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Address: 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter EX4 3AJ, England
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+44 871 902 5730

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Independent local cinema

Our favourite cinema in the city 2 nice size screens with great sound quality There is an upstairs bar & a small selection of food is also available

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our favourite cinema in the city 2 nice size screens with great sound quality There is an upstairs bar & a small selection of food is also available

Thank G M
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187 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Mostly dough-based food, pizzas cooked to order, small bar with teas and coffees. The bar staff can be rather off-hand and one is misery personified but if you want a quick, light meal before or after a movie, it is perfectly fine.

Thank LovelyDevon
Exeter, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Well - delightful cinema etc etc but whole evening totally ruined by husband being charged £19.40 for 2 glasses of wine . He has vowed never to return - they prominently advertise the food prices but strangely blank on the drinks blackboard. Not acceptable.

Thank Corinna K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Cool little cinema, has a bar and cafe upstairs and you can take your drinks into the film. Haven't eaten here but the food sounds good, simple stuff like pizzas. Only thing is the cinema tickets are more expensive than other options in the city. A nice treat for date night though!

Thank Bex-Wood
Exeter, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We booked this cinema for the first time having usually used The Vue. It's a great venue, very nice building, good cafe, great loos and very very comfy seating. The comfy looking sofa seats were too uncomfortable for us, squashy, but the normal seats were great. We had nice pizza and drinks before the movie. the only problem is parking,... More 

Thank Beatrice H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband booked our tickets, as usual, on line...so easy to do. We have joined as members, which is well worth doing....so many free tickets, reduced costs on rest of tickets, and 10% off all food and drink. Most of the staff are really cheerful and friendly (although there are a couple who seem to have a problem with people...but... More 

Thank dtilbury
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Really enjoyed watching the BFG here and for a change it was my kids that were the noisiest rather than everyone else in the cinema as with some of the bigger national venues. Food and drink is over priced as usual but it always is. The seating was comfortable. Would choose this over the Vue...

Thank Stu N
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent cinema with a lovely cafe/bar upstairs where you can enjoy some very good pizza with a view and then enjoy the film with a comfortable seat. some screens even offer reclining seats

Thank George M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

First time visit to the Picture House to see I Daniel Blake booked our tickets on line two days before our visit intimate cinema our seats were the sofa style seats which were very nice and had a good view very good film everybody clapped at the end to such a good film which was nice will we return Yes... More 

Thank alan c
Burton Upon-Trent
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had screening we wanted to see. Glad we went and booked to sit in sofa style comfort. Full of like minded people; pleasant and polite ambience. Very expensive wine by the glass!

Thank sjanmd

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