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Scott Cinemas

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Address: The Film Centre Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PH, England
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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 value friendly staff

Scott Cinema in Bridgwater is better value than the odeon nearly half the price in fact , it only has 2 screens and they can take huge numbers but they are well equipped and seats... read more

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scott Cinema in Bridgwater is better value than the odeon nearly half the price in fact , it only has 2 screens and they can take huge numbers but they are well equipped and seats are comfortable, staff are friendly and efficient and you can prebook tickets online to speed things along. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank ToyotaGuy64
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an old cinema but it's well cared for just like the patrons. Comfy seats, great prices, friendly staff. Keep up the great work :-)

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Thank pompeystreet
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly visit Scott Cinema for the latest films as well as Silver Screen favourites. I also take my grandchildren in the school holidays. I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere and welcome greetings you always get from the staff who work there - even if it is really busy you get good attention and efficient service. The seating is comfortable... More 

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Thank Sue M
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here a lot and I've never been disappointed with the service, quality of film, space you get and especially the price of ticket. £5.80 for an adult to see the latest film :) This is a fantastic cinema and I'd recommend it to anyone. Worth travelling for :D

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Thank Blouncy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cinema but everything there comfortable seating and a good range of food and drink available staff are all very polite

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Thank Stephenak77
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff in the cinema and they always have a smile for you. It is good to have a local cinema which is good value. Well supported.

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Thank busybee360
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I visit here frequently and the staff are always friendly and the service is speedy. The ticket price from standard to premium is minimal and worth the upgrade. No need to travel to Taunton if you want to see a film whilst this is on your door step!

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Thank Becka82
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 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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Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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Minehead UK
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

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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