Your Local Cinema

Central Cinema in Torquay
29 Abbey Road, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, TQ2 5NQ

Cinema Prices

15 years & over
£ 7.50
Adult with a Movie Magic Card
15 years & over
£ 5.00
14 years & under
£ 5.50
Children with a Movie Magic Card
14 years & under
£ 3.50
Senior Citizen
60 years & over
£ 5.50
Senior Citizen with a Movie Magic Card
60 years & over
£ 3.50
3D Films
Glasses hire
£ 1.00
Mini Merlins
Include junior popcorn & a drink for £2 extra
£ 1.99
Event Cinema Pricing

Prices vary for each individual event showing, please see individual screenings.

Meerkat Movies

The Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 film deal is accepted at all Merlin Cinemas.

Admission Terms

Purchasing your ticket is a confirmed booking - Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Children 3 years plus require a cinema ticket. Children 2 years and below are only admitted at management discretion.

CEA Cards are accepted for all films apart from Event Cinema and Live Theatre Performances.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance from the Box Office, Online or via our Telephone Booking service.

Telephone Booking & Online Booking closes 30mins prior to the performance time and there is a charge of 70p per ticket.

We are pleased to accept payment by Cash and most major Debit/Credit cards.

The doors to the theatre generally open 5 to 10 minutes prior to the advertised programme time.

There are mostly, but not in all cases, around 20 minutes of commercials and trailers that will start first at the stated showtime.

The use of recording devices is strictly forbidden.

Please switch off all mobile phones as soon as the lights dim, and please do not bring food and drink purchased outside of the premises into the theatre.

Cinema Information

Open The cinema opens roughly 20 minutes before the first film
4 Screens
Snacks & Drinks


The Central Cinema (formerly the Odeon) is situated 100 yards up Abbey Road, in the centre of the town's busy shopping area. Most Torquay buses stop directly opposite the cinema in Abbey road. The main railway station is 15 minutes walk away or a short taxi-ride. There is a large well-lit high security multi-storey car park nearby, the entrance to which is just beyond the cinema on the right hand side. The cinema is within easy walking distance of most town centre hotels and guesthouses and is surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Disabled Facilities

The Central is a large town cinema over 3 floors.

Wheelchair Access - The Central Cinema in Torquay has one wheelchair space each in Screens 3 and 4 and large wheelchair bays in Screen 2. These are accessible via rear fire exit doors which lead onto the lane at the rear of the cinema.

Wheelchair/carer spaces cannot currently be booked online, so please contact the cinema's box office during normal opening hours to enquire about seat reservations and/or other accessible facilities on 01803 380001.

Disabled Toilets - Disabled toilets are not currently available. If wheelchair customers are in Screens 2, 3 or 4 there are two flights of stairs to the main toilets.

Infrared Hearing Aid/Induction Loop - The infrared hearing aid/induction loop is not available in any auditoriums at present.

Infrared Audio Description - Infrared audio description is not available in any auditoriums at present.

Details of which films and performances have these facilities are shown in the main listings please check the key for more details and enquire at the cinema's Box Office to ensure the Film Distributor has supplied their film with Infrared Hearing Aid/Induction Loop and Audio Description facilities.

Merlin Cinemas participate with the CEA card which is a national concessionary card developed by the UKCA for UK cinemas. This allows people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. The aim of the CEA Card is to provide a consistent voluntary approach to the provision of complimentary tickets for people with disabilities. To find out more at the CEA Card website click here. CEA Cards are accepted for all films apart from Event Cinema and Live Theatre Performances.