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Scott Cinemas

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Address: The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
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+44 871 230 3200
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HISTORY

This cinema was opened as The Odeon on 13th July 1936. The architect...

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.

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Good prices and great staff

Went to the cinema tonight with my friend. Didn't have to wait long to get the tickets. Staff were very friendly and polite. Tickets were cheaper than I was expecting, and they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the cinema tonight with my friend. Didn't have to wait long to get the tickets. Staff were very friendly and polite. Tickets were cheaper than I was expecting, and they had lots of food and drink combos which meant the price was lower than expecting overall really good time :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scott cinemas in Bridgwater is a smaller cinema so doesn't show as many different releases, but we always visit here over the Odeon in Taunton if we can. With prices at around half of those at the Odeon, I really can't understand why people would go to Taunton. Scott cinemas is very clean and comfortable, and you seem to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Bridgwater Scott cinema to see La La Land. How impressed we were as we walked into the auditorium. An usherette showed us to our seat. The tabs (curtains) were closed preventing the showing of a blank screen, As a projectionist of many years ago, presentation is important to me. The tabs opened up... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Friendly staff comfortable seats reasonable priced The silver screen on a Wed morning is a bonus Car parks are near by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices, comfy seats polite staff and good sound. Pay the extra for premium seats. Parking is just across the road.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to this cinema many times since moving to Bridgwater. The staff are friendly, polite and helpful. The allocated seating is a definite bonus and something you don't get in the large chains in my experience. The ticket pricing is sensible as well, notably lower then the larger chains which leaves you questioning what excuse the big chains have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A joy to visit. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Comfy seats. Nice loud PA. Licensed bar allowing drinks IN GLASSES in the seating area. I will never go to a multiplex again. It is refreshing to see more and more of these small, privately owned places opening up around the country. Allowing film lovers to enjoy movies in a more civilized... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really good cinema staff really helpful seats comfy and plenty of choice of refreshments and not too far to travel to get there a definite plus

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely cinema. Very comfortable staff are very helpful and polite. Nice to see it supported so well by the people of Bridgwater

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you are after the biggest and best screen, bone shattering sound systems, then this cinema isn't for you. But for everyone else, you really can't go wrong with Scott Cinemas in Bridgwater. Cheap tickets and wide selection of snacks and drinks (including alcoholic drinks!). For the price of a single adult ticket at Odeon, I can get a premium... More 

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