Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Going to the cinema in France

Perhaps, one of the few things I have missed about the UK since moving here to Brittany is the fact that we used to visit the cinema on a fairly regular basis. This is something we haven't done at all since moving here, the thought of watching a film all in French is just one step too far!

That has all changed now though, the key is to look for the French abbreviation VOST as in the photo below.

The actual French for the abbreviation, VOST, is "version originale sous titree" or Original version with subtitles.

On Monday night we went to our local cinema which is actually walking distance from our house ( although we didn't walk due to the weather ) we are very lucky indeed to have a cinema in a village of under 1600 people and so close. It is not your average "Odeon" or "Vue" as you can see from the photo. And certainly no Popcorn and Cola at inflated prices!

We watched "The wolf of Wall Street the latest Martin Scorsese film with Leonardo DiCaprio which premiered on Christmas day.
The cost of a seat at the cinema was 5 euros or a little over £4 so a real bargain, in addition we were given a loyalty card which means that every tenth ticket is free, making it even more of a bargain. The cinema, although small ( around 80 or so seats ) was a lot more modern than I had expected with comfortable seating and a good view of the screen from everywhere.

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