Tower Cinema

111 Lumley Road,
Skegness, PE25 3LZ

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vulcanproject on November 2, 2013 at 1:51 am

Having been to the cinema since the late 1980s it has undergone quite a few changes.

The most recent revision of the cinema includes new digital projectors and sound, badly badly needed. Previous equipment was faulty and audio quality was extremely poor throughout 2012 as to be practically inaudible (honestly, it was THAT bad and the management admitted as much), happily at the end of that year it was replaced with spanking new upgrades and I am happy to report all is well.

The entrance ‘lobby’ is the arcade amusements underneath the screens, requiring you to queue among the holiday makers shovelling their coins into the noisy slots and games. Prices are average for the area, typically adult £6.50 for 2D, £7.50 for a 3D blockbuster. Bring your own 3D glasses, or you will end up buying some from the counter. Eventually once you have paid you move up a large flight of stairs to one of your two available screens.

Therefore we come to a major problem. NO DISABLED ACCESS. Seemingly NO plans for it either on the horizon I am aware of. Yes, even at the end of 2013 as this is written! I’m not disabled, but this is important to note and even I think this is poor.

It is not my favourite place to visit. The decor is aged and rather tacky although the facilities are all kept reasonably clean in fairness. The seating has mostly average space, not great on the elbows or legs (although a couple rows do have a bit more legroom due to layout), with decent modern flip up seats and cup holders.

Upstairs we have refreshments, in my opinion pretty expensive but I guess average for a cinema, don’t expect change from a fiver for just a small popcorn and drink!

Really I only visit this cinema if going somewhere else was not convenient for my movie of choice, it is adequate, but don’t expect a top class experience.

Ian on April 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

An interior of the circle cinema circa 1988 here:–

Ian on September 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Two photos (exterior and interior) dating from 1987 here:–

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