1. THEY WERE MADE TO BE SEEN THIS WAYSome of us know them only as chewed up VHS tapes - the luckiest of us are yet to discover them - but shown at their original size and splendour, you’ll wonder at era-defining scenes and jaw-dropping shots, just like those original audiences.
2. NO SECOND SCREENING, NO DISTRACTIONSEver noticed how, when you watch films at home, you end up not properly watching them? There’s always that washing to hang out, or that level of Candy Crush to complete...But sit down in the dark and you’ll give every film your undivided attention.
3. YOU CAN CATCH UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS’ FAVESYou will never again have to be That Person dealing with incredulous looks and disparaging cries of “You’ve never seen The Matrix/The Empire Strikes Back/Shawshank Redemption???”
4. AND IF YOU’VE SEEN THEM, YOU CAN RELIVE THEM PROPERLYMaybe you’ve seen all the films; in which case this is a chance to see your childhood favourites and forgotten gems in all their big screen, Dolby-level audio glory. Iconic lines, unforgettable soundtracks, bracing for the scare or the big laugh - all way more fun in the cinema.
5. WHEN YOU’VE SEEN THEM, YOU CAN SHARE THEMWe never forget the films we first saw on the big screen and, if you love a film, chances are your kids, parents, uncultured flatmates - whoever it is you’re living with at the moment - will too. Give them the full cinematic experience and they’ll thank you forever.
6. POPCORNNever tastes as good at home, does it?
CINEMATIC CLASSICS COMING TO VUE
Catch these classics back on the big screen while you can - click here to find out which venues are opening first (with a link to the reopening info hub.)
Christopher Nolan season
He’s made films about everything from space travel and infinite dreams to where the heck Batman came from - but every single one of ‘em is downright epic, with sweeping cinematography and great clanking scores.
- Interstellar - get tickets and times
- Dunkirk - get tickets and times
- Batman Begins - get tickets and times
- The Dark Knight - get tickets and times
- The Dark Knight Rises - get tickets and times
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Back on the big screen for its 40th anniversary (yes, really!), we can’t think of a single better way to celebrate the return of cinema than this.
Get Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back tickets and times
The Shawshank Redemption
It’s one of your favourite movies… but have you ever seen it on the big screen? Nope? Here’s your chance! (and if you have - come see it again!)
Get The Shawshank Redemption tickets and times
The Matrix 4K
Has there ever been a more mind-blowingly imaginative movie than The Matrix? The Wachowskis genuinely changed the game in 1999. Bend over backwards to get your ticket.