagent to get snacks before watching the film anyway. Always the best way to avoid long last minute queues in my opinion
This is excellently located if you want to combine shopping and cinema. It does get extremely busy at the weekends, so best to book tickets on line before you set out.
Great range of films and a really good Kids Film Club at the weekends.
Popcorn, hotdogs, all you would expect to find at a cinema!
I was so happy when this cinema opened. Finally a cinema in the city with big comfy seats and plenty of leg room, and it's normally nice and clean. I love this cinema, and it's not surprising to find that it's the 3rd most popular/busy in the whole UK! Prices are pretty high compared to many other places, but I've always been able to see the films I want on orange Wednesdays 2 for 1. Snacks are extortionate, but I always take my own. Always buy your tickets at the popcorn counter, the queues are shorter (lots of people queue up outside not realising you can always buy them inside as it's not made clear.
It's a Vue cinema, so you know you can expect good screens, VIP seats and decent sound. You can also expect queues, high prices and low quality food (aside from the B&J ice cream). I was disappointed that they seemed to struggle with a fairly reasonable amount of custom for a rainy Saturday.
This is a big cinema in the heart of gunwharf quays. There are quite a few screens so there's always plenty of movies to choose from. It is getting more expensive to go - think its about £7 a ticket now and the food and drinks inside are pricey. Popcorn , nachos, drinks all add up! there's a good pix n' mix counter and a lovely ben and jerrys ice cream counter! This place gets busy especially orange wednesdays and with new releases. The seats however are really comfy and it's always been very clean when i've visited.
Busy as half term. We arrived about 30 minutes before our film was due to start. We walked straight in and were told to go to number 5. Went in - it was dark and sat down only to realise that we were viewing the last couple of minutes of the film's previous showing! Would have appreciated knowing that we should wait. However, seats were comfortable. After the film the cleaning crew came in and did a pretty good job of making the place presentable again. Sound good. No hassles.
Turned up late for the adverts but just in time for Les Miserables, the Reception area was unmanned, no directions where to go. We had to exchange the Vue tickets for he actual film tickets. went to the food area who sent us to the sweet area to exchange tickets. Never actually sat on the correct seats as there was no one there to show us too them, lucky there was nobody on the seats as you went in. However beside this the film was enjoyed by the 3 off us.
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