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Empire Cinemas

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Address: 4 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP, England
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00

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Cinama Tuesday special

Myself and my son go to this cinema every Tuesday .... it's 2 for the price of one... just over £8 for the two of us and free 🍦 ice cream.. bargain 👍🏼👍🏼.

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Joanne G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my son go to this cinema every Tuesday .... it's 2 for the price of one... just over £8 for the two of us and free 🍦 ice cream.. bargain 👍🏼👍🏼.

Thank Joanne G
Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Often visit on a Tuesday as price £4 but just gone up to £4.25p :) Film I saw to day was Going in Style. A humorous film and recommend it:) Staff are really great and seats very comfy. Seats have holes at side to put drinks in :) can buy food to take in. Love going during the day as... More 

Thank Heather G
tyne and wear
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266 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I usually visit this cinema on friday mornings for a couple of hours escapism. I always find the Staff incredibly pleasant and helpful and they all have great customer service skills. The cinemas are of various sizes and for the real blockbusters it's great to view them on the massive screens. They get all the top films and it's a... More 

Thank TyneAndWearColumbus
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

£4 tickets make a cinema treat affordable, and gave us a magical weekday sneakaway from the real world. It was great to be greeted by a staff member on leaving our screening of 'Jackie' and asked what we'd thought of the film. Cue a nice chat with an informed and enthusiastic fellow cinemaphile. This is a decent venue, with extremely... More 

Thank Annette J
North East England
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143 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Typical multi screen cinema, but nice facilities and modern. Prices are on a par with all other cinemas - advantage of validated parking if you park in the nearby multi storey. A few restaurants within a couple of minutes walk

Thank Motherland
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Free parking and decent venue, great deals too on Saturday and Sunday morning for young family's where it's only £1 each to see set shows!

Thank Glen P
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128 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

First time we have been here ,the seats are very comfortable plenty of leg room.We visited on a Tuesday which had a offer on only cost us £4 each ,Sweets are on the expensive side also the drinks.But enjoyed our visit Went to see Fantastic Beasts And Were To Find Them . Great film plenty of action really enjoyed it... More 

Thank becky47Sunderland
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This venue is very easy to reach parking is adjacent in the form of a multi storey carpark which is free to users. The venue is hassle free clean and has all the latest releases on offer...it's usually quieter than say metro centre and has plenty of cinema rooms. The staff are friendly and professional

Thank Roger M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

A good, comfortable cinema. I went on a damp Thursday evening and it was empty. The seats were very comfortable with a good amount of space and leg room. I had a small issue with the machine not printing my ticket but the member of staff was very helpful and friendly about it. Member of staff selling drinks and popcorn... More 

Thank John C
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

First time at empire. Seats had lots of leg room. Normally cinemas are cold too much air conditioning but this was lovely and cosy, nice and clean and staff were great

Thank Donna1803

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