Today the cinemas have become noticeably different. They are placed in palaces, there came the technique of tomorrow. Cinemas offer various opportunities to comfortably relax, some even got their own cooks.
This situation allows you to better watch movies. Some of them are better to contemplate under the open sky, romantic tapes are perfectly suitable for viewing in medieval castles. There are films that are great for the top floor of a showroom with beer in hand.
In the end, the most lucrative cinemas do not focus on the mad movie fanatics, but on the most ordinary people. After all, you want to have fun in pleasant communication, surrounded by beautiful things and with delicious food. The most famous cinemas in the world allow this to be done to the fullest.
Odeon (Florence, Italy).
The entrance ticket costs 5.5 euros, and on weekends the price increases to 7.5. Today in Italy, small cinemas are gradually closing. But this crisis for the Odeon was a trifle. However, this is not surprising, knowing the owners of the cinema. Owners of it is the media group RTI Mediaset, which is part of the Silvio Berlusconi concern, and 21 Partners. One of its shareholders is Alessandro Benetton himself. The cinema itself is located in an old stone building. Palazzo dello Strozzino was built in the 15th century, and was owned by the Strozzi family. Then it was the richest and most influential family in Florence.
When the World War I died down, in the former palace the walls of 121 rooms were demolished. The work on creating a single space was led by the architect Marcello Piacentini. So there was a round hall with a stage and a cinema screen. At the same time, the reconstruction hardly affected the interior decor. In the hall, there were crystal chandeliers, tapestries, marble columns and sculptures from the time of the Renaissance. The cinema differs also in that every 45 minutes the show is interrupted. This is done specifically so that the talkative Italians can discuss the plot, and also in the light once again enjoy the interior of an unusual movie theater.
Korsoer Biograf Teater, (Korsore, Denmark).
The ticket to this institution costs about 9.5 dollars. The cinema itself opened on January 30, 1907. For him, the hotel Korsor highlighted its red hall. And today this place remains the center of entertainment. Here, not only films are shown, but concerts and performances also take place. You can see here and now fashionable comedy performances in the style of stand-up. Recently, the owners visited the Polish institution Pioneer in Szczecin. After all, according to the Guinness Book of Records, it is there that the oldest cinema in the world is located.
But it turned out that the Dane is older than his Polish colleague for three whole years. Let there and there is an impressive red upholstery of armchairs and a vintage interior, but the fact remains. The Danes immediately decided to restore justice. The Guinness Book of Records provided all the documents, and as a result, the cinema in Corsor was recognized as the oldest in the world. And to competitors was not so offensive, on the site of this institution there were links to the Polish Pioneer and the Pisa Lumiere.
Shankweiler’sTheater (Orfield, USA).
To get into this American cinema, you have to pay 9 dollars. This institution is one of the oldest in America of its kind. The movie theater appeared in the films “Shine” with Jack Nicholson and “Tornado” with Helen Hunt. In both scenes, the action takes place in provincial American towns. Therefore, this car cinema as well as possible corresponds to the uncomplicated lifestyle of Americans in the outback.
Because in the outback such institutions continue to work. Shankweiler’s Theater has a traditional classic diner where spectators can buy themselves popcorn, pretzels, donuts and sodas. The sound of films is broadcast at 90.7 FM. If in the car there is no radio tape recorder, then at the entrance to the cinema a stereo receiver is issued.In the summer, movies are played here daily, and in April, May and September, the institution is open only on weekends.
Fashion Island (Newport Beach, USA).
The entrance to this fashionable cinema costs 13.5 dollars. But what makes it so? First of all – the novelty of the institution itself, because it was opened quite recently. In addition, there are many boutiques, decorated in Italian style. After all, of all European countries for America it is Italy that links fashion and luxury. The cinema has large leather armchairs with wide armrests. They smoothly go to the tables. This allows the visitor to put ice cream, a glass of champagne and other food there. “Fashion Island” opened in December 2011.
The institution was given the last floor of the shopping center of the same name in California. Here are the shops of Gucci and Valentino. The cinema can accommodate 115 people, the films go to 7 screens. For the hungry viewers a bar is opened, where you can taste not only coffee, but also salads with pizza. When developing a bold solution for the introduction of a restaurant in the restaurant, marketers have learned that it is better – service by the waiters or independent? It turned out that the world trend is the waiver of waiters, it became fashionable. In addition, such a measure is very democratic. Yes, and the whisper of an outsider will not distract. The spectator himself chooses when he goes to the bar for his order.
The AMC Pacific Place Cinema (Hong Kong).
