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“Old World Charm gives a great show!”

The Kinema in the Woods
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Owner description: A full time cinema that has been showing films continuously since 1922! The foyer is a mini museum dedicated to the Golden Age of Cinema.
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The Kinema in the Woods is a must see in more ways than one!
On the outside there is the building which was, I believe, originally a cricket pavilion for the owners of the house that is now the Petwood Hotel.
The foyer is a treasure trove of memorabilia and photos of film stars of years gone by as well as picture postcards of old Woodhall Spa.
On the inside are two cinemas with comfortable seats, a clear view of the screen, great sound and projection.
The Kinema even has coat hooks on the walls!
Kinema Two, the second screen, is much smaller but you must look at the " trompe l'oile" on the walls. They are a delight to the eye.
For regular Kinema visitors there is a loyalty card for 50p. Get a stamp each time and get a free ticket when it's full.
The latest films and some from years gone by plus, if you're really lucky, the Tuxedo wearing organist and the Wurlitzer organ rising from the floor to play in the interval!
We live 30 minutes away but it's our favourite cinema in the area.

1  Thank SheilaLaurence
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The lighting, smells, THE ORGAN just fabulous for an experience of the old times and going to the cinema.

I do like the large modern 3D cinemas, but this is a cinema everyone should visit for those cosy, family films and has a sense of warmth and friendliness about it which you don't get with the large cinemas. There should be more of these around and I hope it is here for many more years to come.

1  Thank William G
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Cinema the way it used to be before those sterile multiplex places.

Go and revel in the nostalgia and enjoy going to the flicks again.

Thank Trucker_Chris
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Fantastic little find and a great end to a surprise birthday break for my wife. Set in the woods, this old cinema is a step back in time, with all the decor loving kept in excellent condition. Old pictures of famous films and film stars cover the walls, with old fashioned seating and coat hooks on the walls. Half way through our screening we had the pleasure of an intelude, where an organist appeared from underneath the main stage to play songs whilst we all topped up on soft drinks and sweets (which were very reasonable compared to your main cinema complexes - £180 for a large coke).

We hope to visit the cinema again, soon.

1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Went to Kinema for the first time on the recommendation of a twitter friend, with 3 friends. The whole experience from arriving was one of a world gone by. The neon lighting on the wooden frontage was very 1940s & the inside was full of nostalgia, including a full sized Dalek! The theatre itself was old school, with a Compton Organ, Piano and coat hangers along the walls. The only modern thing here is the film quality and sound. Amazing stuff and an experience I aim yo repeat very soon & often. Highlight of the night was when the organist appeared from the stage at the interval playing classic old movie tunes.

Thank Ian F
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