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We're gearing up for peak Dry January this weekend

Cinema anyone?

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AH YES, THE middle of January.

Everyone who got paid early before Christmas and was delighted about it, buying rounds and splashing out top European dollar on multiple chocolate oranges, is now eating butternut squash soup every day for lunch, and beans with things every night for dinner.

Across the land this weekend though, people will find the money for one thing…

It’s peak Dry January cinema time.

The Oscar nominations are out. People want to see Room/Creed/The Revenant so they can tell that smug article in the office that YES SYLVESTOR STALLONE IS ACTUALLY VERY GOOD IN IT AND ISN’T IT MAD HE’S BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR.

We can expect scenes like this repeated all over the land…

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…while pub owners sweep up the tumbleweed and glance mournfully at the sleeves of untouched Bacon Fries.

And scenes like this in households up and down the country on Sunday morning. The mess after the carnage of Saturday night…

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Bring on payday. Please.

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