Tivoli Tiverton Cinema

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Tivoli Tiverton Cinema
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Single Screen cinema on Fore Street, Tiverton. Part of the Merlin Cinemas Group. Blockbusters and events on the big screen!
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Moffybear
Tiverton, UK67 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
I’m sorry, as a Tivertonian I feel like I’m committing high treason but I can’t lie, the Tivoli is an utter dump.

The area leading up to the front, the foyer and especially the cinema itself are all in desperate need of an intensive refurb. It looks and smells shabby. Inside the one screen cinema the chairs are often broken, mismatched and uncomfortable. There is a strong smell of damp and the floors are sticky and dirty. It is very dated and feels like it hasn’t much changed in the last 30 years or so. Vintage is great but the Tivoli wouldn’t look out of place in a Stephen King novel. It’s rarely even half full and on most occasions I’ve been in the last few years there have been less than a dozen people in the cinema.

And don’t even get me started on the toilets which are a staphylococcus infection waiting to happen. Absolutely grim - hold it in if you can!

It’s as though Merlin cinemas have given up on it. It either needs a large investment (it could be amazing) or it needs putting down.

I’ve also witnessed kids having sweets confiscated before they go in as they are not bought in house. The food and drink prices are extortionate - that’s why people smuggle stuff in!

The only redeeming factors are the ticket prices which are absolutely much cheaper than the larger, cleaner and more popular cinemas and the fact that it is on our Tivvy doorstep.
Written 21 November 2019
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CarolineDevon
Devon, UK26 contributions
Sep 2019
We love our Monday evening bargain visits to this great little cinema. Cosy, bit basic but welcoming staff and comfortable seating. Good cup of coffee!
Written 30 September 2019
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Cath C
5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I went to the Tivoli cinema yesterday with my daughter to see Toy Story 4, which we had both been very excited to see.
On arrival my meerkat movies app would not download as there was no WiFi and not good enough 3G signal at the cinema. Although the app was buffering I could not get a code. I showed the staff who suggested I try the high street for reception which I did three times but still could not get a good enough signal. Although we arrived 20 minutes early, by now the movie was about to start so I had no choice but to pay full admission. The staff were quite dismissive and could not suggest a way to help, except to state I should have screen shorted the code at home (20 miles away). They suggested I contact the regional manager which I did.
Unfortunately his response was even more unhelpful and dismissive. Although I advised that we are loyal customers he did not seem to care at all. I advised that the website should suggest that you screen shot the code in advance if they have no signal to allow you to do that on site, but he just suggested on another occasion I should order tickets on line. Not possible without a signal and too late once you have arrived at the cinema.
My daughter and I used to have loyalty member ship cards so are clearly committed regular uses.
This cinema clearly does not value its customers.
How rude.
What a sad experience.
Written 31 July 2019
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Alyson G
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Couples
To witness the gentleman that works there keep sending families away that have brought a couple of bags of sweets in with them is awful! Not to mention the cinema is losing money!!!!
Written 13 April 2019
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Mummyk
Tiverton, UK198 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We visited on a Saturday to watch a mini merlins performance. Only £1.99 a ticket and with a child that doesn't do well with sitting still , this was great if she didn't last the whole time!! Able to bring in your own sweets if you like,if not it's cheap enough to buy there. Clean and tidy, a little cold so do bring a cardigan or coat.
Written 31 March 2019
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ross-watson
Exeter, UK43 contributions
Nov 2018
This is a great 'local' theatre which we visited once more, with grandsons and boxes of popcorn! It is very 1950s (as I remember them!) in that it was fun, informal and gave excellent, personal service. The seating is really good with plenty of legroom (we'd booked in advance) and it's even licensed!! May not seem so from the location, but this is a really good little cinema which thankfully forgoes the noise, glitz and impersonal boredom of the over-stimulated multiplexes. Loved it.
Written 13 December 2018
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Lucy V
3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Regular visitor here and have been for many years. There's a good selection of blockbusters through to event cinema for theatre. The children are always welcome at matinees and the access is good when I come with my friend who is a wheelchair user. The popcorn is reasonably priced and the old building full of character. They now serve booze and there is a great selection of chocolate and crisps. The movie magic card deal is good value. Would much rather come here than Odeon and Vues which are all the same.
Written 5 December 2018
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Mummyk
Tiverton, UK198 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Regular visitor here. Meerkat movies are valid here so we get a cheaper visit too. A little old, this adds to the character in my opinion. Will continue to visit
Written 10 June 2018
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Donna A
Tiverton, UK229 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The only thing letting it down is the decor, it's very out dated with some broken chairs. BUT put that aside and you've still got a great cinema. It's cheaper than a big chain on ticket prices and confectionary. They still show all the new films and staff are lovely. It's a great size with high ceilings. We come here regularly 😊
Written 7 June 2018
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Ian B
London, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Anyone coming to Devon really should visit the Tiverton Tivoli. But don't come here expecting a Vue-style multiplex experience. THere are now thousands of identikit multiplexes all over the country - if you want that then you have loads to choose from. Half of the joy of the Tivoli is that its a museum piece - I imagine that not much has really changed here since the 1950s. It's a big-barn, single screen cinema with rows of red velvet tip up seats. 40-50 years ago they were all over the country - now there are hardly any left. Yes some aspects are a bit dated - the loos are similarly old fashioned although perfectly clean. But the staff are very nice and if you want to combine going to the cinema with the experience of seeing how it was years ago then this place is great.

I have to admit to being a bit annoyed at reading reviews from people who clearly wanted to just go to the anonymous multiplex - just go there if that's what you want - why don't you call in at KFC or MacDonalds on the way and get an identikit meal as well. This place is almost unique now and will be enjoyed by anyone who wants something a bit different
Written 25 May 2018
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