Odeon Swiss Cottage

Cinemas , Multiplex Swiss Cottage
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Venue name: Odeon Swiss Cottage
Address: 96 Finchley Rd
London
NW3 5EL
Transport: Tube: Swiss Cottage
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  • In this live-action adventure, Mowgli (Scott Lee) is five before he's jungle-bred. The animals act like animals, sort of, which means that Mowgli wrestles with Baloo the bear, tumbles with wolves, but doesn't discuss philosophy with 'em. He swims ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Who wanted a Disney remake of ‘The Jungle Book’? No one. Especially not one combining CGI with a real-life boy. But forget about your worries – this new version is the jungle VIP. Director Jon Favreau hasn’t monkeyed around, dipping into the 1967 ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Does any of this sound familiar? Two iconic heroes duking it out over two-and-a-half epic hours… Angsty agonising over the collateral damage that ensues… Cameos from multiple costumed crusaders, just to make sure we’re suitably hyped for the next ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Michael Moore, still the baseball-hatted icon of lefty discontent (if looking schlumpier 26 years after 'Roger & Me') delivers his latest documentary provocation, which refreshingly turns out to be one of his more hopeful and celebratory efforts. ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    This drone drama arrives so steeped in the clichés of the Hollywood terror-plot actioner – barking generals, truckloads of jihadis, a faintly exotic soundtrack – that it initially almost feels comical. Writer Guy Hibbert ('Omagh') and director Gav...
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Tom Bruce
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A solid cinematic experience (considering it is a chain - the better one, to be fair) with five screens, including an IMAX, consisting in an old converted industrial warehouse, the exterior of which is still mostly intact. Swiss Cottage tube is literally opposite, which helps, but decent shops require a ten minute walk, so if you want to bring beverages or food stuffs into the screening while avoiding paying outrageous Odeon prices then you've a ten minute walk to make. Standing out gloriously from other, lesser, seedier, morally inferior chains, Odeon's popcorn is totally animal product free. No butterfat = me buying their popcorn.


Ah yes, a note about the staff. My father is slightly deaf, and some highly trained extortionist at concessions managed to get him to buy Premier tickets at the back by giving the impression that all the aisle seats were taken excepting those right at the back, which are special because of, not sure really, better cupholders...? And therefore more expensive. But it was all a lie! A lie I tell ye!


Before today (Sep 13th 2015) the last time I had been here was to see Avengers Assemble in Swiss Cottage's IMAX screen, which was a pretty neat experience. Loud noises. Big explosion. Speakers go boom. 

Graham

Saw Gravity but the film was spoiled by the sound level being too high. Blasting out loud at painful levels This isn't the first time I have had this complaint about the Odeon Swiss Cottage. Perhaps the projectionist is deaf.