But it would seem as though the service you received was very poor and yet you have awarded 4 stars? Or are the 4 stars for the excellent film Les Miserables?
20 reviews of Vue Portsmouth in English
Would definitly recommend this cinema, as it is clean, modern and centrally loacted, easily accessible by foot (if you live near) or by car (and also get discount parking – £1.70 for 4 hours).
Me and my friends visit this cinema most wednesdays (due to orange wednesday (+student) discount – so a film costs me around £3-4, bargain!).
But best to bring your own snacks, as food and drink is very pricey.
Also really rate this cinema as it usually has late showings on all new films, so you can avoid the queues earlier in the night (which are sometimes pretty bad!).
Would also note that cinemas can get pretty chilly, so bring an extra layer!
It's a Vue cinema, so you know you can expect good screens, VIP seats and decent sound. You can also expect queues, high prices and low quality food (aside from the B&J ice cream). I was disappointed that they seemed to struggle with a fairly reasonable amount of custom for a rainy Saturday.
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Like all cinema outings, visiting Vue comes with a price! However Orange Wednesdays are of coruse valid in this cinema and can be put to good use! (NB: On Orange Wednesdays, the queue’s flood far and wide so don’t be scared to buy your tickets from the sweetie or snakcs counters - why people choose to wait outside for the outside booking desks is beyond me)This cinema has many different screens so there is a good chance your film will be on at the time you want! The staff are always very friendly and if you loose anything inside, they keep a log of what they have found (from past experience!)
Another great thing about Vue is that they offer discount parking when you use the self-service car parking ticket stamper before or after the film (located by the snacks desk)
Althought this cinema can be quite pricey (especially if you have kids, sweetie counter alert!) it is spacious, the cinemas have plenty of leg room (essential with crutches) and the staff seem well trained and are always friendly.
They always have the latest films showing, and seem to run them longer than a certain other big chain of cinema.
I love taking my brother and sister, but like i say above, if you take kids it is probably worth taking snacks and drinks with you, as the costs can mount :( That said, it is my only complaint about a generally well run and wel looked after cinema!
I like this cinema, okay its a bit on the pricy side (£7 a ticket eek), but imo its worth it. The cimena is always clean, staff friendly and polite and barring school holidays and orange wednesdays, no long queues and plenty of seats to choose from. Theres plenty of refreshments to choose from, but cinema food is expensive, so just sneak your own in, lol.
This cinema is located in Gunwharf Quays so it is possible to combine a trip to the cinema with either a day shopping or a few drinks at a nearby bar. The cinema shows all the up to date films and popular films are shown frequently. The screens vary in size but the popular shows are shown on the larger screens. As you would expect when a film is new out or it is Orange Wednesday the cinema can get very busy. However this means you may have to fight for seats because they aren’t prenumbered. The seats at the front don’t offer a very good view. As most cinemas, Vue sells the usual selection of food and drinks including icecream and pick a mix. The price of admission is high, although if you can make the most of the offers it is a good night out. Remember you can get discount on parking at Gunwharf too.
It’s typical Vue fare, nice open lobby, nice decor, nice auditoriums’s, good screens, great sound, poor bathrooms and typically expensive cinema food.
I would still prefer to go here though than other cinema’s plus, you can go out to eat before or after and make a night of it.
The ability to get your parking cheaper is a nice touch. If you leave late however, trying to track someone down to validate it can be a mission.
At £7.35 for an adult ticket this isn’t a cheap cinema, but it is a good quality cinema. I always enjoy seeing films here as the seating is very comfortable, and the auditoriums are large and kept clean. When visiting with wheel chair users access is pretty good, there is a lift up and spaces at the front for wheelchairs.
Due to the prices Orange Wednesdays are extremely popular, but with so many screens you can normally see the film of your choice (though I would avoid visiting on Wednesdays during any school holidays).
Food and beverage prices are extremely off putting as they are so high. Toilet facilities are passable.
This is excellently located if you want to combine shopping and cinema. It does get extremely busy at the weekends, so best to book tickets on line before you set out.
Great range of films and a really good Kids Film Club at the weekends.
Popcorn, hotdogs, all you would expect to find at a cinema!
Busy as half term. We arrived about 30 minutes before our film was due to start. We walked straight in and were told to go to number 5. Went in - it was dark and sat down only to realise that we were viewing the last couple of minutes of the film’s previous showing! Would have appreciated knowing that we should wait. However, seats were comfortable. After the film the cleaning crew came in and did a pretty good job of making the place presentable again. Sound good. No hassles.
This is a big cinema in the heart of gunwharf quays. There are quite a few screens so there’s always plenty of movies to choose from. It is getting more expensive to go - think its about £7 a ticket now and the food and drinks inside are pricey. Popcorn , nachos, drinks all add up! there’s a good pix n’ mix counter and a lovely ben and jerrys ice cream counter! This place gets busy especially orange wednesdays and with new releases. The seats however are really comfy and it’s always been very clean when i’ve visited.
Before Vue cinema opened at the Gunwharf I would make the trip up to Port Solent, which isn’t such a nice cinema or sometimes go to The Odeon Northend which was pretty bad (tiny seats).
This is a great cinema, lots of films, lots of screens, lots of space - lots of everything!
If you are in the heart of the city like I am there’s loads of buses that will get you to the Gunwharf.
The fact that there’s lots of restaurants and shopping at the gunwharft too means the whole family can have a day out and all find something to do, you don’t just have the cinema, I like having a meal after.
The queues are often long, again depends on how you buy your ticket. I just go to the counter, always found it quick and easy and rarely missed any screenings of films I wanted to see. I always get my tickets a bit early, then go off to the newsagent to get snacks before watching the film anyway. Always the best way to avoid long last minute queues in my opinion
This is definitely the bigger and better of the two cinemas in Portsmouth. It has more screens and better seating than the Odeon in Port Solent.
The seating in this cinema is organised at a much steeper angle than at the odeon - what the means is that it doesn’t really matter how tall, or how crazy a hairdo the person in fron of you has - it won’t obscure your view.
The seating has much more legroom than it does at the odeon - I would say all vue seats compare with odeon’s premium seating. That said tickets are more expensive here.
You can order tickets online and collect from automated machines in the foyer. At busy times the queue snakes back to the escalator so book ahead or allow queuing time.
I don’t use the food counters, save for the occassional ice cream as it is expensive and I don’t really like cinema food.
You can get your parking validated so you only pay £1.40 for up to 4 hours. There’s a small scanner on the far right of the popcorn/food counter as you walk in. If no staff are on hand you can do this yourself.
I was so happy when this cinema opened. Finally a cinema in the city with big comfy seats and plenty of leg room, and it’s normally nice and clean. I love this cinema, and it’s not surprising to find that it’s the 3rd most popular/busy in the whole UK! Prices are pretty high compared to many other places, but I’ve always been able to see the films I want on orange Wednesdays 2 for 1. Snacks are extortionate, but I always take my own. Always buy your tickets at the popcorn counter, the queues are shorter (lots of people queue up outside not realising you can always buy them inside as it’s not made clear.
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