Over the last few weeks Hazel and I took our first tentative steps back into public entertainment spaces, although neither of the films drew the sort of audience that invoked social-distancing-anxiety.
First up we saw the brilliant Summer of Soul at the Everyman in Newcastle.
- The film (of course).
- The seats were a sofa!
- You could get a coffee delivered to your seat.
- There was probably only 9 or 10 folk (including us) in the room.
Not so good points:
- Despite there being only 9 or 10 folk (including us) in the room - we still had an annoying talker!
- We’d booked seats down the front of but they were far too close to the screen (we moved).
- The staff coming in mid-film to solicit orders for more coffee was just plain wrong. Once a film has started that’s the last you should see of anyone until it’s over!
Next it was the Jam Jar in Whitley Bay to see the NTLive (not live) Follies
- We were in the front row again but thankfully these were a comfortable distance from the screen.
- Drinks… served in glasses!
- Decent seats - not a sofa but roomy and comfortable
- No one tried to sell us anything mid-film!
- There was probably only 7 or 8 folk (including us) in the room.
- Tickets were a wee bit pricey for a 4 year old NT presentation.