29th Jan 2015
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Five best cinemas in the world
Five best cinemas in the world

You’ll experience seeing more than just a movie if you go to one of these five amazing theatres. It’s all about the ambiance. 

Sci-fi dine-in theatre, Orlando, Florida

A movie experience like no other, this 1950s diner-style cinema lets you enjoy a movie retro-style, with the all-American cuisine to match.

Electric Cinema, London

Electric is located in the Notting Hill district. Choose a leather armchair seat, a two-seater couch at the rear of the theatre or a velvet double bed in the front row. You will also be provided with individual cashmere blankets.

The Paramount Theater, Oakland, California

Built in 1931, this Art Deco theatre is Oakland's premier entertainment venue. Enjoying its architecture is worth the price of admission alone besides the variety of productions and films on offer.

 

Sun Pictures Cinema, Broome, Australia

Built in 1916, this is the world’s oldest operating ‘outdoor picture garden’, with seating made of deck chairs and lavatories marked ‘Humphrey’s’ and ‘Vivien’s’.


Orinda Theatre, California

Another Art Deco gem, this elegant theatre was built in the 1940s. The impeccable architecture makes for a wonderful cinema experience, even when the lights go down. The wonderful star-studded ceiling glows like the night sky.

 

Would you see a movie in one of these cinemas? Which is your favourite cinema in the world? 





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    Allyfleaau
    6th Feb 2015
    1:33pm
    With reference to the Olinda Theatre, California, I think you should have mentioned the State Theatre - Melbourne. A marvellous Theatre inside and out. The outside looked like an Indian Palace while inside was seating for a massive 3371 patrons. The interior was magnificent, with chandeliers columns, and pillars, and the ceiling was black, with myriads of twinkling lights and moving clouds, representing the stars at night. Had a Wurlitzer organ. Was divided into two theatres in 1963, and the larger one was known as the Forum. There was statutory around the walls making it appear you were in a Ancient Greek Garden. The building was built in 1929 and is still there.
    Nan Norma
    6th Feb 2015
    2:59pm
    My first experience of an Australian cinema was in Mitchell in 1960 and looked very much like the Sun Pictures Cinema, Broome. It had oil drums filled with burning logs for heat. Quite a bit of a shock at the time.
    Dollars over Respect?
    9th Feb 2015
    1:39pm
    Surely Sydney's own "Orpheum Theatre" at Cremorne should also get a mention. If only we had some funding to assist restore it suitably (owned privately I believe)!
    Desiree
    10th Feb 2015
    4:04pm
    Loved the old cinema in Wanaka NZ. Old cars, lounges etc. They even made fresh biscuits that you could buy at half time. Made the foyer smell fabulous.


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