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Odeon Covent Garden
135-149 Shaftesbury Avenue
- 0871 2244007
Overall, I did not like this particular theatre, though I did like that the screens themselves were pretty large (for London).
The theatre feels fairly old and dingy, with tape holding the frayed carpet down in places (at least in theatre #4), and having an odd smell throughout the complex (but strongest in the WC).
Odeon also has exceptionally long ads at the beginning, which totaled 25...more
A surprisingly cosy feeling cinema, considering its location. However, I guess the Odeon based in Leicester Square is where the action happens. This cinema always seems to be dead whenever I visit, no matter the time, but this is what I love so much about it, as it means there are never more than around 20 people in a screen at a time, meaning you can enjoy your movie in peace without fear of...more
Screen 2 is a decent size with a big screen and tiered seating so good views wherever you sit. It is right opposite the ticket office, and next to the Ladies. One of the better screens at this Odeon, with more leg room and comfier seats. £2.10 to upgrade to a premier seat.more
It's a movie theatre, so purely in terms of the films they do just fine. They get a decent range of films.
But the venue itself is a bit awkward and cramped, and for some of the screens you need to walk a fairly circuitous route, which isn't a big hassle but just kind of...awkward.
The toilets are somewhat small.
This is probably my most favourite branch of a giant cinema chain for several reasons:
The films shown, though generally indie/arthouse fare, are almost always excellent choices, and often times are not shown elsewhere nearby. They also keep them running a sensible amount of time, so I can often catch that indie gem 5 weeks after release.
The screens are all excellent. I'm 'iffy' about the...more