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Vue Cinema - Plymouth
Vue Cinema (Plymouth)
Member Name: missgiggles2008
Vue Cinema (Plymouth)
Advantages: Great quality movies, comfortable seating, nice food and drinks!
Disadvantages: Pricey, busy on a wednesday, sometimes moody staff
I have to say, before Vue cinema came to Plymouth many years ago I had never even heard of Vue! It is one of two cinemas in Plymouth at present, the other one is small and traditional. Vue in Plymouth offers the audience a chance to experience modern day comfort and amazing graphics.
Location - it is situated in the inner city centre called the Barbican Leisure Park, and reachable by the main road and is about twenty minute walk from the city centre and about ten minutes walk from the famous historical barbican. This makes it ideal for tourists and people living here alike. I have to say, it is not very well sign posted so it is probably best to get someone to direct you, most people living in Plymouth would probably know where it is. This is because it is situated on a complex of Cannons gym, Megabowl, Frankie and Bennies resturant, Oceana nightclub and Old Orleans. Also just across the massive car park is a Pizza Hut. This means it is ideal for all other attractions - and you will never go hungry while here!
Prices - This has been a growing debate with friends of mine and probably other people have the same problem in other cinema's across the country with the credit crunch and price rises! I remember about two years ago for an adult it used to be £4.95 to go here and watch a film, it is now £6.90 monday to thursday after 5pm, or £7.65 on saturday or sunday. If you happen to not work during the day on a weekday it is £5.75 for an adult, this is again Monday to Thursday. If you have children it is based in the same way and varies from £4.30 - £5.75.
Facilities - when the cinema first opened I remember it seeming massive, but sadly we all grow up and things seem less "massive." The cinema is a 15 screen multiplex cinema, housing 3328 seats! When you walk in there is so much leg room, you won't get bad squashed legs no matter how tall or short you are! Each screen hosts huge floor to ceiling walls, that combine Dolby Digitial Surround Sound with with a really open and free feeling. This really is a key feature of the cinema - roomy and very dramatic sounds. This is especially good for those big movies, such as James Bond, Pirates of The Carribbean etc.
Orange Wednesdays - the 2 for 1 deal with orange every wednesday is very good value for money, it means that you can go to the cinema for half the price! If you are going to use this offer it is probably best to attend the Plymouth Vue in the daytime, because during the evening time you cannot get a car parking space, and often the showings of most films are few/sold out - which is most annoying/disappointing. This is particularly bad when it is raining and people have no where else to go. Best to be avoided really.
Staff - the staff are mostly always friendly, and often they are very young, some look like they haven't even left school! There has been one time when I was approached by a very rude person working there that was taking my ticket - but this was an isolated occasion.
Food/Drink - these can be quite pricey - so I usually take my own! I have never been "caught" as it were, and I am pretty sure alot of the staff are aware this happens. They have a selection of pick and mix, popcorn, drinks, malteasers, ice cream and slush puppies called Ice Blasts! Oh and they also do these nachoes which are quite expensive with the large being nearly £4.50 but they are lovely - quite cheap tasting but something nice about them!
Toilets - these are generally very clean, modern looking and nice smelling. Do not even venture into them around 7pm or after on a wednesday evening, because they are just terrible - no loo paper and some on the fall and busy with lots of people - best to be avoided these times!
The overall cinema is excellent, the sound system is amazing, and the quality of the viewing is always very good. A little pricey but you get what you pay for alot of the time.
Go here if you.....like great quality movies with amazing top quality state of the art sound systems, modern and airy feeling
Don't go here....on wednesdays!
Summary: Overall there are good and bad times to visit, well worth it if seeing a big box office hit!