Just got back from Glasgow. On Sunday I saw, for the first time in full ... Casablanca. No, I don't know why it took me so long to see one of Holywood's greatest films either, but there you go. Anyway, it was worth the wait. I enjoyed every minute - and I wasn't alone. At the end the audience greeted the closing credits with warm and prolonged applause.
Better still, we watched it at the Glasgow Film Theatre, a hugely evocative venue that retains all the charm of an old-fashioned picture house without compromising on modern creature comforts.
In fact, the GFT is immaculate, the perfect place to see a movie, old or new. The ticket office is at the end of a dark wood-panelled foyer and early arrivals can have a drink and a bite to eat at Cafe Cosmo (named after the original art deco cinema that was built in the 1930s).
I have just found these comments online and I couldn't agree more:
"Facilities are old school but equipment is modern and sound system is just perfect."
"Two screens and a wonderful cafe serving actual proper food (no popcorn!) and alcohol which can be taken into the theatre with you."
"One of the coolest places to hang out in the city."
Glasgow Film Theatre - warmly recommended.
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