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Started by: J3mbo (58)

Are they dead? Is it all Netflix and the like at home?

Does anyone else still enjoy actually going to see a film in a proper cinema? I do. I love it. I especially love something a little different and quirly like The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange near Garstang. Small units with nice velvet sofas and small tables for your pot of tea etc. Wonderfull! The last film I saw there was The Beekeeper with Jason Stratham. Not my usual genre but I really enjoyed it!

Started: 20th Mar 2024 at 21:26

Posted by: PeterP (11294)

There are no cinemas open in the wigan area

Replied: 21st Mar 2024 at 14:39

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

Cineworld Cinema Leigh?

Vue at Middlebrook?

Replied: 21st Mar 2024 at 17:34

Posted by: PeterP (11294)

When has Leigh been in Wigan and the Middle brook comes under Bolton. St Helens has a cinema but again not in Wigan

Replied: 21st Mar 2024 at 17:45

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

You said the Wigan area.

Replied: 21st Mar 2024 at 18:24

Posted by: JR (525)

Wigan area. Sad that the iconic art deco Ritz Cinema was demolished for the 'grand arcade' as it was suggested by the council that Wigan didn't need a cinema. Yet under the present proposed development we actually do need a cinema we are informed. Goalposts change more regularly than my underwear. Sad that we lost a historic building that also doubled as a music venue for the likes of the Beatles and many more!

Replied: 21st Mar 2024 at 19:35

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

Has anyone got anything positive to contribute?

Replied: 22nd Mar 2024 at 09:44

Posted by: linma (2918)

Saturday night about 8 o’clock I know where I’m going to go - Saturday night at the movies. Not just one we had a choice of 4. Those were the days.

Replied: 27th Mar 2024 at 13:21

Posted by: PeterP (11294)

We used to go to Unit 4 at Pem sometimes in the afternoon.It was a quick walk from Tunstall Lane

Replied: 27th Mar 2024 at 16:00

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

My fave cinema is a 30min drive from home. We look at it as part of a day out - or an afternoon out at least.

Replied: 27th Mar 2024 at 20:14

Posted by: hollyH (10)

According to Wigan Today Omniplex Cinema Group is to take over the old Empire cinema building at Robin Park to open this summer.
Quote " In the foyer cinemagoers will be greeted by food trucks serving everything from pizza slices to grilled sandwiches, soft drinks, beer and cocktails. There will be fully electric recliner seating throughout and luxurious sofa beds in some screens"
Whatever next!!!

Replied: 27th Mar 2024 at 20:16

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

Wow that sounds great Holly!

Reading about the company they have just 5 cinemas here and 34 in Ireland!

Replied: 28th Mar 2024 at 09:14

Posted by: PeterP (11294)

Many moons ago we went to the Cinema (Empire) to watch "War Horse". The cinema was nearly empty but the sound was way too high.If you did not need earing aids when you went in you needed them after you came out The excessive noise spoilt the viewing

Replied: 28th Mar 2024 at 12:51

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

I haven't seen 'War Horse' the film but have seen the stage adaptation with a big horse puppet operated by a crew of people all in black. I was very sceptical but got dragged along. It was excellent! It only took 10min to zone the crew out and by the end - in you mind that was a horse!

Replied: 29th Mar 2024 at 11:12

Posted by: PeterP (11294)

J3mbo it is a picture that shows the horror of the cruelty to the horses during the war You could find it on you tube

Replied: 29th Mar 2024 at 14:44

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

Thanks Peter I'm aware of what it is. The stage adaptaion was also very moving.

Replied: 29th Mar 2024 at 18:46
Last edited by J3mbo: 2nd Apr 2024 at 23:41:16

Posted by: J3mbo (58)

Coming in May.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

I've seen the rest and really enojoyed them.



Replied: 2nd Apr 2024 at 23:48


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