*full disclosure: my cinema ticket were kindly gifted but all opinions are my own.
I have been extremely lucky to have built up a working relationship with the PR girls for the local Vue, which is in Eastleigh. They kindly gifted myself and my parents some tickets to see Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.
I have been desperate to see the the film so I got the PR to book me in for 9.50am screening! Nothing like a bright and breezy trip to festive town! Tickets at the Vue can be purchased both online and in store. Ticket collection is done from the kiosks inside the foyer which makes it easy and convenient.
Last Christmas follows former singer Kate who is unsuccessfully auditioning whilst working full time at a covent garden christmas shop. Whilst working as an elf at a year-round Christmas store she meets Tom who tries to melt her heart and help her be more caring and helpful.
I adore both Emilia and Henry when they perform separately and together they are a forced to be reckoned with. I love a cheesy, feel good film and this delivered! It even made me and my mum cry at the end with the twist we didn’t see coming.
It was great to be able to take my parents along to the cinema, something we haven’t done in years together! We are lucky to have such a big cinema right on our doorstep. The foyer to the Vue is pretty huge with a large seating area and plenty of choice in the food and drink department. Retail includes Popcorn, Pick and Mix, Nachos and Hot Dogs but the Eastleigh Vue also has Ben and Jerries!! The Eastleigh site has 9 screens and 1490 seats making it the perfect space for everyone to enjoy a little escape from reality with plenty of titles to choose from.
The ONLY downside to our local Vue is that it does need a little bit of a clean. The seats have got dirtier in the past few months and we had to move to different seats to some that were a bit more cleaner.
Overall though, I am happy to keep visiting the Vue to see the latest movies. With tickets now under £10, it is much more affordable to be able to attend the cinema than it used to be.