I hope you’ve all enjoyed your first week as a fully fledged University student! Being back on campus this week has felt strange. Being away for several months over the summer break meant it all felt strangely alien yet very familiar, but I’m looking forward to throwing myself back into the swing of things. I’m loving living in a different area of Leicester this year, as it means I get to see a whole bunch of new places – I advise moving around a bit each year, especially if you’re living in a different city to home. Its a great way to make the city feel fresh each year.
Although this post may seem a little off topic amidst the mayhem of Freshers, I wanted to write a post that’s a little different. I returned to the Phoenix Cinema here in Leicester on Friday for the release of Gone Girl and was reminded of what a wonderful little gem it is, and seeing as this is a film blog though it was appropriate to write about it!
Located only a short walk away from the train station, Phoenix Cinema is the cheapest place to watch really awesome, independent films that are sometimes not being shown at other chain-cinemas. If you’ve had enough of going ‘out-out’, fancy a quiet one with your group of friends and want to keep it relaxed, Phoenix allows you to do so for cheap. With your student ID (which they check vigilantly – so don’t forget it), your ticket will only cost you £5. I went to see David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Glynn’s novel Gone Girl and it was absolutely awesome. I recommend it to everyone, both the book and the film!
Next week I’ll be writing an in-depth post about all things Dissertation-related but until then, enjoy the rest of Freshers!