By Simon Wesson, Reporter
Saturday, June 9, 2012
IT has always been handy having a reasonably-priced cinema in WGC.
The trouble, however, as any in-the-know resident would tell you, is that the Campus West facility rarely had any of the major blockbusters.
And when it did, it was often weeks and weeks weeks after their release.
Well no more!
For the team running the big screen at the Hawthorne Theatre has managed to change the schedule, meaning many of the huge flicks will arrive at Campus West while they’re being screened elsewhere.
This season alone, Marvel Avengers Assemble (12A), Dark Shadows (12A), Streetdance 2 (PG), Cabin In The Woods (15), The Dictator (15) and more are being screened.
Prices for tickets start from just £2.40, rising up to a maximum of £7.40 per person.
A spokesman at Campus West told the WHT they were aiming to attract the teenage audience and create a place for them to visit.
“If you’re a certain age – somewhere between young enough not to care and old enough to know better (or teenager, to give it the technical term) – there are certain places you will never go. Bowling greens, estate agents, Campus West,” he said.
“For some reason, the Hawthorne Theatre has developed this slightly fusty, distinctly older air – something that’s good but which you’d never go to before you were 30.
“RollerCity – now that’s a different thing, but very few teenagers ever venture upstairs to see the cinema or coffee shop.
“And that’s a big shame, especially at the moment – because the Hawthorne Theatre is having a huge blockbuster summer of films, and they’re cheaper than your local multiplex and a lot more convenient too!
“With a new six-week programme schedule allowing faster access to big titles and more showings than ever, Campus West can confidently hold its head up against the big boys of cinema.”