Is It a Bird? Odeon Luxe Nuneaton Flies High With Kes to Mark Official Relaunch

Nuneaton ( December 10, 2019 ) -

ODEON – the UK and Ireland’s largest cinema chain – has today marked the official opening of the newly refurbished ODEON Luxe Nuneaton, by affixing a larger-than-life Kes sculpture to its front signage. The gesture is a nod to Nuneaton-born legendary film Director, Ken Loach whose film Kes, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.

ODEON has a long history in the Nuneaton community and local film fans are guaranteed to be impressed by their new look cinema.

The refurbishment includes an overhaul of the cinema technology with over 150 speakers offering breath-taking sound across the site and all screens delivering state-of-the-art picture quality. There is also a hero iSense screen standing taller than a double decker bus and measuring 14.5 metres in width, giving guests a spectacularly immersive experience.

To add to the excitement, the Luxe offering includes handmade fully reclining chairs across the cinema and new upgraded food and drink options such as lattice fries, chicken strips, nachos, Tango Ice Blast and a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine with over 100 different flavours to enjoy. It also features an Oscar’s Bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kes, which is seventh on the British Film Institute’s (BFI’s) list of best British films of all time, is based on Barry Hines’ 1968 novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, and tells the story of a young boy whose tough life is uplifted when he takes a kestrel from a nest on a farm and develops an interest in falconry.

ODEON Luxe Nuneaton General Manager, Ryan Boucher said: “We are thrilled to launch ODEON Luxe Nuneaton with a special tribute to Ken Loach and the famed, Kes. We have some big film fans in Nuneaton, so it’s very special to mark this occasion with a nod to someone who has his roots in the area and has given so much to the film industry.”

Guests at ODEON Luxe Nuneaton can enjoy the Winter’s biggest blockbusters in the newly upgraded cinema, including Jumanji: The Next Level (11 December), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (19 December) and CATS (20 December).

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With more than 120 cinemas, over 950 screens and 87 years of cinema experience, ODEON is the leading cinema exhibitor across the UK & Ireland.

ODEON prides itself in being the destination of choice for film lovers, with an ongoing commitment to investing in cutting edge technology and comfort which create the ultimate cinema experience – from luxury seats, to immersive IMAX and iSense screens with premium sight and sound, impeccable guest service and unique opportunities to watch screenings of 70mm prints at select sites.

With more than 5,700 colleagues employed across the UK & Ireland, ODEON has once again been placed number 25 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For 2018 and named a Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2018.

ODEON is part of ODEON Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator, which hosts over 115m guests each year in more than 360 cinemas across 13 European countries. In 2016, our Group was acquired by AMC Theatres, creating the largest movie exhibition company in the world with over 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens globally.

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About ODEON Luxe

With 24 sites across the UK, this is cinema like you’ve never experienced before…

Every seat on every row in our standard ODEON Luxe cinemas has been expertly designed so you can relax and recline during your film. With less seats and more personal space, you’ll have a more immersive experience with every visit.

Now every seat is the best in the house, it’s time to experience films they were meant to be seen with iSense. With pitch-perfect Dolby Atmos sound and flawless 4K projection, the film becomes breathtakingly real.

ODEON Luxe offers you a wide range of treats for all tastes, so why not try our selection of fine wines and beers, which sit perfectly alongside our irresistible menu of hot and chilled food. Plus with your own table built into your seat, you can enjoy your delicious cinema snacks in maximum comfort.

About ODEON Kids

Big adventures. Far-far-away lands. Unforgettable characters. The enchantment of cinema starts from your very first visit.

Share this experience with the whole family at our ODEON Kids screenings. Magical worlds come to life before your eyes every Saturday, every Sunday and every day when school’s out for summer – with tickets prices from £3.50.

From fairy-tale fantasies to animated favourites, we pick the most spellbinding screen stories for children. This is a place to let your imaginations run wild. And since our films change every six to eight weeks, there’s no end to the worlds you and your family can escape to.

About ODEON Silver Cinema

The magic of cinema is timeless. It never ends. This is an imaginative experience that goes on for as long as you’re willing to give yourself over to the world before your eyes.

ODEON Silver Cinema is our series of film screenings for our guests who are over-55. Tickets are priced at £4 and include tea, coffee and biscuits before your film.

Unwind and catch up with friends over aromatic tea and coffee and buttery biscuits as you get ready to be transported to another reality. Whether you’re watching a critically acclaimed classic or talk-of-the-town new release, we’ll lead you to another time, another place. Relax as we dim the lights, raise the curtain and bring the screen leaping to life. Inspiring biopics. Laugh-out-loud comedies. Ageless romances. Let us take you there.

About ODEON Events

Lose yourself in the action of the world’s greatest performances, brought to you live via satellite or recorded, straight onto the big screen.

From captivating theatre, opera, music and dance, to exhilarating sporting and gaming events, you’ll never miss a moment.

Get ready for edge-of-your-seat shows like you’ve never seen them before, with breathtaking surround sound for an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience.

With ODEON Event Cinema you’ll always have the best seat in the house, with close-up action so real you’ll feel like you’re there.


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