Bradford opened its newest screens on Thursday (9 November) following a gala evening on Wednesday night attended by local media and business owners.

Following the launch of Europe’s first ODEON Luxe cinema in East Kilbride, Scotland in October, film fans in Yorkshire can now enjoy the ultimate in luxury with the new ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford finally open.

ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford cinema is the first cinema in the UK to become a Luxe cinema where guests can enjoy the UK’s biggest ODEON Luxe cinema – with 1,117 new handmade luxury recliner seats, across 13 upgraded screens.

The cinema not only offers fully-reclining seats, but increased leg room and personal space for guests, as well as retractable tray tables and a host of new food and drink options to ensure ultimate comfort.

Cinema goers will also experience an overhaul of the technology in the cinema to deliver an outstanding viewing experience. The cinema will now boast a state-of-the-art, 147-seat iSense screen with 4K projection and cutting-edge Dolby ATMOS sound, providing a truly immersive, ultra-high-definition cinema experience.

Film fans can enjoy breath-taking sound delivered by 234 new speakers across all auditoriums, with all standard screens upgraded with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound and improved picture quality throughout.

A new in-screen lighting system will also help minimise distractions between guests, and any guests who are hard of hearing can also take advantage of a new Dolby Fidelio Audio Description system and Hearing-Impaired loops across all screens.

The improvements to the cinema come ahead of an exciting release schedule of new films, including, family favourite Paddington 2 (November 10), superhero epic Justice League (November 17) and the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 14).

Guests of the cinema can now choose from a range of food including freshly-popped popcorn, nachos, fries and hot dogs, as well as drink options including a Coca Cola Freestyle machine with over 100 different flavours to enjoy. ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford will also feature an all-new Oscar’s Bar, which offers guests freshly-cooked pizza and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

In addition to the range of retail options, guests can also enjoy a range of promotions and discounted screenings including ODEON Kids, ODEON Newbies, ODEON Silver Cinema and ODEON Screen Unseen – as well as being able to take advantage of ODEON’s Limitless cards and ODEON Première Club loyalty scheme.

“We’re extremely proud that the Leeds Bradford area will be home to the first ODEON Luxe cinema in England,” said Stephen Hagon, General Manager at ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford. “We’re looking forward to revealing the final product of all the hard work that has been put into redeveloping the cinema over the past few months. With over 1,000 fully reclining seats across thirteen upgraded screens – and a jam-packed release schedule of the biggest and best films in the coming months – we can’t wait to welcome Yorkshire film fans through the doors to experience the ultimate in luxury and comfort.”

A guest, who attended the Gala Screening on Wednesday said: “This is great for Bradford, as we don’t have to travel far now to watch movies in comfort. I like the new ODEON Luxe cinema and will definitely be coming here to watch all my movies from now on”

For more information on available offers and to book tickets for upcoming screenings, guests can visit the ODEON website: