Odeon needs to cater for everyone
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Last weekend I paid a visit on a Saturday night with my girlfriend and another friend, and a kind gentleman offered to buy us a bottle of bubbly!
Maybe the pub from outside does not look that inviting, but looks can be deceiving. OH HOW we agree with Barbara Fisher’s comments on Uxbridge Odeon!.
We are a group of ladies who, after a day volunteering in a local charity shop, like to go to the cinema. But very few of our choice of films come to Uxbridge.
The ‘missing’ films are all highly rated, well advertised films of various types from comedy to drama.
Surely one of the screens could show current release films which are not just children’s films, fantasy or adult/horror?
One screening a week in the so-called ‘senior screen’ seems to be the only place to miss this limited choice. So come on Odeon Uxbridge – reach a wider audience. Other Odeons do, so why not you? weekends and on Bank Holidays), the adult off-peak price for a day’s travel on Oyster goes from £8.50 to £10.90 in Zone 1-5 and £11.70 in Zone 1-6.
Those who still buy paper Travelcards will be hit even harder – an off-peak Zone 1-6 Travelcard goes from £8.90 to £12.00 (adult).
Weekly Travelcards for Zone 1-5 and Zone 1-6 rise by 2.4 per cent and the adult weekly bus pass have gone up by 4 per cent. There is now no incentive for daily Oyster users who regularly reach the current off-peak cap of £8.50 to wait until after 9.30am to travel. This will mean congestion on the Central, Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines into central London will get even worse.
Increased fares may mean people abandoning public transport and get back in their cars – adding to the city’s chronic air pollution problem.
The only travellers who will benefit from this new fares package are those who live in Zone 1-3, like Boris Johnson in Islington and his posh chums in Belgravia and Knightsbridge, who regularly reach the off-peak daily cap.
It is low paid workers and outer Londoners who are the big losers.
Amazingly, Boris Johnson’s PR people have tried to spin the fare rises as good news because they might benefit the 22 per cent of people who work part-time. But hold on a minute: those worse off are the vast majority who work full-time.