Wester Hailes now has the very first ODEON Luxe with recliner seats and a luxury cinema experience. So that is one of the firsts.

The other is that the new Murder on the Orient Express was shown for the very first time at its World Premiere in London last night – and screened in Wester Hailes at the very same time.

Our very quick review?

The film is Kenneth Branagh at his very best. His Poirot moustache has to be seen to be believed, and almost has a life of its own.

With a cast that includes Dame Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz what can go wrong? Well, it seems quite a lot as there is murder involved!

The cinematography is beautiful and the film is one of the very best I have seen this year. With a plot that needs little introduction, you might ask why go and see a story you have seen before? The answer is that you have not seen it like this before.

And our other review is that this is now the best cinema experience in town. Parking at the door or a number 30 bus to Westside Plaza. Make your way to ODEON Luxe Edinburgh West. You will notice the difference in sound and vision. There is a coffee bar, a bar with drinks and pizza as well as all the usual cinema snacks.


The red carpet was out for all the VIP guests invited along
Food and drink was all free at the opening
The film only opens in cinemas today
Costa hot chocolate with the film…..
You can only just see Councillor Donald Wilson explaining the significance of film to Edinburgh…..

Lovely friendly staff!
Isla who is in charge – wearing her lovely dress fit for the red carpet