Fancy a relaxing night out? Do your feet need rest or have you had enough of the heat for a while? Then grabbing a movie is a great idea.
The cinemas in Bangkok cannot be compared to the cinemas in the Netherlands. This makes “just” going to the movies as a quick and special experience. The cinemas in Bangkok are just a little bit bigger, more fun and more beautiful.
Ticket prices range from 100 baht up to several hundred baht (depending on the time of day, the day of the week, the seat, the location of the theatre and the movie being screened). Generally, the price for a new-release film costs around 250 baht. For those who want to experience the ultimate comfort, go for 'VIP' cinemas/seats (prices range from 600 to 1,500 baht) for extra legroom, fully-inclined sofa as well as a pillow and a pair of socks! Seating is assigned by ticket number, which audience members select on a computer screen at the box office.
Something you need to know
The most important thing to be aware of when you attend the cinema in Thailand is that you'll will e required to rise for the Royal Anthem in honour of His Majesty the King and the Royal family before the movie starts.
Language and subtitles
In central Bangkok and touristy cities like Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket, foreign films (such as Hollywood releases) have the original soundtrack (or 'soundtrack') with Thai sub-titles. Major cinemas playing Thai and other Asian films usually provide English subtitles.