Olympic Studios are located on Barnes High Street, and in my opinion this is the way we should all watch films.
Perfectly chic decor, a delicious choice of popcorn (the Salted Toffee is incredible) and sweets. And that's without mentioning the amazingly comfortable, reclining seats, or sofas if you want the full at home experience.
I went along for the first time on Saturday afternoon to see Blue Jasmine. The film was brilliant and Cate Blanchett was fully deserving of her Oscar for her starring role in the movie.
However, the experience of the cinema was what made it such a good afternoon. There were no queues for the pick and mix, there wasn't popcorn embedded in my seat or a stroppy man ripping my ticket in half and pointing which way to go. No no, Olympic Studio's have combined exquisite, friendly customer service with eclectic decor to create what I can only describe as the perfect cinema experience.
If the cinema wasn't enough already, the cafe and dining room (with it's own in-house pastry chef, cooking freshly made tarts all day long) serves up great food whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, the ground floor location looks out onto the high street, making it the perfect location for a bit of people watching whilst enjoying your food. I'd highly recommend the calamari, hanger steak and hand-cut chips.
You can also become a member of Olympic Studios which allows you access to their member's bar and restaurant upstairs as well as various discounts and invitations to member's only events. To find out more about becoming a member or to see the upcoming viewings visit their website or follow them on Twitter.
A big thank you to Olympic Studios for a lovely dinner and cinema experience, I already can't wait to return!