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Memoirs of a “Delux Screen” Cinema-Goer February 6, 2006

Posted by boltzmann in Uncategorized.
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The other day, Chelle and I visited the Wood Green Cineworld, where we saw “Memoirs of a Geisha” (which, incidentally, was lovely). But that is not the point.

I bought our standard student-discounted tickets as usual, which were the same price as usual, but this time, the film was showing on the fabled Screen Three. This is a Delux (n.b. not “Deluxe”) screen.

As you approach the screen you walk through a bar area with some comfortable seats and things, which I presume can be enjoyed before and/or after the film when it’s being shown for the full Delux price. Strangely enough, I doubt that any drinks or snacks are included in the expensive ticket price.

Once in the film theatre itself, it becomes apparent how fewer seats there are. There is enough legroom for you to aaaalmost be able to rest your feet on the headrest of the seat in front of you. The armrests between seats can all be raised, unlike the standard-screen seats at Cineworld. There may even have been fewer adverts, but we did arrive late, so I may be making that up.

The other distinguishing feature about these screens is that the seats recline with a mechanism such as that on a “floating back” office chair. This is comfortable as long as your seat is not broken, in which case you will probably end up with a stomach ache unless you go and find another, fully-functional seat.

My advice is not to bother with Delux (as if anyone does unless they have loads of money anyway)… unless, of course, you are lucky enough to catch a normal film being shown on a Delux screen. Nice to experience it, though, even if loads of other cinemas already have the moving armrests!

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1. vinod sharma - August 5, 2008

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