Thursday, 12 April 2012


Yesterday we went to see The Pirates.  Not only were we thoroughly entertained but we were also supporting local business, Aardman being a Bristol company of which we are justifiably very proud.

Our cinema of choice is the excellent Watershed, but it doesn't tend to show films of the blockbuster variety, so we had to venture elsewhere.  We ended up in the Cinema de Lux which was screening The Pirates - and in 3D. 

Now don't get me wrong.  The Cinema de Lux is, as it says on the tin, a very upmarket cinema (plush carpet, sofas, mood lighting, reclining seats, cup holders etc) but I didn't much care for it, any more than other similar complexes.  They're cold and soulless and invariably empty.  No atmosphere whatever.  Give me the Watershed any day.  It's central.  It's friendly.  It's lively.  It doesn't sell overpriced drinks and snacks.  It is comfortable.  It shows good films.  And tickets for afternoon screenings only cost £5.50.  

If only they'd been showing The Pirates! 


  1. St Austell used to have a lovely art deco cinema - designed by the guy who designed the odeon in Leicester Square... But instead of investing some money in it, it was knocked down a few years ago & replaced with an awful modern cinema... Such a shame!

    Kay :)

  2. Indeed. Bath has a lovely cinema harking back to a bygone era. There's apparently another in Clevedon but I haven't had the opportunity to visit it.