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.
Last night I went to the Odeon Cinema at Silverlink which has recently reopened after the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. It had been almost 18 weeks since I had the pleasure of sitting in a cinema screen! I usually go to Cineworld as a I have an Unlimited Card with that being my closest cinema. I have been to this Odeon a couple of times now because it is the closest IMAX screen to me.
Tonight I went back to the cinema after almost 18 incredibly long weeks and went to see The Dark Knight for the fourth time on the big screen but the very first time in IMAX. With so many more home viewings over the past 12 years since its release in 2008, it felt like the perfect film to welcome the cinema back into my life, had to go to Odeon with Cineworld pushing the opening date back to the end of this month. Although for IMAX I have to visit Odeon, it is only the third time I have seen a film in IMAX and it really is the most incredible way to watch a film.
Anyway for recreating the movie and the occasion of The Joker in his IMAX glory I purchased this snood/face mask for the film and here is my attempt of being the joker! I am certainly looking forward to using it during the winter for my runs!
During the First World War, two young soldiers are given an impossible mission to deliver a message to prevent 1600 men being lead into a trap which would see them all killed. Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofield take on this mission to save Blake’s brother.
This is the joint worst month for attending the cinema and I am going to blame my trip away to New York, just because I was then missing for around a week. Ok and being lazy when I got home and was still off work, so maybe I actually had more of a chance to go to the cinema.
Anyway the 5 films that I managed to see work out at £3.58 per film as the Cineworld Unlimited Card costs £17.90 per month. I went to Odeon to see Dunkirk in IMAX and went VIP in The Gallery which actually cost me £21.50!
With 400,000 men trapped on Dunkirk during World War II, everything must be done to bring them home. Allied British and French soldiers had to battle to survive against the Germans closing in on them by the hour.