Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Coronet

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.

Situated a stone’s throw from Notting Hill gate station, The Coronet’s opposite Tesco so you can’t miss it (and you can also grab a snack to enjoy throughout the film).
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.


  1. glad you are keeping up the traditions of cheap tuesday, the coronet looks amazing, i think i did the time warp there many moons ago, keep blogging, mum xx

    1. Must have been a long time ago! HA. It's nice to know Pen and I are experiencing some of the places you did when you were our age :) xx

  2. Georgina Dienhoff9 February 2012 at 10:48

    4 stars hey? mum & i went to see it...maybe it was the clive owen factor, but i thought it was a lesser more hollywoodised version of "The boys are back".
    George was one of the best parts of the film and incorporated the humour quite well, but oscar worthy i do not think.
    congrats on the contiki stuff...
    Am enjoing the new blog, good way to keep in touch, looking foward to the next instalment....

    1. Penny and I were laughing out loud throughout and thought it was amazing! You clearly have no taste in films ;) jks. To be fair I have never seen 'The boys are back' so perhaps I should take a look. Yes I admit there were a few annoying clichés however did you not think there were numerous scenes that were very dramatic and poignant but were then able to switch to humorous?
      I agree that Clooney was perhaps not Oscar worthy but he still carried the film – to be fair so did the other leads. Both daughters I thought were fantastic as was the ‘dude’. Agree? Penny and I were cracking up when the senile mother thought she was visiting queen Elizabeth and the guy was like “I think she knows she’s being funny, right”.
      Tis indeed a great way to keep in touch and it’s also great for me to record this time as I don’t know how long it will last.
      Thanks for reading <3 xox

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