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Added on: 26th January, 2016 by O1


Odeon Cinema, Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington High Street.

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• New seven screen ODEON cinema to open in Orpington in exactly one month - on Friday, February 26th
• Guests will be able to enjoy its state-of-the-art ISENSE screen – one of only two in the UK – and freshly baked Croma pizza in-cinema
• Cinema is first in Orpington for 34 years, with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial topping a poll of films that residents most missed during those three decades
• Tickets on-sale soon, with opening weekend ticket deals to be announced

ODEON – Europe’s largest cinema group – has confirmed it will be opening its new state-of-the-art Orpington cinema to the public in one month’s time, on Friday, February 26th.

Orpington’s first cinema for 34 years, ODEON Orpington will boast 959 seats across seven screens – and feature a state-of-the-art ISENSE screen and a host of other cutting-edge cinema tech. The cinema will also feature an in-screen dining concept with freshly baked pizza, from our Croma Pizza Point counter, as part of a range of fantastic food and drink options for guests.

One of only two currently in the UK, the cinema’s ISENSE screen features luxury seating throughout and cutting-edge Dolby ATMOS sound, designed to deliver a truly immersive, ultra-high-definition cinema experience – whilst the Croma pizza kitchen will serve slices of traditional and innovative Italian pizzas, made to order using the finest ingredients and ready within minutes.

Guests will have the chance to enjoy fantastic deals on the opening weekend (watch this space!) with tickets available to pre-order soon via ODEON.co.uk, with no booking fees, to top titles such as Goosebumps and Zoolander 2.

To mark the impending launch of the new cinema, ODEON asked over 350 Kent residents to put forward the films they have missed out on in seeing in cinema over the last 34 years.

On average, local residents listed more than 5 films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial being the most popular, as 39% of the people said they’d have loved to have seen the 1982 science-fiction in their local cinema.

ODEON has now pledged to screen the blockbuster in Orpington (dates of screening TBC).

Other titles missed by local residents included Mamma Mia! The Movie (32 per cent), recent box office sensation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (30 per cent), Die Hard (28 per cent) and James Cameron’s science fiction epic Avatar (27 per cent).

The Top 5 films missed in Orpington for the last 30 years are:
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (39 per cent)
2. Mamma Mia! The Movie (32 per cent)
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (30 per cent)
4. Die Hard (28 per cent)
5. Avatar (27 per cent)

“We’re just one month away from opening the doors of our new cinema, and the team couldn’t be more excited,” said Trevor Cavell, General Manager at ODEON Orpington. “To bring the magic of cinema back to Orpington high street after three decades – and with the cutting edge technology we can offer today – will be a truly unique experience for residents, and we look forward to welcoming as many local film fans on February 26th as we can.”

Key features of the new cinema will include:
• 959 seats across seven screens
• Cutting- edge 276 seat ISENSE screen featuring Dolby ATMOS sound
• ODEON Premiere seating, as well as ODEON’s sub-brands ODEON Kids, ODEON Newbies, ODEON Silver Cinema & ODEON Screen Unseen
• Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
• Freshly-popped salted popcorn, Make It Your Way hot dogs, Pick & Mix, nachos and freshly-cooked lattice fries & chunky chips
• New made-to-order Italian pizza at the award-winning Croma Pizza Point
• Full range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Some of the highly anticipated films to be shown in the brand-new cinema include:
• Grimsby
• Deadpool
• Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

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kirsty - 22 Feb, 2016 - 13:13PM

The cinema is in middle of shopping precinct so you would use the multi storey car park or other carprks with in town centre

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Dorothy Holmans - 6 Feb, 2016 - 08:19AM

What is the parking going to be like?

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Dave - 27 Jan, 2016 - 19:15PM

Brilliant news. Agree with JWH, mustn't be too hard on kids. High street has defo improved, love Pato and Finch House and I use the independent shops when I can. Me and the wife are looking forward to visiting the Odeon, shame there's another discount store underneath though!

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Michelle - 27 Jan, 2016 - 16:25PM

Great to see Orpington developing so fast. Can't wait to see ET in my home town!!!

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Greg Hutchinson - 27 Jan, 2016 - 16:23PM

Fantastic news! Love cinema, I'm a real film buff!

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Les Wilson - 27 Jan, 2016 - 10:26AM

About time something good is opening in orpington, now all we have to do is control the out of order students that wreck the town with there bad behaviour and that's girls as well, it's not good for the town it gives us a bad name

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paul robson - 27 Jan, 2016 - 09:36AM

Great news, lets hope they will show Star Wars force awakens when it opens.
Nice to see some improvements to orpington. Now they just need to get rid of all the cheapo pound shops and get some decent shops in their place and it maybe worth visiting for more than the cinema.

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JWH - 27 Jan, 2016 - 09:23AM

This is a great plus for Orpington. We are frequent cinema goers and won't need to travel to Bluewater or Sevenoaks now. Whilst an 18+ screen, as mentions in one of the comments, is a nice notion as many much younger viewers can spoil your enjoyment by talking, noisily scrunching their crisp bags etc and invariably kicking the back of your seat, once they reach the age of 12, such things become much rarer and hey, we were all kids once. We can't wait for the screens to open and it'll be great to go to one of the lovely restaurants we now have here in Orpington. Things are looking up!

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Jenny Saville - 27 Jan, 2016 - 08:38AM

Great news ! At last ! I just hope they will be showing top quality films and not just American blockbusters and films for children.

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Anon - 27 Jan, 2016 - 07:01AM

Cinema days are here again. Let's hope they have Ssturday morning children's cinema???!!

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Georgia - 26 Jan, 2016 - 22:08PM

Whoop whoop. Nice one.

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Julie H - 26 Jan, 2016 - 21:02PM

I agree Craig, the town centre is looking alot better nowadays. Already some nice restaurants and good small stores but my kids will love having a cinema here.

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Anon - 26 Jan, 2016 - 20:40PM

Finally. Can't wait to take my kids there. Just hope all the youngsters don't trash and ruin it. It's about time Orpington had something descent, This is gonna be so good for Orpington highstreet.

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Craig Duncan - 26 Jan, 2016 - 20:37PM

Excellent, can't wait to visit! Positive things seem to be happening in town now. The high street feels so much better than it did two or three years ago. Just need a place I can buy a pair of jeans now, lol.

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Ellen - 26 Jan, 2016 - 17:22PM


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Carol Roberts - 26 Jan, 2016 - 15:43PM

Cant wait to take me grandchildren.

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Anon - 26 Jan, 2016 - 14:00PM

Add 18+ Screens, where anyone under that age can't even go into that screen, it will definatley keep some of the screens alot nicer.

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