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“Classic cinema!”
Review of Stoke Film Theatre

Stoke Film Theatre
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

We've been watching films here for many years and it's always been a delight. No popcorn, no adverts, no extras - just the film you've chosen to see, with good projection and sound quality in very comfortable surroundings. A pre-film coffee or drink is reasonably priced, the volunteer staff are friendly and efficient. Yo can now book tickets and choose your seats n line. Parking is free and convenient. The range of films shown is impressive and Monday and Wednesday performances are free. There s a good website.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a much needed cultural meeting place.I have enjoyed many a good movie in this theatre.Should you arrive early enough you can have a drink at the bar or as I do an Irish Coffee.
Great value for money,and if you are a student you get a discount as well.
Give it a go,a good night out.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

It is right that the seats are a little uncomfortable but this is more than made up for by the atmosphere. The volunteers who run it are friendly and it has a very clubby atmosphere where everyone is made to feel welcome. I like the little bar - it is nice to have a drink before the film starts and the prices are excellent. I enjoy just getting straight into the film with no adverts. I prefer to come here rather than a cineplex. Very enjoyable (and good value) night out. I agree that the entrance to the car park is confusing and it is not clear how the barriers go up but I assume that this is the responsibility of the university and their staff understand the system, perhaps instructions on the film theatre web-site would help. I have noticed that the car park set up has altered recently.

Thank Freddie24_12
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Been three times now. Not a particularly good experience on a cold winter's night.

The bar and foyer area is very cold and miserable and it took an eternity to actually get onto the car park through the drop down barriers!

The volunteer staff are snotty and unhelpful and for any film over 80 mins in length expect to be left with stiff and aching legs after being jammed into the uncomfortable seating.

Good films but outweighed by the poor experience.

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Film Theatre is just wonderful. The range of films is brilliant. It's all run by volunteers. Good little bar. No trailers so just good films. Regular free showings of local history, vintage classics and student films. Cheap tickets for main showings. Friendly volunteers. Easy to park - University car park. Right next to station and bus stop. The only thing that would improve it is decaf coffee in the bar and heating in the foyer - that's out of their control as it's the University's building. Been many times. Must go back!

Thank atypicalpen
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