Barbican Leisure Centre, Shapters Road, Plymouth, Hampshire PL4 0LG.
Tel: +44 (0)1752 670 001. „
I enjoy going to the cinema, be it with friends or with my boyfriend, and I always seem to choose the most expensive cinema around! Being a student, I get a discount, but it is mere pennies I end up saving on the price of a ticket. It costs about £5.20, whereas most other cinemas tend to price their tickets at about £3. Ok, so I’ll be fair, there is a wide range of choice, both of films and screens. I have found that it is more comfy to go to this cinema, and the seats are arranged so that big haired people or tall people don’t get in the way. Oh, and for all those people who like to snuggle up to their boyfriends, the arms move on the seats. There is quite a bit of legroom, and the food is quite good. I think, looking at what I have written, this is why I choose comfort over price, and you do get your moneys worth!
Opened last year in Coxside, Plymouth, the Warner Bros cinema, is entertainment of a standard befitting a city, unlike some of Plymouth's other somewhat shabby entertainment facilities. There are 15 screens enabling you to see your movie at an appropriate time to you, rather than lining up to be crammed into a packed out theatre. The benefit to the community is also positive, more jobs for one, but also has taken some of the pressure off the city centre to provide all the entertainment. As for the cinema itself, the screens are some of the biggest in the country and the sound is top notch. The best thing for me would have to be the seating, being 6'3" there is nothing worse than having your legs crammed in for 2 hours or more, or having countless whining from behind that somebody can't see. There is stadium seating so everyone can see and enough leg room to keep a basketball player happy, the arms retract if you want to cuddle or stay in place if that date isn't going to plan. The prices are no more expensive than the run of the mill city centre theatre, but what you are getting is true value for money, not perhaps, if you are buying refreshments, but thats cinema's in general isn't it. Doesn't everyone hide coke bottles in their sleeves and jellybabies in their pockets???