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Cinema back in action.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Feed The Goat, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Last Christmas
     
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    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Any good? Been so long since we went the pictures.
     
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    We went to see Knives Out at lunchtime today, a bit nippy but great screen and a great price with a friendly service - I imagine a more full screen would be warmer.

    Knives Out was excellent and I'm really glad we caught it at the cinema.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Ah! I wanted to see this but heard other reviews that said it was bad, glad you thought it was good, back on my list of must sees now :)
     
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    entdh A few posts under my belt

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    we saw this film last Friday - not many people, but friendly service and great price. they need to be supported much more!
    heating was ok - but a little noisy.... fine during the film itself though. Also... no horrible smell of food...:D
     
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    I'm going to sound so gormless now, but do we have to book? Or can you just roll up and pay at the door?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    My sources say you just turn up. They also say that if it's not a film that's especially popular, bring a warm coat.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    So SBC advice is primarily for residential, and retail status, we don't need anymore retail units within the centre itself, there's plenty empty already !

    "Now Stafford Borough Council has given pre-application advice saying the site could potentially be transformed into a multi-storey mixed-use conversion including ground floor retail and residential areas above."
     
  11. Lucy

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    Sam who is running the cinema has confirmed on the Facebook page that the auction won't affect the business; as they have a lease. He also made a less than subtle dig at the Express and Star reporting.

    We went on Sunday and I had a chat with him, he said they're doing really well, so much so he has the Dolittle film over the weekend as a premiere before it's released next week
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    If they changed the seating to the same as the new Odeon and had more leg room, then I would use it. But until then I won't.
     
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    Seems a realistic expectation....
     
  15. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Well you'll have to continue paying to go to the Odeon. Sitting on the gangway row gives you more leg room you know.

    I dread to think how much a complete refurb would cost. Instead people who can no longer afford to go to most cinemas can visit this one.
     
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    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Sticking your legs into the gangway isn’t a solution. Plus the seats are very uncomfortable. So yes I’m quite happy to pay to go to the Odeon and watch a film in comfort. Stafford has needed a modern cinema for decades and now it finally has one.
     
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    But, dude, trading the luxuries of the new Odeon for the deprivations of the old one is worth what?

    Seats are £5 dude, as cold and as tight as they might be.

    There is some easy Math to be done here.
     
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    It isn't even cold any more ;)
     
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