Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cinema in Singapore

Yesterday evening we went to the cinema for the first time in Singapore. Ok the film was brazilian, in portuguese with english subtitles. Luckily we escaped the usual triple subtitles (chinese, malay, english etc)

So what is different about singaporian cinemas?
First, food and drinks are forbidden in the room which probably stops the Americans coming (only joking)
The tickets are pretty cheap 7S$ each, more or less 3.5 euros. It has been a long time since I have paid that little to see a film.
The ticket office is on the ground floor of the shopping centre and the cinema is 7 levels above.
The building was quite nice, it's an art deco building converted into shopping centre (1 more as there wasn't enough already...) sorry I didn't think of taking a picture, it will be for next time.
The airconditionning is so powerful that it's hard not to turn into an ice cube
And my favourite, the (emergency) exit is blocked by a very thick curtain folded in a way that it forces you to bend over to have a chance to get out.

Anyway, to conclude, City of men is a good film and I think I will be going to the cinema more often here than I used to in London. May be a chance of discovering chinese movies...

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