Orpington’s first cinema in 34 years to feature special screening of ET

PUBLISHED: 14:13 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:13 07 March 2016

Screengrab from ET

Screengrab from ET


The cinema was officially opened by Orpington MP Jo Johnson and the mayor of Bromley last month

The first cinema in Orpington for 34 years will host a special one-off screening of ET tonight.

Odeon is bringing back the film that was voted most missed by residents during those three decades, after 39 per cent of respondents said they’d loved to have seen the 1982 sci-fi classic in their local cinema.

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 new cutting-edge cinema opened at the Walnut’s Shopping Centre last month, and features 960 seats across seven screens.

The star-attraction though is a 15m x 6.2m Isense screen, which delivers a unique experience in ultra high-definition in terms of both visuals and sound to its 280 spectators.

Digital projectors deliver almost nine million pixels, four times the resolution of a standard screen, meaning the film is brighter, clearer and alive with detail.

The Atmos sound system consists of a total of 56 speakers scattered throughout the room, including 18 on the ceiling.

General manager Trevor Cavell said: “It’s been a fantastic opening week already, with our first three days alone having seen our team welcome more than 9,000 guests through our doors.

“The appetite for film in Orpington is fantastic, and we’re thrilled to bring back this classic title especially as the local area has been without a cinema for 34 years.”

Tickets for the screening of ET tonight are available for £5.

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