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Gulbenkian Cinema

Gulbenkian Theatre Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
+44 1227 769075
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Not just for students

This is a hidden gem. There aren't many cinemas in Canterbury so it's worth checking out what is... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
fititin2015
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good little cinema

As other reviewers have suggested, it's best to sit towards the middle/front of the auditorium as... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
SovegnaVos
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Gulbenkian Theatre Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a hidden gem. There aren't many cinemas in Canterbury so it's worth checking out what is showing here. Catch the bus, either the Uni bus or a number 4, or grab a taxi, £5 from West Tower. The cafe serves fish & chips...More

Thank fititin2015
Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! See you again before long.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

As other reviewers have suggested, it's best to sit towards the middle/front of the auditorium as the screen is not particularly large. Other than that, the cinema has a good selection of films - I usually go here for independent/foreign films - friendly staff and...More

Thank SovegnaVos
Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoy coming to Gulbenkian and I hope that we see you again very soon.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great cinema. Fabulous prices and lots of refreshment offers. The only negative I took was that for an incredibly wide auditorium, the screen was not. The two aisle sides are a bit too far out to really feel a part of the...More

Thank apearson1993
Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Hi and thanks for leaving your review. I am really glad that you enjoy coming here - we've had a really busy 'Oscar season' so far. We do have a big auditorium (300 seats) and although you can see and hear the film from all...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016

I love this place - I practically live here. Great films, often with visiting lecturers to talk about the film, or a discussion afterwards. Eclectic collection of films from mainstream ones now off the circuit, to international films. Friendly, relaxed, comfortable and you can take...More

Thank Munkeepye
Jess G, Marketing Manager at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Thank you for your review. Brilliant that you enjoy coming here and great that you like the wide range of films we programme.

Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although the Gulbenkian Cinema/Theatre is part of the University of Kent in Canterbury, it is open to all. Smaller than most, it has steeply (in comparison) raked seating affording an excellent view. Prices are very reasonable & some of the films are shown here very...More

Thank PLlikeshisfood
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I recently watched a film at the Gulbenkian cinema with my Dad & teenage sister & was really impressed. We don't live far away but have never been there before though I'm sure we will visit again. They show films which would never be shown...More

Thank T388
Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Thanks for your review and I hope we see you here again soon.

Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I go here to see films that'll never get shown at Canterbury's main cinema, a horrible Odeon. For example, Pride and Spirit of '45; classic lefty / student fare.

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Conveniently Situated on the university campus, out of town, this Cinema is happy to include films that the big name cinemas would often shun. A printed independent review of each film is available FOC before each performance starts which can give helpful additional insight to...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Stopped off for breakfast, good food in a good atmosphere Had to wait for a little while but they were very busy and it was well worth it.

1  Thank Johnclem
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The Gulbenkian is great, and has a range of interesting non-mainstream events. Finding it is thte challenge... If you have a degree in orienteering, or are a student of the university, you'll be fine. Otherwise you'll find that the road signs run out a mile...More

Thank Mattt W
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