“ Address: The Atrium / Camberley / Surrey / GU15 3PL / England „
I was quite excited when this cinema was built as I like to go see new movies, and its so much easier than going to Basingstoke or Guildford to see a movie.
The Vue in Camberley is part of the new Atrium shopping centre, and has only recently been built, some of the centre is still to be opened its that new!
The cinema itself is actually very nice, good layout and clean with easy access to parking, although the car park is quite tight and small.
As with most cinemas these days, I find Vue to be very expensive, but for a night out once in a while and a good movie, its worth it.
The first movie I saw in this cinema was Twilight, and I chose to pay an extra 50p and sit on the bean bags as I thought this sounded like a comfy idea - not quite so. The bean bags are at the very front and you actually have to look up to see the screen, so you get a sore neck, and everyone in the film looks like an upside down triangle! I practically ended up lying on the floor just to stop my neck from hurting so bad.
The usual seats are actually quite roomy, for arms and legs, and the arm rests are moveable, so you dont have to have them there if you dont want them to be. You also get a drinks holder attached to your chair. The cinema screens are always of a good temperature, no matter what the time of year, so you can be assured you will be warm and comfortable throughout the movie,
I personally think this is a very nice cinema and is a good place to visit to sit through a good film and have a good time out, even if a little bit overpriced.
Vue Camberley is a good cinema and is ideally located meaning I don't have to go all the way to Basingstoke or Guildford when I want to see a film. The Cinema (as is common with other cinemas)is very expensive to become too much of a habit, although for the occasional night out, to see the latest release, it's great.
Parking in the new Atrium car park is £1.50 for the night, but it should be free, tempting people to come into town at night and not pushing them out into the suburbs with a rental DVD.
For an extra 50p in the cinema you can sit on beanbags and for an extra £1 you will be able to sit in premier seats, however both are unnecessary, and I strongly recommend NOT sitting on the beanbags unless you love looking up at the screen, and like the feeling of a sore neck.
Food/drink/sweets etc are a rip off on the cinema, get them in the centre before you go in, as there are a few convenience stores located nearby.
Vue sometimes run offers so look out for cheaper seats at non peak times. Great cinema overall with friendly staff and comfortable seats. Great for not having to travel to Basingstoke or Guildford
We aren't expert cinema-philes, but have visited a couple in our area. Several have closed over the years, so when the new Atrium shopping centre was being built, we waited for Vue to open with a lot of anticipation. We parked in the new park house, wondering how easy it was to find. The lift doors opened, and there we were!
It is a bit disorienting, as there is no ticket window - there you are right in the concession area, wondering where exactly you buy your ticket. There are ticket machines on the wall, but no helpful information like, just how old is a child for a child ticket? The machine doesn't give you that information, either. We did find out that if you do not wish to use the ticket machine, you simply buy your ticket when you are getting your popcorn and drinks!
Being newly opened, the screening rooms are still in very good condition and the seating is lovely. The premium seating is right in the front, and to be honest, I don't know how anyone could actually watch the movie from that close to the screen. Wouldn't it give you whiplash looking back and forth? But the two screens we have been in were a lovely size - big enough to be comfortable, small enough to be close to the screen, but not too close.
The most cool thing, though, is their "mystery movies". They send out an email alert about the "mystery movie" only tell you the genre and age rating, and that it will be a newer movie. When we turned up, it turned out the Mystery Movie was Ice Age 3 in 3D - days before it actually was out in the cinemas!!!!! I would have done a review of the film, too, but it doesnt look like you can do them here. Unfortunately, the Mystery Movie costs the same as the normal ticket prices, but you can get your money back within the first 20 minutes of the movie if you don't want to stay.
Disadvantage is that some cinema's validate your parking and this one doesn't.
All in all, an excellent cinema with excellent facilites and staff, easy to get to and convenient.