Thursday 4th December 2014 – 20:15 – Screen 2 Row E Seat 15 – West India Quay
After watching Interstellar I have been wanting to see 2001. I kept hearing that 2001 was a huge influence on Interstellar . I thought it would make a great Double Bill. As soon as I found out it was on I booked it.
This however made it difficult when “Blade Runner” was out soon after. I can only book two tickets at one time. So I had to wait till it came closer to the time to book the other ticket since I wanted to watch others in between. I was not sure about the limit at first I tried to contact CIneworld but I got no reply. If I had some feedback for Cineworld I would add these find of screens as an “even” like Live showing or other types that are except from the 2 booking rule.
I ended up arriving pretty early. I was not sure how many adverts there would be or if it would just start at the advertised time. Man I wish I had come later. There was not music playing and I felt quite awkward.
The numbers for the seats are on the arm rest so you have two numbers on each seat I was confused and sat one seat further then I should. I was so unsure I doubled check after a while and moved. However this was after some guys sat next to me . They had to move later when other people arrived . Sorry.
When the notice for trailer saying that ” the trailers following would have the same certificate as the movie” no trailer came after. 2001 is a U and I guess there are no more U movies coming out.
The music was loud which was amazing. I have seen most of 2001 before but never all the way through. I had seen the start , many of the major section, even an analysis of the movie but never the whole thing.
I won’t lie it was a difficult keeping my eyes open at all the talking scenes . MY eyeball were drying out. Fortunately a surprise (to me) Interval came on so I rushed to the toilet and put some eyedrops in. This was a great opportunity to wake up and stand up, once again the seats gave me bum ache.
It was a great experience I am glad I got to see it on the big screen . I loved the scale and when there was music it was amazing. What I found interesting was the movie liked to show how this “future world ” worked. I know this has other messages about the state of mans revolutions “right now” in space but it was like when movies want o show how the future might be and impress us with its advances.
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