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Our local cinema for 15 uears

Still a reputable cinema, especially after the close of showcase cinema, which has driven business... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Classic venue in need of tlc

This is very much a traditional cinema in art deco style but it does need a bit of work here and... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Paul K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still a reputable cinema, especially after the close of showcase cinema, which has driven business up. But it is actually cheaper to now attend star city. Here it is £7.50 a ticket for adults. Apart from Tuesdays when it’s half price. It has attracted a...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lovely looking cinema but really needs money spent to bring up the standard. Many broken and uncomfortable seats and renowned for having sticky carpets. Toilets and staircases need modernising as well. With no other cinema in close vicinity this cinema could be a goldmine.

1  Thank Jill F
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Often go here to watch the latest movies. It is a traditional old style cinema but the seats are comfy and the screen (differing sizes) do their job. I took my 7 year old there for a birthday treat along with 6 of his mates....More

1  Thank mark b
Reviewed February 3, 2018

There was duct tape around the chair arms, I sat there looking around thinking i could be in the 70's right now. When i went the toilet i had to duck down as i walked past the projector, its that low. Its a shame as...More

2  Thank patrickavh
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst cinema I have ever been to! We were in screen 2 which had the smallest screen I have ever seen, it felt like I was in somebody’s living room........ a really dirty living at that! There wasn’t even any surround sound??? First...More

1  Thank ashap82
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

This is very much a traditional cinema in art deco style but it does need a bit of work here and there. In particular the toilets look pretty tatty and look like they were last decorated in 1991 so don't go expecting a modern chain...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Cheap deal on a Tuesday was great but cinema is outdated, needs renovation and is cold. Had to wear coats throughout film. There is no other local cinema so they could potentially significantly improve the number of customers by improving the venue. They could do...More

1  Thank Trev F
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a date night and travelled into the depth of the West Midlands where we stayed the night at a nice hotel. We decided to go cinema and found the Empire in Sutton Coldfield. Well, there are not many cinemas like...More

2  Thank Danhudson
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We a family of 2 Adults 4 children came to see The Emoji movie. Totally enjoyed the movie even if it was a Childs film lol. The old Empire is just that... you was advised to buy your tickets from the ticket machine. But on...More

1  Thank Joseph O
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a beautiful art deco cinema and only one of a handful of listed cinema buildings left in the country of this style and design. I would have loved to have seen and visited it when it was first opened in the 1930s. The...More

2  Thank Cannondale-RobM
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