I’m not a big film person. But my god, the new Showcase De Lux cinema as part of Southampton’s new development is worth writing home about (or just… writing about). I went along to the launch night and was lucky enough to be shown the immense X-Plus screen, grab a free bag of pick and mix and have a go in the most comfortable reclining chairs my bottom has ever had the good fortune of sitting in.
There’s a panoramic view
of the sea and the docks
from the bar and there are those amazing machines where you can have any flavour of fizzy drink ever. Coke peach, coke cherry, coke strawberry – you name it, they’ve got it. Every screen at this cinema has leather reclining seats and you don’t even have to pay extra. Each screen also has a Dolby Atmos sound system making it the most hi-tech cinema in the UK. Basically it’s amazing, and for the normal price of a standard cinema ticket, it is definitely worth going.