ODEON: The UK's most iconic cinema experience
The brand that immediately springs to mind whenever anybody mentions a night out at the cinema in the UK, ODEON has been thrilling generations of families, film buffs and first dates for over 80 years. The first ODEON opened in Birmingham back in 1930 and the brand has gone from strength to strength in the ensuing decades.
The very first ODEON cinema was initially known simply as the “Picture House,” and was opened by Oscar Deutsch in 1928 in the humble West Midlands town of Brierley Hill. The first ODEON branded cinema sprung up two years later in the nearby Birmingham suburb of Perry Barr. It was allegedly named for the motto “Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation,” but it’s more likely derived from the Ancient Greek word, which related to buildings used for musical performances, or the American term “Nickelodeon.”
Besides the iconic, 1683 seat cinema located in Leicester Square, London, which houses many of the biggest European and Hollywood film premieres in the world, ODEON currently owns and operates more than 120 cinema screens in the UK, making it the largest cinema chain in the UK. As such, a Student Choice gift card will give the student in your life access to a world of cinematic delights, wherever they live.
As the largest cinema chain in the UK, ODEON show not only the latest blockbusters and major family films, but many more independent art house and foreign films than their competitors. This means that a Student Choice gift card would make an ideal gift for film students, media students or just those students who enjoy using the world of the silver screen to relax after a hard week of studying.
A night out at the ODEON is more than just a trip to the movies, with each theatre offering a unique character, which stems from the fact that many ODEON cinemas are in older buildings, refurbished to offer the most up-to-date screens in the most characterful surroundings. Add this to the fact that ODEON cinemas are the country’s leaders in cutting edge technology and comfort, with more IMAX screens than any other exhibitor in the UK, and you have a recipe for a truly exceptional experience.
Why Choose Student Choice?
University is all about expanding the mind and exploring new passions, which makes students so hard to buy for, as they are always changing and evolving. That’s what makes the Student Choice gift card such a perfect gift, as it can be used at a number of quality retailers, offering varied services and experiences.
Using a Student Choice gift card at your local ODEON cinema couldn’t be simpler. Use our store finder to search by postcode or city to find your local cinema and use the card as you would any conventional credit card. Our cards can be loaded with an amount of your choosing up to £100, so whether you’re rewarding an excellent test score or just letting the student in your life know that you’re thinking of them and that you want them to take a break occasionally, there’s a perfect amount to suit.
Student Choice gift cards can also be used at a variety of other outlets, specifically chosen to appeal to students of all ages. So, give the student in your life the gift of choice with a Student Choice gift card.