The Alt student guide to Notts Entertainment

Nottingham boasts some amazing student nights out – Ocean, Rock city, Stealth – but a big night out isn’t for everyone. What is there for us students who prefer a more chilled out approach to a good time?

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Broadway Cinema

Aside from Cineworld and Showcase cinemas, Nottingham is also home to Broadway, a cinema that specialises in promoting independent productions and arts in the Midlands. 

With reduced tickets for under-25’s, this cinema can adapt screenings to make them suitable for a wide range of audiences. Examples include dementia friendly screenings, as well as being suitable for those on the autism spectrum, and the cinema also caters for parents with monthly parents and baby screenings. 

Although this cinema is mostly used for screenings of independent productions, Broadway also shows the latest big cinema hits with reduced rates so students can enjoy the latest blockbusters for half the cost of other leading cinema chains.

Broadway is also home to a cafebar and mezzanine bar that open at 9am, and don’t shut until late, providing brunch, lunch and dinner options for when you want a casual meal in a lively atmosphere.

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Penny Lane

One of the more recent additions to the Nottingham entertainment scene, Penny Lane is a seaside-inspired arcade, located on Fletcher Gate, where you can go to combine food, cocktails and arcade games, all for reasonable prices. 

Their arcade section features the traditional 2p penny pushers, basketball and grabber machines, as well as air hockey and horse racing. All their arcade games (excluding the penny pushers) are token operated, with tokens available to purchase for £1 each from their machines. 

However, if just having a meal or drinks is more your style, their extensive menu of two for one cocktails and food menus for gluten free, vegans and vegetarians, so you’re sure to find something you like here.

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Logiclock Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are appearing everywhere nowadays given their increasing popularity on a global scale, and it’s no wonder that Nottingham is following this trend. 

The Logiclock Escape Room centre has three rooms currently in operation, and a fourth under construction, all of varying themes. Whether you fancy a pirate themed escape, or science adventure, the game is sure to be entertaining, with groups of three, four or five members able to play. Located on Trinity Square, prices start at £16 per person and provide up to an hour of fun.

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Lost City Adventure Golf

You could swing by the Cornerhouse and delve into the depths of the rainforest for a round of crazy golf.

What better way to enjoy an evening with your mates than to face the mysteries that lurk in the jungle on the scared skull course or keep it Indiana Jones style and pot some holes on the temple trail. If you’re up for a bit of a drink once you’re done, you can head up to the Hawaiian theme Tiki Bar and enjoy a few cocktails.

By Faith Pring

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