You’re staying at a hotel for a romantic weekend. It’s raining outside but you don’t want to sit in your room and watch TV, so what do you do? Go downstairs to the hotel’s intimate private cinema room and watch a movie? Well you do if you are staying at One Aldwych or the W London.
One Aldwych has just launched the second season of its popular “Martini Movies” dinner & movie experience. The experience includes a Grey Goose martini cocktail, a film in the comfy Screening Room which seats just 30, plus popcorn and a 3-course meal in its Axis restaurant. The movies will run every Friday and Saturday evening in October and November, with special Sunday brunch screenings of Christmas classics in December. It certainly beats a trip to the multiplex!
The Martini Movies cost £42 per person and must be booked in advance.
An LHI blog colleague and I were invited to test out this experience the other night for a pre-release screening of Cannes and Sundance winner, Beasts of the Southern Wild. It certainly felt a notch above the usual cinema experience and the canapes and cocktails made it extra-special. It’s perfect for taking that special someone out to see a movie in style.
Meanwhile, over at the W London, they’ve created a “W Film Club” which will run every other Tuesday in the hotel’s 39 seat private cinema…
I watched The Shining there last year and can confirm that it’s both comfy and stylish – just check out those red chairs! The W Film Club costs £15 per ticket with free popcorn or £20 for a VIP ticket which includes a drink from the bar. A word of warning: they offer a drinks service at your seat too, but be careful you don’t get carried away!
There are several other London hotels with in-house cinemas which we’ve previously listed. This winter The Berkeley will also be offering an intimate winter rooftop cinema experience with hot chocolate and seasonal films.
London hotel cinema lovers are spoilt for choice this winter!
Photo Credits: One Aldwych, W London.