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going to the cinema can be good
i feel like the main reason i like to leave the house is because there's a chance i'll meet new people, and there is less chance of that happening at the cinema. this is why all the best films are sad films, because going to the cinema is the best place to be lonely.
The BFI main screen (NFT1) is my favourite. I tend to get a seat at the sides. I see a film a week roughly at The BFI and probably feel at my most relaxed when sat at the NFT1.
but NFT2 stresses me out, as the rake is so shallow that there always seems to be someone's head in the way. Is there something about 'serious' cinema and shallow rakes? It's the same in the ICA too.
3. ICA Screen 1
5. NFT Studio
6. ICA Screen 2
You've got to be kidding! The worst thing is when I miss a (relatively) mainstream film at a comfortable Picturehouse cinema during it's original run, and so have to sit through it a couple of months later in the most uncomfortable cinema screen I've ever been in.
isn't great at all but ICA Screen 2 is worse. The living room at my flat is bigger.
I sat through the second Godfather film in there, it was hard work.
But otherwise its a bit of a 'mare.
Love NFT1 and screen 1 at Cineworld Haymarket (when there isn't mice)
and some massive mouserat was on it's way behind my seat with a pastry
(alone, to see something black and white and subtitled)
I went to the BFI last night to watch Red Dust with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. my god Clark Gable was gorgeous!
I love the BFI, although it gets quite cold in there sometimes. If anyone fancies going to this with me then give me a shout:
Stars Barbara Stanwyck
Would've loved to been alive in the golden age
i hate going to the cinema.
i just go to the old people showings when hardly anyone is there
Stranger By The Lake, loads of unsimulated gay sex and close ups of cock sucking and rimming etc, all the other members of the audience were old men and women in their 70s. And they didn't bat an eyelid. That's what I wanna be like when I'm elderly.
went to see The Leopard (3+ hours) and the woman behind me had loads of food and it was all wrapped in tin foil
you just can't leave your house nowadays
but can be ruined by talky cunts and the price of all the food and drink they sell.
Best to go during the day. I watched Drive with about 3 other people in the whole room. Was ace.
10 quid for the year, 4 quid a film (during week).
Yet to go alone, I may bunk off work later and go and see The Double.
Big fan of the Curzon in Richmond; watched 'It's a Wonderful Life' there a couple of Christmases ago and it was full of the best kind of audience, old people weeping, young kids seeing it for the first time with their parents. It's a tiny place with only 1 screen (I think), the seats are huge and very comfy.
sounds better than the one on Shaftsbury Avenue...not a big fan.
I was about to come in here and say Screen 1 in the Curzon Soho is my favourite place in the whole world. I have a particular favourite seat but I'm not telling you which one in case any of you fucks nick it when I want it.
It's so great. Ace cafe upstairs, take some wine and chocolate in, sit in the bar afterwards. I haven't been for three weeks because I've been on holiday and I really miss it! Love Curzon Soho <3
I go to the Renoir and Mayfair a fair bit too, but the two Mayfair screens are either too large or too small, and the Renoir ones feel a bit weird for some reason. Too long and narrow I think.
I really like the Soho Curzon, always reminds me Hopper's 'Nighthawks' from the outside. Bit expensive though.
One screen, massive and there was about 3 other people there. Bliss.
but then again working in one all that time has hardly made me enthusiastic about it
go at least once a week, quite often twice or more.
This is my local:
The screens are beautiful:
Saw Locke in there last night. It was alright.
Transcendence looks like it might be fun.
I'm lazy so generally I go to the Vue in islington but quite enjoyed watching Nymphomaniac at the Phoenix in East Finchley still haven't been to Screen on the Green though.
every screen at Stratford picturehouse (4 identical screens, takes the risk out of going there)
Screen 1 at Genesis
Downstairs at the PCC
NFT1 is v good i guess
thanks for reading. in short: i hate small cinemas
curzon soho. screen 1 is indeed great., other screens can be very shit cinema experiences
at one of the Leicester Square cinemas (the one nearest to the Prince Charles). It's a film with a lot of sex in. The screen had about 30 seats in it, and there were only 5 people watching it. It was quite an awkward experience.