The Olympic Cinema will see its return to the building's roots as a local cinema; boutique in style with an emphasis on comfort – for everyone to enjoy. With great sound and picture, the cinema will show a comprehensive range of quality mainstream and art house films on general release. As well as a 2-screen cinema, the building will include the Olympic Café and Dining room, a Members bar, a Tuck shop and a function room/library – details of which can be found below. We’ll be updating this page with further illustrations of the interiors soon.
Café and Dining Room - The cafe and dining room on the ground floor, will be open to all, offering a homely and relaxed environment throughout the day and will serve a predominantly European cuisine, focusing on great seasonal English produce. Menu suggestions include sharing plates and tapas as well as home-cooked steak and chips, seasonal dishes and a good old-fashioned burger and hot dog. It will be relaxed, rustic and charming as well as great value.
Members Bar - The Members-only bar on the first floor will be a place of comfort, offering members the chance to eat, drink, work or relax at any time of the day. Food will be available - home cooked British food being the theme.
Wi-Fi will be available for those that wish to use it.
Studio 1 - The main cinema on the first floor has 125 seats including 4 sofas. Although incredibly comfortable with reclining seats, space to stretch your legs and to house a bottle of wine, the emphasis will be on the film viewing experience, with state of the art digital projection coupled with incredible sound - as you can only expect considering the buildings unique acoustic heritage.
Tuck Shop - Just outside Studio 1, the Tuck Shop is the place to purchase snacks and soft drinks to take into the cinema. A range of sensibly priced popcorn, ice-cream and cinema-friendly fare will be on offer. All ticket holders will be able to purchase an alcoholic beverage from inside the cinema before the film starts. Members can also purchase tuck shop snacks from the Members bar.
Function Room / Library - The Function Room / Library on the 2nd floor, is a private space and may be hired for meetings and functions, with priority given to Founder members.
A little later in the year, the recording studio and Screen 2 - a 65 seat cinema will open. The Function Room / Library on the 2nd floor, is a private space and may be hired for meetings and functions, with priority given to Founder members. When not screening general release films, Screen 2 can be booked for anything from corporate screenings to children's parties.