My favourite cinemas in London: Part Four - The Grindhouse


This notorious indie flicker house really needs no introduction, least of all from little ole' me, so I'll hand it over to cult movie genius Tarantino. Dubbing it the "Queen's jewel" of grindhouse, "it is everything an independent movie theatre should be. For lovers of quality films, this is Mecca"; He is not wrong.

I've actually been sent messages asking me if I'd forgotten to mention this place.  As if I could.  So, obviously, and inevitably...
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My favourite cinemas in London: Part Three - The Mainstream

Delicious and nutritious?  Quite.

There are so many big films coming out this summer that I'm desperate to see...Prometheus, Cabin in the Woods, Whedon's Avengers, Ted, The Dictator, Burton's Dark Shadows is out next week...the list goes on.  Proper cinema fodder. 

With films like the above, an art-house cave just won't cut it I'm afraid.  I need massive screens, epic sound, and unfeasibly large buckets of popcorn.  Oh, I know that they'll be texting teenagers, muffled conversations and sticky floors throughout, but I don't mind; there really is no better way to see a blockbuster.

What irks me about mainstream London cinema chains is that the ticket prices are prohibitively expensive to a recession battered 'gradult' like myself. Well, prohibitive in the sense that I can't go as often as I'd like, and if we're to believe this guy (which we should), it's only going to get worse as we'll soon be paying more for 2D screenings in order to eliminate the 3D ticket surcharge. Also, considering that the other cinemas I frequent are so much richer in terms of comfort and general experience, I must admit to harbouring a special resentment toward to Vues and Odeons out there, forcing me to pay almost double for in my opinion, a lacklustre experience at best. 

So Cineworld, I choose you.
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My favourite cinemas in London: Part Deux - The Art-house


Sometimes I need to watch a film in silence.  There are some films that require concentration, contemplation and an atmosphere that fosters focus. Generally, these films are showing at Curzon cinemas, and luckily, my favourite spot for watching exactly this sort of film happens to be a Curzon venue;  The Renoir.
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