No Time To Die was originally meant to be released in April 2020 and was the first big film to announce it was pushing back to November 2020 but as things went on and we had the cinemas closed for months and then an attempt at reopening in the July 2020 didn’t fully go to plan for all chains with Cineworld quickly closing once again and rumours surrounding if they would ever actually be able to reopen.
Odeon made a longer attempt to stay open but considering no new releases and people being somewhat scared to actually attend the cinema they had to close again as well, it was actually very sad times wondering if Cinema would survive the pandemic. With some companies releasing films straight to streaming services and charging cinema prices to rent and watch at home it was a worrying time for those of us who love nothing more than attending the cinema.
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
January is pretty much the craziest yet best month in the UK when it comes to going to the cinema, we get plenty of great films that we just know are going to be in and around the awards season obviously heading towards the Oscars. A film that has been talked about a lot since it’s US roadshow has been The Hateful Eight. Obviously the hype as well surrounding the film due to the fact that it is the next Quentin Tarantino film, and something I had in my cinema plans to go and see on it’s UK release this Friday.
As you know I have an Unlimited Card for Cineworld, which incase you don’t know are monthly passes where you pay once and go as many times as you want or possibly can! It really does work out at a fantastic saving over the course of the year. Although sometimes the film choices or lack of wide releases does have an impact if you really are into your films of course. But this is the big one really Cineworld will not be showing The Hateful Eight. This was first discovered and announced last night as people noticed it had been taken off the website/app/booking places for the whole cinema chain!
2015 has been a very good year in terms of films and I had plenty of Cinema trips to keep me going over the year. I am going to go on record here and say that I think it is actually a lot better than 2014. Not only have I had a good time with the films, I have also branched out and even been to a few cinema’s that aren’t Cineworld. As you know I have the monthly pass which obviously helps getting to the cinema a lot. This year though I attended my first film festival in London which also meant I got to go to the legendary Leicester Square Odeon as well, just an added bonus. I then also went to a local small cinema to catch The Lobster considering it did not get a very wide release from Cineworld at all, so that was another fantastic experience. Also adding Vue to the list as I picked up some amazing 3D Star Wars glasses when seeing The Force Awakens for the first time.
This time last year I was celebrating a record-breaking total. You know what I have only gone and done it again setting a new record this year, beating last year by a whole 4 films! Which I think is pretty impressive when some months were a little poor, but I got off to an amazing start seeing a whopping 12 films in January. That is always the best month in the UK for seeing films as it is all building up to the Oscars.
It’s very rare now that I seem to come across the limited edition and special film related 3D glasses. I do still have my Harry Potter ones from when the final film came out, and I still wear them to this day. But last week when I went to see the new Star Wars film at a Vue Cinema something happened and they had these glasses. Even though I did not see the film in 3D I just had to buy them to add to my collection, ok when I saw collection I mean to the Harry Potter glasses as the possible start of a collection!