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Great value and worth a trip

Surprisingly comfortable for the price, the seats are great and there are many options for levels... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Brittany P
Toulouse, France
Best cinema I've ever been to!

Fantastic cinema, suprrisingly big with lots of screens. Great concessions counter too and free... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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All reviews great cinema recliner seats cinema experience huge screen normal seats regular seating cheap tickets black panther the air conditioning car parking is staff were very friendly comfortable seating cannot fault plenty of space member of staff sofa buttermarket
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is the second or third time we have been to empire and the novelty is starting to wear thin. Don’t get me wrong, the cinema is smart with comfy seats. The snacks are extortionate, but you could bring some from elsewhere if you are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Surprisingly comfortable for the price, the seats are great and there are many options for levels of comfort. Brilliant service for the price.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Fantastic cinema, suprrisingly big with lots of screens. Great concessions counter too and free parking. Cheap tickets as well. Recliner seats superb. Cannot fault at all!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mattfrost216
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to this cinema and was very surprised at how comfortable and how much leg room there is in just a standard seat. I only had contact with 2 members of staff but they were very pleasant and helpful. I won’t be going back...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank selwood2005
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see Peter Rabbit and booked recliner seats - loads of room and super comfy. Tickets materially cheaper than other chain multiplexes, oh and the film was well funny to. Definitely preferred choice of cinema although Abbeygate in Bury also provides personalised experience...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Smudge445731
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Saw a movie in the evening with friends. After a few bad experiences with Cineworld (the quality of the movies there to me look like those piracy adverts, and the last film I saw the sound kept going off and on) I hadn't been to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank littlepinkhearts
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We very rarely have a night out at the cinema, so thought we’d try the new D-Box chairs at the Empire in Ipswich and watched Ready Player One in 3D. The staff were polite, the whole area was spotlessly clean. Bit annoying that the 3D...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 2Go0rNot2Go
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Wet weekend prompted our first visit, great place, clean, tidy and pleasant staff. Fantastic seating and screen 3 was intimate and made for a great film viewing. Much better than the other cinema on Cardinal Park imho.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ColinR1961
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Went here today with my friend to watch black panther, we loved it way better then cineworld, wonderfully decorated ,good value for money for tickets aswell as food and drinks ,very comfortable seats will definitely be coming here for future films.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Love this cinema, Have been here a few times, it’s always been clean and tidy, and the staff are always friendly and helpful. First time in the d box to watch black panther and loved it, still a good screen but with only 18 good...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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26 February 2018|
Response from madbur91 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them there also but just bare in mind that if it is a new/popular film there might not be many seats left.
25 February 2018|
Response from Desir0Dan | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry for the late response. Empire has a coffee shop in the foyer where you could have a coffee and cake before or after the film if you don't fancy popcorn. :)