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  • Vue - Reasonable sized screens, convenient for public transport. Showcase Cinemas at Winnersh - big free car park, but much worse for public transport or anything to do afterwards!
  • no, closest to my flats realy
  • Vue
  • Warner Village (Vue) @ the Oracle. Every bus goes there. Parking is 2 on a Sunday evening. Showcase is starting to show is age but is cheaper than Vue.
  • good Vue in ORACLE
  • Reading Film Theatre is wonderful! And there's the multiplexes with the idiot cattle stream outside...
  • vue cinema in the oracle, very good
  • Reading has two cinemas Vue in the Oracle and the Showcase at the end of Wokingham road. I've only been to the Vue (warner village) one, which is pretty good 10 screens, fairly modern building. People have to travel miles to see a film here as there are no proper cinemas in West Berkshire!
  • vue on the riverside (used 2 b warner village)
  • Vue cinema in the Oracle - not too bad
  • Vue at the Oracle
  • VUE(used 2 b Warner Village) is alright, no mater where u sit u can c over evry1, but evry1 goes der, go to Showcaseits usually empty.
  • Pikeyville!
  • i normally go to the arner brother, its the only one
  • Warner bros. in oracle expensive but comfy seats bring ur own food cause it'll cost u there!
  • warner brothers cinema in the oracle
  • Warner Village cinema in The Oracle is by far the best cinema for miles.
  • Warner village and showcase cinemas.
  • Warner Village in the Oracle is great. Big seats to stretch out and you always get a view
  • warner brothers is expensive and never shows anything remotely out of the mainstream. the university has an excellent film theatre, check their website for details, it shows a lot of obscure/foreign films and is cheaper than the warner.
  • the warner bros cinema by the oracle is great at night and you can feel safe, then slip into club.
  • the cinema is wikkid!! feautred tiered seating so u dont have the annoyance of the 7ft guy in front of you, all nice and big and clean and pwitty its the best conema around
  • the warner bros cinema in the oracle had such comfy seats and the portions are huge !!!!!!
  • The Showcase winnersh triangle is good but you need a car to get there. Otherwise Warner bros village cinema in the Oracle. I'm not sure if the ODEON is still running, that's near the job centre. Me and my chums went there when we were 12. I'm now 27.
  • showcase for the eastside crew. warner village for the amazing push up arms so you can get jiggy.
  • Well, the obvious one is the Warner Village, in the Oracle. *TIP* Buy your tickets from the machine - you can accidently purchase a student ticket without having to show an NUS card... :)
  • reading film theatre at the university....
  • warner bro in the oracle is pretty nice but u shud prob book in advance cuz like... sumtimes they r sold out
  • showcase.. good if you live in woodley/earley cuz you don't have to bother missioning into town.. but generally not as good as warner village cuz it has those arm rests that you can push up. but is v.pricey. also random showing times.
  • well...a cinema normally has 6 or 7 screens,uncomfortable seats,overpriced popcorn and drinks and sometimes rubbish films.
  • The one in winnersh no infact the warners is better
  • The Warner Village cinema at the back of the Orifice (sorry, should that be Oracle) centre, always seems to be virtually empty when I go, often a Sat afternoon. The one at Winnersh is ok - plenty of car parking, and I believe it does some sort of a discount on Tuesday eves. (Handy of you normally have to pay 6+)
  • I woul travel miles to see a film at the Warner Brothers
  • Showcase = crap, Warner Village = impressive
  • Warners is about the only good thing about the oracle. good seats and view.
  • Warner Village in the Oracle has some top-notch screens, although only one is THX-certified. Ask at the desk for the next showing of the movie you want to see in the THX auditorium. Queueing can be a problem in the small foyer, but a little-known secret is that next to the escalators are self-service machines that allow you to pay with a credit/debit card and jump the queues :)
  • ABC has now closed down -there's only 1 main cinema in Reading centre, Warners at The Oracle. The others are Reading Uni film theatre (great for art house) or the Showcase (12 screen mulitplex which smells of popcorn and hotdogs) The Hexagon also shows films on an adhoc basis, particularly Bollywood films
  • Warner bros rocks its so fab!
  • Warner village of course..... Lovely arm rest that can be lifted to get closer to the ladies....
  • Crappy Warner Village is over priced, don't bother unless u r old or hav some free passes.
  • The best cinema is Warner brothers in town especially if your on that first date with your boyfriend coz the arms move so you can cuddle up to each other!
  • Overpriced Warner Village and Showcase, showing nothing but latest blockbusters, and dedicated four screens to Pearl Harbour. The cinema at the University is hard to get to, but shows foreign and arthouse films, although this is not the ideal town for those who enjoy cinema.
  • A Huge Warner Village Cinema and Showcase at Woodley has hastened the demise of everything else.
  • Warner village cinema, standard prefab souless norm. Nice and clean though and has 'lovers seats', which actually amounts to arms that can be pushed back into the seat like on an airplane.
  • Warner Bros. at the Oracle Centre. Comfy. Settle in and enjoy. Watch out for big parking fees though. Stay out of parking lot next to it-very expensive.
  • Since Cheapside Cinema has now gone (ABC), & the Friar St one has gone, it's now the Warner at the Oracle, big screens and bucket stadium seating.
  • The usually selection of multi screen venues devoid of charcter
  • Abc was the best as it was cheap but it shut down bout a year ago. warner brothers is too expensive. try the Odeon opposite the broad street mall-not many films but better value for money.
  • Want to see a film thats a bit out of the orinary, maybe something with (whisper it) subtitles ? - get on the train to London then, because you won't find it in Reading's multiplex hell (comfy seats and great popcorn yes, culture no !)
  • Try the UCI at Loddon Bridge Reading, for the most comfortable/bounsy seats you could imagine!!!!!!!!
  • New cinema opening in the huge "Oracle" centre - Warner Village multiplex thing
  • Showcase Cinema in Winnersh Triangle, at least 10 screens. Comfy seats which partially recline.
  • Showcase is huge. The seats are cool becasue they can swing back and forwards. Huge screens. However it is a drive away so if your a Reading Uni Student get a lift from a friend. The Odeon is much smaller but being in town it is very useful. Both cool cinemas.
  • Showcase Cinema. Brand New 12 screen job. Just outside of town a Lodden Bridge roundabout (the end of Park&Ride bus route.)
  • Lots of them, and another currently being built in the Oracle Shopping Centre, which will inevitably close the nice old ones with the nice old people that work in them.
  • The Frier St cinema. Staff are great and have been there for at least fifteen years. Althogh they are all slightly potty that adds to the charm.
  • Showcase. The BOMB! OK let me tell you now, there is no better cinema, I think it has 12 screens maybe more, the popcorn is to die for, may I recommend salt popcorn, with a hot butter topping. And make it a large one. Oh and they have these things called ice junkies that are just heaven. They have huge screens, chairs that are one springy things that you just lean back on and you can enjoy your film in comfort, makes a change. They have an art gallery with scenes from famous movies, an arcade area, escalators (joy) and a little machine thin where you can buy the soundtrack from the film you just saw, unfortunately they don't update it much last time I went, about a week ago they still had the shooting fish album which has been out on video for time. I now have just sold that cinema so much that I think I deserve commision oh and I am now leaving my house to go there. It is at the Winnersh Triangle, see press for details.
  • ABC on Friar Street - Small affair which I'm informed will soon be closing down and turing into a club. Odeon - Again small but convenient if you're in the town centre. Showcase - Multiscreen - I like it. Comfy seets and a good choice of films. Nice icecream too. Bit out of town (It's actually in Winnersh which is a bit down the A329)

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