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Cambridge Arts Picture House

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Address: 38-39 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR, England
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Good location

Great location right in the centre of Cambridge. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Seats weren't the most comfortable if you are 6ft and in there for a fairly long film.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian P
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right in the centre of Cambridge. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Seats weren't the most comfortable if you are 6ft and in there for a fairly long film.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have been a member of the Arts Picture House for years from before it reopened in its current venue.Cambridge would not be the same without it. It offers a alternatives to the larger multi screens by showing foreign and off beat films .It has to show block busters too presumably for financial reasons and also now sells popcorn with... More 

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Thank rosecat
Ely, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Recently visited for an afternoon show to find screening cancelled due to a corrupt file... After a little questioning the duty manager arrived and was happy to help and even offered complimentary tickets as a gesture of good will along with allowing our seating at a later showing. An example of going above the call of duty in the circumstance... More 

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Thank SMB_2000
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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770 reviews
309 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely cinema with 3 screens, all quite small and all very comfortable. Nice feature is that you can take alcoholic drinks into the theatre itself - in proper "glass" glasses. Clientele tends to be a bit more upmarket than the typical multi-plex, which means that there aren't so many crinkly sweet packets and people talking through the film - yes,... More 

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Thank David M
Cookley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Picture House of Cambridge and we will certainly return. The selection of snacks and drinks was a welcome change from the norm. Yes, popcorn was available but there was a broad variety of healthy (and not so healthy!) alternatives and the option of hot and cold drinks and nonacolhohlic/alcoholic beverages. The seats in... More 

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Thank redindiangirl
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Unable to get a table at the Varsity we came here only to find it virtually empty. A small but interesting menu ticked all the boxes and the service was pleasant and helpful. Everything tasted freshly cooked and came piping hot. Moreover it cost buttons, helped by our 10% membership discounts. We stayed for ages and were under no pressure... More 

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Thank txeh
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

I gave the bar food a 5 star rating last year. Great snacks, especially the chilli, at great prices (£5 for chilli and chips). This year, prices have doubled and the chilli has been re-invented as chunks of of beef in a mildly spicy, watery liquid for £11 - so disappointing.

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Thank Urswick
Ely
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come here to see s movie. Nice environment, shows films that the bigger cinemas don't bother with. Comfortable seating, friendly staff. Nothing to complain about here. Handy to for Cambridge shopping as it is right there in the town. Give it a try.

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Thank miszaku
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Just been to the Arts to see Bridget Jones's baby haven't laughed so much in years, brilliant, highly recommend the cinema and the film.😀😊😂

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Thank Jane H
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338 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very, very welcome alternative to the "we're in the popcorn sales business not the film business" approach of those dreadful hypermarket movie chains that have corrupted our culture. This place attracts a funky, eclectic crowd. They show a real mix of current stock and classics and re-emphasise the "going out for an evening" aspect of cinema going namely, meet... More 

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