I'm fairly sure a cinema with naked men would not be my scene either...
Vue Cinemas - Westfield
Shepherds Bush, London
Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
- Wood Lane Underground Station (0.3 km)
- Shepherd's Bush Tube Station (Central line) (0.4 km)
- Shepherds Bush Station (Overground) (0.4 km)
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10 reviews of Vue Cinemas - Westfield in English
Went with a friend some time ago (can’t remember when). We bought our tickets separately (two transactions) off the machine, but specifically selected seats next to each other. When our tickets were printed, we were shocked to find that our seats were not next to each other. We got in and took the seats we chose (not as per ticket), believing that it was a technical fault. Soon after, the rightful occupants came and we had to move to the front few rows that were not occupied.
I will be sticking to my usual Shepherds Bush Vue (at West 12 shopping centre, not the Westfield one). Much much smaller crowds, friendlier staff, and free seating.
Definitely the best cinema in London hands down, picture size , quality and sound brilliant, I have been to Odeon leicester Sq and it’s not a patch on this place. Its probably so good because it’s a very new cinema and has plenty of space to add to the experience there is a very tasty Sushi place on the first floor of the mall called YouMeSushi that has some of the best Sushi that you can buy as takeaway.
Caught a thriller here with a mate this past December and we really enjoyed the experience.
The prices are standard and the chairs are very comfortable. The screen was nice and big, and the venue was very very clean. The sound system was great for the movie and we both were totally engrossed in the action onscreen.
The best part was the clientelle. It was largely adults and there was no distractions to take away from the film.
I thought this cinema was clean and comfortable. Yes, some of the ticket prices are high for the more premium screens, but you do have a choice. The standard tickets are the same as anywhere else now, which is expensive but also the going rate.
We went to see War Horse in the extreme screen which was a little bit more expensive (about £12.50) but the sound system was amazing, the picture was perfect and there was plenty of legroom and generous seating. The banking of the seats also means that short people like myself don’t have to worry about the person in front’s head being the main feature.
It’s probably worth buying a drink/snacks somewhere else to save a few pennies.
Well I went to Vue Last week to see Hangover 2 with my partner and I totally enjoyed the experience. Now, I live 5 minutes away from westfileds hence why its taken so long to use their cinemas, i'd rather travel out further to enjoy my nights out. But I must say the price wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (£8-9 for an adult), the food is always going to be a bit pricey but i managed some nanchos and popcorn for around £10.... Not bad.
The screens were of a very good quality and the seating.. ooooh i loved the seating. I havent been to a cinema where you can lift up the drinks holder to turn your single seater into a double seater. Ideal for me and my partner.. usually cinemas restrict you from being near your loved one, whereas here we both felt more comfortable.
Location wise its brilliant at the top of the shopping centre, what a lovely view (pardon the pun) when looking down. Close by are restaurants followed by a mass of shops, what more could you need.
Really enjoyed my time here!
The only thing i'd criticise is the fact you buy tickets where you buy food. I prefer the old school ticket bays and food section seperate.
I was privileged to see the premier of the new 3D movie 3DTT in this cinema complex. The cinema itself is way up at the top of the building but nearby are all the shops and some very good well-priced restaurants and food shops. One lot of us went to Nandos and the rest went to the Pizza restaurant just below the cinemas where we were to see the film.
Outside the cinema was a display of TT motorcycles and the TT trophies.
A good turnout of famous riders attended so autograph hunters had a field day.
We were called into one of two screens where the premier was being shown and spent an exciting time watching the 3D movie. The movie is great and I would see it again ----and again !. It will soon be released for the general publics viewing so get yourself to your nearest cinema when you see it on the billboards.
It was easy coming up from Reading, train to Reading from Earley, Reading to Paddington then Paddington to Shepherds Bush.. Going home was the same route...for a retired person only £10.55 return !
