1. avatar Raptor
    Had the misfortune of watching Star Trek in a piss poor cinema last night, and looking to give it a second go. Which cinema would have the better screens, and are there certain dodgy screens in any of them (ie tiny, crap sound, fuzzy screens etc)
  2. avatar The Old New
    If it's still showing in screen 7 at Dublin road movie house that'd be good but apart from that for just good standard quality try maybe Storm cinema's over at Odyssey, think they do the crazy tuesday 2.50 offer. I'll always be a movie house yorkgate kinda guy as it's my childhood going there. :wink:
  3. avatar Nevermind
    I reckon QFT is definitely the best cinema in Belfast (even though it can seem a bit pretentious at times). They're not showing Star Trek mind you.
    I saw Star Trek in Dublin Road Movie House screen 7 as well and it was fine. Plus I think its cheaper than Odeon/Storm.
    Out of interest which cinema/screen did you watch Star Trek in the first time around?
  4. avatar Daz
    For films you've really been looking forward to, I highly recommend forking out a bit extra for the VIP screens at the Odyssey.

    It's between 10 and 12, depending on the day/time - Big "leather" recliners, a maximum of 50 people per screen (though I've never seen more than half a dozen, including us) and free refills on your popcorn and drinks.

    Awesome.
  5. avatar fastfude
    [quote:9860dbb90c="Nevermind"](even though it can seem a bit pretentious at times)[/quote:9860dbb90c]Balls! I think 'pretentious' is next in line for ind-iefication due to its appalling misapplications online:

    [i:9860dbb90c]attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture than is actually possessed[/i:9860dbb90c]
  6. avatar tinpot anto
    NOOOOOO

    Replace with "Up its own hole"

    or nothing :-)
  7. avatar The Ronster
    You're all wrong.

    The surprising answer to the question of which is the best cinema for presentation, both in audio and video is...

    The Omniplex in Dundonald. It's a revelation. All digital projection, superlative audio, great big screens, nice clean toilets... not to mention the fact that it doesn't seem to be packed out, so queues are minimal. 3D films look incredible there.

    There is a VIP option for whatever the biggest flick at the moment is, with big leather armchairs at the back/top of the screen-room for 9. Regular tickets are 6.

    It pisses all over the Odeon, mocks the Odyssey and doesn't even bother looking in the direction of the Moviehouse chain. Try it, seriously.

    I saw Star Trek there 2 days after a fairly lacklustre showing at Yorkgate - it was as if someone de-gaussed my eyeballs and syringed my ears.
  8. avatar Orzo
    QFT's screens and seating are terrible. Instead of spending the money on a bar, they should have spent it on what it's there for - cinema - ergo new screens, sound systems and seating.

    I saw Star Trek at Yorkgate. Free parking and tiered, comfortable seating so no obscured views. 2.50 tonight.

    NB I go to the QFT a fair bit because it obviously shows films I want to see that nowhere else is showing and I was really let down when the revamp chose aesthetics and superfluous requirements to the basic needs of what a cinema is and should have.
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    Wouldn't have rated the Lisburn Omniplex on the same level, that's my local, fairly average with a few really small screens.
  10. avatar The Ronster
    Omniplex Dundonald and Omniplex Lisburn are like day and night.

    Dundonald's projection systems and speaker systems are state-of-the-art.

    I'm always resistant to paying more, especially when cinemas are doing heavy discounting on certain nights. But if you want to see the biggest, flashiest movies the way they were intended, its your best option.

    Has no-one else been there?
  11. avatar Nevermind
    [quote:b2f935d82a="fastfude"][quote:b2f935d82a="Nevermind"](even though it can seem a bit pretentious at times)[/quote:b2f935d82a]Balls! I think 'pretentious' is next in line for ind-iefication due to its appalling misapplications online:

    [i:b2f935d82a]attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture than it actually possesses[/i:b2f935d82a][/quote:b2f935d82a]

    Maybe I'm a bit slow here but I don't see where the misapplication is? If it is any better then i will edit it to: [i:b2f935d82a](even though it can seem as if it is attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture than it actually possesses)[/i:b2f935d82a]
    Note also that I said that sometimes it can SEEM that way.
    I personally don't think it is.
  12. avatar fastfude
    It's the use of the word online that appals me, but the qft is hardly pretentious!
  13. avatar TheVires
    Ronster is spot on.

