At the beginning of the month I saw a tweet about a series of film nights happening at the Cosy Club in Bournemouth. The idea is that a Facebook poll is put together during the week between five films, and the winner of the poll is screened on Sunday night at the top deck of the Cosy Club in Bournemouth. And so begins Cosy Club Movie Nights.
The idea interested me right from the off-set anyway as being a film grad, I love movies, but as soon as I found out that the first film showing was The Grand Budapest Hotel, I literally couldn’t wait to go, as it’s one of my favourites. (I love quirky cinema, and the Cosy Club’s theme is everything ‘splendid’, which makes Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest a perfect fit).
I brought a couple of friends with me and we arrived a bit earlier than the screening time, so took a seat on the ground floor where the bar is for a drink and a catch-up. It was my first time going to the Cosy Club, and I was instantly struck by how much I loved the look of the place.
The external frontage is gorgeous and reminds me of an art-deco period with the burgundy and gold colours, printed brickwork and ornate ornaments.
The building is spread across four floors, with a bar, restaurant and additional dining area all laid out in the same unique style, along with the top deck with a more informal seating area as well as a gorgeous veranda-style terrace.
Cosy Club Movie Nights
I’d reserved a table for Grand Budapest and the film started around half past seven-eightish. There was tons of seating along with some very comfy-looking bean bags and sofas, and the staff even do table service so you can order drinks or snacks from downstairs and they will bring them up to you!
There was an interval half-way through which I thought was a nice idea especially for longer films, and it was a good chance to have a chat with the other people on the night.
At the time of writing this, I’ve actually been to two of the three film nights that they have put together since starting Cosy Club Movie Nights. (The one two weeks ago was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which was amazing – loved it), and I was planning on going tomorrow but the team are taking a break so it’s back on next Sunday 2nd July.
I couldn’t recommend it enough. It’s a free film for a start in a lovely venue (popcorn, drinks and snacks are all available to buy from the bar), and I love the fact that we as the viewers get so much input into which films are shown. There was a clipboard handed out at the end of the night for everyone to write down which films they would like to be screened at future movie nights. And after having a chat with the super lovely staff I found out that they’re even planning themed film nights where viewers can get dressed up. CAN NOT WAIT for that.
Find out all about it here, and I’ll be back with a new post very soon! Take care guys x