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Vue Cinema Blackburn
Member Name: andyoz
Vue Cinema Blackburn
Advantages: Modern, Comfy Seats
Disadvantages: In A Bad Area
Vue Cinema opened up about five years ago. To say Blackburn is such a large town its a surprise that there has never been a large cinema in the town. We used to have to either travel to Preston or Bolton or make do with the tiny cinema in town that was really old and old had 4 very old screens.
This cinema is a typical vue one. Its got twelve screens, some big some smaller depending upon which film you are seeing. All the modern films are shown and they sometimes show ones that our hard to find anywhere else. They also have the ability to screen the modern 3D films which is good news.
I must say I'm, not a huge fan of the new cinema. I often go to the one in Bolton which I think is much better. The Blackburn one does not have as many facitlies. They is a balling alley down stairs with a bar in it but its next to the games arcade which means its really noisy and full of kids. They have recently had to put bouncers on the doors and they dont let kids in on there own as they had loads of problems with kids coming in off the local estates and casuing probelms.
The food is very expensive in the cinema all though this is something that you tend to find with most cinemas. The price for a ticket is around £6.00 which again is pretty average. If your watching a 3D film its closer to £10. Again about average.
The screens themselves seem to be ok. But again I've been in better cinemas. I have found sometimes there is alot of rubbish left around and popcorn on the floors or seats, I honestly think this is because of the area the cinema is in, you get some pretty scruffy people rolling in who dont really seem to care about other people.
The seats are quite comfy and you do get a decent amount of leg room which is always a good thing. The sound in the cinema is also quite good and I think as this is a modern cinema all the sound systems are pretty much as good as they get.
If you are looking for times of films and what is showing you can always check the myvue.com. Here it is pretty easy to find the cinema your looking for and check whats on.
There is a pretty good size car park at the cinema but it does fill up quite quickly and then iy can be tricky to find parking. Last time I went the car next to me had been broken into which really worried me, I don't feel like my car is very safe parked on this car park which again is a reflection of the area the cinema is in.
Overall this is a decent cinema but not a great one. Sometimes I still travel to Bolton which is half an hour away. I prefer the cinema there and think its a shane that Blackburn is not quite upto that standard. That said its nice to have a local option that I can always use. Anyway if your in Blackburn and fancy catching a film this is a good option.
Summary: A Decent Cinema
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