While the large cine complexes are drawing in audiences for the big screen experience, sometimes it's nice to be able to pop along to your local community hall for a different kind of cinema experience.
Not only do they have an interval (just like the old days) but you get ice-cream and hot and cold drinks for a fraction of the cost. In fact you could probably spend as much on the ticket and refreshments as you'd spend on a bag of popcorn and a drink at the cineplexes.
Yes, the seats may not be as comfy (but they're not bad) and the sound system might not be up to the surround sound, and better but you don't get the same intimacy.
So this week I went along to watch The Imitation Game - Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing - an excellent, moving, fact-based biopic of the man and the team behind the Enigma machine.
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