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February 13, 2020

Did you know that every single second, a bottle of Moët is popped open around the globe? It gives us hope for humanity, it really does... 

It goes without saying that we're massive Champagne fans here at 5pm, but we also happen to be partial to a classic movie as well. So obviously, an event that combines the two is enough to send us into orbit. 

This month, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial, Glasgow's Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel invited us to the launch of its Champagne Cinema Club (yes, the Blythswood has its very own cinema). 

Moët and a movie — a winning combination

Moët and a movie — a winning combination

A hidden gem in the Blythswood

The Moët & Movie spring film season promises a proper cinema experience of plush seats, beaming ushers and buckets of popcorn, with Rosé Impérial Champagne thrown in for good measure. No need to persuade us, Moët — we're in. 

In keeping with the theme, all films — including Moulin Rouge — feature a fair amount of on-screen fizz popping.

The evening kicked off with a dizzying swirl of movie-themed Champagne cocktails whipped up by bar maestro, Daniel Docherty. These included The Plot Twist, The Femme Fatale and The Grand Finale.

Every film experience should include fizz

Every film experience should include fizz

Fizz 'n' flicks

Next, it was downstairs to The Screening Room for The Devil Wears Prada, accompanied by a piccolo of pink fizz, truffle popcorn and a whooping crowd (seems that there were quite a few Meryl Streep fans in the house).

Champagne and cinema – it's such a heavenly fit that we don't know why it's not a regular thing. Honestly, it really ought to be... 

The Blythswood's Moët & Movie programme includes The Greatest Showman (20th February), The Great Gatsby (28th February), Moulin Rouge (12th March) and The Devil Wears Prada (20th March). 

Fancy dining in the Blythswood before a screening? Then you're in for a treat, as we have special offers for both The Salon and Bo & Birdy.