The Cineworld cinema at The Valley leisure park in Bolton opened in 1998 and offers 15 screens.
Ticket prices are most expensive at weekends and after 5 pm. Discounts are available for children, students, seniors and families.
Movies for Juniors, shown on mornings at weekends and in the school holidays, are also good value. If you manage to stop your kids from buying any sweets and drinks, it’s possible for a whole family to watch a film for just a few pounds.
If you go to the cinema on a regular basis it could be a good idea to look at purchasing a Cineworld Unlimited Card. The monthly fee is roughly the price of around two tickets. It entitles you to watch as many films as you want each month, receive a discount on food and drink, and enjoy special advance screenings.
The Valley is located in the Astley Bridge area of Bolton, on Waters Meeting Road/Eagley Brook Way, just off the A666 Blackburn Road. Satellite navigation users can use the postcode BL1 8TS to find it. The Valley offers over 1,000 free car parking spaces. Parking is free for cinemagoers.
The nearest train station is Hall i’th’ Wood. There are direct services to here from Bolton Train Station. From the station walk east along Crompton Way and after around half a mile take the footpath on the left to reach the cinema.
Restaurants on the park (all within walking distance of the cinema) are Frankie and Benny’s (Italian-American), Sai Spice (Indian) and the Cotton Kier (a Fayre & Square family pub).
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Love it. Parking a lot easier than Middlebrook. Always spaces.
I prefer this cinema to the Vue at Middlebrook. Sure there’s more going on at Middlebrook in terms of restaurants and shops etc. But at the end of the day I’m going to watch a movie. I want to be able to turn up at the last minute and leave when the film finishes. You can do that here. Parking is no problem. At Middlebrook it can be difficult to find a space. At Cineworld parking is never a problem.
My wife and I have unlimited ticket passes and have had them for several years. We enjoy viewing in the daytime [and you have some good movies on] when it is quiet. Our only complaint is that the coffee machine was always breaking down. Now they have a new machine, no-one knows how to work it properly. The coffee is not as nice too! Cheers!
I have had cinema passes for just over a year and I cant tell you how good it is on a wet Sunday to nip in the car and catch a film and sometimes even 2.
The only thing I can say is I got the passes as I am on a budget and its good for me to be able to take the kids out however the price of refreshments is just too much. When the soft drink dispenser broke down a couple of months ago you were charging 2 pound or more for a small bottle of pop.