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Scott Cinemas

The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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This is our local cinema. We live about 7 miles away, and although there's a big Odeon in Taunton... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
via mobile

Comfortable seats! Good view even if a tall person sits in front of you. Really reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
via mobile
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HISTORY This cinema was opened as The Odeon on 13th July 1936. The architect was T.Cecil Howitt who also designed very similar Odeons in Weston super Mare, Bristol and Clacton on Sea. It had 1,525 seats. Howitt's Odeons were very stylish mid- Art Deco buildings and there are exterior and interior photographs on display in the cinema foyer. The main staircase and upper foyer retain many features. During the late 1960's it was sold to Classic Cinemas, who were later bought by Cannon Cinemas. Classic separated the stalls area for Bingo and divided the balcony into the two existing cinemas, making a new cinema entrance on the side. Scott Cinemas acquired cinemas in this thriving town in December 1983. For further information see: Odeon Cinemas 1 by Allen Eyles, BFI Publishing. CURRENT The cinema has two identical auditoria on the first floor occupying the old circle. A refurbishment was carried out in 2005 to restep the auditoria to allow new seating to installed. 2011 saw the refurbishment of the toilets and some front of house areas, and both screens were converted to Digital Projection. In 2013 we completely refurbished the lower foyer, with some sprucing up of the upper foyer.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“local cinema” (14 reviews)
“small cinema” (9 reviews)
“comfy seats” (9 reviews)
The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is our local cinema. We live about 7 miles away, and although there's a big Odeon in Taunton, 10 miles away we much prefer Scott cinema. Due to limited screens, we don't always get to see all the movies we'd like to but generally...More

Thank princesspentium
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Comfortable seats! Good view even if a tall person sits in front of you. Really reasonably priced compared with the big name cinemas..

Thank HelenKarbarczyk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely local cinema, fantastic prices, good family deals. Cinema trips would normally be expensive just for the tickets without the extras but here you can make it a more regular visit. There are always offers on food and drink. Saturdays there's a children's matinee and...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good for prices but could do with upgrading especially hot food. A little cramped in entrance as food purchase and tickets purchase on on same counter

Thank Jase8264
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scotts Bridgwater Great place to visit .. Love our local Cinema, friendly staff, well worth visiting

Thank 720teresah
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Not a bad cinema at all, very friendly, great prices and comfortable seats with lots character. But can anybody tell me why the screen in cinema 2 is at a funny angle? It’s not parallel to the seating, it’s sort of turned away, I had...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Best value for money cinema in the South West!! Also for the 2 4 1 it’s a great option for family aswell! It’s so good and a great option for food here aswell! Also for people who want a chilled night at home you can...More

Thank connorjamesshares
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This cinema is a much better experience than some of the larger chains. All the seating is very comfortable and spacious and the prices are very reasonable, especially on a Monday evening when its 2 for the price of 1, you cant go wrong. There...More

Thank julie55wyatt
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice, clean and smart cinema. Great staff and decent food, snacks available. You can even buy a beer to enjoy during the film. Staff walk you personally to your seat. A much nicer experience than the larger chain cinemas.

Thank stevewellsnice
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Fab old school style cinema with a modern twist, great sound, good selection of snacks and drinks, close by parking and half the price of the multiplex in Taunton

Thank jon c
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