Advanced Booking List 2024 (ABL 2024)

To purchase your ABL 2024 Membership please click here.

The Advanced Booking List (ABL) Membership is a fantastic way to show your support for St Albans' very special and proudly independent cinema.


With some big changes in the cinematic landscape we will continue to provide a strong programme of diverse and exciting films. We select the best of them, alongside choices we think you'll love but may not normally try.


Old Classics too, alongside Odyssey comebacks and the best we can find from across the world.



  • One Week's advanced booking ahead of General Release
  • £2 off your ticket
  • Your £2 discount includes matinée and premium seating - there is no further discount on concession rates.
  •  A confirmed listing posted to you monthly (by email)
  • Early pick of seats from up to half the house

All Memberships can be purchased:

  • Online via our website
  • By phone on 01727 453088
  • In person at the Box Office.

(Please check our Box Office Opening hours)


The fee for 2023 (January - December) is £140

  • Limited to 650 individual names
  • Listings are sent on a Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday ABL on-sale date
  • On-sale dates will be posted on our homepage as soon as they are confirmed
  • Your first advanced booking list for 2023 will be for January 2023, this will be sent to you Thursday 8th December, and open to book from Friday 9th December from 10.30am
  • No titles will be sold beyond half the capacity. This is to ensure that nothing sells out before General Release
  • The discount applies to your ticket only. Tickets for your guests are at the usual Box Office price.

Memberships also make the perfect gift!

 Gift membership vouchers can now be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Box Office from November 1st.

 This voucher must be redeemed by the person who will be holding the ABL Membership, by December 9th for the recipient to take full advantage of the benefits for January 2024.

Vouchers can of course be redeemed after Christmas, but you may miss the first week of advance booking (and your favourite seats!).

Payment can be made by credit or debit card (no American Express), apple pay, gift voucher/credit note or cheque - made payable to The Odyssey Cinema St Albans Ltd.


We aim to meet the demand for popular titles with a good balance of screenings for you to pick from. Anything that sells out quicker than expected we aim to bring back in future months.


Thank you for continuing to believe in us by coming and seeing everything from the obscure to the idolised, the beautiful to the blockbuster.

The Odyssey Team