We're turning into a nation of filmgoers. Cinema attendances are up to their highest levels ever. But if only the quality matched the quantity. For all the success of the mainstream multiplex, the smaller art-house and repertory cinemas have been closing down left right and centre.
All's not lost though - the the brand new Lux Cinema in Hoxton has a superb and varied programming policy and the enormous Odeon Leicester Square has had a welcome facelift both internally and externally. From outside we get a classic art deco look, inside its all fake leopard skin chairs and kitsch.