Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Launch Night at Coventry Showcase Cinema De Lux. The event took place to celebrate the new make over and a change to test out the new XPLUS auditorium.
I want this Iggle Piggle Light, haha!
Yep check out the socially awkward one 😉
Before the film there was drinks and canapes on offer. The lobby area had improved drastically since the last time that I had been to Showcase Cinema. Much more inviting and it felt an area where you could relax before the film.
There is a bar in the lobby area which offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. On the other side of the lobby there is a Costa coffee, with comfortable seating area so you can relax. There is also a upgrade concessions stand, a coke free style machine and a Tango Ice Blast Pod (which to seems to be really popular).
The lighting and decor has a more sophisticated and relax appeal to it, making you feel much more at ease and relaxed before the film viewing.
What does the XPLUS auditorium consist of you ask, well for starters it has an impressive wall to wall screen with a digital projection making the picture much more crisper and detail is phenomena I found out whilst watching Transformers: The Last Knight.
Let’s not forget the 360 Dolby Atmos Sound system – so there were 60 speakers across the walls and above the ceiling creating amazing sound giving that extra involvement when watching the film.
Excuse me I am rubbish at posing!
The chairs have all been updated in the cinema giving a much more comfort place to rest whilst watching the film. They are leather recliner seats which you can get control with the the buttons on the panel at the right hand of the chair. There is enough room for cups to place in the holder, I have been to other cinemas and the larger cups are really difficult to put in the holder, small things make a huge different to the experience.
One thing that I noticed is the lightening around the lights is lower and a cool calm feel to the atmosphere. Where as before it was bright and instantly hit your eyes, not very pleasant when you have been in the dark for a good old hour and half.
The space in the alleys of the cinema is spacious, none of this treading on people’s toast business which makes it less stressful when visiting the cinema.
There is two car parks so plenty of space and it is free which is an added bonus.
Definitely recommend going to try out the XPLUS because it feels so luxurious and so you get thew comfortable therefore getting the relaxed experience.
Cheers for reading X
I was invited to attend the Showcase De Lux and watch the Transformers film in the XPLUS auditorium. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.