Loewen Cinema

Quebec Road,
Mablethorpe, LN12 1LT

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Bijou Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440150.747.7040

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The Bijou Mablethorpe in the 1980s

In June 1960 J.W. Green purchased the former Silver Dollar amusement arcade on the sea-front (Quebec Road) and demolished it. In its place he built the 280 seat Bijou Cinema which opened on 10th July 1981 with Roger Moore in “For Your Eyes Only”. In 1984 it was equipped with a brand new theatre organ which was built (over a three year period) by David Hill.

In 1985 it was re-opened under new management as the Loewen Cinema and in 1995 a second auditorium was added, which has a seating capacity of 70. In 1999 it was repainted and Dolby Stereo sound installed.

Contributed by MARCUS EARL, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

keiths on July 21, 2009 at 7:39 am

This strikes me as to what cinema should be all about.

manniemain on January 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

Do they still feature the organ?

vulcanproject on November 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

They do not feature the organ no, if you want a traditional style cinema that still does, we are extremely blessed in Lincolnshire with the stoutly traditional Kinema In the Woods.

Nevertheless, Loewen Cinema is a great small two screen cinema with some fairly recent much needed upgrades now in place.

Before the seating and legroom seemed rather poor, and the equipment aging, but within the past 3-4 years the seating has all been modernised and there is ample leg room for the taller cinema goer (I am 6 foot 5)

The cinema also now has modern digital 3D equipment plus air conditioning that actually works properly. It has a medium sized main screen, with a small and cosy second screen akin to a large home theatre.

The lobby (if you can call it that) is tight and confined, but mainly because it is filled with movie paraphernalia, DVDs for sale, posters, models and the like.

Prices are very cheap (typically £4.50 to £5.50- for 3D!) Midweek afternoon showings usually come with a freebie drink to boot, despite the fact you pay pittance to enter. Refreshments are also pretty reasonable, unlike most places.

If you want that small old cinema style feel, avoiding the huge corporate chains and their inflated prices but really want 3D and crisp modern digital performances- this is a very good place to visit, check it out.

Buffer on January 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

View taken during CTA Visit in Oct 1987

mateydave on October 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

one of the few cinemas which still use tabs (curtains) now digital projection

terry on October 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

It looks a delightful little cinema and I hope that it continues to attract healthy audiences.

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