Bangkok Airways’ Blue Ribbon Screens at Paragon Cineplex
Price: Mon-Wed B1,100/person or B1,800 per couple; Thu-Sun B1,100/person or B2,000 per couple
Here, you can expect comfy adjustable reclining armchairs with blankets and pillows. Though the armchairs make it a little difficult to snuggle up, you can still enjoy a little privacy as each couple’s seating is set a good distance away from one other. The ticket includes a 15-minute massage in the cinema’s own spa room. As another perk you can choose from a Starbucks’ coffee and tea set, popcorn and soft drink, or red wine with almonds. Sign up for the M-Generation card at the counter for B100 to get discounts of B100 per seat for a year (for visits before 6pm).
BSC Diamond Screens at Esplanade Cineplex
Set in the Esplanade shopping mall next to MRT Thailand Cultural Centre, the BSC Diamond Screens offer adjustable reclining armchairs similar to the ones at the Bangkok Airways’ screens. One cinema has only 48 seats so you can enjoy your film in relative privacy. On top of a blanket and a pillow, the ticket includes cookies and your choice of drink from the menu of cocktails and juices.
Enigma at Paragon Cineplex
Price: B3,500 per couple
Come here if you really want a taste of luxury and VIP treatment. Enigma’s candle-lit lounge has massage chairs as well as a full bar. With your ticket you’re given a meal and a complimentary beverage (Jacob’s Creek wine, soda, or a mixed cocktail), served by a butler during your movie—what could be better than tucking into a plate of carbonara while watching a film? The sofa-bed seating is fully adjustable so you can find the perfect position that’s comfortable.
5/F, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., 02-129-4635. BTS Siam
Price: Starting at B300
There are three different classes of seat here, starting at a low B300. If you want to test how much you can eat, choose the First Class option (starting at B950) and get access to Emprive’s exclusive bar and lounge, which serves an assortment of hot and cold tapas. After you’ve finished eating and your movie has begun, get comfortable in the reclining chairs and enjoy the benefits of a theater with al the latest tech.
Embassy Diplomat Screens
Price: Starting at B900 but check their website for regular promos
The cocoon seating adjusts with the click of a button, while a personal server waits in the wings to bring you more popcorn. Arrive before your movie to relax in the lounge areas enjoying books, Wi-Fi, sweet treats and savory bites. In the brand new sound-proof Heineken Room, knock back a few without missing a minute of the movie or annoying your fellow cinema goers.
The four cinema options at Quartier Cine-art offer different levels of comfort, but each have the same attention to visual and audio quality. SCB First Screen is Quartier’s luxury on a budget theater with prices starting at B200. For that you get a plush reclining chair and a blanket to keep you cozy—though you’re going to have to fight the urge to fall asleep. For the full luxury experience, pick the Aeon option (B1,800 per couple) and tuck yourself into a bed-like seat with food from Dean & Deluca.
Price: Mon-Wed B450; Thu-Sun B500
This state-of-the-art 4D experience is nothing like any ordinary interactive theater you may have gone to before. The seats are lush and comfortable, so even when you’re jostled about you don’t feel sore afterwards. The difference between MX4D and others of its kind is that you can truly immerse yourself into the movie with the addition of scent to the 4D experience.
SF World Cinema, 7/F, CentralWorld, 999/9 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-264-5555. BTS Siam/Chit Lom. www.mx-4d.com/
SF Cinema First Class
Price: Mon-Tue B700; Thu-Sun B800 per person
SF offers an elevated cinema experience at four locations in Bangkok including CentralWorld, Central Ladprao, Central Rama 9 and Central Chaengwattana. Each branch comes equipped with 180-degree adjustable reclining armchairs, a blanket and pillows. Tickets include all-you-can-eat canapes and snacks at the lounge before movie time. Alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost. Inside the theater, you can use a call button to have a butler serve you unlimited popcorn and soft drinks during the movie.