Yesterday evening, my sister and I braced the bitterly cold London streets to traipse to our local and rather glorious cinema, The Coronet.
The jewel of West End cinema, the Coronet's main screen provides a truly unique archetypal and autonomous cinematic experience with its proscenium layout.
You get the feeling you’re about to watch an opera from another century which definitely ads a certain je nais c'est quoi to the films you view.
With a variety of eccentric and mainstream films there’s certainly something for everyone. Last night the choice was ‘The Descendants’ with George Clooney.
It told the tale of a man (Clooney) trying to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers from a catastrophic boating accident.
It was a remarkable film and certainly lived up to its hype.
The cast was notably extraordinary and I greatly appreciated the manner in which the film tackled all emotions and was able to go from comical to touching in seconds.
Whilst there were a few clichés, I will forgive them as overall it was poignant, moving and surprisingly hilarious. With a variety of unexpected twists and turns along the way it’s definitely a must see. **** star.
I normally go to the theatre on a Tuesday as it's CHEAP. A standard ticket will set you back £7.00 (£3.50 for students) whilst every Tuesday they offer ALL tickets at £3.50.
However if you do this I strongly recommend booking in advance because Tuesday ‘deal hunter’s day’ usually sees the place sold out.
Also I wouldn’t recommend seeing a film on screen 2 as (without tainting my beloved theatre) it is a bit ancient and you won’t achieve the true ‘Coronet’ experience.