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Vue West End
Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square
- +44 871 224 0240
I'm not a fan of this place.
When it was new in the 90's it was refreshingly different, being the most modern cinema on the block and a fresh faced brand (back when it was called Warner Bros West End).
Now it feels like a mess. Cinemas have moved on. The layout of this place isn't very good and you will find yourself having to run out of the auditorium and up or down some escalators just to...more
So, it's expensive, but it's also Leicester Square, and we couldn't see the film we wanted closer to home at a decent time. But it's also Wednesday which takes some of the sting out of buying a ticket (£20! for a Student!). In fact, I'd probably only ever go here on a Wednesday.
The cinema itself is good, it's well appointed, the staff are friendly and service is fast. You can buy your...more
I recently had the Great misfortune of seeing The mediocre Gatsby but enough about that, what I would like to know is how a Vue cinema can charge £15 for a ticket? That is beyond me. The only reason they'll charge prices this high is because this particular cinema is in Leicester Square and they think hiking up the prices is acceptable. It's not. No Vue cinema is worth a £15 ticket. The...more
Well, it's certainly convenient.
Oh, and large. It's a large screen that's convenient.
But my god, the prices. And the service. All terrible. 100 percent terrible all around. You can pay up to £20 a ticket depending on time and it's 3-Dness. There are usually a ton of seats and I've never been turned away from buying a ticket. And it's right next to the tube stop but beyond that, ugh.
It -must- be a sign that on the opening weekend of a new film, on a Saturday evening at roughly 2130, our showing was at -most- 30% full.
What's most boggling is that this is directly across from the tube station (although there are mad road works directly in front of the entrance) and Covent Garden was otherwise thronged with passersby. Is it the economy? The hefty £17-18 3D film prices? Or...more