Going to the movies is a pastime that's filled people's weekends for nearly a century. But it's a pastime that is becoming increasingly redundant. Now though, movie theaters are making changes and we suddenly feel like taking a trip to the movies.
Have you ever thought that you would go if only the screen was bigger, the food was better, the seats were more comfortable, or the experience was altogether more unique? Well, now you can. We've put together a list of the best movie theaters around the world, including the Swiss cinema that has actual beds!
But first, let's take a look at which movies you could see this year.
The new Avengers movie needs to be seen on the big screen.Few movies have ever been released to as much anticipation as Avengers: Endgame. It blew up the box-office and people can't believe that the epic end is finally here. But that’s not the only movie that people are excited about this year.
May the force be with you.This Christmas will see the release of the ninth chapter of the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Star Wars movies are definitely meant to be seen on the big screen. As our favorite characters shoot through the stars in a faraway galaxy, it feels far more lifelike as the screen expands around you.
Who is excited for this one?This year will see the release of Tarantino's tenth movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It is set in 1969 and follows the lives of an actor, played by Leonardo Di Caprio, and his stunt double, Brad Pitt. Starring Margot Robbie alongside this iconic pair, this movie looks like it will feature the best of Tarantino. Funny, epic and with a punchy soundtrack, this movie is set to be an instant classic.
2019 is the year of the franchise.As budgets are getting tighter, movie companies are trying to squeeze everything they can out of the franchises that they already own, and we're not complaining. We are seeing a return of Toy Story, Frozen, IT, and Men in Black. The new MiB will be called Men in Black International and it will be the first Men in Black movie without Will Smith or Tommy Lee, although it will still star Emma Thompson. Add to that Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Neeson and this movie looks set to be just as good as its predecessors.
Hakuna Matata.This July, we will get to see the live-action re-make of The Lion King. Following in the steps of Dumbo and The Jungle Book, this will follow the original storyline very closely, but with (what looks like) real lions instead. And the cast looks incredible. Donald Glover and Beyonce are going to voice Simba and Nala, while James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Mufasa. It will also star Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and John Oliver. We couldn't be more excited for this remake, but it makes us think about when we last saw The Lion King, back in 1994 and we still aren't over that.
Cinemas used to be like this.
Some people would even go to drive-ins.With fewer resources, but more space, drive-ins were the perfect way to let people watch movies in remote locations. These days, people prefer to focus on the quality of the screen and sound, rather than watching through a car windscreen but we'd totally be up for bringing these babies back.
Who can afford to go to the movies these days?Most of us have the same idea in our heads when we think about going to the movies. The seats are a bit old, people can block your view or be annoyingly loud, and the snacks are extremely over-priced. Sure, the screens are good, but it seems like an unreasonably expensive activity.
We can just watch movies at home.With the arrival of Netflix and other movie streaming services, a lot of people think that they might as well just wait a couple of months and watch the movie at home instead. It's cheap, it's comfortable and we can wear our pyjamas. But we've compiled a list of cinemas that are changing all of that. They're full-on experiences that are actually worth paying for. Wait until you see the cinema in Switzerland with actual beds!
You've never had a view like this at the cinema before.
This cinema provides a real experience.
A cosy space in a crowded city.
This is bigger than real life.
Do you want to go to the busiest movie theater in the world?
You won't get your average cinema food here.
Relax with your pals at the hot tub cinema.
Do you prefer something more traditional?
It's official, we live in the future.
Do you want a truly immersive experience?
This looks like the most comfortable movie theater in the world.Cinema Pathe in Switzerland has just opened up a new VIP hall, and it looks incredible. Instead of movie seats, it's got double beds. They've even got little bed-side tables on either side, to make you feel more at home.
It's a real VIP experience.
That's not the only luxurious room that they've got, either.
As well as the room full of beds, they've also got a room full of comfortable couches. This room looks perfect for kicking back and enjoying a movie in comfort, but with a screen that provides an impeccable view.
There's even a room just for kids.For children's movies, you can use the special kids' screen. There's bean bags and a ball pit, so kids can enjoy the movie or play a little if they get bored. It's perfect. Plus it means that you won't get any kids ruining your viewing experience in the other screens.
It's got an IMAX too!
Are cinemas going to make things a little too cosy?
@PeteBarronMedia Could bring a whole ne meaning to X rated movies 🤔— Discovering Puerto Rico (@Discovering Puerto Rico)1557750617.0
It's a fairly expensive experience.
What? NO! Switzerland, this is ridiculous... Firstly,$73 for a ticket to see a #film in a bed? NO! Secondly, anybod… https://t.co/ajnoVDiWMM— The Movie Madman (@The Movie Madman)1557818406.0
The cinema is making hygiene a priority.
Ewww. You know how when you got to the theater to see a movie, and no matter what aisle you choose, your feet stick… https://t.co/A9MZKxh3AH— ❣️ Sassy Mouth ❣️ (@❣️ Sassy Mouth ❣️)1557771229.0
Some people think it's practical.
Well if you were gonna fall asleep at the movie anyways... 😁 https://t.co/aJa450Wcn9— Lord_Moon (@Lord_Moon)1557796050.0
It could be a good way to keep relationships in a healthy place.
For when your better half feels that yet another Marvel or any other superhero movie is absolutely superfluous and… https://t.co/pig89YqG4q— Orpheo (@Orpheo)1557656686.0