1. avatar ShowYourBones
    Anyone been to this? Thinking of going to see 300 at the weekend, is it really all that? I love listening to music on a leather recliner. *Blatant attempt at keeping this music related*.
  2. avatar The Ronster
    300 - good fun but a particularly mindless romp.

    I found it a bit hollow, but even so the visuals are quite spectacular.

    Chewing gum for the eyes.
  3. avatar ShowYourBones
    Thanks, but what about the cinema?
  4. avatar scott_evil
    Mate its the balls!! no joke its now the only way to watch a film

    and at the back the have double recliners for you and your ladyfriend!!
  5. avatar ShowYourBones
    Sounds good, although at 12 quid each Im hoping for superb sound and visual quality.
  6. avatar The Ronster
    I'm a skinflint, who also hates watching movies with large groups of people (unless its a comedy, then I don't). I don't buy into the collective viewing experience paradigm. I'd rather it was just me and whomever I'm going with.

    Moviehouse at Yorkgate on a saturday (better yet, during the week) afternoon all the way for me.

    Cheap, close to empty, peaceful.

    Also, at the odyssey you get fleeced. Parking, and the highest admission prices in belfast.
  7. avatar ShowYourBones
    It does seem quite expensive, but then again Ill not be making it a regular occurrence. Just wanted to sample the delights of such an environment. Being from the sticks, this will be an experience to tell my Grandchildren about.
  8. avatar nonlogic liam
    300 is one hell of a film. Loads of volience and grotesque comic book freaks. Plus there's even a little bit of history thrown in. A great nights entertainment. Where is this cinema thing?
  9. avatar ShowYourBones
    Its down in the Odyssey.

    http://www.stormcinemas.co.uk/belfast/VIP-screen/
  10. avatar miss catface
    i like storm and all, but you can understand why new cinemas keep buying the place over when they sell tickets at the price they do. on a normal night they're £5.80, plus you dont have the free parking deal you get at dublin road (you used to be able to park for free round the back, but they've dug up half the road so thats a long shot), then there's the food of course and its not like theres a handy corner shop to sneak cheap food in from.

    but if you have the money, and there's a film you want that proper big screen environment from, i reckon it'd be worth it.
  11. avatar The Ronster
    [quote:79a2a634c3]Plus there's even a little bit of history thrown in.[/quote:79a2a634c3]

    If I thought for a second you were going to cinema for your history young man, I'd be very disappointed.
  12. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    Nah, I think it was just an added bonus that helped him climax. If, for nothing else but the imagery, 300 is well worth going to the cinema.
  13. avatar I'mDead
    ShowYourBones wrote:
    'Chewing gum for the eyes.'

    That sounds so wrong but feels so right :lol:
  14. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:c0692dfc92="I'mDead"]ShowYourBones wrote:
    'Chewing gum for the eyes.'

    That sounds so wrong but feels so right :lol:[/quote:c0692dfc92]

    I never wrote that, thats slander, I've the right mind to take you and those landlords to court.
  15. avatar whosbainejakey
    The Odyssey < The Curzon (RIP).

    Ghostbusters, countless Bonds, Jewel of The Nile etc on a Saturday afternoon while The Odyssey was still a smouldering scrapheap/coal yard. Probably cost about 50p admission as well.

    Still, "in my day" etc....
  16. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:b223f46915="ShowYourBones"][quote:b223f46915="I'mDead"]ShowYourBones wrote:
    'Chewing gum for the eyes.'

    That sounds so wrong but feels so right :lol:[/quote:b223f46915]

    I never wrote that, thats slander, I've the right mind to take you and those landlords to court.[/quote:b223f46915]

    Slander < Libel
  17. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    you get free popcorn and drink with refils so if your a fat git its a cheap night out
  18. avatar scott_evil
    you do get free refills on your drinks and popcorn with the VIP and its only £12 at weekends if you go during the weeks its £10. it is dear and i wouldn't go everytime i go to the cinema but for a big film that im really looking forward to its awesome 6.1 surround sound and a MASSIVE screen and the most comfortable fully reclining leather lazy boy chairs i have ever sat in

    300 shall be watched there as will 'Mr.Bean goes on Holiday'
  19. avatar whosbainejakey
    [quote:e7f0d7a20c]it is dear and i wouldn't go everytime i go to the cinema but for a big film that im really looking forward to its awesome ... 300 shall be watched there as will 'Mr.Bean goes on Holiday'[/quote:e7f0d7a20c]

    Mr Bean?!
    :shock:
  20. avatar ShowYourBones
    Thanks for the insight folks, will def pay it a visit over the weekend. She'll be paying though.
  21. avatar scott_evil
    Yip!! it was released on Fri, Mr Bean is comedy GOLD!!!
  22. avatar theavenue
    I went once and will never, ever return. Since Storm took over, they took away the ticket office and you have to buy your ticket from the food area which takes way too long because frankly, the employees are idiots. Slow idiots.
    Even if you don't want food, you have to buy your tickets there. We didn't need food but arrived around 45-50 early and still missed the start of the movie because we had to wait.

    Honestly, Dublin Road is still the best within Belfast.
  23. avatar unplugged
    did anyone see "crank"?

    about the guy who would die if he slowed down

    that was pure class
  24. avatar 10rapid
    not trying to sound sexist or anything but i really had to wonder if the ladies' nipples in "300" were in some way digitally enhanced.

    leonidas had a fine set too actually.
  25. avatar Alan Unirem
    crank was absolute legend

    esp the bit where he runs out of the lift
  26. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    i shall sum up cranks absolute brilliance in two words -

    asian schoolgirls

    i dont know what it is, hes a horrible actor, but theres something i love about movies starring jason statham. they just scream of vintage cheese.
  27. avatar I'mDead
    Aw, I thought Crank was pure muck. Dont get me wrong, I love The Transporter for some odd reason, but Crank? It was like one big extended 'Bad Religion' video. :(
  28. avatar siborg69
    [quote:88711ed50e="DuncanDisorderly"][size=18:88711ed50e][b:88711ed50e]hes a horrible actor[/b:88711ed50e][/size:88711ed50e], but theres something i love about movies starring jason statham. they just scream of vintage cheese.[/quote:88711ed50e]
    i had some guy try to tell me that jason statham is a better actor than al pacino.......
  29. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    haha was it danny dyer by any chance??
  30. avatar JennyHill
    [quote:9d86c1eb6b="scott_evil"]you do get free refills on your drinks and popcorn with the VIP and its only £12 at weekends if you go during the weeks its £10. [/quote:9d86c1eb6b]

    That is only free refills though - presumably you still have to pay for the first one, and leave the film to get more - and I think there's a 10pm cutoff.
  31. avatar remaderyan
    Good point. Does anyone ever eat all the popcorn anyway?
  32. avatar ShowYourBones
    Was not impressed at all. When we included taxis, the night cost 45 quid. Never again.
  33. avatar The Ronster
    Ahem - told you so. Sort of.
  34. avatar ssmcmullan
    Ron likes to get 4 cheese platters and go to the Storm after a hard day's shot blasting.
  35. avatar borninblood
    [quote:ebca96f7f3="whosbainejakey"]The Odyssey < The Curzon (RIP).

    [/quote:ebca96f7f3]

    The Curzon was awesome, walkable, cheap just awesome.
  36. avatar I'mDead
    Ah but the only downside to said Curzon was the way its became inhospitable to wierdo indie kids after dark. You'd walk out after the late show of Mortal Komat 16 thinking you were Chuck Norris and then slowly begin to sh1t yourself walking back down therough the ormeau's various 'neighbourhoods'.