The recent years have been exciting for movie buffs as more and more cinemas are upping their game and thinking up of new ways to provide an all new experience to moviegoers. In effort to regain their foothold in the entertainment industry, movie houses are coming up of different concepts to improve their services and clients’ experience. This is why you’ll easily find upscale cinemas nowadays, a trend that has never been explored before.
What exactly is an upscale cinema, you might be wondering. These establishments are basically movie theatres but with cozier seats (sometimes they’re even equipped with recliners) and smaller floor areas. They’re designed to feel luxurious and more private – like you’re inside a well equipped and deluxe home theatres. They also have other exclusive perks which depend on which cinema you’re in. Of course, they’re also a bit pricier than regular movie theatres, but they can be well worth the price if you want more privacy and enjoy the movie a bit more.
They also have other exclusive perks which depend on which cinema you’re in. Of course, they’re also a bit pricier than regular movie theatres, but they can be well worth the price if you want more privacy and enjoy the movie a bit more.
If you’re curious as to where to find these fancy movie houses, here are a few that will definitely change how you watch movies in the big screen.
Odeon’s The Lounge
Being one of the bigger cinema chains in the UK, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find Odeon offering an exclusive theatre for guests who want the VIP treatment. With only 40 lush seats available, The Lounge is also among the few places in London that offers in-cinema dining and access to a bar. You can order your full-service meal and spirited beverage before the movie or use the call button right on your seat to order some food.
Note, however, that Odeon food prices for these items are separate from the movie ticket. So be careful in stuffing yourself during the movie if you’re on a tight budget.
One of the oldest working cinemas in the UK, Electric Cinema is a destination on its own. Its Notting Hill location is a historic building, one of the first structures in the country to be built specifically for motion picture exhibition. After getting extensive damages from a fire in 2012, it was reopened in 2013 revamped and as one of the most noted luxury cinemas in the country, thanks to its cushy seats and a bar at the auditorium. You can opt for a single or sofa seats when purchasing a ticket.
Those who are after an entirely different cinema experience that’s already bordering to a cinema club should check out the Roxy Bar & Screen. Dubbed as the “hipsterest” cinema in the country by some websites, this cinema doesn’t screen the latest releases. They show a selection of great classics and other well-loved films.
It isn’t exactly deluxe as membership for the whole year is cheap, but it does offer a unique experience. Inside, it won’t even feel much like a cinema as the seats are made up of well-worn sofas and sit-down tables. You can also enjoy great meals and drinks with your movie here.