Sure, this location has occasional movie premiers, and does have an eclectic secondary/special series, but for the price of these tickets I want far more bang for my buck. Screens are decent, seats are comfy enough, and you can get extras (VIP seats), but 16 pounds per basic ticket is ridulous.
big cinema. especially, 'Vue Scene' is the best. its bit expensive than normal but its reasonable price! there is big comfortable seats and tables. therefore, great bar service (nice small bites, snacks, alcohols and drinks) - if u buy pop corn and various sodas, you can get free unlimited refill!! strongly recommend Vue Scene !
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When you're charged £16 to watch a film, as you are here at the Scene part of Vue, you expect a superlative viewing experience in return. Or, at least, as my companion said, 'a few naked men thrown in.'
At least there were some nice sofas to sink into in the foyer while we waited for our film to start, we thought. Except, they weren't very nice as it turned out. They were lurid red, too small, unyielding carbuncles that wouldn't have looked out of place in McDonalds. We bought some popcorn to console ourselves. This cost £5!! Really. £5 for what is around 90% air.
Our purses thoroughly emaciated, we made our way expectantly into the auditorium. "For £16, it's going to be AMAZING", we cooed. Well, yes, the seats are generous and made of leather (or something resembling it) and yes, they recline..a bit. Oh, and you get a little table to put your extortionately priced snacks on. But really, that's it.
If you're the nearby Electric cinema and ooze glamour and decadence you can get away with that kind of pricing. Not, I'm afraid if you're a charmless multiplex in a shopping centre. Unless, that is, you add naked men.
Really not my scene.
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almostwitty, 28 September 2010:
Opened just last Friday in the heart of Westfields Mall.alot of expectation was on this grand opening.i did take a peek on the actual opening day to see what the fuss was about.right on the top floor of the mall,passing through the food court of the 1st floor,vue cinemas stretches out the whole diameter!nicely furnished...an array of flat screen tv in a montage to create one image..a few seating areas here and there..a massive counter to buy treats,seperate counter for ben and jerry's...then further down there are SCENE rooms where they have specialised seats and luxury food and drink if you want to pay the extra.
the cinema has 14 scenes altogether where there is a combo of experiences that the viewer can experience i.e. 3D,SCENE and VUE x-treme where the cinema screen is four times the size of a normal size cinematic screen to gain the ultra experience!
i did go here 2 days later on valentines day to watch Avatar on 3D.never seen a film on 3D let alone in a brand new cinema so it was quite anticipating!upon arrival it was packed out.running late and because bf wasn't here on time and the film we were watching was prob on its way,i decided to queue up for snacks as it was packed.i had to wait at least 20 mins till i got served so was quite disappointed because im sure it wouldn't take that long.i mean the staff were busy but once it got to me,i ordered popcorn and a drink but they didnt have the drink i wanted so i asked for another alternative but then got told that they didnt have that either.i thought this was totally ridiculous so thought just give me a drink but charge me for the price of the sprite i wanted in the first place.ud think that they would be prepared for drinks to run dry but they werent so that was the first downfall..secondly,the guy who served me thought it would be ok to chat to his coworker for a while before he goes back to serve me.so then another member of the public in another queue thought it was ridiculous that they had to spend more than nearly half an hr to get snacks.its either the staff are not properly trained or because its new cinema,they are not use to it..but then this should be expected.i thought the snacks were abit overpriced as well as the tickets..had to spend nearly £8 on just two items.i could get 2 kfc meals with that!anyways finally i got the snacks met up with the bf and went to our screen.we were given our special 3d glasses which i thought were trendy,then the ticket checker staff were "commenting" on how members of the public were getting on her nerves.obviously didnt carry on until me and the bf went into the screen but i thought that was totally uncalled for.i think the staff need to be all fired because they remain incompetant.the only good point is that i enjoyed watching avatar on 3d and on the x-treme large scenes and TO NOTE that we were given free entry to the next admission we go to because a supposed "hitch" occured during the film.ohh wait and apparently the screen we were in was overbooked because we booked our tickets and then 3 girls were told we were in their seats...totally ridiculous..i will give 2 stars for now because im sure it will be better overtime but first experience has not been a good one
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