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Empire Cinemas

4 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP, England
+44 871 471 4714
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Excellent

I was very pleased with this cinema. It was reasonably cheap especially since we went with a family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elliensmith
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good

I went to watch a film with my family and it was good. The staff were good and nice there is plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JoshSmith784
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“great cinema” (10 reviews)
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“free parking” (12 reviews)
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4 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased with this cinema. It was reasonably cheap especially since we went with a family of 4. We sat in the luxury seats and they were so comfortable.

Thank Elliensmith
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to watch a film with my family and it was good. The staff were good and nice there is plenty choice to go and watch. The seats are very comfy and the premium sets were comfortable and were wider so it was easier...More

Thank JoshSmith784
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Obviously we went to see a film at Empire Cinema and can not complain about the picture quality or the seating in the place. The issues I had are the drinks are very expensive and even drinking the lager, it was very fizzy and not...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I regularly visit this cinema for a couple of hour's escapism and always have a great visit. The Staff are very friendly and helpful and they always have a good range of movies available. Seats are comfortable and toilets are well maintained. I've just been...More

1  Thank TyneAndWearColumbus
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

There's plenty of screens and choice available. You can either be served at a desk or pay using the machines at the entrance so you don't have to queue. There's a VIP area upstairs and a lift is available, good to know for anyone with...More

Thank Marie I
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Have just been to empire cinemas Sunderland to see Star Wars. ( 29.12.17) Stood waiting in food queue for two lots of nachos and a large hotdog with drinks and snacks ( also buying a treat for our son costing £10.99) only to be told...More

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went to see star wars: last jedi as a gift from a friend who thought booking vip tickets would be a treat. I've never had such an awful movie experience. The vip booth is the furthest away from the screen you could possibly be. The...More

Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Went to see Paddington 2 and used the VIP box. The VIP is good nice and quite can control the volume which is good if have problems with sounds. Staff were friendly and quite a big cinema. The snacks are bit overprice same as any...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

My partner & Son visited here to see Paddington 2. They used the VIP box and found the experience extremely pleasing. One bonus of the VIP box is the ability to set the sound levels. Ticket prices are reasonable, although snack prices can be steep....More

Thank ripto
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A nice cinema made better by location and the free parking which is offered (ask at the desk) Plenty of screens and plenty food/drink to choose from

Thank Motherland
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