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I see films regularly here and it's an amazing cinema. Huge screen and staffed by volunteers so... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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What's not to like!

This is a fabulous gem which should be supported by as many people as possible. Quaint interior... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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We are a purpose built 1930's former Odeon Cinema. Reopened in 1994.
9 Market Place, Faversham ME13 7AG, England
+44 1795 591211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited this cinema a few times and love coming here. A large old fashioned cinema with plenty of seating. Great quality picture and sound. Reasonably priced shop for drinks and snacks. Staff are really helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janecanterbury
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I see films regularly here and it's an amazing cinema. Huge screen and staffed by volunteers so incredibly cheap as well. Very good Monday film society too - highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank colmlorcankeegan
Peter B, Owner at The Royal Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

None of our staff are volunteers, please ensure your facts are correct before reviewing my business. Thank you

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous gem which should be supported by as many people as possible. Quaint interior with lovely comfy seats. Best bit? Only a fiver a ticket for the majority of showings. No rip off prices for snacks and drinks either. Supermarket prices for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GirlofKent8
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great old theatre style cinema. Very large screen. You still get tickets popping out from a turnstile type machine, which are then checked and ripped in half when you enter the main screen room. All tickets really reasonably priced too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig B
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Took 3 grandkids out here at my local cinema Brilliant value, lovely old independent cinema with lots of old fashioned charm

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is such a lovely cinema retaining the traditional charm with friendly staff. Prices are sensible and love having this without having to drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marieh887
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the Royal on Sunday evening for the first time. It was a real pleasure from the moment we came through the doors. We were treated to excellent customer service from begining to end. The cinema itself is classic art deco with a certain elegance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visiting this beautiful cinema is like stepping back in time. I used to attend Saturday morning pictures here in the late sixties. The staff here play it perfectly with old fashioned manners making you feel as if you have traveled back it time. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Just like it used to be.Decor mostly 1920s/30s, one large space. Recent films, good sound, remarkably modest prices at £5 per head.Much more atmospheric than a modern multiplex.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 484max
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely single screen independent that shows both mainstream films and artier productions for the Faversham Film Society on alternate Monday nights. A mainstay of the town.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sandem10
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