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We all love going to the movies, but there are some movie theaters that make viewing the latest blockbuster an out-the-box adventure. From hot tub movie mates to garden shows, you may want to leave that ordinary theater seat behind and experience each of these peculiar cinemas.
Whether you're an avid moviegoer or casual viewer, you'll never look at going to the movies the same again.
Broome, Australia: Sun Pictures Cinema
There's something quite eerie about watching a scary movie in the middle of a garden, especially with the rustles of nature contributing to the eerie songs played when something horrific is about to happen. That's the experience of Sun Pictures Cinema, which is an outdoor picture garden, and the longest running theater of its kind in the world. Moviegoers are cordially invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie on the theater's classic deck chairs. And when they've had too much soda and popcorn, restrooms labeled "Humphrey's" and "Vivien's" give them a sense of old Hollywood on their way to the porcelain throne. There's no need to dim the lights here, since nature will do it for you. Just don't let Sun Pictures Cinema's cool alfresco ambiance distract you from watching the movie.
Seoul, South Korea: Cine de Chef
You won't leave this theater without feeling wined and dined or at least feeling like the movie stars appearing on the big screen in front of you. That's because South Korea's Cine de Chef Theater takes the diner and a movie concept up a couple notches with a menu so pristine, the typical hot dogs and popcorn options look like scraps. After customers are done filing their appetites on Le Cordon Bleu Asian-infused feasts, then they are invited to take a seat in the movie theater's snug armchairs to enjoy the featured film.
This luxuriously movie experience doesn't come cheap, but it might just be worth not hearing the annoyances of loud popcorn munchers and buzzing cellphones.
Incheon (South Korea) Airport CGV Theater
Are you ever looking at your watch as each second slowly ticks by when you're trapped at the airport during a layover or delayed flight?
Although a 3D theater might sound ordinary to the die-hard moviegoer, you might want to rethink that if you're ever stuck at an airport. At the Incheon Airport, your days of wondering how to let time fly by during a long layover are over. This is because it provides the CGV Theater, allowing passengers to watch the latest 3D or 2D movie without having to go outside. Located at the Transportation Center and big enough to hold more than 200 flyers, your movie seat awaits!
Who says a layover has to be boring?
Seoul, South Korea: CGV Cheongdam Cine City
Let's just say the 4DX experience here makes 3D appear like watching a film in 2D. The CGV Cheongdam Cine City is designed to enhance the film experience like never before. Take a seat in the 'Beats by Dr. Dre' theater room, which has the sate-of-the-art headphones attached to each chair. Or reserve a special seat for you and your date in the 'Sweetbox Premium'. Known for its dramatic acoustics, sharp images and affects, this movie theater offers the ideal experience for viewers wanting to feel the real emotions and situations of the actors themselves.
London, England: Hot Tub Cinema
Who says a great movie can't be enjoyed while sitting in a hot tub?
Well some film buffs in London get a kick out of sporting their summer bikinis and swim trunks for an extraordinary blockbuster experience. Customers can purchase a hot tub for their guest(s) or share one with other scantily-dressed moviegoers. Whether from the rooftop of one of central London's buildings or indoors during the cold months of winter and autumn, you'll experience a one-of-a-kind cinema extravaganza from the comfort of your warm and relaxing hot tub. No more dusting popcorn out of that seat when you can splash around in a warm bath.
London, England: Secret Cinema
Once again we're back in London for a peculiar day at the movies. However, you must keep this cinema's whereabouts on the low once you register because it is so secret its location, audiences, and even featured theatrical performances remain a mystery until their viewing.
The concept of this innovative movie experience brings the curiousness that draws us to theaters out so effortlessly that it may be difficult to resist the Secret Cinema's suspense. If you're looking for a night on the town where the motion picture comes to life far away from the typical movie seats and big screen, keeping this secret might just be worth the wait.
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