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Great cinema but need to improve concessions

Great cinema, sofas and recliners very comfortable and clean, and also very cheap tickets compared... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
love it

This cinema is my favourite, recliner seats, sofas and a lovely standard, better than odeon and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cinema, sofas and recliners very comfortable and clean, and also very cheap tickets compared to other chains. Lots of screens as well. However, concessions need to be improved. Pick and mix selection is really poor and poor quality sweets - not a patch on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cinema is my favourite, recliner seats, sofas and a lovely standard, better than odeon and Cineworld. my favourite cinema

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Booked online for 2pm screen 7. Arrive to find that our film was not at that time nor that screen and our booking was for another screen in different name! They put us in same level seats in a different screen and time which apparently...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Went along last week to watch Jurassic park with the husband. Film was Ok but the reclining chairs were blimming awesome! Cant believe I've never been to Empire before but ill certainly be back (for a better film hopefully).

Thank Lovisa M
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is the second or third time we have been to empire and the novelty is starting to wear thin. Don’t get me wrong, the cinema is smart with comfy seats. The snacks are extortionate, but you could bring some from elsewhere if you are...More

Thank Lee3232
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Surprisingly comfortable for the price, the seats are great and there are many options for levels of comfort. Brilliant service for the price.

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Fantastic cinema, suprrisingly big with lots of screens. Great concessions counter too and free parking. Cheap tickets as well. Recliner seats superb. Cannot fault at all!

1  Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to this cinema and was very surprised at how comfortable and how much leg room there is in just a standard seat. I only had contact with 2 members of staff but they were very pleasant and helpful. I won’t be going back...More

1  Thank selwood2005
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see Peter Rabbit and booked recliner seats - loads of room and super comfy. Tickets materially cheaper than other chain multiplexes, oh and the film was well funny to. Definitely preferred choice of cinema although Abbeygate in Bury also provides personalised experience...More

1  Thank Smudge445731
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Saw a movie in the evening with friends. After a few bad experiences with Cineworld (the quality of the movies there to me look like those piracy adverts, and the last film I saw the sound kept going off and on) I hadn't been to...More

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Debbie C
26 February 2018|
Response from madbur91 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them there also but just bare in mind that if it is a new/popular film there might not be many seats left.
25 February 2018|
Response from Desir0Dan | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry for the late response. Empire has a coffee shop in the foyer where you could have a coffee and cake before or after the film if you don't fancy popcorn. :)