Date nights are lovely; nice meal followed by a cinema trip is a more traditional date, however I can’t help but fit it a little inconvenient. Eating a meal inevitably makes you a little sleepy, you just want to go home and crawl into bed, and usually end up missing half the film you just had to remortgage your house to pay for because you fell asleep. Local pizza fanatics at Klay joined up with Admit One Film Club and they have got date night sussed just right.
On the last Thursday of every month Admit One holds a film night at a local eatery. Holding it the same time every month is great as it means you and your partner (or pals) can set aside that day for a night out. This month the film night was held at Klay, my favourite pizza place located in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter.
£4 got you entry into the film, half the price of your average cinema ticket, as well as 20% off any food you ordered! DISCOUNTED PIZZA! I mean, I’m not going to say no to that am I. Jake and I ordered 2 cheesy garlic pizza’s, a portion of pizza nachos and two cokes, which cost around £12 in total. All in we paid £20 for the evening and that’s a bloody good price for a date these days.
The upstairs area of Klay had been transformed into a cinema room, with rows of chairs set up in front of a projector playing the classic film Stand By Me. Jake and I were yet to see this film (Jake was familiar with the Family Guy version though), and if you’ve not seen it either here’s the low down: ‘It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.’
Jake and I both really enjoyed ourselves, the film was brilliant, the food was fabulous and it definitely didn’t break the bank – what more can you want? Next month Admit One are holding the film night at Bottlecraft’s new premises and I’m quite excited to see what film will be held next time. If this quirky little traveling cinema is something you fancy coming along to, keep an eye on their Facebook page and bag a ticket to the next event quick as tickets are super limited!