Today marks one year to the day since I last set foot in a cinema – at a great venue for a double-bill of Robocop and Assault on Precinct 13.
One of the things I’m looking forward to doing once All This is properly on the wane, is sitting down in a massive dark room and enjoying a good film on a big screen – and if you’re on this site, I suspect you feel the same.
There’s something about sitting in a cavernous, dark room gazing at images on an enormous screen that just can’t be replicated at home, however much you spend on your home entertainment system.
Even in the most mainstream multiplexes, when the auditorium never really gets dark and visitors can’t leave their phones alone for two minutes, there’s something about the shared experience of cinema that I’ve missed almost as much as hugging my relatives and having drinks with friends.
That being said, I’m pretty sure that as soon as I finally make use of the Everyman vouchers which have been burning a hole in my pocket since my birthday last year, I’m going to be hoping beyond hope there’ll be nobody else in the screening or at least nobody sitting nearby.
I missed Tenet on the big screen, I’m looking forward to seeing Daniel Craig’s Bond swansong in No Time To Die, and I can’t wait to get back to the Abbeydale Picture House, Cottage Road Cinema , Hyde Park Picture House or an Everyman once it’s safe.
Have you got a film, venue, snack or drink already in mind for once All This is over? Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook or through the site and let’s geek out together in anticipation.