I don't really like going to the cinema. I think the last time I went was to the Trainspotting premiere!! Well, actually it wasn't quite that long but I hardly ever go. The Actor has only got me there twice in the four years we've been together. Once he bribed me into it as he couldn't believe we'd never been. He took me to see There Will Be Blood. I'm not good at films that make me jump and in the very first scene a guys head gets caved in! I spent quite a lot of the film hiding behind his shoulder. The other time was recently when we took my dad to see Alice in Wonderland. I knew I had to go as it was 3D. It had changed a lot since the last time I saw a 3D film...
Since the last time I went to the Everyman Screen on the Green in Islington it has been completely refurbished and I loved it! It has wide velvet seats, cushions, footstools, sofas, tables AND table service, food and a bar. They were mixing up strawberry mojito's and serving pitta bread with dips and fantastic snacks and chocolate. It was fully booked for the 8.30pm screening on a Monday night, I think we got the last seats. They must be doing great business in there.
The cinema was built in 1913. It now holds 120 people very comfortably
The Actor booked a sofa with footstool right at the front. I felt like I was at home. I was most impressed. And it was air conditioned.
They serve cocktails, great coffee. And organic Belgian chocolate buttons... so Islington!
He reeled off a list of films showing but I wouldn't commit to any of them so he booked to see Inception. We both said afterwards we wished we'd gone for Toy Story 3 instead! Leonardo di Caprio was really good, in fact all the cast were good, but it's a boys movie and there were too many guns, bombs and special effects every two bloody seconds for my liking.
Before the cinema he took me for dinner at a lovely little Japanese which a friend recommended just along the road.
It's very simple and serves fantastic food. It wasn't at all expensive unlike some of the other Japanese restaurants we go to. I always cringe when the bill comes as some of them are so overpriced. £8 for sesame green beans?... £25 for sashimi? I think not.
I love Miso soup. It's £1.50 here. Even cheaper than Yo Sushi and tons better
We had Miso soup, edamame beans, chicken gyoza dumplings which were delicious, the freshest sashimi I'd had in ages, beef teryaki, chicken katsu curry and a large bottle of saki. It came to £45 which I thought was really great value.
This film IS right up my street... Gainsbourg comes out on 30th July and I can't wait to see it. The Screen on the Green is so fantastic, it has completely changed my opinion about going to the cinema. The Actor is delighted about that so we are going again at the weekend and will book another sofa.
Serge and Jane. LOVE.