Bit of a different post today, but something I'm really excited to share with you. I had such a great experience, it would be rude not to give my midlands followers a heads up on a great way to spend an evening.
I'd been planning to go to the cinema to see the much awaited, Me Before You (honestly an amazing film you should go see it, and read the book too) for weeks. Having read the book about 3 years ago, I knew I was going to absolutely love it. I'd heard of the Everyman cinema and knew this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.
If you're from the midlands, I'm sure you're aware of the Mailbox and how it recently had a complete overhaul. As part of that, they introduced the Everyman cinema, a chain of cinema's all over the UK that offer the luxury experience, including sofa's & decent food. I have to be honest I'd never really bought into the idea, mainly because I'm tight and cinema's always cost what seems like a fortune, to just sit and watch a movie. however, I was actually pleasantly surprised when I discovered tickets were only £13 each. I think that's actually fairly reasonable when you compare it with a round of drinks in the Mailbox.
On arrival we quickly gave our reservation number and headed straight for the bar where drinks as always were on the steep side, however the food was again really reasonable. You make your order, settle your bill and head straight for your sofa in whichever screen your film is showing. It really is rather luxurious.
The seats are so spacious and comfortable, they even provide a little foot rest on the back of the seat in front and a small round table on either side of your sofa for drinks, Its just a whole world away from your standard Odeon cinema experience. After the novelty had started to die down and we were around 5 minutes from the start of the film in comes one of the staff and brings our meals straight to our sofa. The food was absolutely gorgeous and a perfect way to start the film, If your a fan of halloumi I massively recommend you order a plate.. or two! It was incredible! I had just about enough time to finish shoveling grilled cheese down my neck, before I was balling my eyes out to the film haha.
I honestly couldn't recommend the Everyman cinema enough. I had a great time and if your going out with the girls, its a great way to start the evening early, before heading to a few bars in the Mailbox. Don't get me wrong I will still head to an Odeon for the majority of films, but for a treat, this is perfect!
Have you got any Midlands based places you like to visit as a treat? I'd love to hear them
As always, thanks so much for reading!