LONDON — Dec 5, 2018, 12:50 PM ET

Newly renovated London movie theater will charge up to $51 a ticket for luxury seating

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A movie theater in London will now charge up to $51 for a single movie ticket after undergoing an 11-month, multimillion-dollar renovation.

The Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, which is in the heart of London, is reopening on Dec. 20. It will have the United Kingdom’s first Dolby Cinema room, with 800 seats.

For moviegoers, it is a "truly immersive and unforgettable cinematic experience, no matter where they are in the 800-seat auditorium," a spokesperson for ODEON said in a statement to ABC News.

The cheapest option available at the theater is the Luxe Classic, with prices ranging from $13 to $29 for a reclinable seat.

PHOTO: An artists rendition of Londons ODEON Leicester Square, which is to reopen this Christmas 2018 following an 11 month, multi million pound Luxe refurbishment. ODEON Cinemas Group
An artist's rendition of London's ODEON Leicester Square, which is to reopen this Christmas 2018 following an 11 month, multi million pound Luxe refurbishment.

The most expensive option — in the Royal Box — can cost anywhere from $26 to $51.

"In the heart of the auditorium, our best ever seats offer a full recline, masses of legroom and extra width and personal tables,” the statement said.

Prices vary depending on the time of day, the location of the seat in the auditorium and date of the movie showing.

After the announcement, people took to Twitter to express both their support and outrage at the prices in the new movie theater.

A Twitter user saying that there are plenty of other options in London, adding that “the ODEON must think we are all stupid or can’t do arithmetic.”

Others said they would be willing to pay for the experience, calling it “cutting edge.”

The theater will also have a selection of food and drinks for sale at its Oscar’s Bar and Cafe, including afternoon tea and champagne, but it has not yet released the price list for its menu.

PHOTO: An artists rendition of Londons ODEON Leicester Square, which is to reopen this Christmas 2018 following an 11 month, multi million pound Luxe refurbishment. ODEON Cinemas Group
An artist's rendition of London's ODEON Leicester Square, which is to reopen this Christmas 2018 following an 11 month, multi million pound Luxe refurbishment.

The Odeon Luxe Leicester Square will reopen later on this month, with showings for "Mary Poppins Returns" in the Dolby Cinema theater. As it prepares to reopen, the company emphasized that prices will vary in the future.

“The first week of the biggest film of the year during the festive season is obviously peak,” the statement said. “Guests can expect prices will flex throughout the year.”

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  • jlew911

    That $51 should include drinks, dinner and a free ticket for another movie!

  • Band, On the Run

    Many theaters in the U.S. have retrofitted their rooms with fewer, wider, more comfortable reclining seats with more legroom. And there are at least two chains that offer alcohol and food service right at your seats.

    I fail to see what is so special about this London theater.

  • SpiceGirl

    WOW....I will just stick to my firestick

  • Thomas

    Clearly I am not the targeted customer demographic. I can't imagine spending more than $20 to see any of the stuff coming out these days.

    I wish them the best of luck and I hope that anyone paying $51 per seat gets their money's worth.