“ Brookside Business Park / Brookside Road / Uttoxeter / Staffs / ST14 8AT „
Uttoxeter isn't a huge place so if you know where Tescos is then you've found the Cinebowl. There isn't a massive amount of parking here, a few spaces immediately outside, some round the back and some undercover (but there is a gymnastics club and play barn next door who also use this), however being next to a Tesco and Focus who both have their own ample car parks - this isn't relly a problem.
The entrance serves both the bowling and the cinema, and they both utilise the same payment desk. It never gets too busy except when popular films such as High School Mudical 3 came out which required use of the online booking facility.
The cinema has all the usual facilities to buy sweets, popcorn and drinks down stairs and then you progress upstairs to gain access to the cinemas. The auditoriums are surprisingly large (for a small town), the seats are tiered so that everybody gets a good view. The seat back rests are high and the arm has a drinks holder too. These are by far the best cinema seats I have ever sat in. The environment is clean and well maintained too.
As the cinema only has 3 screens they don't necessarily get new releases as quickly as the larger 10 screen cinemas - I don't consider this to be a problem.
For bowling pick up your bowling shoes at the main desk and proceed on, there are 8 bowling lanes, and unlike other bowling lanes that have inflatables for running down the childrens lanes here they have rails which they can lift if you ask at the desk, there is also a ball slide for children to use to gain the necessary momentum.
It can be a tad expensive to go the last time I visited with myself and two children it was £25 for 2 games - I would wait for offers. Certainly book if wanting to visit at busy times (Friday night / Saturday) to avoid disappointment.
I have been to a childrens party here and possibly there were too many children and they were too young but it descended into chaos. The party food was very bland. One hot dog and an ice cream. And with 30 children they were bringing 2 plates out at a time.
Lately I am always at the cinema and by accident we found a cinema in Uttoxeter which is about twenty minutes away from where we live. It looked quite nice from the outside and when I got home I took a quick look at its website and saw that it does not play many films but it still played the main ones that are brand new out at the cinema. The other weekend my sister and Mom wanted to go and see Stardust. I had already seen it but decided to take them anyway and thought it would be a good chance to try this new cinema. So off we went and we found this cinema to be very nice indeed and here is why.
Ok so the location of the cinema is as follows:
Town Meadows Way
Now in terms of location the cinema is in a good place. Uttoxeter is only a tiny town but they have some nice shops there and good facilities. The way we drive to the cinema it is easy to find and the main reason for this is that the cinebowl is actually on a shopping park which is very easy to find. There is a massive Tescos, Pets at home and other shops and then a brand new Frankie and Benny's which always smells lovely when we go past so you can even do your shopping at the same time as seeing a film.
In terms of parking it is fine. You are on a massive shopping park so there is plenty of parking and free parking which is good. The cinema does have its own car park which you can use too.
Ok so from outside the cinema looks lovely and because it is brand new the building is modern and impressive. Cinebowl is in great big letters which is good and you can spot it from a long way off. As you walk into the building you can see it is just as well laid out and clean in there. Everywhere is spotless and there are plenty of bins around so I cannot imagine you would see any litter around.
The check in desk is just in front of the entrance so you can't miss it and this is where you buy your tickets. Tickets cost £5.95 for standard and they do honour student discounts. The bowling is about the same for each game and I have to tell you the bowling alleys do look lovely. Unfortunately due to back problems I cannot bowl so I can't really give you much more about that side but the main side anyway is the cinema.
Ok so there is a small shop there where you can buy all of your normal cinema goodies such as popcorn and sweets and drinks. The prices were not actually that bad really at about £2.50 for a good sized box of popcorn and then sweets were £2.20. the staff are friendly and everything just smells and looks so nice because it is a newly built cinema which I really liked.
You have to go upstairs to get to the cinema screens and there are lifts available to. Up here there are lovely comfortable chairs to wait and very nice toilets and massive windows so there is a lot of light up there which is nice.
Then there are only a few cinema screens but when you walk in, the screens are massive. The screens span the entire length of the room and if you were by the front you probably would have to physically move your head from one side to the next to view everything. The surround sound is excellent and the picture is as clear as clear can be.
Now the seats are one of my favourite features because they are tiered so well. No matter how tall the person in front I really don't think you would have any problem seeing the screen. The seats are very comfortable and there are plenty of them.
All in all my first experience at this cinema was a good one and I would return. We do have a normal cinema we go to but I will probably go here at times at is is lovely and the fact it is new is nice because everything is modern and gives you a good cinema experience.
Thanks for reading.