Last week, we made it along to the launch night of Cineworld VIP at Glasgow’s Renfrew Street location. A new movie-going experience combining two of my favourite things – food and film.
The VIP treatment comes with an extra cost but you get plenty value for your cash. A buffet consisting of pizza, pasta, salad and cakes, unlimited drinks AND all the popcorn, hot dogs and nachos you can fit in your stomach greets you before the movie. Good start!
Next up, the screen is totally upgraded with reclining seats, tray tables and more leg room that you could ever need to stretch into. The only thing you’ll find difficult is leaving the comfort of your recliner to head out for a top-up of cinema snacks.
There was a choice of two movies on offer on opening night, Inferno and The Accountant – we went with the latter on account of having avoided Dan Brown’s previous treasure hunts.
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is an autistic accountant who specialises in un-cooking the books of some extremely dangerous organisations and individuals. Wolff takes on the task of unravelling years of sketchy financial dealings at a robotics company while the Treasury Department remains hot on his trail as a result of the body count he has a habit of leaving behind.
The pacing is a bit slow in the beginning but the pace picks up, characters develop nicely and the story loop is completed with some interesting twists and turns.
The Accountant hits UK cinemas November 5th and Cineworld VIP is open now at Glasgow’s Renfrew Street branch.
Have you ever wished your accountant was also a dab hand with a sniper rifle? How many servings of popcorn is too many in one sitting?? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments section below.