When the sun goes down...

You’re at home, there’s nothing on the TV. Or maybe you have a birthday and you want to celebrate. What can St Albans offer?

The Odyssey Cinema, London Road, St Albans

Forget the sterile multi screen cinemas in retail parks and shopping centres, this cinema is pure nostalgia!  The cinema dates back to 1908 – so is a real part of St Albans history.   It’s had more name changes than Elizabeth Taylor….  The Alpha Picture Palace, The Poly Picture Palace, The Capital and The Odeon before closing its doors in the 1990s.

It was purchased by an in a derelict state in 2010 and a huge local campaign then raised money to restore it into a 1930s style cinema.

The top floor is set out in a more traditional style – rows of seating, However, I always opt for downstairs seating, where the seats are set out in small groups all around round tables (2-5 seats).

They have a drinks licence, so you can enjoy a beer, wine or cider.  They of course also serve hot and cold soft drinks.  The food menu veers away from the modern cinema, with cheese plates, olives and falafel with humous.  You can of course also get popcorn, ice-cream and sweets.

Films change daily and they usually have a film on at mid-day and one in the evening.  They have both new releases and old classics, on Monday the films are themed with musicals, showing classics like Singin’ in the Rain.   The cinema is popular, and so its recommended to book in advance.  Odyssey

The Alban Arena

After opening in 1968 we have become a significant local land mark and Hertfordshire’s premier entertainment venue!

Situated in the the heart of the historic market town St Albans, we offer a busy programme of National Touring Shows, Rock and Pop Concerts, Comedy, Films, Exhibitions and the region’s most popular Christmas Pantomime.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD  Box Office: 01727 844488 between 10am & 4.30pm Monday – Saturday.  The Alban Arena


Located in the heart of St Albans, Havana offers a unique and exciting experience with an unrivalled friendly, feel-good party atmosphere.

Havana’s luxurious surroundings, fabulous cocktails, and electrifying atmosphere boasts the best night out St Albans has to offer. With tables and booths set right in the centre of the action, Havana is the first choice venue for Birthday celebrations, Hen Parties, and nights out!

50 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3HZ    01727 862456  Havana Nightclub

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