While for most of you Netflix and chill is your entertainment therapy these days, nothing can beat the fun of watching great cinema on the big screen in theaters. And if you want to up your movie experience the next time around, then you have to visit these unique theaters from around the world. They are much more than just your popcorn-nachos, leather seat experience. Just like movies tell a story, so do these theaters.
So without further ado, here are some blockbuster theaters from around the world.
THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA
Comfy seating, fine dining and lip-smacking drinks. Yes, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema spoils you for comfort with its luxurious movie setting. It launched way back in 1997 and has ever since, become a superhit with 22 locations from around the country. It pioneered the premium indulgent movie experience, which the others are trying to replicate today. Get your first-class seats here today
CINETECA MATADERO IN MADRID, SPAIN
The first thing that will amaze you about this theatre is the fact that it is built in an old slaughterhouse. The second is its interiors, which look more like an arthouse than a conventional movie theatre. The entire aura and ambiance offer quite the ‘meaty’ experience for viewing experimental cinema and documentaries. Madrid is more than just soccer and bullfighting.
Cine-de Chef in Kathmandu, Nepal
Culinary arts and cinema blend perfectly in the Cine-de Chef, Kathmandu. Imagine, having your personal gourmet chef (yes, you read that right) with large recliner seats, which offer a rich cinema feel. But that also means tickets come at a premium but who cares when you are getting an A-grade dining and movie experience like never before. There is another theatre in Seoul, South Korea. This is your ticket to a lavish movie experience.
Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California
The setting of this theatre looks more European than American. Situated in San Francisco, this theatre boasts of a splendid Spanish Colonial façade. In fact, it is now a major landmark in Northern California. Don’t go just by its looks as the huge auditorium has a seating capacity of 1400 people. So, the next time you want to watch a classic, this is the place to be.
Cinémathèque Française in Paris
When you walk into Cinémathèque Française, you’ll be confused about whether you are walking into a movie theatre or a museum. Well, don’t be because the fact of the matter is that it is a museum — one that showcases the endless legacy and history of French Cinema. It’s not just about films here, you’ll also get to see screenings and retrospectives. If you are looking at a fusion of movies and history, very few places come close to this experience. If you are booking your Paris tickets, next time, make sure you book your movie tickets here too.
Colosseum Kino in Oslo, Norway
Colosseum Kino is acclaimed as the largest movie theater in Northern Europe. The dome structure of the theatre does not only offer an immersive movie experience but also gives a surreal feeling of watching cinema in a science-fiction-like structure. Now, you surely want to get that stuff at home. Don’t forget to visit this place, the next time you are in Oslo.
Electric Cinema in London, England
The Electric Cinema in London is an electrifying experience thanks to the confluence of the age-old setting with new-age amenities. Though the theater started in 1910, today it has a full-fledged bar, diner and even beds. It doesn’t get comfier than this.
New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California
Guess who owns this place – Quentin Tarantino who is known for his cult classics and experimental cinema. Remember Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained and Kill Bill? Though it looks mainstream from the outside, you will get a flavor of Tarantino’s eclectic and abstract schisms in the ambiance inside. A must-watch for all film buffs around the world.
Raj Mandir Cinema in Jaipur, India
Imagine a palatial setting for watching movies. Don’t believe it? Then you better make your way to Jaipur to watch the Raj Mandir Cinema, which looks like an extravagant Indian palace. No wonder, it is often called the “Pride of Asia. It first opened in 1976 and has caught the imagination of movie lovers all over the world. What can be better than the cinema of art and a modern art setting?
TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California
Come watch the hand and footprints of your favorite movie stars at this theatre in the Hollywood walk of fame. It boasts of famous movie premiers like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Thought the action is just inside the theatre, think again as there’s so much buzz happening outside this area with top-draw cafes and restaurants along with people dressed up as movie stars. You can even click pics with some of them.
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