Create your ultimate Galentine’s experience

Planning a virtual night-in with your BFF’s this Galentine’s Day? 

While it may be difficult to see your besties in person this year, it’s the perfect time to have a virtual get-together with the gals to celebrate your friendship.

That’s why we’ve brought you everything you need to recreate the ODEON big-screen experience at home, and host the ultimate Galentine's Day with the women in your life. So get the ladies together on your video platform of choice, pull up a comfy chair and scroll down to enjoy a virtual night-in with your pals to remember.


Let's start by setting the scene...

To help you fully immerse yourself into the virtual ODEON at home experience, we bring you our video call backgrounds.

Meet up (virtually of course) in our bright foyer; catch-up over a cuppa at Costa; make-your-own cocktails at the Oscars' Bar; before settling down in your favourite Luxe recliner.

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Make your own ODEON Signature cocktails at home...

Nothing pairs with a good film better than one of our perfectly-mixed ODEON Signature cocktails.

And so especially for Galentine's Day, we're sharing the recipes for two of our favourite cocktails for you to make at home.

Give them a go and show us how you do on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Oscar's Pop'n'Coke

Ingredients

  • 50ml Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1 tsp Monin Popcorn Syrup
  • 140ml Coca-Cola
  • Ice
  • Popcorn
  • To serve you'll need: a highball glass, a cocktail stirrer, a cocktail stick

Instructions

  • Get your highball glass and fill it with ice (just below the lip of the glass)
  • To the glass, add the rum, syrup, and Coca-Cola
  • Take your cocktail stirrer and give everything a good stir for about 10 seconds
  • As a final flourish, we garnish ours with 3 popcorn flakes skewered on a cocktail stick (we won't mind if you add more than 3...)
  • Serve!

 

Lilly's Pink Gin Spritz

Ingredients

  • 50ml Gordon's Premium Pink Gin
  • 75ml Schweppes Lemonade
  • 50ml Prosecco
  • Ice
  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • To serve you'll need: a balloon glass, a cocktail stirrer

Instructions

  • Get your balloon glass and fill it with ice
  • To the glass, add the gin, lemonade, prosecco and the fresh fruit
  • Take your cocktail stirrer and give everything a good stir for about 10 seconds
  • Serve!

Our ODEON film expert recommends...

You've got the girls together, the good vibes flowing - now you just need great films to watch. With that in mind, we’ve asked one of our film experts to suggest two films especially for you.

This week, our expert tips are from Alex.

He’s worked at ODEON for nearly 20 years, and loves weepies, classics, and films from different cultures.

Favourite film: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Here's Alex's top tips for Galentine's viewing:

Brooklyn (2015)

This is big screen romance at its best - Saoirse Ronan plays a young lady split between two worlds, Ireland (home, where all of her roots are) and New York (exciting, new, where her life is entirely her own), both places offer a chance at romantic happiness. Which will she take?

If you want to fall in love vicariously, or be reminded of the power of romantic love, this is the film for you. 

Booksmart (2019)

This is a fantastic film about friendship. It's hilarious and heartwarming, a modern classic with superb acting from Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. It manages to make you nostalgic for your teenage years, while also being grateful that you don't have to go through them again

If you want to remind yourself of the importance of a great best friend, this is the perfect choice.

Need a few more tips for your watchlist?

We've got you covered with our list of the top 5 films about female friendship.


Now for the bit everyone loves... the trailers...

No authentic ODEON experience is complete without a showstopping sizzle reel of the blockbusters soon to be showing on a big screen near you.

That's why we've put together a showreel of the biggest films of 2021 especially for you to play before the main event - replete with the ODEON voiceover you know and love.

Which leaves us nothing more to say, except: turn off your phones, finish your conversations, and get ready...

It's about to begin...

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