North London Film Lovers Are in for a Treat as Odeon Announces Luxury Upgrade to Odeon Holloway

The iconic building will retain its art deco features while it offers locals a premium viewing experience that is second to none

(February 21, 2020) – ODEON – the UK and Ireland’s largest cinema chain – has today announced it will be transforming its iconic Holloway establishment into a luxury cinema, making it the latest addition to the ODEON Luxe cinema estate.

The major upgrade will bring with it the latest state-of-the-art cinema technology, including handmade reclining seats for a spectacular viewing experience while it preserves and enhances its 20th century charm.

The cinema, a long-time staple of Holloway road and the local community, will retain its original art deco features, such as its sweeping staircase, which has been repainted and brought back to its original wood finish, and its intricately ornate ceiling. Additionally, the building’s original Crittall windows have all been repaired and restored. The refurbishment will also reintroduce the cinema’s original mezzanine level, known as Oscar’s Lounge, where guests will be able to enjoy a drink overlooking the foyer which will feature replicas of the cinema’s original chandeliers.

To add to the impressive viewing experience, all screens will be equipped with breath-taking sound delivered by over 130 speakers across all auditoriums, boasting Dolby 7.1 surround sound and state-of-the-art picture quality.

The new-look cinema will offer the full Luxe treatment, including new food and drink options such as lattice fries, chicken strips, sweet and salted popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, Tango Ice Blast and a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine with over 100 different flavours to enjoy. It will also feature an Oscar’s Bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an onsite Costa coffee corner.

ODEON Luxe Holloway General Manager, Mark Mannix said: “ODEON Holloway is woven into the fabric of Holloway Road, and we are thrilled about the upgrade, which will also breathe new life into the cinema’s iconic features. We can’t wait to welcome the local community to ODEON Luxe Holloway, just in time to catch the year’s biggest films while experiencing the glitz and glamour of the past!”

Holloway locals can experience ODEON Luxe Holloway as the new-look cinema relaunches in time for the year’s most exciting films, including No Time to Die (2 April), Black Widow (1 May) and Spiral: From The Book of Saw (15 May). The cinema remains open during refurbishment works for guests to enjoy current showings.

Top features of the transformed ODEON Luxe Holloway will include:

  • 485 handmade fully-reclining seats across 7 refurbished screens, with increased leg-room, improved comfort and individual retractable tables
  • Over 130 brand new speakers across all auditoriums, with all screens also upgrading to Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound
  • New in-screen lighting systems to minimise distractions and optimise viewing angles with better light uniformity on all screens
  • New Dolby Fidelio Audio Description system and Hearing-Impaired system across all screens for guests who are hard of hearing
  • New food & drink offering, including sweet and salted popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, Tango Ice Blast and a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine with over 100 different flavours to enjoy
  • All-new Oscar’s Bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, along with an on-site Costa Coffee corner
  • ODEON’s sub-brands including ODEON Kids, ODEON Newbies and ODEON Event Cinema
  • About ODEON
    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.

    About ODEON Luxe
    With 27 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 fairytale 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. https://www.odeon.co.uk/kids/

    About ODEON Newbies
    We understand that being a new parent is a rewarding, yet sometimes demanding, experience.

    ODEON Newbies are our special film screenings designed for you and your little one. This is a place to leave behind your stresses, escape from the everyday and lose yourself in the latest releases.

    Remember, while you’re with us, you’re our guest. From the moment you get here to the moment you leave, we’ll do everything we can to make you and your baby feel welcome and comfortable.

    These screenings are only for parents and guardians and their babies. So there’s no need to worry about disturbing other guests while your film’s playing.

    Softer volume. Ever-so-slightly brighter lights. Our special in-screen conditions are a lullaby to your baby. This is a peaceful setting, where you can gently rock your little one away to the land of nod and ease yourself into the world on-screen. https://www.odeon.co.uk/newbies/

    About ODEON Event Cinema
    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. https://www.odeon.co.uk/eventcinema/

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