Cineworld Secret Screening 2 – Take 2!

Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021

Technically this is the 14th Secret Screening that Cineworld are going to have but they are calling it Secret Screening 2 just to make it even more confusing. As always when a Secret Screening is announced I like to put together some guesses for what the film could be.

Disclaimer: My track record for guessing is pretty poor but I still like to try and see if I can list the film that it ends up being in these posts. It’s just a little bit of fun after all!

*The running time listed on the Cineworld site is not correct its just a guide*

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2 Tickets Per Person to Save UK Cinema Sector

Finance Experts Company Debt released exclusive insights and data on the Cinema Sector.

Based on an average cinema price of £6.75, the UK Cinema industry needs to sell 141 million tickets this summer to make up the deficit caused by COVID-19.

In total, with a decline of 132,072,886 admissions in 2020, the British cinema industry has been amongst the worst industries hit by COVID-19.

The UK Cinema Association reported a box office decline of 955.1 million GBP in 2020.

Few could have predicted the 80% slump in box office revenues last year, resulting in a £2.2billion loss for the Cineworld group.

Everyone in the UK would have to buy two tickets to bring the industry to pre-covid levels.

Read the full article here – https://www.companydebt.com/features/141-million-tickets-to-see-james-bond-please/

Cineworld: Reopening May 19th 2021!

Wednesday 19th May 2021

That date will forever go down as one of the greatest of all time, after the cinema closures for the majority of 2020 and then almost six months of 2021 I am utterly excited to be able to head back to my favourite place. The cinema is the place that I have missed the most during the different lockdowns and being on furlough for a period of time. Not just for new film releases but for my mental health of being able to switch off and truly just enjoy sitting in the dark, with the gigantic screen, the surround sound and fully getting lost in a film. No phone to distract me and just witness everything unfolding.

Unfortunately I am having to wait until Thursday 20th for my first trip though as I have managed to get tickets for the Newcastle game on the Wednesday with a 6pm KO I really don’t think I can combine the two things. But I will be there Thursday and Friday, for Mortal Kombat and then Godzilla v Kong. Of course my Sunday afternoon/early evening trips will be back as well.

I truly feel sorry for anyone who does not enjoy going to the cinema and watching films as they have no idea at all how utterly exciting this really is, especially for getting some talk going around new releases and quite frankly writing new reviews for films seen on the big screen is going to be utterly amazing again for Let’s Go To The Movies. As much as I have been thankful for the different streaming services, nothing at all is better than going to the cinema.

#FridayFakeCinemaClub – Cinema Intro!

That’s right I have tried to find different opening Cinema themes or videos that they use prior to the film starting in our favourite places. With a few people going more to Cineworld or Odeon, that must have something to do with the monthly passes right? But I have tried to include as many UK cinemas as possible. Please watch this before our 8pm start for the films each week #FridayFakeCinemaClub

The Cinema and My Mental Health

Today is World Mental Health Day and I thought I would get involved with this blog post about my own mental health and how I find Cinema to be a fantastic way to keep it under control and a release from not only the world and life but from myself as well.

Considering Cineworld have just closed across the UK and Odeon are operating some cinemas on a weekend only, it seems even more appropriate to be talking about this. During the lockdown and period of time I was on furlough I also lost the best thing to keep me calm and at times sane. The cinema. While that might seem a little bit dramatic and over the top, it is the place where I truly switch off from everything and not look at my phone for a few hours. Something that is difficult when you are just at home.

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“I guess I’ll see you in the movies” – An Ode to Cinema

Lockdown and the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for everyone, along with so many issues. Personally for me the cinema being closed has been one of the toughest adjustments, while many people may not actually understand this and see the cinema as somewhat of a luxury and somewhere they only go every so often, maybe even every couple of months to see the latest big blockbuster films. That is not the case for myself, I go two/three times a week and sometimes even more depending on what is being released. Managing to balance this in with work and occasionally being able to have a double feature with two films straight in a row.

Why do I like going so often? 

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Cineworld – Boldon

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A big refurbishment had started at Cineworld Boldon at the end of last year and before they closed on the 17th March due to lockdown restrictions a few of the new screens had started to open. The refurb is now finished and with the cinema opening again on 31st July it is pretty much unrecognisable compared to pre-lockdown. It really does look fantastic and on par with the Newcastle venue!

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Cinema First – The 450 Films For UK Cinemas!

Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)

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Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!

120 BPM

1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

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Let’s Go To The Movies on 10th July @ Cineworld!

That’s right today Cineworld announced that Cinemas in England are scheduled to open on 10th July, obviously this is provisional but I certainly see it as a light at the end of the tunnel. The cinema is the place I have missed the most since lockdown and I really cannot wait to see a film on the big screen again!

Felt like celebrating with some images from movie scenes where they go to the cinema! Can you name all the films?