I don’t know about you but for me, a trip to the cinema isn’t complete without a massive bucket of popcorn, right?
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be invited along to intu Metrocentre’s ODEON Cinema for the ultimate Gallery experience to celebrate National Popcorn Day – a day that gives the delicious sweet and salty snack the recognition it deserves!
Thanks to intu Metrocentre, we started the evening off with a trip to MOD Pizza in the Qube which I was super excited about as I’d heard nothing but good things. There were so many toppings to choose from but I played it safe with a classic cheese and ham pizza. Adam went for their Mad Dog pizza which had pepperoni, sausage and ground beef on… deffo one for the meat lovers!
The pizzas were thin, crispy, full of flavour and definitely didn’t disappoint. I’ll absolutely be making a return visit.
After pizza we headed along to ODEON ready for our Gallery experience. If you’ve not heard of The Gallery, it’s ODEON’s VIP experience which allows you to unwind before your film in their exclusive bar area with unlimited nachos, soft drinks…and POPCORN!
On arrival, we were greeted by Jamie who told us a bit about the experience and showed us to our booth. As you enter The Gallery there’s a fridge packed with bottled soft drinks, and another next to it, which was warm and blew our minds, packed with buckets of sweet, salted or mixed popcorn! Before, and during, the film you’re able to help yourselves to as many of the drinks and snacks as you desire. How cool is that?!
We sat down after grabbing a couple of drinks and ordered some nachos, which were super tasty! You could choose from a range of dips to accompany your nachos including salsa, sour cream and guacamole and even though I’d not long devoured a cheesy pizza, I went with the cheese one that they have to offer. YUM!
After stuffing our faces with snacks, we grabbed another bucket of popcorn each (it was National Popcorn Day, please don’t judge) and headed through to our screen ready to see Glass! Just when we thought our experience couldn’t get any better, we walked into the screen to find that The Gallery seats are extra-wide, leather seats with a little table for your snacks and added leg room. You can even move the arm rest in between your seats if you fancy a snuggle. It was the comfiest cinema experience I’ve ever had!
We both thoroughly enjoyed our VIP experience and found that The Gallery was actually the perfect date night! At £20 per person it doesn’t break the bank either – score!
Thank you so much to intu Metrocentre and OPR for gifting me this experience, and to the staff at ODEON cinema and MOD Pizza for looking after us. We had a wonderful night and definitely celebrated National Popcorn Day the best way possible!
If you want to find out more info about The Gallery experience, go here.