Bosses left red-faced after film preview cancellation

RED-FACED cinema bosses were forced to cancel a special film preview at Dorchester’s new Odeon cinema last night because the building was not ready.

The cinema in Brewery Square was due to open its doors for an exclusive preview screening of The Sapphires.

The Dorset Echo carried a reader offer in yesterday’s edition offering free tickets, and the offer had to be cancelled due to Odeon’s last-minute announcement.

The cinema is on track to open to the general public tomorrow and a charity screening of the new James Bond film Skyfall, which is sold out, will go ahead as planned tonight, an Odeon Cinemas spokesman said.

The spokesman said: “Unfortunately Odeon Dorchester was unable to open for last night’s promotional screening of The Sapphires. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and assure guests that the cinema will be opening on Friday as planned and a preview screening of The Sapphires will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”

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12:05pm Thu 25 Oct 12

stench says...

The irony of a promotional opening screening, not being ready on time.

Good promotion of what's to come, perhaps :)
The irony of a promotional opening screening, not being ready on time. Good promotion of what's to come, perhaps :) stench
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1:28pm Thu 25 Oct 12

dontbuyit says...

Yes and at least double the price of the existing plaza cinema and no doubt you'll be searched when you enter for illegal sweets possesion (as my son was in Weymouth)
Yes and at least double the price of the existing plaza cinema and no doubt you'll be searched when you enter for illegal sweets possesion (as my son was in Weymouth) dontbuyit
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3:29pm Thu 25 Oct 12

DickDastardly says...

Fury!
Fury! DickDastardly
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8:42am Fri 26 Oct 12

PortlandYoof says...

So long as the Plaza Dorchester keep their prices the same when Odeon arrive, they will continue to regularly receive my custom.

The last time me and the missus went to Cineworld in Weymouth, it cost us close to £14 EACH, with food and a drink.

Free parking in the multi story after 6:30PM? Whoopy-doo!!

Plaza Dorchester = £2.50 a film or £3.50 for 3D I think, the food is perfectlly reasonable.

It's now such a joke that 'Orange wednesdays' at cineworld still amount to three times the price of a standard ticket at the plaza, plus it's just been refurbished. The staff aren't rude/ignorant like Cineworld (Personal experience).

Just a disclaimer, I don't work or am associated with the plaza, just disagree with paying £30 for me and the mrs to go watch a film in a substandard cinema! Rant over. :-)
So long as the Plaza Dorchester keep their prices the same when Odeon arrive, they will continue to regularly receive my custom. The last time me and the missus went to Cineworld in Weymouth, it cost us close to £14 EACH, with food and a drink. Free parking in the multi story after 6:30PM? Whoopy-doo!! Plaza Dorchester = £2.50 a film or £3.50 for 3D I think, the food is perfectlly reasonable. It's now such a joke that 'Orange wednesdays' at cineworld still amount to three times the price of a standard ticket at the plaza, plus it's just been refurbished. The staff aren't rude/ignorant like Cineworld (Personal experience). Just a disclaimer, I don't work or am associated with the plaza, just disagree with paying £30 for me and the mrs to go watch a film in a substandard cinema! Rant over. :-) PortlandYoof
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