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The Mystery Movies are a big bonus!
Vue Cinema (Camberley)
Member Name: fredam
Vue Cinema (Camberley)
Advantages: Easy to get to, park at and lovely inside
Disadvantages: Not self-explanatory if you aren't used to the automated multiplexes
We aren't expert cinema-philes, but have visited a couple in our area. Several have closed over the years, so when the new Atrium shopping centre was being built, we waited for Vue to open with a lot of anticipation. We parked in the new park house, wondering how easy it was to find. The lift doors opened, and there we were!
It is a bit disorienting, as there is no ticket window - there you are right in the concession area, wondering where exactly you buy your ticket. There are ticket machines on the wall, but no helpful information like, just how old is a child for a child ticket? The machine doesn't give you that information, either. We did find out that if you do not wish to use the ticket machine, you simply buy your ticket when you are getting your popcorn and drinks!
Being newly opened, the screening rooms are still in very good condition and the seating is lovely. The premium seating is right in the front, and to be honest, I don't know how anyone could actually watch the movie from that close to the screen. Wouldn't it give you whiplash looking back and forth? But the two screens we have been in were a lovely size - big enough to be comfortable, small enough to be close to the screen, but not too close.
The most cool thing, though, is their "mystery movies". They send out an email alert about the "mystery movie" only tell you the genre and age rating, and that it will be a newer movie. When we turned up, it turned out the Mystery Movie was Ice Age 3 in 3D - days before it actually was out in the cinemas!!!!! I would have done a review of the film, too, but it doesnt look like you can do them here. Unfortunately, the Mystery Movie costs the same as the normal ticket prices, but you can get your money back within the first 20 minutes of the movie if you don't want to stay.
Disadvantage is that some cinema's validate your parking and this one doesn't.
All in all, an excellent cinema with excellent facilites and staff, easy to get to and convenient.
Summary: very nice and convenient - lucky Camberley!!!
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