Cinema Trip - The Hobbit - The Desolation Of Smaug

  • January 15, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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As there's no comedy night running this month, I thought I'd make another cinema trip.

I'd like to see The Hobbit - The Desolation Of Smaug, the trailer for which is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os1G8RtqY2c


From the Cineworld website:

"Bilbo and the dwarves' epic and eventful dragon slaying quest continues in part two of Peter Jackson's stunning new trilogy. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) are on a dangerous journey. Their goal is to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from fearsome Smaug the dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch). But to reach Erebor, they must pass through many weird and wonderful lands. These include giant spider-infested Mirkwood, homeland of Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and the watery, sinister Lake-town. Gandalf, meanwhile, has business of his own in forbidding Dol Goldur. The second part of Peter Jackson's awesome trilogy expanded from the much-loved Tolkien classic takes us deeper into Middle-earth. New characters include the Silvan elf Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), the shape-shifting Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt) and woodland elf leader Thranduil (Lee Pace). And, yes, we do finally get to see the dragon Smaug in all his malevolent glory!"

I'm setting the date as Wednesday January 15th. The screentimes are all really early or really late - the best one seems to be 19:45 at Odeon Broadway Plaza.

The plan will be to either meet in the cinema lobby or to meet us in the pub for a pint and/or dinner beforehand. The pub I suggest we meet at is the Wetherspoons on Broad Street.

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  • Phil S.

    Hope everyone enjoys the film tonight. Hope you all spare a thought for those of us who have exams too lol! ;-)

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Nikki

      Thanks, it was a decent film =) good luck for the exam!

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Huh. Did you go to the Odeon in the end? Didn't see you all there....

    January 15, 2014

    • Nikki

      Yeah, 8 of us went to the Odeon

      January 16, 2014

  • Alex W.

    Sorry to rush off and that we got split up - early start for my commute tomorrow. Did intend to go to Figure of Eight but bus stuck in gridlock - tunnel probably closed - and peckish, so bailed out and ended up eating elsewhere. What did everyone think of the film?

    January 15, 2014

  • Alex W.

    Just got to B'way Plaza - quite quiet right now (surprisingly so for Orange Wed).

    January 15, 2014

  • Gareth

    Was all set for going then saw the running time... Won't be able to get back to Burton in time. Sorry will try to make next week's!

    January 15, 2014

    • Nikki

      That's fine, I guess we hadn't anticipated they'd only be showing it at inconvenient times. For a 3 hour film you'd have thought they'd adjust screen times accordingly?

      January 15, 2014

  • Nikki

    Okay everyone, I'm updating this to 19:45 at Odeon Broadway Plaza. This is fairly near to Cineworld Broad Street so it shouldn't be hard to find but we can meet up beforehand if people want to - I suggest heading to the Figure of Eight Wetherspoons on Broad Street if you'll be wanting dinner etc.

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Nikki

    Hey everyone, it looks like the Odeon (Broadway Plaza) has better screen times for this one. Cineworld broad street is only showing it either before most people finish work, or at 20.30, which wouldn't start until 21.00, and the film itself wouldn't finish until 23.40 which could be too late for people to get home. What are everybody's thoughts?

    January 10, 2014

    • May

      Assuming you mean the 7.45 one, that seems more sensible to me.

      1 · January 11, 2014

    • Nikki

      Yeah, I do =)

      January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    2D or 3D?

    January 1, 2014

    • Nikki

      2D

      January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ty. Tood's better!

      January 7, 2014

  • Phil S.

    Night before an exam for me, so I'll need all the time to myself that I can get lol

    January 5, 2014

  • Sue

    Can't wait to meet up :)

    January 5, 2014

  • May

    I was just thinking I wanted to see this, and then saw this!

    December 13, 2013

    • May

      Hmm sleepy-syntax sentence. I want to see the film, I saw this page. That makes a bit more sense...

      December 13, 2013

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