22 reviews of Cineworld in English
Good cinema, but a bit away from the rest of Canary Wharf. I like that there usually aren't so many unruly teenagers here, but parking is a pain as you either have to find a space near westferry station or park in the expensive car park next door. I'd rather go to Wandsworth just for the free parking!
Often the sound is set way too loud here.
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My local cinema, and I pretty much haunt it. That's because of the fairly generous Cineworld Unlimited Card, so it's £16 a month for as many movies as you can cram in, including the West End screens. 10 screens and all are updated to be able to show the latest movies like Avatar in full 3D.
The heating can be really erratic here. If you find it's too hot or cold as the previews are screening, do go and tell staff and they are usually happy to rectify it quickly. We learned our lesson after watching Sherlock Holmes all bundled up in all our outdoor stuff including gloves and scarves...
Great cinema, always comfortable and clean. Staff are attentive, nicely located close to West India Quay DLR station (or a short walk to Westferry).
They seem to be fairly quiet on mid-week nights, and this makes them perfect for the Orange 2-4-1 film deals on Wednesdays.
Easily accessible, with a good selection of films showing on 10 screens and reasonable prices for London, I’d definitely recommend this cinema.
Situated in Canary Wharf, behind a raft of bars and restaurants, this cinema offers quick and friendly service, two concessions areas on the first and third floors, and a cafe/bar area as well. The popcorn is always nice and fresh.
The screens are modern and well looked after, with comfortable roomy seating that graduates steeply enough to offer a good view from anywhere.
For about 15 quid a month you can enjoy unlimited trips to this and all other Cineworld cinemas, a real bonus if you are a frequent film watcher.
Really good cinema, wide selection of films, and lots of places to eat and drink around that area. Plus, prices are quite reasonable, considering its in the posh surroundings of Canary Wharf.
During weekends its rather quieter, as all the office workers are away.
I am giving Cineworld West India Quay 5 stars as this is a place which I visit frequently. It is easily accessible and I have the cheaper version of the unlimited card when I am excluded from the 4 central London Cineworld. It is definitely less crowd than the ones in central London and it offers a good selection of films. Sometimes it can get a bit unpleasant when the air-conditioning is down and this is my only complaint. I normally try to avoid Wednesday as it is the Orange Wednesday where Orange customers get 2 for 1 offer on tickets. It tends to be a little more crowded than usual on Wednesdays.
Cineworld West India Quay is the cinema I most regularly frequent - not for the quality of the filmgoing experience though, more because I have a Cineworld Unlimited card and this is my closest half decent Cineworld.
Starting with the positives, it’s in a lovely area and there are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop if you’re early for your film. The cinema itself looks very nice and it’s very comfortable once you’re in there.
There are plenty of negatives though. The sound system has always seemed like it needed replacing even when it was new - it frequently cuts out in one speaker, making it distracting and difficult to hear. In a couple of screenings recently the speakers have made extremely offputting buzzing noises. The picture if frequently out of focus and there have been a number of times when I’ve watched subtitled movies where the film hasn’t been lined up properly and half of the subtitles have been missing. Some of the screens are dirty too - as a regular visitor I can tell you that the screens sometimes go years without being cleaned.
The patrons aren’t the most respectful either. Most people come from the financial buildings that litter the area - it isn’t uncommon for them to be talking all the way through the movie or to answer their phones mid-way through and happily have a conversation. The cinema is also very close to a college so occasionally you get students who often like to talk through the movies and climb over the chairs. I’m not saying that the people who go there are all bad - most of them are there to watch a movie and as usual it’s the thoughtless minority who ruin it for everyone else.
If there is a problem with the screening, whether it be a problem with the presentation of the movie or with a customer, don’t expect any help from the Cineworld staff. They may pay a visit to the screen once during a movie and that’s usually towards the end. It would be better if they came more than once, including at the start of the film to see if there were any problems. And don’t expect them to stop people from talking - in fact they might be the people doing it, either in to a walky-talky or to a friend that has come in with them.
The bar is quiet, soulless and criminally overpriced, usually with rude staff, and of the 2 sweets areas one is often closed, meaning there are massive queues in the one that isn’t.
There are plenty of problems with this cinema, but maybe they’re typical of the majority of multiplexes - soulless and money grabbing, and not really caring if the customers film going experience is good or not. Despite this however, I keep going back. Many of my experiences there have been very good, but for every 3 good experiences there is usually one bad.
I wish there was a better Cineworld near me, but despite all the problems, I’d not usually recommend that people go anywhere else. And who knows, maybe they’ll be lucky and their film will be in focus.
The West India Quay Cineworld, though it doesn’t offer anything very different to other multiplexes, has a huge range of films on offer and is oh-so convenient for the DLR station. What’s more, the nearby canal-front with all its bars and restaurants is a really nice place for a post-cinema drink or meal, and often isn’t too crowded on weekday evenings.
I’ve given this cinema 5 stars - which may seem a bit odd considering there is nothing obviously spectacular about this cinema - after all its just your usual chain. But for me, what makes it a good one is the number of films shown (yes it isn’t a massive 20 screen cineplex) but you are always guareenteed a good choice given there are quite a few screens. And whats even better is that there are always tickets available, even if you leave it right upto the last minute on a friday night. I’ve often been dissapointed with some other busier cinemas when you rock up all ready to see a film to find they are sold out. I’ve never ended up buying anything more than popcorn here, but apparently you can buy more.
Fairly accessible, being within 5 minutes walking distance from West India Quay DLR station, this Cineworld is not a bad place to find last minute seats for movies. Given the proximity to Canary Wharf, I have never entertained the idea of even buying food inside this Cineworld, better places to eat nearby along with greater selections.
Like another reviewer, I also have the Cineworld unlimited card, which pays for itself each month as long as I watch 2 movies, so that is well worth it. Only thing is, when the DLR is down, it is rather difficult to reach the location - you will either have to reach Canary Wharf and track back, or get off around Poplar or Westferry and walk through.
A nice little cinema, very easy to get to with West India Quay DLR Station 5 minutes away.
All the latest releases are shown and the opening hours are decent.
A shame about the ridiculously expensive food and drink! And they are quite strict on bringing food and drink in, but this is pretty much the same with every cinema.
Been here a few times as my friend works in the area, great cinema. Staff are friendly & the place is clean. Have a great selection of movies. Places to go for a drink, eat are not too far away either. DLR is a few minutes walk, so perfect for a quick journey home.
It’s a bit weird reviewing a cinema, because it’s usually the film that you’re there to see, but I’m a Cineworld Unlimited member, which means I can go as many times as I want for £14.99 a month. That’s a bargain. So I have several Cineworlds to choose from - West India Quay cinema (WIQ for short) is the best of them. It’s a fairly standard 10-screen multiplex, but the seats are all comfy, the views are great from every seat, and I’ll happily make the trek from Clapham to WIQ rather than go into W1, because they have more films on show.
There’s a Tesco and Burger King in nearby Cabot Square, but you have to sneak your food in because they don’t like it when you do that :)
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