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Plaza Cinema

31 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT, England
+44 1305 262488
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Great value, great cinema

Safe to say that along with the Convivial Rabbit micropub, conveniently on the same street, this is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulc19642017
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London, United Kingdom
The Jewel of Dorchester

For those who like film and have only visited a National chain of cinema before, this will be a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JonnyFatboy
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“latest films” (53 reviews)
“great value” (62 reviews)
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31 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT, England
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+44 1305 262488
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"comfortable seats"
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"latest films"
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"great value"
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"plenty of leg room"
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"value for money"
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"cheap tickets"
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"art deco"
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"up to date"
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"big chains"
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"selection of films"
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"drinks and snacks"
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"old style"
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"little gem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Safe to say that along with the Convivial Rabbit micropub, conveniently on the same street, this is one of the few good things about the dullest town in Dorset. The ridiculously cheap ticket prices during the week, a by-product of a price war with the...More

Thank paulc19642017
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Really interesting comments and much appreciated. Hopeto welcome you back again very soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who like film and have only visited a National chain of cinema before, this will be a revelation! To start, the price makes the Plaza an regularly affordable trip for the family. The decor is clean and aesthetically pleasing. The seats are comfortable...More

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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow - we are so pleased with these comments. Delighted you like the Plaza and hurry back soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the cheapest (yet comfiest) cinema in Dorchester, with "new leather seating" and an EXCELLENT range of snacks you can cross the "Odeon" off the list.

Thank leoH2905ZN
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your great comments. Delighted you like the Plaza.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have used the Plaza for years and like many people was worried for its future when the Odean moved into town but instead, the Plaza has become a rare success story in these times of doom and gloom for so many businesses. There's been a...More

Thank Julie C
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your very encouraging comments. We always aim to please and we are very glad you enjoy the Plaza experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone want my Odeon Gift Vouchers ? Give me the Plaza any day ! Friendly staff, always smiling with excellent customer service skills, just the welcome one needs to this lovely 1930s Picturedrome Experience, with 4 screens. I imagine that it is just as popular...More

Thank FlowerGirls08
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate such positive praise and we are delighted you are a fan of the Plaza. This means a lot.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here so many times and will no doubt many many more. Unbeatable prices for admission and very reasonably priced snacks. The cinema has always been spotlessly clean, and the staff are attentive and genuinely friendly. 100% recommend.

Thank Moominlars
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very pleased you enjoy the Plaza experience and your comments are very welcome. Thanks

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I have grown up in the area surrounding Dorchester, but in my adult life have lived all across the south - not once has any cinema come even close to the quality and value for money that comes with seeing a movie at the Plaza....More

Thank Peter B
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are really delighted with your very positive and supportive comments and so glad you like the Plaza experience. Hope to welcome you back again very soon.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Plaza is part of Dorchester and is a very friendly, clean and comfortable cinema with great films and refreshments at a very reasonable price. Support your local independent businesses and do not let them be trampled by the masses of cookie cutter restaurants, bars...More

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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Delighted with your feedback and look forward to wecoming yo soon again at the Plaza.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This place was great, fabulous price with ridiculously comfy leather chairs. My only gripe was that as it was very busy sometimes the volume of people eating meant it was very difficult to hear the quieter parts of the film and I missed a few...More

Thank Dawn Elisabeth A
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback and apologies for any sound problems.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Booked online at the incredible price of £2.50 plus 50p booking fee and was offered the full choice of available seats. Choose two aisle seats and was in the process of paying when the missus produced dinner and interrupted my payment. After dinner I competed...More

Thank taximan2016
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Kevin S, Public Relations Manager at Plaza Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many thanks for your very constructive comments and we are glad you have enjoyed the Plaza. Apologies for sound problems.

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Amanda-Jayne W
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Response from Elkieamie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not there right now but not too expensive from memory. Plus M&S is across the road and the cinema doesn’t mind you bringing your own drinks etc
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