22 reviews of Cineworld in English
Saw two movies in one day here on a recent visit to the city. It’s the nearest thing I’ve seen in the UK to the giant state-of-the-art American multiplexes you find in places like New York’s 42nd Street. There’s umpteen large digital screens showing all the latest movies with acres of well arranged comfortable seating, set out on several floors reached by a network of escalators. Unfortunately, mankind has improved everything except himself, and during both films there was a pretty constant hum of conversation in the auditorium. Why pay £8 plus to go to the cinema if you’re just going to sit and have a chat? As Jean Paul Sartre so rightly said, hell is other people. I noticed there is a Darth Vader-style security guard on duty here so I suppose if it gets too bad you could go and get him. If your film is just car chases and explosions you should be ok though. Apart from that, my other quibbles would be that the entrance area is surprisingly cramped (if you already have your ticket you have to elbow your way through the queue) and the sinage isn’t always that great so people (not only me) can have a bit of a hunt for the toilets or the way out. Even the list of what’s on when is a bit tichy and set quite far back behind the ticket desks.
Took ages to get served by Richard who looked like working there was boring. Although he did his job efficiently the tills took forever to process our tickets and transactions, 2 of which were unlimited cards and the other 2 were card payments.
Apart from that it’s a good cinema with nice large screen, loads of seating space in the screens even when packed usually. Food, snacks and drinks are a bit expensive as usual with a standard hotdog at just over £4 and packet of M&M’s at £2:80, but have paid more in some other cinemas.
Would recommend this cinema as its good value for money especially if you buy the Cineworld unlimited card whee you can see as many films as you want anytime for £14:99 per month. 3D films cost an additional £1:50 plus 80p for the glasses.
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The best cinema in the U.K if you ask me :) I come often as I have a cineworld card and have always enjoyed my cinema experience here. Furthermore on a clear day it is worth going up to the top floor for great views of Cardiff.
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One of the best cinemas i have ever had the pleasure of going to. The entrance is tiny and quite misleading because once your in you realise that this is as modern and vast as a cinema can be.
Amazing amounts of leg room, great sized screens and just everything was immaculate. This experience reminds me why i love going out to the movies. The company wasn't bad either!! My girlfriend and I have already picked out what we'll be seeing together next and it will be here i am sure of that.
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Not much to say about this one as I haven't been there in a while now but the memories that I do have are pleasant ones
The staff were even willing to engage in conversation and offer their own recommendations as to which film may be a good one to go and see
I wouldn't shy away from going to this one again
This cinema is tucked away just away from the main shopping street in Cardiff, and currently surrounded by some serious construction work with the St Davids 2 development that is ongoing. As previously mentioned, it IS expensive, but the layout is nice, and the bar prices are not as extortionate as some cinemas.
A very decent multiplex that is still open for business despite all the building work going on around it, none of which seems to impact on Cineworld itself.
It’s very efficient and straightforward, almost to the point of being a bit bleak. You walk in straight into the orderly ticket queue (with plenty of staff serving so even if the queue looks long you’ll be getting a ticket soon enough), up the escalators, the popcorn area is tucked off to one side so you can easily ignore it, then just follow the sign to your screen number and that’s it. Where, I thought, was the glamour? Why weren’t there loud trailers being blared at me when I went up the escalator? Why didn’t I have to dodge hundreds of free-standing cardboard cut-outs to find the screen? Why wasn’t I surrounded by gangs of kids running around? It was a pleasant surprise.
The standard adult ticket for most films seems to be £6.90. Because I’m a skinflint, that’s by far the main reason why I won’t be visiting Cineworld too often. Apparently there are quite a few ways to get discounts (Orange Wednesdays, student prices, special offers etc.) Besides the price, everything else about it is absolutely fine.
If your a student then this is your cheapest option in terms of cinema.
A student can watch a movie for just £4.60 compared to the full price of £6.90!
The food is expensive so may be worth sneaking in some of your own.
The seats are comfy and the screens are big so if your not worried about the price then its the place to watch a movie!
