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A great way to use your Nectar points
VUE Cinema Leeds
Member Name: stuff10
VUE Cinema Leeds
Advantages: Can use Nectar points, adult tickets cheaper than Cineworld
Disadvantages: Have to buy tickets from the confectionery stand, ages of adverts
Please note that this review is of the Vue cinema in Meadowhall, Sheffield. But seeing as that one's not on dooyoo, I'll have to post it under the L**ds one... (sorry)
The wife and I used to have the Cineworld Unlimited cards but gave them up around 18 months ago when it became more of a chore than a pleasure to go to the cinema. We've probably only been to see a couple of films since we gave the cards up, but we both wanted to see the latest blockbuster on the big screen.
There's plenty of cinemas near to us, but we decided to head over to the Vue cinema at Meadowhall - partly because the wife wanted to go shopping and partly because the Vue at Meadowhall accepts Nectar points as payment for tickets. 1,000 points gives you a free adult ticket which seems pretty good value to me as 1,000 points in Argos would be £5 off your shopping so that makes a cinema ticket £5 - not bad value in my opinion, especially when a normal adult ticket is £5.95 at Vue and a whopping £6.90 at Cineworld!
One thing I don't like about Vue is that the ticket queue and the confectionery queue are one and the same - you have to queue up at the pick n mix bit to buy your actual cinema tickets. Now I can see why Vue do this (to tempt you to buy sweets whilst you buy your tickets) and I can see why it'd be good for people who want tickets and some food, but for people like myself who don't like to ripped off by paying £3.50 for a bag of Minstrels it can be quite annoying.
Y'see the confectionery queue moves a heck of a lot slower than a normal ticket queue and this can be quite annoying if you're in a rush to get your tickets and your film is about to start! To be fair to Vue they do have some automatic machines that allow you to purchase tickets from a machine, but these machines don't accept the Nectar card and so we had to queue.
Once you're actually in the cinema you're treated to the usual half an hour of adverts and trailers before the film actually starts, but this isn't too bad as the seats are just so comfy!
Overall, Vue is pretty much the same as every other cinema out there, but one major pulling point is the fact that they accept Nectar points making your cinema visit much cheaper!
Summary: A great way to use your Nectar points