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Empire Leicester Square

#1 Post by valda » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:29 pm

So another one bites the dust. I heard about this at the Worlds End Premiere.

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The best non Imax Screen, one of my all time fav screens. You only have to go in the other rubbish screens to see what rubbish they are, especially screen 2.

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#2 Post by asamaic » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:38 pm

I would have thought the publicity from film premieres made Screen One worthwhile... :confused: Love the balcony seats in Screen One, real shame.

Where are the big premieres going to go now? The big Odeon and the Vue don't have as much capacity... Do they?
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#3 Post by valda » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:29 pm

Odeon West End is quite small, however I saw Arbitrage prem in there.

Vue West End is a pain, there tends to be several screens booked and depending on how important you are, which tichy screen you end up in. (does that make sense?)

I don't like the big Odeon either, especially upstairs at the back
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#4 Post by TheBoySeggy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Great screen, size & comfort, but I'm glad the article mentioned the acoustics. They are quite frankly, hideous! Every film I've watched has had too much bass on the sound effects, and tinny vocals.

At least the cinema itself survives, and potentially 2 500/600 screen auditorium's isn't that bad is it? I've not experienced screen 2 - sounds like I've missed nothing.

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#5 Post by canadian_turtle » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:07 pm

asamaic wrote:I would have thought the publicity from film premieres made Screen One worthwhile... :confused: Love the balcony seats in Screen One, real shame.

Where are the big premieres going to go now? The big Odeon and the Vue don't have as much capacity... Do they?
Odeon Leicester Square has quite a big capacity I think, with the balcony and all. But man, this really sucks the Empire screen 1 is my absolute favourite screen in London! Have never noticed the audio issues and I think it's just so comfy and nice from the upper levels.
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#6 Post by Celini » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:24 pm

whaaaaat?
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#7 Post by canadian_turtle » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:27 pm

Ah yes that reminds me, I too have some Empire passes still boooooh :(
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#8 Post by valda » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:41 pm

better get used to the one level screen 2 then :evil:
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#9 Post by prettyxcool » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:42 pm

canadian_turtle wrote: But man, this really sucks the Empire screen 1 is my absolute favourite screen in London! Have never noticed the audio issues and I think it's just so comfy and nice from the upper levels.
Mine too! And I never noticed any problems with the sound. I also have Empire vouchers to use.... boo hoo!
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#10 Post by Beate » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:59 am

It's obvious that the big premieres will now be in the Odeon Leicester Square as that's the second biggest screen there and a look on twitter (@UKFilmPremieres) this morning confirms this. It's never going to be as impressive as the Empire but it's a massive screen too.
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