A date night is a rarity these days – so for Steven’s birthday I booked us a few dates together, one being this weekday cinema trip to Woolton Picture House – Liverpool’s oldest independent cinema. I have been before as we took my Mum for Mother’s Day a while back, but I wanted Steven to experience this gorgeous cinema and of course, the lovely Woolton Village…
When you enter Woolton Village, you are surprised by its charm. Its quaintness pops out of no where. It’s full of history, you almost feel like you are walking back in time but yet there’s trendy wine bars, cute pubs and cosy restaurants – it’s idyllic and definitely the place to be, even on a Thursday night!
We parked up by the gorgeous church in the village and strolled down to the centre of the Village. I was surprised by all the new bars and restaurants that had opened there in two years, since I last visited. We decided to pop into Liberty Tavern for a quick drink as we were early for our film. It was busy-ish for a Thursday night so it was a great atmosphere – managed to get a seat and enjoy a glass of wine in peace – ahh bliss! I loved the look and decor of this place, it had a cute beer garden tucked away in the restaurant and also one out the front covered in fairy lights – I will certainly be going back here when it’s better weather. I also noticed they had some great food deals on, such as a Sunday Roast for £12.95 mmm!
It was time to head towards Woolton Picture House. As you step up to the one-screen cinema, you can see straight away the ‘old-fashionedness’ of the place. Built in the 1920s and having kept a lot of its original features, it’s just a delight and you can imagine being in that era. I’ve read that the picture house was a vital window where local people could find out news about WW2 and thankfully, it survived all the bomb raids that Liverpool went through too.
Purchasing more drinks on entry, and heading to our seats (I booked online to get the best seats), we were amazed by the decor and the ‘feel’ of the place. It even smelled old (but in a nice way)! Sitting down to watch ‘1917’ seemed suiting – I throughly enjoyed my glass of prosecco and popcorn whilst watching the film, it was some good quality husband and wife time. The cinema keeps its tradition of having an intermission, thankfully they choose a good time in the film. The staff then serve ice cream and you’re able to go to the shop and get more drinks and snacks if needed… and what’s more, they’ll wait until the last person is served before starting the film again.
Heading back to the car, with a little tear in the eye (due to the film), we thought it was great to get out for a couple of hours on a weeknight and experience some unique time together, in a really cosy place. I now need to go back to Woolton in the Summer, there’s so many places there now on my ‘must-do list!’
I hope you want to experience the Woolton Picture House after reading this and book yourself a cute little date night too – let me know if you do!