Super cinema seats they may well be but those prices are atrocious
IT can be a dear enough business going to the cinema if you have a pick and mix fiend in the party. Imagine the damage if the seats cost £40.75 each.
That’s what the Odeon Leicester Square in London is asking for what it deems the best seats in the house. For this, the punter gets to relax on a “Luxe Recliner” while watching the big Christmas film, Mary Poppins Returns.
In its defence, the Odeon pointed out that tickets start at £10 each, and the cinema was still a bargain compared to the theatre.
The cinema industry has been going all out to show it is still worth seeing films on the genuinely big screen. It seems to have hit on something. At the Cineworld opposite The Herald’s offices, the VIP package at £29 each, which includes hot food and snacks, is popular. The lounge, perched at the top of the building, also has one of the best views in the city.
But £40 to see Mary Poppins? For that money I would want someone on grape peeling duty, another dispensing foot rubs, and a lift home after. In a sedan chair.
Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, out December 21