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Scott Cinemas

The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Lovely little cinema

Not a bad cinema at all, very friendly, great prices and comfortable seats with lots character... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gordon L
via mobile
Amazing value for money!

Best value for money cinema in the South West!! Also for the 2 4 1 it’s a great option for family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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HISTORY This cinema was opened as The Odeon on 13th July 1936. The architect was T.Cecil Howitt who also designed very similar Odeons in Weston super Mare, Bristol and Clacton on Sea. It had 1,525 seats. Howitt's Odeons were very stylish mid- Art Deco buildings and there are exterior and interior photographs on display in the cinema foyer. The main staircase and upper foyer retain many features. During the late 1960's it was sold to Classic Cinemas, who were later bought by Cannon Cinemas. Classic separated the stalls area for Bingo and divided the balcony into the two existing cinemas, making a new cinema entrance on the side. Scott Cinemas acquired cinemas in this thriving town in December 1983. For further information see: Odeon Cinemas 1 by Allen Eyles, BFI Publishing. CURRENT The cinema has two identical auditoria on the first floor occupying the old circle. A refurbishment was carried out in 2005 to restep the auditoria to allow new seating to installed. 2011 saw the refurbishment of the toilets and some front of house areas, and both screens were converted to Digital Projection. In 2013 we completely refurbished the lower foyer, with some sprucing up of the upper foyer.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local cinema” (13 reviews)
“small cinema” (9 reviews)
“comfy seats” (9 reviews)
The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a bad cinema at all, very friendly, great prices and comfortable seats with lots character. But can anybody tell me why the screen in cinema 2 is at a funny angle? It’s not parallel to the seating, it’s sort of turned away, I had...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best value for money cinema in the South West!! Also for the 2 4 1 it’s a great option for family aswell! It’s so good and a great option for food here aswell! Also for people who want a chilled night at home you can...More

Thank connorjamesshares
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cinema is a much better experience than some of the larger chains. All the seating is very comfortable and spacious and the prices are very reasonable, especially on a Monday evening when its 2 for the price of 1, you cant go wrong. There...More

Thank julie55wyatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice, clean and smart cinema. Great staff and decent food, snacks available. You can even buy a beer to enjoy during the film. Staff walk you personally to your seat. A much nicer experience than the larger chain cinemas.

Thank stevewellsnice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab old school style cinema with a modern twist, great sound, good selection of snacks and drinks, close by parking and half the price of the multiplex in Taunton

Thank jon c
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My son and I were looking to book tickets to see Blade Runner 2049 at the Odeon, as we would normally do, until we saw the price had gone up to £13 each! Doing a quick search on the internet I came across this cinema...More

Thank Miles S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Comfy seats. Friendly young staff. Two screens. Coffee and drinks available. Much cheaper than other cinemas nearby. Car park opposite or on road parking nearby.

Thank runner1duck
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Small, quiet, cheap and pleasant. Just how I like it! They do cheap tickets on a Monday when tickets are £3.99

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went to this cinema and we were very pleased as to how pleasant an experience this was. A nice smaller friendly cinema with helpful staff. Good sound system and nice seating. We plan to re-visit again soon.

Thank Tony and Joy W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is the only cinema in the area that myself and my girlfriend use - it's also the closest. Seats are comfy, sound is just fine and they are at least half the price of the Odeon in Taunton. Both of us get luxury seats...More

Thank Simon C
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