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Gulbenkian Cinema

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Visited theatre here many times, but first visit to cinema. Nice little cinema. Screen... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Hatfield_visitor
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Oscar Season Offer

We decided to take advantage of the discount offer we received recently which made tickets... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
k2thab
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Visited theatre here many times, but first visit to cinema. Nice little cinema. Screen small/narrow for size of cinema but fine. Sound quality reasonable. Seats comfortable and decent size, steep rake of seating means good views for all. Staff very friendly and helpful. Café/restaurant/bar also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to take advantage of the discount offer we received recently which made tickets competitive with other local cinemas. We were really fortunate that our screening was pretty quiet which meant no worries about rustling and whispering! Staff are always very friendly and helpful...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Good screen and auditorium. For this, our first visit, we watched Blade Runner 2049 and were surprised (and pleased) by a talk given on the film and its famous predecessor by an academic from the University of Kent. Picture contrast and colour were good. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very comfortable seats, with clear vision of the screen. I don't understand other reviewers critiquing the size of the scree. For "Dunkirk" I can assure you it was quite big enough. Car parking good with blue badge parking clearly indicated. Access roads could be better...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank _kenfhallam
Jess G, Marketing Manager at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed Dunkirk. Being on campus makes us a little harder to find, but I am glad the sat nav got you to us. See you again before long I hope.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a hidden gem. There aren't many cinemas in Canterbury so it's worth checking out what is showing here. Catch the bus, either the Uni bus or a number 4, or grab a taxi, £5 from West Tower. The cafe serves fish & chips...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your great review! See you again before long.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

As other reviewers have suggested, it's best to sit towards the middle/front of the auditorium as the screen is not particularly large. Other than that, the cinema has a good selection of films - I usually go here for independent/foreign films - friendly staff and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Georgia M
Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoy coming to Gulbenkian and I hope that we see you again very soon.

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great cinema. Fabulous prices and lots of refreshment offers. The only negative I took was that for an incredibly wide auditorium, the screen was not. The two aisle sides are a bit too far out to really feel a part of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Hi and thanks for leaving your review. I am really glad that you enjoy coming here - we've had a really busy 'Oscar season' so far. We do have a big auditorium (300 seats) and although you can see and hear the film from all...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Jess G, Marketing Manager at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you for your review. Brilliant that you enjoy coming here and great that you like the wide range of films we programme.

Reviewed 11 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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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...More

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Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

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

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