Filmy

As you know, I’m all for supporting local businesses, so I read with delight a couple of weeks ago that a new cinema had opened up in the small coastal town of Borth (about 25 miles from where we live). Cinema is dominated by multiplexes and, whilst all those screens mean that you are bound to be able to see the film that you want the moment it is released, they tend to be soulless venues owned by big multi-nationals. What could be better, therefore, than a boutique cinema, seating 60, in an old chapel? Add to that a restaurant serving local food and you may have the perfect destination for an evening out. Actually, we didn’t manage to go there to eat (I’ll report back when we do), but we did go and see a film last night. It is the most comfortable, friendly, quirky cinema I have ever been to; you just have to hope that the film isn’t boring otherwise you’d end up falling asleep…

If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend Libanus1877.

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  1. We have several small independent cinemas near us, I think they’re great 🙂

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    • We have another couple – one is nice (although not quirky like this one), but the other is firmly rooted in the 1970s and is poorly heated/cooled, uncomfortable and the sound is terrible… needless to say we don’t visit it any more!

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  2. Wow, that is just the setting for a cinema. We have an independent one in Malton, where you buy tea in proper mugs.

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  3. The fleshpots of Borth, eh? Never thought I would write that! But it does look lovely.

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  4. Laurie Graves

     /  August 18, 2017

    Nice! What movie did you see?

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    • we saw Valerian, which was ok, but not helped by the fact that the male lead character (Valerian) was not very likeable, plus there was a tedious love story strand. His female partner (Laureline, played by Cara Delevigne) was great, and the CGI was magical and not wasted on interminable fight scenes…. worth seeing for this.

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      • Laurie Graves

         /  August 19, 2017

        It has definitely gotten mixed reviews, pretty much along the lines of what you have written. Disappointing! As a fantasy lover, I was looking forward to this. Oh, well!

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  5. We have a visiting cinema – The Screen Machine unfolds out of a large lorry, complete with tiered seating, and parks at the end of the shinty pitch. I don’t think the seats look as comfortable as yours though!

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  6. What a treasure! Wish we had something like this, but no luck, just the usual multiplexes and their nasty edibles. Thanks for the Valerian tip, by the way!

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  7. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  August 18, 2017

    What a great place:-)

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  8. Oh I love that! I’d go every week and who cares what the movie is …… 😀

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  9. Looks divine. There is only cinema I’m prepared to visit in Cape Town, which is an independent one and been going since the 1940s. Would rather miss a film entirely than go to one in a mall !

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  10. It looks fantastic! We’ve got a little cinema like that in Glasgow, with the comfiest seats ever and even a couple of sofas at the back!

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