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GALLERY: Multi-million pound Odeon Luxe opens in Stafford

By Charlotte Callear | Stafford | Attractions | Published:

The multi-million pound Odeon Luxe Cinema finally opened its doors in Stafford - and it's far more than simply reclining chairs.

Guests take their seats for the first film showing

Watching a film at the luxurious £6.5 million development re-defines the cinema experience.

It is entirely immersive with the comfort of home blended with state-of-the-art screens and sound systems.

There is no battling for arm space with the person you are sat beside, nor any awkwardly manoeuvring across stranger's legs during a trip to the toilet, because the seats offer plenty of space and there is triple the leg room.

The height of the experience is the fact that, with a low hum, the 423 luxury handmade chairs recline to offer ultimate comfort without having to position yourself awkwardly to still see the screen.

Guests take their seats for the first film showing

Any possibility of thinking you could float off into a deep sleep due to the cosy environment is eradicated by the sound of the film booming through the impressive surround sound speakers.

Each chair also has its own retractable table to enjoy the variety of food from the foyer and drink including hot beverages from the Costa Coffee station or even alcoholic beverages bought from the bar.

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The eye-catching entrance

At times, it feels like I am on a first-class flight rather than on a trip to the movies.

The Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Ray Barron and Mayoress Jenny Barron pictured with Duncan Kerr, Project Manager, Odeon Luxe, left and General Manager Martin Purchase

It sits by the River Sow, right next to the Riverside development which offers host of restaurants and is conveniently only a short walk from the train station, making it easy for people travelling from in and around and the borough to get to.

The new Odeon Luxe cinema finally opens its doors in Stafford
Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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