This cinema is called the most technological in Asia. Entrance here is an eye of 6.5 dollars. The institution has six cinemas. In them among other technical novelties stands out the most perfect for today audio system SRD-EX. To buy tickets in ordinary ticket offices will not succeed, for this there are high racks, similar to the check-in in the tape “The Fifth Element.” You can book your favorite place in advance using the Internet. The arches are made using a luminescent, the walls are streamlined, the lighting is made by LEDs.
This, as well as aerodynamic floor and metal ceiling, shows which interiors in the next 20 years will be popular in cinemas. The distance between the leather seats is 120 centimeters. This allows viewers to feel as comfortable as possible, stretching their legs forward. In the restaurant’s menu it is indicated that the products here are not simple, but imported. You can buy here donuts, olives, cheeses, muffins, mineral water and wine. It is reported that all products are brought from ten different countries.
O’Farrel (San Francisco, USA).
Hike in this movie theater will cost quite a lot – a ticket costs from 20 to 50 dollars. And it all began in the 1960s. Then the enterprising brothers Michella opened a cinema for adults. For this, the place of the former showroom in San Francisco was chosen. The first floor was given to the screening of pornographic films, at the second the producers communicated with the actresses, and there were also shootings. In 10 years, this institution got its fans. At this point a real club grew up.
Now it was not just showing movies, selling alcoholic beverages at the cinema, showing striptease and erotic performances. In the 80’s, the establishment had golden times. After all, then the old friend of the owners, the gonzo journalist Hunter Thomson, described the life boiling in the cinema in his bestsellers “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Rum Diary.” It is believed that it was O’Farrel who gave the world a kind of striptease, like a lap dance. This is where the VIP rooms became very popular. The club’s owners appear in two hundred criminal cases, however, the doors of the legendary institution are always open to those who turned 21 years old.
RooftopCinema (Melbourne, Australia).
This is an open-air cinema on the roof of the six-story Curtin House building. This house in art-noir style is in Melbourne. The admission ticket costs about 16 dollars. Cinema sessions start at 21-30.By then it is already getting dark, visitors have time to order themselves a drink in the bar, see the views of the ocean and sunset.
People sit more comfortably in wooden chairs, and the session begins. Usually here they show art house and classics, they also pay attention to the latest film novels. The cinema operates only in the Australian summer – from November 21 to March 30. The owners of the cinema warn that it is rather cold and windy in the evenings. Warm things will be very appropriate. However, the barman is always ready to provide a warm blanket.
Ciné de Chef (Seoul, South Korea).
The name of this institution is translated from French verbatim as “cinema with chefs”. The ticket costs 5 to 9 dollars. It is assumed that here you can not only watch the new film, but also have a delicious dinner. In the very first room there are classy electronic chairs, Hi-Fi audio system and three-dimensional sound. The second is equipped with leather sofas for loving couples, red armchairs with the possibility of unfolding, as well as tables for drinks.
In the menu of the restaurant there are traditional for Korea sharp pickled vegetables, kimchi, there is meat in the soy sauce pulgogi. Lovers of the same traditional European cuisine are offered Italian and French dishes. At the same time, the cost of some snacks is included in the ticket price. A separate amount will have to pay for dessert, alcohol and other dishes. In the cinema the main part of the repertoire is novelties, but sometimes they show good old melodramas.
Electric Cinema (London, UK).
Tickets to this institution cost between 8 and 15 pounds. The cinema is quite old, it was opened in 1911. A century has passed and two world wars, hippies hanging out here in the 1970s, the building was at one time wanted to turn into a Bingo Hall. Around this place there have always been legends and interesting stories. It is said that in the early 80’s the cinema was almost closed, but Audrey Hepburn himself stood up for him. Related to it and chilling stories. So in the 1940s, the projector Electric Cinema was run by the famous maniac killer John Reginald Halliday Christie. Today, the cinema is considered to be one of the most popular entertainment places in London.
When watching a movie, any viewer can call the waiter and order him a glass of the best in the city of absinthe olives. Coffee with handmade chocolate is also popular. In addition to traditional halls, there are also those where you can watch movies on your own. Londoners traditionally have a good taste, that’s what Electric Cinema is reverent about its repertoires. Trivial comedies and jaded blockbusters are not to be seen here, but historical tapes and the best European films are always in high esteem.
La Cinematheque Francaise (Paris, France).
The ticket to this cultural institution costs 6,5 euros. The cinema can be considered a cult. After all, Francois Truffaut himself told about him in his “Stolen Kisses”. Here his youth was spent and Jean-Luc Godard. But then the “Cinematheque” was located elsewhere – in the Trocadero square in the palace of Chaillot. There once ran a trio of “Dreamers” Bertolucci. Since then, the cinema has changed markedly. She moved to a modern, unusual building, where once the cultural center of the United States was located.
