Odeon Silver Cinema Review

Written by Karen Bryan

The Odeon Silver Cinema is a great deal for movie fans aged 55 and over. It only costs £3 for a ticket, plus you get a free hot drink and biscuits.

I attended the Odeon Silver Cinema at the Lothian Road location in Edinburgh, Unfortunately there isn’t an Odeon cimema in my hometown of Stirling.

A the Lothian Road Odeon, the Silver Screen times are 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I opted for the 2pm screening on a Thursday, as I wanted to see ‘The Final Portrait’ about the Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti.

The featured films did seem to be the same as the films at general screenings. The same film appears around three times in the Odeon Silver Cinema programme.

You can buy the £3 ticket at a machine by the entrance to the cinema or you can buy your ticket online in advance. However, if you’d don’t make an advance purchase, it’s as well to buy your ticket at the kiosk on the lower ground floor, as that’s where you claim your free hot drink.

There were a few seats so I was able to sit down to drink my cup of tea. I had a chat with the couple sitting next to me.

I was surprised that there didn’t seem to be that many takers for the £3 ticket offer. I asked a member of staff about that. She told me that it’s usually much busier at the 11am screenings. When there are more Silver Screen attendees, the staff lay out a table with flasks of hot drinks and biscuits.

I will go to Odeon Silver Screen again if I am over in Edinburgh on a Tuesday or Thursday and there is a film that I fancy seeing.