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  • Familytravellercymru
    Wales, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stranger things - absolutely amazing production in a lovely theatre! Loved every second of it! The bars are lovely, toilets good and theatre is really great. Stranger things is the best thing I have ever seen in a theatre!
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • John Douglas
    Liverpool, UK71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely love this cinema, the seats are amazing and i would recommend the brownies served at the bar in the back of the cinema. They only play one or two films per week, but its still a fantastic experience and lovely venue.
    Written 9 October 2023
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  • alan s
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall GREAT. Saw Oppenheimer 70mm. Here are my personal views, and i'm fussy.

    Location - Super easy to find, basically can't miss it, 5min from Waterloo on foot. First impressions, clean loos and some refreshments available, nice foyer. Inside the theatre, OK - nice seats, whatever the price range, good legroom whatever the price range (I'm 6ft) and not as steep as some say. Ive been in much steeper Imax's, with much less legroom. Picture and sound quality, good and immersive, but not as high as was expecting. Im an audiophile. Screen size is not as large as was expecting. But I think this was because I sat in VIP section. Big Fool. Basically a chop. Price, a bit steep but hey movies are comparatively overpriced now anyway. Right?

    Seating. The MAIN point for me was where to sit. As this is personal to everyone. I favour privacy over location, most of the time. I sat VIP on the side, on the isle, with two seats empty next to me. I moved one further in as fast as I could. However here at IMAX, I would say privacy is a moot point due to the way the screen is curved. You need it wrapped around you. Seating plan is spacious and big enough to not be bothered by the person next you (its not the tube or the train you took to get there) IF they are normally proportioned and don't have too many snacks or talk too much or fiddle etc etc. The VIP area does flatten out at the top and you can see the whole cinema, the whole screen, and it has a bit more legroom. However, it also has the loos at both exits, which are at the top, and you can see all of the lighting which stays on during the show. It's a commanding position worthy of your greatness. But i'm not a ships captain, I want to be in the engine room sometimes. If you sit at the end of the row there are these hand rails which sit in your field of vision and you are aware of constantly. Disclaimer - for the elderly, people with vertigo, the blind and people i'm unaware of and/or who have h&s in their job portfolio.

    Recommendations. IF you want to experience the theatre by seeing the whole thing and the whole screen, like you would watch a TV at home, and see all the staircase lighting, and have people going to the loo during the show, then the expensive seats at the back are for you M'lud. If you want to be surrounded by only the picture (and not by stair lighting and handrails), and you may have to move your head a bit to see some elements of the picture (like being inside the picture), and surrounded by sound (but...also other people) then the cheap seats are for you. The lower you go the more you have to look up, but the seats allow you to rest your head easily. Stay away from the sides, it's too angled, stay away from the edge of any rows, the hand rails are annoying in your field of vision along with stairwell lighting for the blind. And you will go blind looking at it.

    Cheap seats close as possible to the middle, lower or higher - it's up to you. Enjoy.
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Mike B
    Ashford, UK611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m here today for the cinema and a coffee. This is a great place to come. It’s good value, they have some great events and productions and it’s very well managed. Take a walk or a bike ride along the Thames Path and cross at Hammersmith Bridge.

    Oh, and the lattes are made with love.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Ian H
    Gravesend, UK94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for the first time to see LOTR's extended film marathon. Tickets were great price. The cinema was adorable! Like they used to be. Traditional. All the staff we met were lovely. Very friendly. Drinks were a good price. Will definately go again now we tried it. They have such a good selection of films. Only thing is they need vegan sweets.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Maite D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not only the fantastic display of theatre and film clothes but the dedication they have put into preparing each room dedicated to different sections of film and theatre. Best are the films and plays they offer regularly to the public in the most wonderful little theatre I have ever been. The founders of Sands are not only very dedicated but very talented. Much better than any Harry Potter studios visit, said my daughter. To me it is a magical place where time doesn't exist. Main thing is their amazing creativity, specially in the last play they have created, The good soldier Schwejk, which has been created in such a way that it could be placed in any country and anytime without loosing a single piece of interest for the spectator.It is so visual that even for someone who doesn't speak the language could be beautiful
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • Peter S
    Puerto Varas, Chile78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent addition to Northallerton, this cinema is a cut above the average. But having just opened, unsurprisingly there are still a few niggles.

    We went to see Oppenheimer (a thought-provoking film). All seats were full.

    • Given there is a large car park adjacent to the cinema; for evening screenings (particularly on a Sunday) it is largely empty. One would think Everyman could come to an arrangement with the landlord to include parking with the ticket, especially at the high prices Everyman charge!

