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Movie theaters: 10 of the world's best [Copy link] 中文

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8. Cine de Chef, Seoul, South Korea

Korean movie theater company CGV claims another spot on this list with its Cine de Chef theater, which gives a luxury spin to the “dinner and a movie” concept.

Many other movie theaters also provide food and beverage options to moviegoers, but Cine de Chef stands out with its Le Cordon Bleu-certified chefs serving modern Asian cuisine.

After dinner, patrons can relax for the duration of the movie in the Quinette Gallay seats, specially designed for Cine de Chef. The seats are by the same people who make private movie theater seats for United Arab Emirates royalty.

This meal and a movie doesn’t come cheap, however; prices start at ₩30,000 (US$25) for lunch, and ₩40,000 (US$35) for a movie ticket.

603-2 Sinsadong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea; +82 10 4802 4995; www.cinedechef.co.kr
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9. Secret Cinema, Worldwide

This may be stretching the concept of the movie theater since Secret Cinema does not host events in a single physical space -- the location is determined by the movie screened.

Secret Cinema is a London-based group that organizes monthly movie events shrouded in mystery. Patrons are told not to reveal the location or even the movie screened.

Once you register, you are told the day of the screening to gather at a predetermined location. From there hired actors put on a live-action version of scenes from the movie before the finale, a theatrical showing of the movie itself.

Tickets from US$50; +44 0207 739 6055; www.secretcinema.org
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10. The Castro Theatre, San Francisco, United States

The term “movie palace” was coined to describe the elaborately designed theaters that sprung up in the first half of the 20th century in the United States.

Opened in 1922, the Castro Theatre is one of the last vestiges of that bygone era still in operation. Its Mexican cathedral-inspired façade continues to captivate tourists and moviegoers.

With the decadence of its lobby and auditorium, and the attention to detail in the wet plaster motifs on either side of the screen, the Castro presents simply what new technologies are attempting to mimic -- the pleasure of the movie-watching experience.

429 Castro Street, San Francisco, California 94114, USA; +1 415 621 6120; www.castrotheatre.com
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