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Jam Jar Cinema

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Who needs the Odeon!!

What a fabulous place. Lovely bar/lounge area and very reasonably priced. Excellent selection at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Comfortable and welcoming

Welcoming cafe/bar with a good range of drinks which can be taken into cinema. Seats are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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“comfy seats”(11 reviews)
“lovely bar”(4 reviews)
Jam Jar Cinema is an intimate, inviting, friendly 50 seat community venue in the heart of Whitley Bay. We boast a cosy lounge and bar area, offering a broad selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all available to be consumed whilst...more
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Jam Jar Cinema 18-24 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1DG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place. Lovely bar/lounge area and very reasonably priced. Excellent selection at the bar including non alcoholic drinks (ringtons tea!). The cinema itself is so cosy and comfortable you could be in your own living room. Large comfortable seats with plenty legroom, sofas...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming cafe/bar with a good range of drinks which can be taken into cinema. Seats are comfortable with ample room. Small cinema, but sound and screen are excellent and seats all have good view of screen. Wide range of up to date films offered. The...More

Thank M4W11
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Jam Jar for the first time this past weekend, to see Ant Man 2. Really impressed by the venue. Friendly, petite. Only the one viewing room, which can't host more than 40 folk. But super comfy seats, great sound system and top...More

Thank dj_parkeruk
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We went to see the Journeyman film at the Jam Jar. The material content of the movie is thought-provoking and this should generate ‘gongs’ during the awards season. The staff always ensure that you are warmly welcomed and provide much needed refreshments to prepare you...More

Thank CP9119
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Regular visitor - reasonable prices, good seats, great people - why go anywhere else?! I like the idea of spending my money in a local cinema rather than into the big corporate pockets of the large chains.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We go regularly to the jam jar. Don't go anywhere else now as just love it. Reasonably priced tickets, snacks and drinks and comfy seats and local. Never went to the cinema very often before JJ but visit often now as local and they get...More

1  Thank ajp94
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Been here twice now. Infinity war and the incredible 2 and I'm surprised I've never broken a chair having an action movie screen in your sitting room (Ok not quite but very intimate sitting) is so much more fun than every emotion being lost in...More

1  Thank PeterF4336
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Went to Jam Jar to see Mama Mia 2 Lovely little cinema, which seats around 40, with the option of settee's in the front row. Good size lounge bar with plenty of seating to relax before or after the viewing. Bar prices and confectionery prices...More

1  Thank KevinnAudrey
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

JJC is the best cinema ever, on my door step, very reasonable pricing on tickets and food, the staff are so welcoming and friendly, there’s a fab bar too, get there early, stay after, whatever takes your fancy, can’t wait for the extra screens and...More

1  Thank Alex H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went to watch Avengers Infinity. It's obviously not the same viewing and sound experience of a new multiplex but this was a nice experience, good value and they don't rip you off for sweets drunks etc.

1  Thank David H
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6 July 2017|
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Response from lindaG6123OV | Reviewed this property |
Please see above.
9 May 2017|
Response from Dan E | Property representative |
Some of our screenings sell out quite far in advance. We're only a 50 seat screen so if you know there is a particular screening you wish to come to we do advise pre-booking. This can be done in house during our opening... More
12 July 2015|
Response from Dan E | Property representative |
In July & August: 4pm - 10pm Thurs & Fri. 11am - 10pm Sat. Sept - June: 4pm - 10pm Weds & Fri. 11am - 10pm Thurs & Sat. We may stay open later subject to how busy it is and there may be specific events outside this we open... More