    Dundonald is 100% the best picture and sound in N Ireland at the moment. Saw Star Trek there last week and it was fantastic, as was Watchmen a couple of months ago. Seriously, check it out!
  14. avatar The Old New
    It could be seen as pretentious to be honest. The few times i've been in there, i've always heard the company of 'artists' behind me commenting on certain aspects/shot angles/use of colour etc in the film which just puts me right off. Fair play and all but keep it to yourself while the film is playing or alternatively, bring a notepad!
  15. avatar xfirefishx
    I've been to Dundonald and it's nice. We went cos of the high-definition screens or whatever but we went to see The Wrestler so it wasn't particularly necessary. Also the top of the screen was coming up at the bottom of the screen on the right. That annoyed me. Unless that was supposed to be like that. If so, that was annoying.

    Still nice film. Nice cinema.

    I like the QFT but in the bigger screen when you get nearer the front it's easy to have other people blocking your view cos everyone is on the same level.
  16. avatar merten_4_mcguffin
    I go where the sweet popcorn is the best:

    1. moviehouse
    = 2. omnplex
    = 2. storm
    4. qft

    i.e. moviehouse

    then i decide if i want to go late, if i do:

    1. yorkgate (cityside)
    2. dublin

    that is, unless i'm going to see a random brilliant movie that didn't get a decent release like 'The Visitor':

    1. qft
  17. avatar supersonicsolos
    The company i Work for does the Omiplex Building work we built the stadium seatting in all of them .and the foyers
  18. avatar The Old New
    [quote:c9f742308c="merten_4_mcguffin"]I go where the sweet popcorn is the best:

    1. moviehouse
    = 2. omnplex
    = 2. storm
    4. qft

    i.e. moviehouse

    then i decide if i want to go late, if i do:

    1. yorkgate (cityside)
    2. dublin

    [/quote:c9f742308c]

    In my own personal opinion I think Movie House popcorn standards have dropped quite a bit. Back in the 90's early 00's their popcorn was the best but I think storm cinemas now have them beat to be fair. Think Storm do the latest showings aswell i've seen with films starting at half 11.
  19. avatar Dazfloor
    I work for Storm , but I prefer Moviehouse for not being so expensive! However Storm pop their own corn and have nice comfy seats too.. Personally I think the VIP bit is a bit too much money..

    God in 3 sentences I have told this forum that I dont get paid enough, dont get any free stuff and im a cheapskate for VIP!!! lol
  20. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:a38d0c3332="Dazfloor"]dont get any free stuff[/quote:a38d0c3332]

    Sucks to be you...the cinema I used to work in 4 years ago still let me in free and give me free drinks/popcorn.

    When did Storm start popping their own corn though? They didn't the last time I was there, it was the same tasteless prepackaged shit the movie house use.

    Next time you're popping some, chuck a marsbar into the hopper. Bitch to clean after, but damn tasty
  21. avatar Dazfloor
    Been popping it since way before I started there in may 07 lol, though there have been times in extremely busy circumstances where we have sold all the popped stuff and we have bought in prepopped just to get through.. though thats like once or twice a year.
  22. avatar tenrabbits
    Storm is the best one in Belfast centrally for sure.. way comfier seats than the others, better cinema sizes and nice popcorn. Odeon is very disappointing and movie house has crap seating.
  23. avatar Raptor
    Dundonald or Storm it is then. In both cinemas, are there tiny screens, or all similar?

    Previous viewing was in Cookstown, Screen 3. An aspect ratio of pretty much 1:1 - only from my childhood memories was I able to work out what the planet -ulcan was......
  24. avatar colin
    [i:9f04daa455]QFT's screens and seating are terrible. Instead of spending the money on a bar, they should have spent it on what it's there for - cinema - ergo new screens, sound systems and seating.[/i:9f04daa455][b:9f04daa455]

    not true! qft1 was the first cinema screen in ireland to go digital. an increasing majority of films shown in that screen are now in digital format. also, qft1's big red chairs are surely the most comfortable in belfast?

    also, before slating the quality of screenings in the qft, remember what types of films they generally show (archive and/or low-budget pictures). what this means is that there will be a noticeable difference between the picture quality of, say, a low-budget, yet powerful and interesting, european drama on the one hand, and a super-shiney hollywood blockbuster on the other. further, archive prints are generally made of acetate, not celluloid, which makes a huge difference to picture quality.



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  25. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:7d7bedc21a="colin"]also, qft1's big red chairs are surely the most comfortable in belfast?[/quote:7d7bedc21a]

    They are...but there's no leg room.