In the United Kingdom, the British and Irish cannot seem to round the corner, so to speak, without being a stone’s throw away from a Cineworld movie theatre! The chain, after all, is among the largest in the country and in Europe with more than 220 locations equipped with over 2,040 screens. In the United Kingdom alone, there are more than 800 screens that show everything worth watching from Hollywood blockbusters to independent movies from film festivals worldwide.
Did you know, too, that Cineworld has the largest customer base and the highest number of screens in Ireland? Yes, it does but it doesn’t rest on these laurels either because it has also rightfully claimed the title for the world’s tallest cinema, the one in its Glasgow Renfrew Street theatre. Indeed, Cineworld makes it so easy for its customers to be transported from their ordinary lives to extraordinary lives portrayed on the screen, thanks to its widespread presence, world-class amenities and facilities, and wide range of entertainment fare.
Below are the estimated Cineworld prices.
|Adult - 2D - Regular||£14.00|
|Child (Up to 14 Years Old) - 2D - Regular||£11.50|
|Family - 2D - Regular||£46.00|
|Senior - 2D - Regular||£12.00|
|Student - 2D - Regular||£12.00|
With Cineworld Plus (£4.95 Annual Fee)
|Adult - 2D - Cineworld Plus||£12.67|
|Child (Up to 14 Years Old) - 2D - Cineworld Plus||£10.42|
|Family - 2D - Cineworld Plus||£41.68|
|Senior - 2D - Cineworld Plus||£10.87|
|Student - 2D - Cineworld Plus||£10.87|
|Adult - 3D D-Box - Regular||£16.20|
|Child (Up to 14 Years Old) - 3D D-Box - Regular||£13.10|
|Family - 3D D-Box - Regular||£52.40|
|Senior - 3D D-Box - Regular||£13.60|
|Student - 3D D-Box - Regular||£13.60|
With Cineworld Plus (£4.95 Annual Fee)
|Adult - 3D D-Box - Cineworld Plus||£14.85|
|Child (Up to 14 Years Old) - 3D D-Box - Cineworld Plus||£11.86|
|Family - 3D D-Box - Cineworld Plus||£47.44|
|Senior - 3D D-Box - Cineworld Plus||£12.31|
|Student - 3D D-Box - Cineworld Plus||£12.31|
The first Cineworld theatre opened in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in July 1996. The chain continued to grow in number from the late 1990s to the late 2000s, an impressive growth considering the stiff competition in the movie theater industry in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the stiff competition from London’s West End.
Then and now, the chain has been owned and operated by Cineworld Group plc, a publicly-traded corporation listed on the London Stock Exchange. Such is its reputation for reliability that it’s also listed on the FTSE 250 Index.
Of Films, Food and Fun
The beauty of Cineworld theatres lie in their welcoming ambiance where the young and old alike, groups of families and friends, and single and couples can immerse themselves in the world of cinema. Every location will most likely have a movie that addresses your preferences in films, food and fun! Here, you have the opportunity to escape your ordinary life, relax in comfort, and enjoy movies.
We love it, too, that Cineworld management divided its theatres into two distinct categories with each category appealing to a specific set of moviegoers. For lovers of mainstream films from the British, American and Australian cinema industries, the Cineworld Cinemas is the best place to be, especially when you want to watch blockbusters. Here, moviegoers can also watch alternative fare including live music concerts, opera and live theatre shows, and sports events like football and boxing.
For moviegoers who want to watch art house movies, there’s the Picturehouse Cinemas theatres. While the entertainment fare may be different, the facilities, amenities and services here are similar, if not the same, as in the Cineworld Cinemas. The ticket prices, however, may be different between the two categories.
Tickets can be booked in advance by calling a dedicated telephone number or via Cineworld’s official website. In case of the latter, guests should use the Quick Book tab. Of course, tickets can be bought directly from the local Cineworld’s box office, the old-fashioned way that many guests still prefer, especially when watching movies is a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Collecting your tickets is a cinch, too. Just show the QR code on your smartphone or tablet to a team member for scanning or show it on a print-out at the drop-box. Cancelling your tickets is also possible but be sure that you do it 120 minutes (2 hours) before the show time and through your My Cineworld account.
Ticket prices vary between locations, as well as the type of movies being shown, the time of showing, and the age of the guest. Some Cineworld location offer special pricing before 5 p.m. on weekdays and student prices for guests 15 to 17 years old; identification for proof of age may be required.
Do you want to watch as many movies as you want yet not pay for an arm and a leg for the privilege? Then, you should become a member of Cineworld Unlimited so that you can enjoy movies at a more affordable cost. The membership fees vary depending on the cinema but, in general, these range between £17.40 and £19.90 per month or between £202.80 and £238.80 per year (one-off payment).
Note: You can cancel your Cineworld Unlimited membership after the first 12 months. A one-month written notice (i.e., email) is required.
Of course, no modern movie experience will be complete without the food and drinks – and Cineworld provides the best! Guests, nonetheless, can bring food and drinks brought from outside with the exception of hot food and alcoholic drinks; the cinema reserves the right to prevent entry of certain food items into its auditoriums.
The concession stands sell classic movie fare including hotdogs, popcorn, nachos, iced teas, soft drinks, and root beers. Candyking outlets sell hard and soft candies, as well as a wide range of chocolate treats. Baskin Robbins and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in several flavors are also available, as well as coffee concoctions from Starbucks and CafeBars.
To find a Cineworld near you, visit their official website.