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“Highly recommended for a family morning out”
Review of Scala Cinema

Scala Cinema
Ranked #1 of 4 Fun & Games in Ilkeston
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We sometimes go to the wonderful Scala Cinema in Ilkeston on a Sunday morning for their 10:00am showing.

The parking is free, my 20 month old gets in free and all four of us can watch a movie for around £10.

The staff at the Ilkeston Scala are wonderful - they really do go out of their way to make sure customers are happy and the cinema has the 'family feel' often missing in the big chains. The cinema itself is spotlessly clean (as are the toilet facilities too), and the main screen has an atmospheric but wonderful charm.

When a show is finished, the family can have a stroll around Ilkeston too - lovely and quiet on a Sunday. It's also worth visiting the cinema to see what 'special offers' exist too.

Highly recommended.

3  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Lovely cinema and the prices are good, but it simply can not cope when it's busy, the worst thing is that it's the same counter to buy the tickets for the film as it is to buy food and drink, it falls apart when busy, kids are clearly seen going straight into the cinema without paying unchallenged. In all honesty I will pay the extra next time and go to a multiscreen.

Could be a great cinema but simply not ran well

2  Thank PaulnJosh
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Been visiting Scala for years, as it is cheaper when compared with other options in the area. Much nicer since the renovation, the staff are friendly, and we have never experienced any problems.

1  Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I am a regular to the Scala cinema over the years, as it is such a cheap option when you want to see a film on the large screen. The previous disadvantages of worn seats and carpets,together with a lack of heating all now seem to be being addressed. the last time I went in December, the foyer area had been completely revamped, and it was warm enough throughout the film, even though it was a very cold day. They are obviously in the process of replacing seats and carpets, which is applaudable. This is a unique cinema, which is still a very cheap option when wanting to go to the cinema - go and see for yourself!

2  Thank Rose-Chris2013
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Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

I've just read its been refurbished so gotta go as not been for a while . The most fantastic cinema ever and cheap including food and drink. Staff are lovely and it has such a charm the place I would highly recommend.

1  Thank Shawfamilys
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