“ A cinema chain in Ireland. „
I have always enjoyed a good movie and ever since seeing Ghostbusters on the big screen I have been a fan of cinema going. Belfast it seems is having a cinema resurgence this year. I can think of three new cinemas that have all open in the past year. One of them is a new Omniplex which is located in Dundonald. Since it opened I have been to it about six times.
Who are Omniplex?
Omniplex are an Irish Chain of cinemas. They appear to be expanding into the North of Ireland and can now be found at Armagh, Bangor, Carrickfergus, Derry, Dundonald and Newry. The Dundonald cinema is the newest in the chain and opened in January 2009.
I stumbled upon this cinema when I was out for a drive one day during the Christmas holidays. As it was a pretty bleak time we decided to try it out. The cinema was brand new and everything had a very clean and new feel. Im not sure if we were but it appeared that we were the first customers of the day, perhaps even of the year. All of the staff seemed excited and happy to see us. We opted to go see Twilight which cost us £6 pounds each. I of course paid for both so it cost me £12 pounds. We had some drinks and nachos which were priced inline with normal cinema prices.
The cinema has 6 screens all of which are of pretty decent size. They all have the latest technology in terms of sound and digital displays. One screen is set aside for only showing 3D movies.
Our cinema was pretty empty I think about 10 in all. The movie was fine but at the start they had a small technical glitch. The adverts kept repeating themselves. Eventually the manager appeared and apologised. He thanked us for our patience and offered to give us complementary tickets. It took about 30mins to fix the problem when we were allowed to watch the show. Needless to say I was delighted with the service. We got issued with two free tickets on the way out and as we were in no rush we didn't mind the slight delay at all.
I have tried other Omniplex cinemas particularly the one in Carrickfergus and they all appear to be well run. The staff are efficient and friendly when they need to be. The movie choice is good and the concessions are pretty decent too. Overall Omniplex are a very good cinema chain and my first preference for movies in the Belfast area.
The cinemas also benefit from free car parking. For more information log onto http://www.omniplex.ie/.