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Scott Cinemas

The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Great little cinema

Small (2 screen) cinema in the town centre. Tickets are a LOT more reasonable than Odeon or Vue... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Taunton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great cinema!

I don't go to the cinema that often but when I do I much prefer to go to Scott's in Bridgwater than... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Bridgwater, Somerset
via mobile
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HISTORY This cinema was opened as The Odeon on 13th July 1936. The architect was T.Cecil Howitt who also designed very similar Odeons in Weston super Mare, Bristol and Clacton on Sea. It had 1,525 seats. Howitt's Odeons were very stylish mid- Art Deco buildings and there are exterior and interior photographs on display in the cinema foyer. The main staircase and upper foyer retain many features. During the late 1960's it was sold to Classic Cinemas, who were later bought by Cannon Cinemas. Classic separated the stalls area for Bingo and divided the balcony into the two existing cinemas, making a new cinema entrance on the side. Scott Cinemas acquired cinemas in this thriving town in December 1983. For further information see: Odeon Cinemas 1 by Allen Eyles, BFI Publishing. CURRENT The cinema has two identical auditoria on the first floor occupying the old circle. A refurbishment was carried out in 2005 to restep the auditoria to allow new seating to installed. 2011 saw the refurbishment of the toilets and some front of house areas, and both screens were converted to Digital Projection. In 2013 we completely refurbished the lower foyer, with some sprucing up of the upper foyer.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“local cinema” (12 reviews)
“comfy seats” (8 reviews)
“small cinema” (7 reviews)
The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small (2 screen) cinema in the town centre. Tickets are a LOT more reasonable than Odeon or Vue. Usually have the main releases on, although not always. Former theatre that has been split in half so you might notice the seats angle slightly towards the...More

Thank mnementh20
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I don't go to the cinema that often but when I do I much prefer to go to Scott's in Bridgwater than the bigger complex in Taunton. Seats are much more comfortable and not so expensive. Friendly staff.

Thank carolinedurleigh
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went out to watch A Dog's Purpose, which is an amazing film! Popped in to see if we needed to book and the man behind the desk was very helpful and polite. It was extremely quiet being a Sunday evening and therefore had the place...More

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The wife and myself went to our local Scott Cinema last Weds to see Their Finest. We'd booked posh seats on line with the Meerkat promotion. I could not believe that this cinema serves alcohol! Having been used to city's multi screens, it was so...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Watched the latest marvel film guardians of the galaxy vol 2 on day it came out and what can I say Scott cinemas rule better than tho big companies that don't give a crap great to support a little cinema and all the staff are...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This cinema is half the price of your bigger cinema chains. Great films, great price and always friendly

Thank Kathrynbooth12014
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Scott Cinema in Bridgwater is better value than the odeon nearly half the price in fact , it only has 2 screens and they can take huge numbers but they are well equipped and seats are comfortable, staff are friendly and efficient and you can...More

Thank ToyotaGuy64
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It's an old cinema but it's well cared for just like the patrons. Comfy seats, great prices, friendly staff. Keep up the great work :-)

Thank pompeystreet
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I regularly visit Scott Cinema for the latest films as well as Silver Screen favourites. I also take my grandchildren in the school holidays. I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere and welcome greetings you always get from the staff who work there - even if...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I come here a lot and I've never been disappointed with the service, quality of film, space you get and especially the price of ticket. £5.80 for an adult to see the latest film :) This is a fantastic cinema and I'd recommend it to...More

Thank Blouncy
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