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Scott Cinema

Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Great tradition cinena

We love going here! Good value for money,particularly on a Monday PLUS a great cuppa! Comfy... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Vicki L
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Lovely comfortable cinema

Big screen downstairs with plush comfortable seats. Two smaller screens upstairs but lovely seating... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Malcolm F
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HISTORY The Alexandra was built as a Corn Exchange in 1871 and, as can still be seen, it forms an contiguous part of the larger market hall building and boasts a fine Italianate tower over its entrance. The exterior and some original internal features are grade 2 listed. It was operating as a cinema during the silent era but has also been much used for theatrical purposes and it was not until the balcony was separated off to form screen 2 that it changed its name from "Alexandra Theatre" to "Alexandra Cinema". Some major works were carried out during the 1930s, when presumably the balcony was added along with an altered entrance and new toilet blocks on each side. The front lobby still retains aspects of this with its domed ceiling and glass lighting trough over the main doors. Little is known of its ownership in earlier years apart from the fact that a local gentleman by the name of Captain Oakey was the proprietor at some time pre World War 2. For many years it was operated by a local company who also had the Imperial Cinema in Queen Street and whose Directors were also major shareholders in 3 of the cinemas in Paignton and Torquay. When this company decided not to renew its lease in the early 1960s it was acquired by the then manager, Mr C.C.W. Scott who continued to operate it along with other Devon cinemas up until the time of his death in 1986, ably assisted by house manager and secretary Mrs Violet Spooner. This is a somewhat idiosyncratic building, not without charm, but also constrained by its limited size and layout, but it has always prospered by being right in the heart of this lovely market town. CURRENT The cinema has two screens, Screen 1 is located in the original stalls and Screen 2 in the original balcony. During 2012, a full interior refurbishment was carried out. This included the complete refurbishment of the foyer and all front of house areas. Later, work in Screen 1 included a new suspended ceiling, and the replacement of the wall drapes. Digital Projection and Sound was also added, with 3D capabilities in the large screen.
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Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB, England
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We love going here! Good value for money,particularly on a Monday PLUS a great cuppa! Comfy seats,with plenty of leg room is a novelty in some cinemas theses day,but at Scott’s you’ll be fine 🙂

Thank Vicki L
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Big screen downstairs with plush comfortable seats. Two smaller screens upstairs but lovely seating and atmosphere. Great cinema at affordable prices.

Thank Malcolm F
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, good prices, nice selection in kiosk including a new tango ice blast machine and great leg space in cinema!

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We booked tickets to see "the mercy" on Tues 27th for my birthday. We spent the entire evening with freezing cold air being blown down on us from an air conditioning unit. I certainly didn't expect to have to pay to freeze. We had to...More

Thank Geoff L
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent little cinema shows the latest films just what newton abbot needs. Has silver screenings Wednesday mornings ideal if you are retired. Very reasonable prices compared to cinemas in Torbay and Exeter.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this nice little cinema, parked in Asda car park, short walk from there. Tickets paid for, not the most welcoming staff, but hey....settled down to watch the film. Seats comfy, view of screen good. We was in the downstairs screen, sound...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Went to watch the film IT, which was rubbish in itself. But we have previously had really good experiences but it is always SO COLD, I was so cold tonight we where considering leaving and was shaking the whole way through. I like this cinema...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

went on a Monday £3.99 each to see the very latest film , plenty of leg room good sound and top quality picture, great experience and great price.

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Nice cinema, very friendly. Although busy when we arrived, quick service and we were in our seats! Sadly, toilets are awful!

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

We have been many times to this lovely cinema without any issues. However when we went to see Beauty and The Beast this week the heating went off after the first 20 minutes and everyone had to put their coats/scarves on and sit like that...More

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