Back to the cinema Showcase Cinema de Lux (Glasgow) : Review

GIFTED


Its been an interesting year, and now everything is slowly going back to normal…..or as normal it can be for now.

One of my fav hobbies and loves is going to the Cinema, this is how you should see movies.

The big screen, the explosion of sounds, being transported to another world is an amazing feeling and one that I have missed and I am sure you have missed too.

The guys over at Showcase invited me to come back to the cinema and to see a film, I couldnt wait.

IT’S TIME TO FALL IN LOVE WITH CINEMA AGAIN

Are you sitting comfortably? After the successful reopening of 14 Showcase locations in England, Showcase Cinema de Lux Glasgow and Showcase Cinema de Lux Paisley have revealed which films will be hitting the big screen.

Whether you want to revisit some of the biggest ever blockbusters, take a trip down memory lane, catch a film you didn’t get chance to see first time around or get the kids out of the house, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favourite movie for just £5.

Looking to finally get some action? Showcase has a film line up that’s out of this world. From Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back to Jurassic Park, or even Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, these sci-fi fantasy adventures can provide the perfect dose of excitement for your weekend.

Or treat the kids to one of the many family favourites on offer. Watch the adventure of two brothers in Disney’s Onward, or enjoy the catchy soundtrack of Sing, an animation that follows a group of singing animals. With all tickets just £5, it’s the perfect family day out.

For superhero fans, the cinemas will be screening DC classics. Watch Clark Kent become Superman in Superman: The Movie, or enjoy Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa, as he leads the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

If you’re a film fanatic who loves nothing more than a great movie and the big screen experience, then why not watch one of the all-time greats? Showcase has regularly shown timeless classics as part of the Flashback programme, and from Friday you can enjoy everything from Back to the Future to The Goonies to When Harry Met Sally.

To welcome back cinemagoers, Showcase Cinemas will be screening all films for just £5 a ticket. Guests are advised to book tickets online in advance or use the self-service ticket machines in the cinema lobby.

All Showcase sites opening have a thorough cleaning regime in place, plus multiple hand sanitising stations for guests to use.

For the full list of films, to book tickets and watch the ‘Be Showcase Safe’ video, visit: https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/

the film i picked

I had a look at what was on and to be honest there were so many great films that I would love to see again…..I was taking my dad with me and he hadn’t seen Black Panther and I knew he would love it so thats what I picked.

I had only ever seen this on the small screen, so I couldn’t wait to see how it was on the big screen.

This was a fun ride from start to finish, I was totally pulled into the film and super comfy with the recliner seats.

How was it being back?

On entering I was asked if I had my ticket and if not someone would help me. I had to collect my ticket at the box office and just mention my name.

Got my ticket now to find my screen and sit down and relax.

On entering I was VERY impressed this place has changed soo much since the last time I was here, its very modern looking and the seats are all new and recline and MEGA comfy.

I sat down, took off my mask and got ready for the film.

What were restrictions?

You have to turn up 10 mins before the film starts, wear a mask until seated and if you leave the screen for the bathroom food or the film is finished you have to wear your mask.

How simple is that? yeah that easy.

Did I feel safe?

A lot of people will be worried about safety, and to be honest I felt 100% safe from my arrival till I got in my car.

The seats are limited per screen so that way social distancing is still in place, and using your mask etc

My dad who was with me also felt very safe and not worried, as they had put everything in place and was easy to follow.

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the cinema and my experience.

Firstly a massive thanks to Showcase Cinema for my treat, I had a great night and felt very relaxed after the movie.

It was really good to go back to the cinema, I really missed the whole experience and how good it is to see a film in a massive screen and just get totally immersed.

I can honestly say going back to the cinema is as safe and fun as it was pre lockdown, and even better the films are £5 per person right now how amazing is that.

Whats your first film? let me know 🙂

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even visited since the reopening. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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The Devils Pulpit (Scotland) VLOG

Today I decided to take a drive and visit The Devils Pulpit.

This was the first time visiting here, and one I wish I had visited a lot sooner as it was very cool. Check out my video to see what I got up to, and also if you visit here let me know in the comments below.

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Swadish (Glasgow) : Review

V: 14th December 2019


I visited Swadish not long after it opened, as Ajay the owner and chef sent me an invite. That night was really good, as I loved everything I ordered and said I would be back.

I always keep my word if I say I will be back, sometimes it may be sooner than expected and sometimes longer due to my busy schedule.

Tonight I went back with my best friend Chris, and we both had an amazing night.

Here is what I had and thought.

The Food

Ajay said when I return I should try the fish, so tonight I had to try a fish dish.

I went in only wanting to have one dish, but when I looked at the starters I had to try something…so my one dish became two.

Starter

Sweet Potato Chaat £5.50 (Vegan)
Spinach, Fritter, Pomegranate, Coriander, Tamarind, Sweet Yoghurt, Pomegranate Reduction.

I wanted to try a few starters but after thinking what one to select, I left to a quick random selection.

This was a really good starter for me, as it was very light, nice flavours and didn’t leave me too full which meant I had space for my main.

All the ingredients worked perfectly together.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course :

Punjabi Spiced Salmon £15.00
Tandoor roasted Scottish Salmon, Masala Potatoes, Tomato and Fenugreek Sauce, Raita.

Wow this was a big portion, and the smell was amazing…time to dig in.

mmmmmm that sums up every single mouthful.

The salmon was cooked perfectly and worked with the sauces and Masala potatoes! everything on the plate and every mouthful was perfect.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Desert :

Ajay came out and we had a wee chat, and it was nice to see him and have a chat again. He offered us a wee desert on the house, and you know me for my sweet tooth I couldn’t say no.

Melt In Love (tonight free thanks to Ajay, normally £7.50)
Ginger Chocolate Sphere with Chocolate Brownie, White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Hazelnut Crumbs. Hot Caramel Sauce, Dehydrated Raspberries.

Firstly when this arrived this looked very nice, then when the sauce got poured over it oh it was another treat for the eyes. (will be shown in the vlog)

This was very sweet but so so good, the chocolate with the mousse and the caramel sauce oh so so good!!! this just like the other dishes was perfect! full of flavour, and all the ingredients worked amazing together.

This was heaven for me and my sweet tooth.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Just like my first time this was a flawless visit, service, staff, and the food!

The review, photos and Vlog don’t do this justice, you have to visit here as its perfection!

Swadish is my new favourite Indian restaurant.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Vegan Friendly: Yes
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