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“A GREAT EVENINGS ENTERTAINMENT”
Review of Embassy Cinema

Embassy Cinema
Ranked #3 of 6 Fun & Games in Ilfracombe
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Reviewed September 6, 2014

As an ex projectionist and a keen cinemagoer I visited the Embassy whilst holidaying with my wife in Ilfracombe. The Merlin group who own the cinema are obviously very keen on ensuring their customers experience a modern cinema combined with good old fashioned service. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the quality of presentation of the film was superb. It was lovely to see curtains and masking being used as well as quality lighting, a refreshing change from the multiplex cinemas who tend to not bother with the refinements of presenting a film. I mentioned to the manager I was an ex projectionist and we had a very interesting conversation about cinemas in general and he took the trouble to show my wife and I around the projection rooms which were very impressive. Over the last couple of years cinemas have had to convert from using 35mm film to the new digital systems which has cost has cost huge sums of money. Bearing this in mind it is good to note that the Merlin Group have kept their admission prices to a very reasonable level. Whether you are a resident of Ilfracombe or a holiday maker a visit to the Embassy will be a great experience.

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Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great multi-screen but old fashioned cinema, with a licensed bar and a little coffee shop in the foyer aswell as a good selection of typical cinema fayre. Reasonably priced tickets too.

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Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great little place, far better experience than the big modern complexes. Lovely staff, building in need of a bit of attention but would hate for it to become too modernised. Fabulous "old fashioned" cinema experience. Loved it and would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

offeres 3 screens always has good films . staff are always helpful and friendly i would not go anywhere else

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a rainy afternoon here.
Loved the old fashioned cinema, took me back to my youth.
No air con but who cares? It had old red velour seats and an usher helping you to your seat. Great place to while away a few hours.

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