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Scott Cinemas

The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Local and just right

This is the only cinema in the area that myself and my girlfriend use - it's also the closest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon C
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Small cinema

This cinema was on small side compared with the modern multiplex. The inside was a bit dated, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan S
via mobile
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HISTORY This cinema was opened as The Odeon on 13th July 1936. The architect was T.Cecil Howitt who also designed very similar Odeons in Weston super Mare, Bristol and Clacton on Sea. It had 1,525 seats. Howitt's Odeons were very stylish mid- Art Deco buildings and there are exterior and interior photographs on display in the cinema foyer. The main staircase and upper foyer retain many features. During the late 1960's it was sold to Classic Cinemas, who were later bought by Cannon Cinemas. Classic separated the stalls area for Bingo and divided the balcony into the two existing cinemas, making a new cinema entrance on the side. Scott Cinemas acquired cinemas in this thriving town in December 1983. For further information see: Odeon Cinemas 1 by Allen Eyles, BFI Publishing. CURRENT The cinema has two identical auditoria on the first floor occupying the old circle. A refurbishment was carried out in 2005 to restep the auditoria to allow new seating to installed. 2011 saw the refurbishment of the toilets and some front of house areas, and both screens were converted to Digital Projection. In 2013 we completely refurbished the lower foyer, with some sprucing up of the upper foyer.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local cinema” (13 reviews)
“small cinema” (9 reviews)
“comfy seats” (8 reviews)
The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only cinema in the area that myself and my girlfriend use - it's also the closest. Seats are comfy, sound is just fine and they are at least half the price of the Odeon in Taunton. Both of us get luxury seats...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cinema was on small side compared with the modern multiplex. The inside was a bit dated, but the screens were big and sound quality was good. Seating is fairly comfortable. A good selection of snacks and drinks. The look of the cinema could also...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Grate for the family especially on Monday nights cheap family tickets, easy parking and local pubs & restaurants. A lot cheaper than Taunton cinema.

Thank adrian C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I always like to use my local cinema so hopefully it will remain here for years to come. Friendly staff, clean , excellent sound quality and prices will beat anything from the larger chains

Thank karen p
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

So much cheaper than other local cinemas. The seats are large and comfortable, including standard seat.

Thank ClairexPaul
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I come here quite a bit as I love films and this cinema is perfect for indulging my passion! It's only a small cinema with just two screens but the tickets are cheaper than the Odeon and the seats are far more comfortable! I love...More

2  Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Small (2 screen) cinema in the town centre. Tickets are a LOT more reasonable than Odeon or Vue. Usually have the main releases on, although not always. Former theatre that has been split in half so you might notice the seats angle slightly towards the...More

2  Thank mnementh20
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I don't go to the cinema that often but when I do I much prefer to go to Scott's in Bridgwater than the bigger complex in Taunton. Seats are much more comfortable and not so expensive. Friendly staff.

Thank carolinedurleigh
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went out to watch A Dog's Purpose, which is an amazing film! Popped in to see if we needed to book and the man behind the desk was very helpful and polite. It was extremely quiet being a Sunday evening and therefore had the place...More

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The wife and myself went to our local Scott Cinema last Weds to see Their Finest. We'd booked posh seats on line with the Meerkat promotion. I could not believe that this cinema serves alcohol! Having been used to city's multi screens, it was so...More

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