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Address: Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PT, England
Phone Number: +44 1768 862400
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Located in the heart of Penrith, the Alhambra Cinemas provide a first-class...

Located in the heart of Penrith, the Alhambra Cinemas provide a first-class cinema experience, screening all the latest cinema releases as well as independent and foreign-language films in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.Now with Dolby Digital projection and Dolby Digital sound.

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Lovely retro picture house

In Penrith for three nights camping and chose to visit the Alhambra one evening. Despite the size (two screens) and approx 80 seats - you are able to book tickets online in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Graeme P
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

In Penrith for three nights camping and chose to visit the Alhambra one evening. Despite the size (two screens) and approx 80 seats - you are able to book tickets online in advance via their website. Upon arrival the popcorn was cheap, the seats were large and comfy (pick the back row if you can as they are even bigger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Full of character, comfortable and charming, without hundreds of people talking, on their phones or munching on food.

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you like authentic art deco, this is the place to go. Friendly staff, unassuming entrance, cheap entry and toilets through the cinema out down stairs again - had delightful art deco mirror in the loo. We loved it here.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went to see the new Star Trek. Always enjoyable. Staff always polite& friendly sweets etc not too expensive. Only thing I miss is the film stopping half way through for an ice cream break :-) will be back soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great local cinema with just enough of an old school feel with great service and atmosphere. Love to go there with my kids.

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Thank James T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I recently went to see the new movie Indipendace day Resurgence and wasn't disappointed in the levels of service from the staff at this wonderful gem of a local cinema. I've been to the Alhambra Cinema many-times since 2010 and even participated in signing a pattition to keep this charming old fashioned picture house alive when it was under threat... More 

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Tebay, Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Been there a few times. I like it even though it is not modern. More reasonable than most and freindly. Only has 2 screens, so limited choice. Parking can be an issue before five. If you park before six make sure you display a parking disc available in local shops and that you don't go over the time limit. You... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were on our way back to the car in the rain when we came across this little independent cinema - what better way to shelter? £16 for 3 of us to watch Alice through the Looking Glass. Beat that Vue or Odeon! Sweeties/drinks cost the same as they do in the local shop. The screen we were in still... More 

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Thank BethSWoody
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I love cinemas and I love the independent ones like this, it was cheaper than the multiplexes and although there's only a few screens the seats make up for it, huge leg room in front, the chairs are not the silly flop down ones, these were proper large seats with a pull out drink holder! Staff was friendly as could... More 

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Thank Joe B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable and very friendly with much cheaper prices than the national chains. Definitely worth a visit and we will be back for sure.

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