Last week I had to go to Rottingdean and on the way home my friend and I decided to go to the cinema in the Marina at Brighton.
It was a late-night screening of The Interview which was not showing locally.
Having checked that seats were available, we bought our tickets (from a machine of course) and the total for two of us was... £18.40!
After I picked myself up, we took our seats in this scruffy cinema and as the film started a girl with a beehive hairdo, that obscured half the screen, sat directly in front of me.
So we re-located to the side and enjoyed the film until it broke down ten minutes from the end. After a 20-minute delay it finally finished.
Now I know we should have waited until this film was on in Worthing so we could have gone to either one of the local cinemas for a cheaper and better experience.
We could even have gone to the Dome on Mondays where tickets are £3 each, the Connaught on Wednesday for £3 or the Sunday saver evening. You can even buy reasonably-priced drinks.
At both venues the staff are pleasant and polite and if you are lucky you may even meet the duty manager, and former Worthing mayor, Ann Barlow at the Connaught.
All this and free street parking after 6pm (or £1 per hour in the car parks) makes it a much more pleasing experience.
I make no apology for this shameless plug to support your local venues, but why would anyone pay £18.40 for the cinema?
Councillor Sean McDonald
Worthing Borough Council
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