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Old Cinema Launderette

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A very surreal experience

I never expected to be going to a folk concert in a launderette - so a totally unexpected... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ro_pdf
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Bedford, United Kingdom
My best laundrette experience - ever

I’ve been in many laundrettes in my 19 years of annual holidays around UK and Europe and this is... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
ChaiAUS
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Melbourne, Australia
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Old Cinema Launderette is a functional launderette by day. By night (usually at weekends) it's a bar and music venue. By day wash your smalls in our machines and by night have a bottle of real ale and watch fantastic music.
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Sunderland Road | 38 Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX, England
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+44 191 384 1412
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never expected to be going to a folk concert in a launderette - so a totally unexpected experience. Situated a mile or so outside Durham city centre - as others have commented a disused small cinema converted to a fully functional launderette, bar &...More

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MrWishyWashy, Owner at Old Cinema Launderette, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That’s very kind. Best Richard

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been in many laundrettes in my 19 years of annual holidays around UK and Europe and this is the best! Self-service wash & dry, dry cleaning PLUS a bar are available there. There’s also a toilet that is tastefully decorated. Free (secure) wifi while...More

1  Thank ChaiAUS
MrWishyWashy, Owner at Old Cinema Launderette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

That’s really kind Chai. Enjoy your travels 😎 Best Richard

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to the Old Cinema Laundrette and enjoyed it just as much as the first. The bar is now finished and completes the best ‘up and personal’ venue in the area. This place is so unique and Cattle & Cane were unbelievable. Well...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Two reviews but one score for the Old Cinema Launderette. By day a 5* launderette with great service, helpful staff and always a warm welcome. By night a 5* bar and music venue. Quirky beers, exotic gins and a beautifully curated line up of performances....More

1  Thank alanp53462
MrWishyWashy, Owner at Old Cinema Launderette, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

That’s really kind. Thanks for your double review

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Old Cinema Laundrette is an amazing venue for drinks or to see an artist. Richard and Kathy work hard to run it as a laundrette by day and a bar/music venue by night. There's an interesting selection of ales on tap and a relaxed ambience...More

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MrWishyWashy, Owner at Old Cinema Launderette, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Many thanks for the lovely review Best Richard & Kathy

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lived in the area all my life and didn't know this existed until my son's friend played there earlier this year.......Johanna Alba. Wasn't sure what to expect but the place is unique and adorable, what a fantastic job they have made of the place! My...More

1  Thank Doncorn_13
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Coming from Glasgow and Brighton to a gig in what is really a working launderette sounds a bit mad. It is mad but so great. Whst a great venue and we got a great show! Plenty of beer in fridge and a proper coffee machine....More

2  Thank elrahd
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Easy free parking outside the door and staff helped my carry the loads of washing in. When I returned 4 hours later my washing was ready, beautifully folded in neat piles and again I was helped to my car.

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

When my friends said they had booked for us to go to a gig in a laundrette we though they had lost the plot. What a good evening we had. Warm up act plus an amazing folk trio - Alden, Paterson and Dashwood, so good...More

2  Thank 82Lizzie82
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My wife and I had been meaning to visit the Old Cinema Launderette for ages but finally got around to it a few months back to see Ange Hardy. The venue is exactly what it says on the tin ; ) An old cinema which...More

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