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Anyone who knows me knows that I love movies. While still in the US as I virtually explored Aberdeen, I searched for movie theaters. I found Cineworld and while perusing their website, I discovered they offer an unlimited card. Yes! Unlimited! We promptly signed up. For the monthly cost of approximately one to two films, we can see as many as we want. I think I saw eight films in January. Cineworld might be losing money on me.
Also, we have Belmont Filmhouse. In addition to mainstream films (like Cineworld), they screen a lot of independent films and documentaries. They also screen a lot of older films (Gattaca this month) and some very old films (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Whisky Galore!). The best all cinema!
Another nice touch is that all three cinemas (Cineworld has two locations with nearly twenty total screens; Belmont has three screens by the way) have cafes including bars. Side note: we were able to see the Sherlock holiday special on the big screen instead of watching it at home which was very cool too.
I could just say: Costa Coffee. They are my favorite, but there is a lot of good coffee here. I have heard that the British do not do coffee well, but I disagree. Most coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants have high quality espresso machines and generally the beans are pretty good. I can happily drink an Americano from many of our favorite small cafes, Pret a Manger, Starbucks, So, Caffe Nero, or at any of the one-off coffee shops. Side note: I think Starbucks is better here, but that might just be because I drink it out of a ceramic mug here instead of a paper cup. Oh! And, Caffe Nero does the best decaf Americano. Additionally, I have found a fine selection of beans for making espresso at home at MacBEANS, a specialty tea and coffee shop.