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Scott Cinema

Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB, England
+44 871 230 3200
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Should have braught a blanket!

Went to watch the film IT, which was rubbish in itself. But we have previously had really good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodie B
great cinema

went on a Monday £3.99 each to see the very latest film , plenty of leg room good sound and top... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
bluemoon_10
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Devon, United Kingdom
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HISTORY The Alexandra was built as a Corn Exchange in 1871 and, as can still be seen, it forms an contiguous part of the larger market hall building and boasts a fine Italianate tower over its entrance. The exterior and some original internal features are grade 2 listed. It was operating as a cinema during the silent era but has also been much used for theatrical purposes and it was not until the balcony was separated off to form screen 2 that it changed its name from "Alexandra Theatre" to "Alexandra Cinema". Some major works were carried out during the 1930s, when presumably the balcony was added along with an altered entrance and new toilet blocks on each side. The front lobby still retains aspects of this with its domed ceiling and glass lighting trough over the main doors. Little is known of its ownership in earlier years apart from the fact that a local gentleman by the name of Captain Oakey was the proprietor at some time pre World War 2. For many years it was operated by a local company who also had the Imperial Cinema in Queen Street and whose Directors were also major shareholders in 3 of the cinemas in Paignton and Torquay. When this company decided not to renew its lease in the early 1960s it was acquired by the then manager, Mr C.C.W. Scott who continued to operate it along with other Devon cinemas up until the time of his death in 1986, ably assisted by house manager and secretary Mrs Violet Spooner. This is a somewhat idiosyncratic building, not without charm, but also constrained by its limited size and layout, but it has always prospered by being right in the heart of this lovely market town. CURRENT The cinema has two screens, Screen 1 is located in the original stalls and Screen 2 in the original balcony. During 2012, a full interior refurbishment was carried out. This included the complete refurbishment of the foyer and all front of house areas. Later, work in Screen 1 included a new suspended ceiling, and the replacement of the wall drapes. Digital Projection and Sound was also added, with 3D capabilities in the large screen.
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Market Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to watch the film IT, which was rubbish in itself. But we have previously had really good experiences but it is always SO COLD, I was so cold tonight we where considering leaving and was shaking the whole way through. I like this cinema...More

Thank Jodie B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

went on a Monday £3.99 each to see the very latest film , plenty of leg room good sound and top quality picture, great experience and great price.

Thank bluemoon_10
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Nice cinema, very friendly. Although busy when we arrived, quick service and we were in our seats! Sadly, toilets are awful!

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We have been many times to this lovely cinema without any issues. However when we went to see Beauty and The Beast this week the heating went off after the first 20 minutes and everyone had to put their coats/scarves on and sit like that...More

Thank KateBos2014
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Much prefer to use the local cinemas rather then the big chains. SO much better value. Booked last minute tickets online to see Kong - Skull Island with son as the girls were off to see Beauty & the Beast. Easy booking & collection. We...More

Thank vmcconville
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great little cinema showing current films. Places like this need local support. Good value prices and comfy seating,

Thank jedi1962
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My local cinema which I attend quite a lot. Great little cinema with okay seats which do get a little uncomfortable after a short while. The big screen 1 is all level which is a design flaw as if someone tall is in front of...More

Thank Jord B
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Love going it's soo quaint, not many people I know realise it's there. The staff are great and really helpful and there popcorn is lush.

Thank beckyboo9989
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited this cinema whilst holidaying in Devon, tickets are much cheaper than the big 10 screen multiplex's that we have in the Midlands. The seats where comfy with plenty of leg room and it was a lovely cinema that took us back to the...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is an old fashioned cinema. It has very comfortable chairs and plenty of leg room. Much cheaper than your better known chains. Excellent deals on snacks. Only a couple of screens but they change the films though out the day. Would visit again.

Thank Tina F
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