1. I've heard parking is very restricted, where can I park?

Unfortunately it's true that we don't have our own car park but there is actually quite a lot of unrestricted and 3 hour parking nearby the cinema. There is a small car park between us and Sainsburys in front of MS Estates which has 3 hour parking bays, the road on the left side of the cinema leads to Park Street and Church Street which have some unrestricted and 3 hour parking bays, the road opposite the cinema and Cottesmore Road has some 2 hour parking bays, and Harrowby Road has lots of 3 hour parking bays. Some unrestricted and 3 hour parking can also be found on Lenton Boulevard. All the surrounding streets are unrestricted after 6pm and all day Sunday. A parking map can be found here.

Always be aware of the parking signs and check them as parking restrictions can change.

2. I have tried to book my tickets but was not given a choice of seating, is this correct?

We generally allocate seats for all performances. In the case of non-allocated performances you simply choose where you would like to sit on arrival in the auditorium.

3. I represent a charity, any chance of some free tickets for a fundraising event?

Whilst we cannot promise to reply to every charity request (we get a lot!) we do need all requests to be made in the form of a letter on headed paper from the company or charity which is doing the fundraising.

4. I need to make a change to a booking that I've made. Can I do this online?

Unfortunately not. The terms and conditions of online booking do state that these tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

5. The film I want to see is new, and I can see times for it up to Thursday, but nothing from Friday onwards. Why is this?

Film times become available for the cinema weekly, which runs from Friday to Thursday, on the Monday beforehand (except where the Monday is a Public Holiday - in which case it'll be the Tuesday instead). Generally from around 5pm.

6. A film that I have been eagerly waiting for has been released nationwide, but isn't showing at Savoy Nottingham. Why is this?

On an average week there are several new films being released, some of which are on a very limited release. These are restricted by the distributor to play only at certain cinemas.

7. What age classifies as a child/adult/senior citzen etc?

Child = Aged 1 to 14 years

Adult =  Aged 15 to 59 years (due to 15 rated films containing adult content)

Senior Citizen = 60+

8. What do the U, PG, 12A, 15 or 18 symbols mean?

 The cinema is a licensed premises and as part of the license it is required to uphold certain restrictions based on the BBFC certification for the films in question.

 Whilst U and PG films have no restrictions and are simply advisory (to give guidance to parents as to the content of the film) 12A, 15 and 18 certificate films ARE restricted and the cinema has a legal duty to refuse entry to those who do not meet the criteria.

 As such, people who appear to be below the age criteria for each film will be asked to provide an official form of identification that proves their age. Such ID includes a passport, driving license, birth certificate (as long as it is supported by something else proving they are the person to whom the certificate relates) or a card bearing the PASS hologram (https://www.citizencard.com).

 Unfortunately, a parent or guardian's word CANNOT be accepted as proof in these circumstances.

 For reference, the full criteria for each certificate is as follows:

 U - Universal - Suitable For all 

A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the BBFCinsight.

PG - Parental Guidance

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

12A - Suitable for 12 years and over 

Films classified 12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight for that film in advance.

15 - Suitable for 15 years and over

No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

18 - Suitable for adults only

 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

9. Do you do the Meerkat movies deal?

Yes we do, once you receive your code enter the number into the Meerkat code section when booking online to get your 241 cinema ticket (subject to the T&C's on the Compare the Market website). Meerkat movies are only valid for Tuesday and Wednesday showings.

View website here - https://www.comparethemarket.com/customer-rewards/meerkat-movies/

If you have any questions that are not answered above please use the contact form here or if you are needing a quick response please call the cinema on 0115 9475812.



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