I chat to team members and Shane Meadows about the insides of this brilliant Beeston cinema.
I also spoke to one of the managers who told me the cinema has “8 screens, a nice location and the tram stop literally up the road”. “We also have drinks machines and luxury seats where you can move about and feel like you’re not intruding on other people’s cinematic experiences”.
On the way into the movie, I got handed a goodie-bag which contained more popcorn, maltesers, two free cinema tickets and an ARC cinema face mask. I’ll definitely be using those two free tickets over the next few weeks.
Sitting down in the reclining seats (which are so comfy you can fall asleep), we were introduced to a screening of the 2012 film ‘Somerstown’ directed by Nottingham-born filmmaking legend Shane Meadows. He introduced the film and was there with his two boys who hadn’t seen it before.
The Beeston ARC Cinema is funky, dead-cool and full of movie-making passion and energy. It’s great to see another cinema in Nottingham. Showcase and Cineworld, watch out!