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Address: Gulbenkian Theatre Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 769075
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10:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Civilised, spacious and comfortable

I love this place - I practically live here. Great films, often with visiting lecturers to talk about the film, or a discussion afterwards. Eclectic collection of films from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Munkeepye
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place - I practically live here. Great films, often with visiting lecturers to talk about the film, or a discussion afterwards. Eclectic collection of films from mainstream ones now off the circuit, to international films. Friendly, relaxed, comfortable and you can take drinks in. Increasingly popular, and in my opinion, vastly superior (and cheaper) than the Canterbury... More 

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Thank Munkeepye
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although the Gulbenkian Cinema/Theatre is part of the University of Kent in Canterbury, it is open to all. Smaller than most, it has steeply (in comparison) raked seating affording an excellent view. Prices are very reasonable & some of the films are shown here very early in the release programme. Well worth a visit.

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Thank PLlikeshisfood
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I recently watched a film at the Gulbenkian cinema with my Dad & teenage sister & was really impressed. We don't live far away but have never been there before though I'm sure we will visit again. They show films which would never be shown at the likes of Cineworld (we saw Wild Tales which was brilliant!) & the prices... More 

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Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and I hope we see you here again soon. More 

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156 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I go here to see films that'll never get shown at Canterbury's main cinema, a horrible Odeon. For example, Pride and Spirit of '45; classic lefty / student fare.

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Thank Dave S
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Conveniently Situated on the university campus, out of town, this Cinema is happy to include films that the big name cinemas would often shun. A printed independent review of each film is available FOC before each performance starts which can give helpful additional insight to a complex plot line. Seats are comfortable, and well tiered, meaning usually your view is... More 

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Thank Richard K
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Stopped off for breakfast, good food in a good atmosphere Had to wait for a little while but they were very busy and it was well worth it.

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1 Thank Johnclem
Chilham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

The Gulbenkian is great, and has a range of interesting non-mainstream events. Finding it is thte challenge... If you have a degree in orienteering, or are a student of the university, you'll be fine. Otherwise you'll find that the road signs run out a mile or so before you get there, & the Gulbenkian is squirelled away on the university... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Does a nice selection of snacks and drinks, perfect for between lectures and the cafe layout makes it great for meeting friends. Service is sometimes a bit slow and the price is definitely not suitable for a student budget but nice every once in a while

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1 Thank Alex B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I come here on a regular basis with my partner to watch films after they have been released. As we are both students we purchased Gulb cards and get an added discount on top of student prices. Great if you dont want to pay alot to see a film at The Odeon, although some of the food can be overpriced... More 

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Thank SophBirch
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Rather expensive but at least we can see films which might not make it to the local Odeon; however the recent opening of a Curzon cinema in the old drill Hall may change that.

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