    • Our party of 5 all felt the cinema was TOO chilly and the volume set a little TOO loud.

    • The sign displaying the films on show outside the cinema is very poorly placed and can not easily be seen – certainly by passing motorists and there is a tree positioned directly in the sight-line. Another sign positioned on the large blank wall at the east end of the cinema would be much more clearly visible and could be updated electronically.

    • There was nowhere obvious to place your rubbish at the end of the film.

    All in all a good experience with great staff; the niggling points here are mostly easily corrected.
    Written 27 July 2023
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  • Isabella johnson
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I bought these tickets for my friends birthday! We had the best time ever! Staff is so lovely and the vibe is amazing. Thank you soo much for the special night
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • SKALondon
    London, UK2,352 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ve used the bar when in the area. Although busy outside it wasn’t busy as we weren’t there before a film started.

    We recently used some of the free tickets that came with the membership - do check it out. As there were two of us we booked a sofa. Comfortable with plenty of legroom.

    Access to the members bar was welcome - quieter and we got a seat which wasn’t possible in the other bars as our film was at peak evening time. You can take drinks in.

    If you need to use a lift I’d suggest contacting them in advance. The one we took down from screen 3 didn’t go all the way down and we took stairs from the first floor to exit.

    Not sure if it was an oversight or general policy but the lighting in the auditorium was dim from when we arrived even before trailers had started.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Joc
    62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic independent cinema, offering affordable tickets to what is a varied and interesting series of films and events. Staff behind the ticket desk and bars are friendly and helpful. The only down side is that no food or drink is allowed inside that isn't bought in the cinema itself - an issue if you have particular allergies/access requirements, or if cinema prices are above your budget. It would be great if there were gender neutral bathrooms available.
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • Wildcat7400
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My travelling buddy & I wanted to do something ordinary like watch a movie in a cinema. We were surprised & ecstatic that the London Pass gave us that chance. Even better was that the Curzon Cinema was in Soho!

    We planned to visit after a lovely dinner at Bill’s. One of the waiters gave us instructions on how to get there. Before arriving at Curzon Cinema, we saw Agatha Christie’s Memorial, Ku - an award winning Gay bar, the Joy Luck Club Restaurant named after the movie itself & the entrance to Chinatown.

    When we finally arrived, we were greeted by red neon lights & the cinema looked as if it was from another era. We went in excitedly. Since we had the London Pass on us, we did not have to pay for the movie tickets. Without the London Pass, be prepared to pay at least £16.50 for a single ticket. Unfortunately, we were too late as all the movies had started screening. In the end, we decided to wait for the next available movie. The Irishman was in about an hour’s time.

    We waited patiently & went into our cinema. The seats were red in colour & of velvet material. We chose seats that were at the back & close to the doors. The movie was screened in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. I think I fell asleep after 30 minutes into the movie. It was a combination of exhaustion from all the walking, comfortable seats & slow movie that forced me into a slumber. My friend woke me up & we decided to leave.

    Curzon Soho has 3 floors & 3 screens. There’s also a bar & a café. The bar can accommodate 250 people. The theatre is heavily used for industry award evenings, private screenings & film festivals. It is also home to independent film & art house releases, documentary events & regular directors Q&As. Free WiFI is available at the lobby.

    It was quite fun & exciting really. You can’t help but wonder which movie star had stepped into the cinema & who you might bump into. I would definitely visit it again when I’m not too tired.
    Written 30 October 2020
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  • benhog
    London, UK3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice local cinema,
    Better than visiting the usual faceless cinema everywhere,
    Recommended and will be visiting again soon
    Written 11 June 2019
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  • DawnDancer
    Watford, UK444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a gift voucher to spend for my husbands birthday as we don't have an odeon near where we live we travelled in especially. Not been here for years. Found it hard to book on line with a voucher ,you have to use it at the end of the booking.
    Staff are very welcoming. Very kindly said we can use the vip lounge upstairs as we were early and raining. Although it was a bit sad looking needs an upgrade. But a great view and comfy seats. Don't accept cash. It was good to see it busy.
    We saw the new mission impossible film. Very good but a touch long.
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • Amy C
    London, UK348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cinema to go to haven't been there for ages ago and good bar and food 👍 and films to enjoy like james bond or theory of everything
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • Andre H
    Epping, UK107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see the the Alex Honnold documentary Free Solo on the IMAX screen. The picture and the sound is truly remarkable whilst the seats are very comfy. Of course you will pay West End prices for the admission but if you want the film to be a special experience you will not be disappointed.
    Written 4 February 2019
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