There’s only one cinema I’m in love with and that’s Empire without the tables and rockers I wouldn’t trade with for £1 million pounds.
Empire Leicester square threadhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...209&highlight=
The largest Odeon screen is Marble Arch London, not sure if it still holds the record. The only film I’ve seen at Marble Arch is Lawrence of Arabia (1988) 70mm Dolby SR the deep curve while sat at front totally drew me into the wide landscapes of the dry desert, when Lawrence blew the match flame out, BOOM!
Birmingham is bit further away than London.
Odeon Leicester square when looking at it from the outside might wow a few people at drawing the crowd in. once looking at screen 6 you think it would deliver, giving the sheer cost of the sound system to every seat.
The circle was the first place I sat at for the first time back in (1993) Last Action Hero 70mm Dolby SR with split surrounds. The sound was distant from the front and the enjoyment of the fronts was dull.
The surrounds captured my senses in the circle. But in the lower stalls the surrounds are just dreadful!
The same again with the fronts the stereo left and right was incredibly narrow.
The sub bass was lacking the force and the whole thing that Odeon practices with this "fanatical about film", they should really put there money where there mouth is, because I want my £13.50p back from that awfully digital showing of “Leatherheads” (2008) on Sunday April 20th just dreadful.
When I saw the layout of Odeon West End, the look of the auditoriums looked the part with a good enough near distance to the screen and the surround layout looked better, than Odeon Leicester square.