Whilst it's become extraordinarily cheap to purchase or rent DVDs, going to the cinema is becoming more and more expensive - even worse now that it's getting harder to pretend that you're 14 and qualify for a child's ticket. The Everyman Cinema Club in the UK is exceptionally pricey at £12 for a film, although they definitely focus on making a trip to the movies a luxurious experience. There is no popcorn offered at this high-class establishment, but an extortionately priced bar at which you can purchase nibbles, cake or coffee. Then you can take your food in and place it on the arm-rest of your seat, which happens to be an ultra-comfortable sofa!
With the recent onslaught of films I was desperate to see, I wasn't sure how to tackle the expense of it all. But today, I was able to strike The Curious Case of Benjamin Button off from my to-see list; a free preview screening was showing at an Everyman cinema! So, I have been attempting to see those films generating awards buzz (well, most of them...) so that I can reach my own conclusion; most years I am just rooting for the one film I actually saw, which isn't a very failsafe way of ensuring success, Each one seems to have something better than the last, and this film completely took my breath away. Quite literally, in fact, since I was completely choked for most of the last half hour of the movie.
The time and tube station location may have been inconvenient and underground screw-ups may have meant that I had to navigate my way home (not my forté) in the rain. But who can turn down a great film two weeks before public release in a fabulous cinema for free???