The building was erected under the project of Frank Gehry. True, such a move did not suit everyone. After all, the building has an American aesthetic that does not fit well with the French taste of cinema. But in the new room at the “Cinematics” appeared 4 rooms. There is its own library and museum, the entrance to which costs 10 euros. But visiting it is worth it, because here you can see old posters and scenery, in particular, to the films “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang and “Doctor Kalinari’s Cabinet” by Robert Wine.
Chinese Cinema Theater (Los Angeles, USA).
They say that to visit Los Angeles and not to go to this movie theater is like visiting China and not seeing the Great Wall.The ticket to this institution costs from 13 to 17 dollars. The cinema was built in 1927 by the famous American showman Sid Grauman. At the premiere show there was a tape “Tsar of Kings”. This is the first full-length film about Jesus Christ in the world. To build such a building and decorate its power the country even asked the Chinese government for permission to import bells from Buddhist temples and pagodas, there are also stone dragons and lions.
All these artifacts were taken out on legitimate grounds. It was with their help that a huge theater for 1162 places arose. He once again proved that America is the main cinematic country in the world. Famous Chinese theater has brought its alley of fame. Near the cinema on the sidewalk there were prints of the hands and feet of Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and other Hollywood stars. The institution in its time demonstrated first some of the episodes of “Star Wars”, several times there was an award ceremony for the “Oscar”.
Sun Pictures (Broome, Australia).
This is the oldest open-air cinema in the world. It was built in 1916, which was awarded the Guinness Book of Records. To get to the institution costs 13 dollars. Until 1970, its main problem was floods! It used to happen that spectators took fishing rods with them directly to the session, combining watching movies and fishing in the ocean. When the defenses were erected, the situation changed.
Now the cinema has gained fame of the most fashionable in the country for movie fans. Every evening tourists and locals come here. Do not stop lovers of movie novels and the noise of low-flying aircraft, because the airport is located nearby. In front of the screen are simple wooden chairs and iron benches. In total, it can accommodate up to 500 spectators.
The Raj Mandir (Jaipur, India). A ticket to this institution costs $ 3.
For Bollywood, the cinema means the same thing as the “Chinese Theater” for Hollywood. Here the most magnificent premieres are arranged, showing the best films of India. The building itself is pink in color, it is decorated with stars and insets on the facade in the form of a zigzag. In the evenings it is lit by colorful lanterns. Girls wear the most expensive saris, men choose shirts brighter. Otherwise, the premiere of the new Bollywood movie can not be just come! Tickets to the cinema are better to buy in advance – usually there is a full house.
It is interesting that the queue in the cash register is two. One – for men, and the second – for women. It somehow is half the length of the one where there is a strong floor. Europeans complain that the seats here are small and stiff. And the distance between the rows is small. As a result, you have to sit with your knees raised. Nevertheless, this cinema is an indispensable cultural program in India. True, the films here are in the national language. But the actors’ game is traditionally very emotional, so you can understand even the most tricky subjects.
Colosseum Kino (Oslo, Norway).
This Norwegian cinema especially highlights blockbusters in its repertoire. The entrance costs about 15 dollars. This choice of films is logical and justified. After all, the cinema is the largest in Scandinavia – it accommodates 2100 people. A low-budget tape could barely pay back the content of a huge institution, because they are not very popular with connoisseurs. Constructed the same “Collision of Cinema” was back in 1921. Since then, he experienced a major reconstruction in 1995.
It is interesting that the cinema was built on the same principle as the Catholic Cathedral. It has a round shape and a high dome. But this form of the building simply did not allow us to show here modern blockbusters – because the building had excellent acoustics. As a result, the sounds of explosions and fights were very active on the ears of the audience. And after reworking in the cinema you can watch already and three-dimensional films, the speakers can easily give out any sounds.
Circular panorama at the VVC (Moscow, Russia).
Actually, the idea of creating such a unique cinema does not belong to the Russians at all. When Nikita Khrushchev visited America, he impressed by one of Disney’s rides ordered the creation of something similar in the capital of the USSR to the June 1958 plenum of the CPSU Central Committee. Three months later, the commander’s order was fulfilled. The cinema for 300 people was built at VDNH. A unique complex has become mandatory for visiting foreign tourists. Inside the screen is a vicious circle, which forms 11 screens. The cinema showed mostly small 20-minute tapes of a patriotic orientation.
In the 1960s, people were on duty at night in cash offices to buy a treasured ticket. Today, there are units of spectators attending sessions. And after all the ticket costs no more than 2 dollars. The idea has outstripped both 3D and the future of 4D. After all, you can be right inside the movie, spinning around and seeing what’s behind your back. It remains to find those who can make the cinema popular and commercially profitable.