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  • Grant's is surprisingly good for mainstream and Bollywood, David Lean in the Clocktower has sporadic showings of quality indeendent stuff.
  • theres a hooooooge grants cinema right in the centere of the bar area bit! other than that purley way is a 10 min tram ride and has a good out of town location...
  • Vue
  • grants and purley way
  • Vue (Grant's). I have some good memories of the Purley Way cinema and got a refund there for reporting some anti-social behaviour (missiles hurled at my head) during the showing of the film 'Legally Blonde'. Croydon still has some way to go in terms of accommodating single cinema-goers; if there's a film I want to see on my own I will go and see it elsewhere (e.g. the Clapham Picture House, Wimbledon Odeon) where I will be respected and left to enjoy the film by myself.
  • Grants is the worst cinema. They ask for Id if you are like 30 and going to see a 12A.
  • Vue at Grants in the town centre and at Purley Way are both excellent multiplexs
  • Vue - Grants in central Croydon or Purley Way is but a tram ride away... The ABC in Purley is now flats and The Safari in Broad Greem will soon suffer a similar fate.
  • Grants is well expensive for the crappy screens it has. it always tries to rip you of by charging adult fares aswel wen it is QUITE obvious u are sneaking in!!
  • Vue
  • new addington cinema rules. its next to the bakers. 30 screen superplex multi-million cinema. get down there today.
  • The old Davis, and the Odeon in West Croydon was the place to see the old movies. Taratula, Fankenstein ect.
  • Beano's. Home of the smallest cinema in europe on the top floor.
  • The two Warner Villages ones are okay. If not expensive. The Safari was a good idea, expect that it was nicknamed Cinema of death (due to location and patrons)
  • the grants is really expensive better off getting a 249 to streatham on a tuesday the cheep day its only about 3 quid(maybe a little more)
  • grantz in croy itz ite nuffin special
  • If you actually want to see a decent film (rather than the rubbish that the Warner Village mostly shows) go to the Croydon Clocktower. It shows some really good stuff, even if the seats are a bit cramped and the sound system isn't blow-you-eardrums THX.
  • Grant's : If you like paying through the nose for crap food, cold popcorn, miserable under-payed assistants, and worst of all seats that have drinks holders that don't hold anything but small drinks .... and as the price difference between small and large is about 20p everybody buys large, so you can kick it all over the floor
  • Grants.
  • the clocktower (in the same building as the library) is an excellent arty kind of picture house, where you can see unusual, not so commercial films, that don't come out at the "fleapit" (er, i mean safari, heh) in west croydon. however, the fleapit is very good if you want a budget film outing. personally, i wouldn't go to the fleapit by myself, as i don't feel safe around the area. if you're a big strapping lad you probably don't have the same problem. but the clocktower is fine, though if a film looks like it may be popular you should book in advance as the theatres are tiny.
  • Recently a new one was built at Grants, in the town centre. It's mostly empty though till you get up about 4 escalators, which is kinda stupid I think.
  • Grants! New Warner Brothers.
  • The new Warner bros in croydon is wicked, it means we dont have to go to bloody purley way anymore!
  • grants
  • Wait till it comes out on video if you value your phone and want to see a film without the sound of a group of 14 year olds in the back row shouting at each other.
  • grants is new..the hologram on the way in is pretty trippy. particularly when youre on your way out cos its backwards
  • Grants, - The Warner Cinema (8 screens?) is now open and it's fab. Very smart indeed!
  • The David Lean cinema is the best by miles, screening a great mix of contemporary independent film from around the world, the most interesting mainstream hits and the odd cult classic. Don't miss the great value 6 double bills on the first Sunday of each month.
  • The david lean is great for alternative film, safari if you like indian films, and now we finally have a decent cinema complex in the refurbished grants building.
  • warner brothers cinema on the purley way is the only one but its okey through extremely expensive
  • Warner Brothers on purley way, very comfy seats not much leg room though. Expensive food as all cinemas, large number of screens.
  • Theres a multiplex down Purley Way.
  • The comments were true for Warner Bros until about 18 months ago, great seating, surround sound and all the latest films. Unfortunately, it has let itself go. Its permanently dirty, and on our last visit, took three attempts to find two seats which weren't covered in chocolate. This is a shame because the complex really is exelent. A great night out spent drinking and bowling, followed by the late showing. Alas it is no more!
  • I saw people had already mentionned stuff here about the warner on the purley way - it's a nice cinema and you've got the bowling alley right nextdoor. However personally I'd much rather goto the one in West Croydon - it's much cheaper and you can roll off into the cartoon afterwards (they're practically next to each other)
  • Enormous Megabowl on the purley way if you fancy haemorraging cash, also a huge warner village multiplex too...
  • The Clocktower cinema is really nice, it often shows films that you wouldn't find in those big multiplexes, like arty European ones or ones that didn't get a general release.
  • WArner Village. A spooky american set-up in the middle of croydon.
  • The Clocktower cinema is the only arthouse one in Croydon and as such shows loads of great films you can't see anywhere else. Plus it has an intimate and comfortable atmosphere you don't find in any of the hideous multiplexes spread around the place.
  • david lean cinema is good.
  • It's tiny, but the David Lean Cinema in the Clocktower is probably one of the best places around to see a movie. It's also a good idea to pick up a copy of their pre-printed monthly schedule beforehand to plan ahead.
  • The ABC in Purley has gone
  • There is a Warner Village off Purley Way with 8 screens, and a bowling alley nextdoor to that, as well as a few resturants. A 10 screen one is being built in the centre.
  • Dear Knowhere I'm the GM of the Warner Cinema in Croydon, which you say nice things about - thank you! It would be great if you could include a link to our website at - full information and online booking. All the best Rob Lines GM Croydon
  • For the casual cinema going try Warner Village on Purley way (nr IKEA) for the serious non-popcorn-eating cinema fan try the Clocktower cinema
  • Well, I just love Warner Brothers off the Purley Way - surround sound, tiered seating and 8 screens (+ Baskin Robins icecream!))
  • Beckenham Cinema is one of the best little places to visit, nice and safe. David Lean, at Clocktower is rather nice too.
  • Do not venture to the cinema in Thornton Heath unless you wish to pick up a new knife, in your back.

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