When I heard there was such a thing of a cinema with comfy seats, these being large sofas and armchairs with cushions and footrests, I was instantly sold. Who wouldn’t want to feel relaxed with the home style cinema effect – it also gives you an excuse to doze off if you’ve been dragged to see a film by your friend or partner.
So when I visited the Everyman cinema in Chelmsford my expectations were set pretty high especially as the company refer themselves as an “independent network of boutique cinemas” in which you’re paying double the price compared to more well known cinema brands such as Vue.
My expectations were definitely met and that wasn’t just based on the comfort of the velvet sofas! The aesthetics of the foyer area mirrored a relaxed bar you would find in the City, in which the classic cocktails such as mojito’s and daiquiri’s were half price all day everyday – that definitely gained brownie points for me.
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, even showing us to our sofa despite there being nobody else in the cinema when we arrived. One of Everyman’s unique selling point is the service of ordering from the wide range of drinks options available including sweet & salted popcorn milkshakes and also the food options which vary from cinema classics such as popcorn and sweets to pizza’s, burgers, nachos and flatbreads. Once ordered at the bar, it is then served to you during your film.
With it being my first time at an Everyman cinema, I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a twist on the cinema date idea, whether that be with a friend, partner or by yourself. Not only do they screen blockbuster movies but likewise National Theatre Live, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House and more.
If you’re thinking of hosting your own film night or want a cinema themed event such as your child’s birthday or even for a press launch, Everyman cinemas have a private hire option. Having venues ranging from Muswell Hill, Belsize Park and Barnet to Bristol and Leeds, no wonder it is becoming a popular choice for “Everyman”.
Take some inspiration from these movie themed cupcakes that we can provide for any occasion!