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Cineworld Cinema - Basildon

Festival Leisure Park, Pipps Hill,
Basildon, SS14 3DG

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Cineworld Cinema - Basildon

The 12-screen UCI opened on 16th July 1998. It was taken over by Empire Cinemas and re-named in 2006. Seating capacities range from 538 in screen 12 (the largest), to 146 in screens 3 & 10 (the smallest) with a total capacity for 2,902.

In the spring of 2013, the Empire Cinemas added 6 small ‘Studio’ screens.

In July 2016 the Empire Basildon was one of five Empire cinemas taken over by the Cineworld chain. The other four cinemas were the Empire, Leicester Square, London, Hemel Hempstead, Poole and Bromley.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

theatreofvarieties on May 15, 2013 at 3:55 am

this cinema is now 18 screens and boasts a large format IMPACT screen

daniels3d on May 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

This cinema is going to have an IMAX screen opening on June 11th. The film that they are going to open the screen with is Jurassic World. No information on the screen size or auditorium yet.

daniels3d on May 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

I have found new information about the IMAX in Basildon. They will charge you £5 more than the regular 2D tickets peak, off peak or saverday.

CF100 on May 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Here’s the link to the IMAX press release—it is one of three Empire Cinemas locations, following on from the Empire Leicester Square, that will have an IMAX screen:

According to Empire’s Auditorium Information page, Screen 1 will be the IMAX screen, with 337 seats, and therefore will co-exist with the IMPACT screen.

Zappomatic on September 3, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Now operated by Cineworld

daniels3d on May 13, 2017 at 5:40 am

Today was Screen 7’s last screening. It’s going to change into a 4DX auditorium.

daniels3d on June 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

The 4DX is going to open on Thursday 22nd June with Transformers: The Last Knight.

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