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Totally enjoyed the experience at this venue. We had a sofa seat and it was great. The staff and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Richard P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Comfortable seats and really good value

My wife and I have used the cinema 3 or 4 times now and each time have been pleased. In my opinion... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Ipswich, England
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St. Stephens Lane | The Buttermarket, Ipswich IP1 1DT, England
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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 23 March 2018 via mobile

Totally enjoyed the experience at this venue. We had a sofa seat and it was great. The staff and the manager were very helpful that made this just a brilliant visit. Well recommended

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My wife and I have used the cinema 3 or 4 times now and each time have been pleased. In my opinion its significantly better than the alternatives. It has a reasonable choice of films, prices are good value (especially seniors rates etc during the...More

Thank PaulSchofield
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Myself the daughter in-law granddaughter and grandsons girlfriend just went to see the greatest showman myself and daughter in-law for the second time the girlfriend and granddaughter for the third time daughter in-laws mother first time absolutely love it can't wait to go to a...More

Thank 470alisonh
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went yesterday to see the new marvel film, blank panther but he wanted to try out the D-Box seats after seeing an example one in the foyer... and we weren’t disappointed! The price is fair and still cheaper for that kind...More

Thank madbur91
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Everything about this huge cinema complex is fantastic - would recommend getting a sofa (for two), it’s still cheaper than cineworld or odeon and WAY better overall. Great selection of films, food and seats. I may even go so far as to say I intend...More

Thank Nay98
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Really good set up comfy sofa a great cinema experience. Only fault three out of four of the ticket macines at the entrance out order

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Popped in to see the Darkest Hour. we had a sofa style seat which was very cosy and comfortable. overall a great cinema. It was so much better than cine world. definitely will be going there in the future.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I can't believe this great cinema was open for months before I realised it was open. The layout and decor is great - a really classic 'Hollywood' feel to the corridors and floors. The staff are friendly and the screen options are excellent. I've been...More

Thank Johnson2121
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Popped in to see 'Darkest Hour' on the Impact Blue screen and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Seats comfortable and huge screen. Not sure if this is helpful to others but movie goers can park in the Buttermarket carpark after 4pm and have their parking paid...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a night out with my wife (no kids allowed), dinner and a movie and can only “big up” empire cinemas for their great movie watching facilities. The intimate little screen with reclining leather seats and other facilities made for a “feel at home” experience....More

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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. :)