Movie theatres are an essential part of our day to day life, especially for the ones living in megacities. We are all familiar with movie theatres around us, but now let us take a look towards the most astonishing movie theatres which you will surely like to put up on your bucket list.
Kid-friendly Theatre, Southern California
Taking kids for a movie is a very difficult task because you always end up leaving the movie in between to get your kids comfortable. But don’t worry, Cinépolis heard your prayers and they are here for your rescue. Cinépolis has created first junior theatre in southern California. The theatre is stuffed with kid-friendly items like slides, wobble hoppers, fun-forest bags filled with foams and much more. Families can enter the theatre 20 minutes before the movie starts so the kids can get comfortable in the environment. People can come here only along with kids from the age of 3 to 12. There is a kid-friendly junior menu which includes candies, Cheetos flavored popcorn and many more tasty treats. This a great opportunity for both parents and children to treat themselves well.
Shipping Container Theatre, Russia
Russian film companies have started an ambitious project of establishing five-screen theatres inside shipping containers all around the country to increase the reach of cinema for the Russian population. The construction of movie theatres inside shipping containers not only costs less amount of money but also instantly reduces the time for construction. The construction takes 2 weeks only and costs just 19.5 million rubles ( $ 295,000). This cost of installing theatres into shipping containers is far less than building the actual conventional structure. The project directors plan to put one hundred of these all around the country at the end of this year. Russia has solely 3,787 screens compared to 39,956 screens in the United States. This project along with increasing the Russian access to movies will also give the audience a unique cinematic experience.
Shooting Star Drive-In, Los Angeles
Shooting star drive-in located in LA enables viewers to experience a great feel with their loved ones. The shooting star drive-in was formerly known as devil’s night drive-in. Shooting star drive-in operates only on Saturday nights. Therefore you need to hustle up to get the tickets. The tickets are easily sold out pretty much every week. The ticket price ranges from $ 9-13 if purchased online. The drive-in provides us with both lawns as well as car tickets. And the cars are strictly organized based on size so that the beastly vehicles do not block up the tiny ones. The event also includes yummy treats like classic American veggies, burgers, hot dogs, hamburgers, candies, popcorn, cupcakes, and much more.
Cine Thisio, Athens Greece
Cine Thisio is an open-air theatre, which lets you experience movies under the stars. It is open during summers only since the weather conditions are extreme during winters. The opening dates depend on the weather. The magical treat starts either during the last week of April or the first week of May and it lasts until October. The tickets for the following are not available online since they believe in traditional methods i.e you need to stand in a queue at the box office to get tickets. It is also said to be the oldest outdoor movie theatre as it was established during 1935. The price starts from 6 euros and might go up to 8 euros depending on the day of the week you choose to visit. It not only admits us to watch our favorite movies but also gives us a magnificent scenic view.
Deserted Theatre, Egypt
Also termed as ‘cinema at the end of the world’, it is located at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. It was constructed by Frenchman Diynn Eadel in the late 1990s. During the premiere night, the theatre witnessed power cut and after further investigation, the local authorities were held responsible. Later the truth found its way out, the local authorities conducted this vulnerable act because they were not very thrilled by the idea of having a movie theatre in the middle of the dessert. Eadel’s dream stills remain unfulfilled since Egypt’s government has no plans of restarting it. People still pay a visit to this deserted cinema to see abandoned seats along with Sinai hills and the beautiful sky full of stars. In 2018 the area has been reported to be damaged and the reason behind the destruction is still a mystery. Even though this place never actually screened a movie it still makes its way through one of the most famous theatres in the world.
Hot Tub Cinema, London
Asher Charman created this cinema in 2012. As the name suggests, hot tub cinema offers a unique cinematic experience of watching a movie in hot tubs. As soon as the hot tub cinema was launched it gained massive popularity. Therefore, the franchise started finding its way through popular cities all around the UK. The ticket not only guarantees a permanent spot in the hot tub but also includes drinks and food. Usually, tickets are quickly sold out. The company along with movie screenings also includes musical performances inspired by the film. Seeing the growing popularity they have increased the number of hot tubs, modernized their projections techniques and also continue their search for a bigger and wider location. Well, who wouldn’t like a hot tub movie experience with a bunch of friends?
Sala Montijuic, Barcelona
Want to experience a movie night under the stars well than you need to rush towards Montjuic castle situated in Barcelona. Sala Montjuic is an open-air cinema. The castle opens its gate for movie mania from June 28 to August 6. And also you don’t need to buy tickets for your kids under the age of 6. For children between the age of 6-12, the price is 4 euros and the prices of the standard tickets are 6.50 euros. You need to bring along something to sit down either a mat or a folding chair and then just lay back and enjoy. You can even rent a seat there. You are also allowed to bring snacks and drinks.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Texas
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is located in Austin, Texas. It was built in 1997 by the Rice University alumni, Tim League. The cinematic experience here distinguishes itself from the rest because they allow food and drink services inside the theatre. They have combined theatre and restaurants, isn’t it amazing? It is like having our two most favorite places together. Customers are supposed to write down their orders on slips of paper which are later picked up by black-clad waiters. The theatre also lets you enjoy cold beers while watching your movie.
Rooftop Cinema, Melbourne
So here you need to indulge yourself into a tiny adventure before watching the movie, you need to climb up the stairs of Curtin House where a beautiful cinematic experience is waiting for you. The Rooftop is running successfully since 2006. Along with the beautiful sky view, you can also view the gorgeous Melbourne city from the top. The price ranges from $22-$26. There is a great menu for all the food lovers out there. The menu includes popcorn, chocolate bars, burgers, soda, cocktails, tea, wines, etc. Children are allowed with there parents but it would be great if you don’t take them along as the structure of the cinema is not at all kid-friendly.
Archipelago Cinema, Thailand
Also known as the ‘Floating Cinema’, it is hugely popular around the globe. The theatre floats in the middle of a serene lagoon in the strait of Malacca. This beauty lies between two floating rocks ensuring a marvelous view for the audience. The theatre was originally built for Thailand’s Film on the Rocks festival. It is intricately designed by the German architect Ole Scheeren. It will surely provide you with a unique and spiritual cinematic experience something like never before.