I came here to see 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ with the wonderful Shah Rukh Khan. I mean he was in the film, not that he accompanied me (more’s the pity, lol) It’s a large, neat and clean cinema with escalators to the various levels and a pleasant bar at the top. The toilets are also clean and looked after well. (It’s great to find a cinema which shows Hindi films)
Cineworld cinema is located right in the centre of town, opposite the CIA building. Parking and access can be a problem of late with the recent building developments of St Davids 2 complex. Large multi-storey multi-screen cinema so a huge choice of films to see. I used to go regularly after work to this cinema, comfortable seating and good views. Prices are average but do offer special rates for early birds, cheap Tuesdays, there is a monthly unlimited card for around £12 which seems excellent value. On a Saturday there are “movies for juniors” for £1 per person, this is great value for families and my children love it. Overall great reasonably priced cinema with good offers.
Great leg room and comfortable seats. It only gets two stars from me though as all the way through the film we could hear what was happening in the film on the next screen, making it very hard to concentrate on the film we had paid to see. Not what you expect from a cinema.
I really enjoy going to Cardiff Cineworld as it’s right in the centre of the city meaning it’s easy to get to and it’s also easy to pop in after work or combine it with shopping. The building is always clean and tidy and you get quite a bit of leg room in the screens.
There are around 15 screens offering plenty of choice from the latest mainstream blockbusters to Movies for Juniors, Senior Club and most recently Bollywood and Metropolitan Opera. They quite often have advance screenings of films and many Welsh premiers take place here.
The range of snacks available could be a bit more varied (but this is the same with every Cineworld). But the staff are very friendly and make really good recommendations. There’s also a free film quiz on Thursday evenings in the top bar where you can bag yourself some film merchandise.
The downside is that with all the building work currently going on for St David’s 2 there’s very limited parking and it’s a nightmare when there’s a big event at Cardiff International Arena which is directly opposite.
If you plan on coming regularly then it’s well worth signing up for an Unlimited card which will set you back around £12 a month, but considering most evening showings are £6.70 then you’re going to get your money’s worth pretty quickly. Unlimited card holders also receive Cineworld food and drink offers in the post periodically and also get 25% off their food bill at Bella Italia.
The best cinema in town, good leg room in the screens, lota of screens so good film choice and it has reasonably priced tickets and if you go for the 11.99 a month unlimited card it really is the cheapest place to go. Easy to get to by bus and walking, tuesdays is the cheap night and there are early bird offers on during the week.
The best cinema in Cardiff. A multi-storey cinema with very large screens. The tickets are very reasonably priced, and you get to choose where you sit (which differs from the majority of cinemas I’ve been to) and you get lots and lots of leg room (once again, compared to other cinemas I’ve visited). They have all the latest films, and have lots of showings of the bigger blockbusters.
Cineworld Cardiff is located centrally in Cardiff City Centre, opposite the Cardiff International Arena. The building is interesting because the cinema screens are located on different levels and to get up to them you need to go up escalators. These are lit up with bright blue light in the night which looks cool, and they take you up to the lower bar level and the impressive top for bar with semi panoramic views across the city of Cardiff. The cinema is kept quite clean, and the prices are fair. They participate in the Orange Wednesday Scheme of 2 for 1 tickets, and also sell tickets cheaper on Tuesdays (Cheap Tuesdays).
In fairness this is a good cinema.. their priorities regarding the customer are spot on. The staff are constantly sweaping the carpets of popcorn, checking the screens, even during the film they sneak in.. check the sound levels, picture quality, the temperature, all that sort of stuff. They do have a strange system that if the cashier gives a wrong ticket they now have to radio down a supervisor, who maybe right at the top of this massive complex, say the 4th floor, taking ages to get to the ground floor, just to authorise aticket change. This do feel is a bit silly!
The choice of films are great, they show oldschool films on a tuesday like waynes world, cult films! on a thursday they have the oap’s in that get buiscuits a vuppa and a classic film. The top bar is part of bafta wales, and they often have opening parties there, of all sorts of film, including independant shorts etc. Although the prices have gone up a lot they have tried to combat this with days like cheap tuesdays where tickets are half price all day and orange wednesday, and cheaper tickets before 12. The only thing that at the moment i think lets it down, but is the same for all cinemas except the uci is that now the new st davids 2 building is up i think the parking that was free for cinema gowers after 6 has been knocked down, it maybe the case that they have moved the free parking to the ncp further down the road. who know!?
i also feel that the screens are the best out of all the cinemas, they do definatly have the biggest sccreen, i think its meant to be the biggest in wales, or the uk or summit… screen 3 or 2 was it, not sure.
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