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  • Patti Durden
    12 contributions
    We had a private showing of Top Gun because nobody else was in the theatre. If you want full blown luxury, choose the enigma cinema. You can order food and drinks before movie in a beautiful lounge. Once you are seated (laying down on your bed!), they will bring you popcorn and drink with just the push of a button!
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Jeep
    563 contributions
    Located in the crowded Siam square, this 50 years old legendary building is the last survivor of stand alone movie theatre in Bangkok. When I first encountered this vintage theatre, I was stunned by its gorgeous architecture and elegant decoration which is a perfect combination between east and west , a well mixed of classic and modern. An open-air lobby welcomed me with a spectacular 5 tiered Italian chandelier consisted of many glass spheres. As I climbed the staircase to the second floor of the lobby to buy a ticket, I noticed many magnificent arch pillars that support the ceiling. Between these pillars (on the ceiling) embellished lightbulbs centered at golden 24-pointed star ornaments. On the wall above an entrance to the theatre hall, settled some bas-relief sculptures representing many asia nations performing arts. Such a charming place ! I was completely love this theatre at the first sight.

    Ticket system at this theatre is also "traditional". Only a pencil and paper (which shows availability of seats) are needed. You choose your seat, staffs crosses it out, then you will get a (very cool) retro paper ticket and all that is (no computer involved).
    The best seat costs only 160 baht (while normal seat and medium seat cost 120 and 140 baht) which is still cheaper than the cheapest seat in other theatre !

    Staffs were nice and polite. Most of them have been worked here for many decades. Staffs at the entrance wear yellow jackets (trademark uniform ?). I was told that seats were used to be 100% occupied at its prime (about 40 years ago). However, only about 20 seats were occupied in that day (pity for Thais that do not see the value of this theatre). I bought some snacks and a bottle of water before walked into the hall. After a yellow jacket guy torched the way to my seat, I found myself in the vast auditorium comprised of approximately a thousand seats (876 seats, to be precise) with an enormous screen. Advertising times and movie trailers here are short comparing to the other theatres. I sat on a comfortable seat all 2 hrs, overwhelmed with ecstasy. This was an ultimate movie theatre feeling I've ever experienced ! Honestly, the atmosphere of the theatre is more interesting than the movie. This grand theatre is frozen in time. I felt like I was back to the time when my dad was a young lad. Moreover, the theatre occasionally brought back some great classic movies to rerun in special Sundays. In my opinion, this extraordinary theatre deserves more than 5 stars rating.

    After the movie, I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Scala restaurant (authentic chinese cuisine, operated along the theatre for more than 30 years) on the first floor of the lobby. The restaurant has the same name as the theatre, all waiters also wear the same yellow suits as theatre's staffs, and its decoration resembles the theatre (western culture styles such as bas-relief sculptures about Aztec gods, arch, Doric order, beautiful statues of ancient European ladies). Foods, especially "Peking duck" and "sliced stewed pig ear", were fantastically delicious.

    Thank you Scala (both theatre and restaurant) for sharing a precious moment with me.

    Attended "The call of the wild" on 4 March 2020.

    PS. Very bad news is Scala theatre (and the restaurant) is permanently closed due to covid crisis. Legend becomes memory. Sooo...oo sad. Farewell Scala
    Written 16 January 2021
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  • Two kids in Bangkok (40and10years old)
    Bangkok, Thailand24 contributions
    Ok place. Location is good and can easily reach BTS and Gateway mall.
    One of our hangouts...
    Should have a candyshop..
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • Cholburiboy
    Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
    This nostalgic site closed in May 2018. One of the original Siam Square classic cinemas-- along with the Scala and Siam theaters.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Douglas H
    London, UK2 contributions
    Nice building, decor, ambience and relaxing music. Very good is you are given a form before your massage indicating the strength required and any areas to focus on or avoid (aromatherapy), haven't seen this before. Having picked hard, the massage was indeed strong and no need to ask masseuse for more power. Foot massage seats are electric and v comfortable, if you are watching a film its a good quality screen and audio, only issue is 60 mins is not long enough to watch a full film so if you want to watch a full film pick 90-120 mins. You get a feedback form at the end with tea/water/brownie snacks, no pressure to tip although we always do. Very professional. It's slightly out of the way if you are walking so would probably recommend a grab taxi to get there, the road leading up to the location doesn't have a pavement.
    Written 21 November 2020
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  • JandNMc
    Hong Kong, China605 contributions
    Great way to see a movie. Far better than your average gold class cinema. Nibbles and drinks before and a day bed to lie on in the cinema. Very for Thailand but an excellent way to experience a new release.
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Punyavee Napalai
    Bangkok, Thailand1,032 contributions
    We liked this cinema as it provided high quality of service. If you bought a special ticket, you can visit the lounge which offer a buffet style snacks and beverage before the showtime.
    Written 23 August 2020
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  • 429Happy
    Chichester, UK3,348 contributions
    This multiplex cinema is situated within a wonderful mix of shops, supermarkets and a vast array of food outlets. I was impressed with the sound and picture quality and the seats were extremely comfortable. The interior decor resembles those English Theatres of the 60s. Well worth a visit combining with shopping and eating.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • M. Lachm
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
    Really nice looking cinema for a good price. Love the food/popcorn/drink-options. Just don't go for the 4D seats and maybe, if possible, watch the movie in the special "first class" viewings (bit more expensive but worth it!)
    Written 21 May 2019
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  • TM Hlaing
    Naypyidaw, Myanmar175 contributions
    I have been there several times. My last visit was in June this year. Food shops outside changed a lot. I used to grab some foods I liked outside and combined with foods at the food court to kill time.
    Written 25 November 2019
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  • MulleEllum
    Oslo, Norway1,829 contributions
    The seats were very comfortable and the movie amusing. We saw "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", with Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillian, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
    Look for more reviews by MulleEllum.
    Written 31 December 2017
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  • RTW Family
    Los Angeles, CA157 contributions
    Great way to beat the afternoon heat and a welcome break from the wats! Small theater that is very well air-conditioned (so much so you might want to borrow one of their blankets), comfortable seats, great snack bar (craft beers! Yom tum popcorn!), interesting selection of Thai and other lesser known/art films (English subtitles), 3-4 individual screenings daily. Short walking distance from Lumpini Metro stop. Our 4 tix cost $US 12, which we purchased in advance on PayPal. Clean bathroom. Be sure to check out the art gallery next door and the UNICEF mural on social bullying just outside the entrance (theater is on 2nd floor, enter via alley).
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • Steven N
    Launceston, Australia177 contributions
    Went to watch Angel Has Fallen which was advertised as playing on ScreenX. However, the entire movie ran only on the front screen. Waste of money paying extra for the ScreenX cinema.

    The cinema itself is very clean, cool aircon, and the seating is definitely comfortable. Good for movie watching if attending the regular or IMAX screens.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • jobst56
    Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
    In 2019 house cinema moved to the new shopping complex SAMYAN MITRTOWN - MRT Sam Yan, pretty central.
    5th floor, nice and new, clean, great toilets - and a cafe.
    Written 8 December 2019
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  • PKN
    Bangkok, Thailand1,841 contributions
    This newly opening Icon Cineconic is one of Major Cineplex group and I think it’s the best cinema in Thailand so far
    Written 8 January 2020
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