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City Screen (York)
Member Name: jillycat
City Screen (York)
Advantages: Laid back child friendly cinema
Disadvantages: no parking
city screen in York is part of a small group of cinemas called Picturehouse. The show a mix of films from blockbusters to Art house and foreign films
You can join them an become a member for £25 which gives you certain benefits which include -
discounted tickets (£2 off per ticket and no booking fee)
10% of the bar and food
and discounts at local business
Now I have never become a member so I cant really comment on this but I guess before signing up with would pay to do your maths to see if the £25 represents value for money as depending on the screening and your age ticket price varies from £7.20 for a evening adult to as cheap as £3.50 for silver screen ( any performance for someone over 60 during the day and includes a hot drink)
The facilities at the cinema I would rate as good the seat are wider than most cinemas I have been to eg Vue and certainly more comfortable. The lift provides access to the three screens which are upstairs and the toilets which are in the basement.
The also have regularly changing art work on the walls displaying modern art and photos which can be purchased
The sweet and drink select to take in with you is the regular run of the mill choice i would say with nothing special compared to other cinemas
A god send during my maternity leave was The Big Scream this is a free to join club for parents with a child under one. It runs on a Wednesday morning with a different film each week. What makes this great is there is a buggy park that is manned for safety so you can leave your pushchair whilst you watch the film safe in the knowledge it will be there when you get back. The don't dim the lights as much or have the volume as loud as normal so you can see what your little one is up to and see to change nappies as most mums do on a change mat in the aisle. Most of the little ones I would say have their own few minutes off noise but as everyone is in the same boat there is no tutting or daggers looking at you as they would in a normal screening. As the film starts at 11 am you tend to see people eating a sandwich watching the film and I have never seen this frowned about by the staff ( which can happen if you take your own sweets or drinks to the local Vue cinema)
They have recently started a Autism-Friendly Screenings screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers all tickets cost £2.50 As I haven't been to these I can't comment on how well these are running but thought it was useful information for people to be aware of
I would definitely recommend this cinema to people and feel that if you are wanting a pleasant cinema trip that this would be the place to go for it in York
Summary: a good cinema with a good mix of blockbusters and art house films
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