This week has been a constant reminder of the age gap of my children, and about how they are growing up far too fast for me. With two girls, one just about to turn 12 (starting senior school) and one aged 5, when we go to the cinema, up until now we have always gone together. Attempting to find something that both of the girls will enjoy. Its worked well so far, we always visit the same cinema (Cineworld) in our local city centre – Nottingham, as I can get to it so easily. I love the layout, and its very family friendly.
Well, this weekend, Nia my eldest wanted to go on her own to the cinema for the first time with her friends. I’m still working on this kind of thing, so I agreed as long as Miss A and I could come along, and watch another film. So not cramping her style, but feeling I was around just in case.
Our Cineworld (in Nottingham) is in a building called the Corner House. A round building, on several floors, with lots of restaurants, of varying prices. It even has a Subway and a hairdressers within it. With 14 screens the multiplex cinema offers a range of 2 and 3D films as well as IMAX experiences. Anyone who hasn’t tried IMAX I would definitely recommend it, for an all round experience, I would see a scary film though (I am a complete wuss) it actually feels like you are in the film, the sound and picture quality is incredible. Our Cineworld has plush seats, and three levels that the screens are located on, each with places to buy snacks, popcorn, drinks and even hotdogs.
Miss A and I decided on How To Train Your Dragon 2, and fabulous animated movie sequel, staring Hiccup the Viking and his toothless dragon that he rides into a new and dangerous adventure. We armed ourselves with popcorn, huddled down in our assigned seat (a new feature which I though was great, especially when its busy) and chuckled through.
Nia, enjoyed hers too, but I think what she loved the most was the independence. She could quite happily and safely meet her friends, buy her snacks and watch a film.
Prices vary greatly depending at what point in the week, and what offers are available. Our tickets at the weekend before 5 pm would have been £9.50 and £6.50 for a child.
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There are lots of special offers available at Cineworld. In Nottingham we have Orange (EE) Wednesday’s – two people get in for the price of one. There are also various concessions. If you book on-line you can also receive a discount.
Movies for Juniors : Offers at the weekend, and in the school holidays, with greatly reduced prices. See a movie for a little as £1.50
Bargain Tuesday : Cineworld offer cheap tickets to all films every Tuesday! Why not make Tuesday a movie night too?
We received our tickets for free, this post is written in collaboration with Cineworld. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.