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Old Market Hall

The Square | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 281281
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Guilty Pleasure

This is a very classy cinema, but it is perfectly formed. It may only be small, but it has plush... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shropshirenick
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Fantastic looking building in the town centre

What a great looking building with a large arch either end. Very well turned into a cinema and... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Peter W
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Built in 1596, Shrewsbury's iconic Old Market Hall was lovingly restored and re-opened as a contemporary cinema and cafe bar in 2004. The intimate 81-seat cinema screens a diverse programme of independent film, classics, world cinema, documentaries, and popular releases. The accompanying Cafe Bar is hugely popular as a place to meet friends and relax in historic surroundings, serving an array of teas, coffees, cold drinks, cake and alcoholic beverages. There is no place like... OMH.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“small cinema” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“pre film” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Square | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
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+44 1743 281281
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"cakes"
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"double sofa"
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"intimate cinema"
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"great cinema"
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"situated upstairs"
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"including wine"
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"adjoining cafe"
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"coffee and cake"
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"crisps"
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"comfy seats"
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"beautiful old building"
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"disabled access"
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"tasty lunch"
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"sausage rolls"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very classy cinema, but it is perfectly formed. It may only be small, but it has plush seating with plenty of legroom. There is also a licensed café attached to the cinema, so you can take a glass of wine or a...More

Thank shropshirenick
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

What a great looking building with a large arch either end. Very well turned into a cinema and coffee shop. Stands out as surrounded by more modern shops

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Booked cinema tickets on line,arrived early to pick up tickets which was so easy.Excellent iced coffee,milk shakes ,served in good quality plastic with biodegradable straws, to take into cinema.Could take any drinks into cinema,including wine, beer etc Seats comfortable and allocated on line,so you could...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The architecture is excellent and the seats and tables are comfortable. The coffee was well made and we'll presented. The cafe is next to the cinema which might be small but is truly excellent.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We just love this cinema. It is the ultimate cinema treat. The screen is small and intimate and generally attracts a more sophisticated crowd. The seating is plush and comfy, including a number of double sofa seats.The adjoining cafe is licensed, so you are able...More

Thank shropshirenick
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We love this cinema because it's small but perfectly formed. From the films it shows which are mainstream and diverse, to the lovely staff who serve coffee and cake in the intimate café, to the actual cinema area which still has double sofa seats and...More

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Lift access and stairs, to converted market hall - now cafe and cinema (a little like Everyman, can take drinks in). Tourist information there too.

Thank MadMike248
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I fancied the idea of a smaller, more intimate cinema experience, but I found it to be a little too small or rather I think they have tried to fit too many seats into the small space. I felt the seats were too close together....More

Thank jankerr2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting and atmosphere! Been restored very well and becomes an idyllic place in the middle of Shrewsbury with friendly staff!!

Thank David H
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We recently booked to see Paddington 2 at the Old Market Hall cinema in Shrewsbury and we were not disappointed in ether the setting or with the 🎥. The place provides a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy pre-film drinks 🍷 or a bite to eat. The...More

Thank Anthony M
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Fran L
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Hello Fran Gift Vouchers of any value can be purchased at the Box Office, by phone (01743 281281), or online via the Old Market Hall website (sorry, tripadvisor does not allow me to post the link!) Gift Vouchers can be... More
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