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Address: 5 Place Camille Jullian, Bordeaux, France
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Great for VO films

Really quirky setting in old church in an area full of bars and restaurants. A fantastic cinema experience for real film buffs

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2014
Eleni W
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Bordeaux
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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561 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We entered this establishment which reminded me of the 1960s. This facility, an old church, has been turned into a series of small cinemas where they show really specialised films of excellent quality. Many of them are French but subtitles are available. We got hold of a brochure that told us about the hundreds of different films that appear each... More 

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Bordeaux
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Really quirky setting in old church in an area full of bars and restaurants. A fantastic cinema experience for real film buffs

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

An arty cinema in a pre-revolutionary church and nice bar/cafe with tables outside ideal for people watching.

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Bordeaux, France
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Specialist cinema with films in VO. This was a church and still has some of the old windows. Food and drinks are served outside in a pretty square

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bordeaux
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The ugc cinecite at Gambetta is great for big budget films in English but if you need a cinema fix in bordeaux look no further than this converted church(full of religious relics) which always has a great lineup of indie films from around the world all played in their native language. Arrive early and hang out at the cafe and... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

The one-eyed Utopia is king. This centrally located movie theater is the place to see international movies in their original settings, with a generally good selection of new releases and few concessions to Hollywood. It also has a restaurant/bar with a convenient terrace on the Place Camille Jullian, few steps away from the shops overdose of rue Sainte Catherine and... More 

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Paris, France
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

It should be the place, though you need to be prepared to sit the rough and dirty way and don't even think about going to the toilet.. Then having said that, I wonder about the food as I didn't dare trying...

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Sheffield, England
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Oh how I wish there was a cinema like Utopia near me, what a marvellous place. Great city centre location, ramshackle, homely, bustling place. Terrific range of movies, great spot for a drink or a bite to eat. This place is stuffed full of character, don't miss it. Place Camille Jullian is really nice too with several terrace restaurants and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

See the latest movies (French & Foreign) for as little as E4.00 enjoy a coffee or glass of something before or after the show, or stay for lunch or dinner. Great location & beautiful building! A good place to meet friends.

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Bordeaux, France
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I often go here because I like the selection of films a bit different than the bigger cinemas. For that I am grateful they are there. The price is also acceptable at 6 euros a ticket. But, they are not very friendly and everyone working there acts a bit arrogant. It is in a really cure neighborhood, but the projection... More 

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