Avid movie-lovers can be harsh critics when it comes to cinematic experiences. The evolving technology in cinemas has been in part pushed by the desire to enhance movie-making qualities. While all attention has been targeted at how to make characters come alive on-screen for the cinema-goer, many have forgotten the unsung heroes contributing to the comfort of the patrons who are able to fully enjoy the high-end work of ambitious directors – the perfect seats designed to house the person looking for a comfortable night of entertainment. Face it, if the seat doesn't work for you, it'd be hard to concentrate on what is happening on-screen.
With new cinemas opening throughout the years, cinema exhibitors has risen up to the challenge to provide the ultimate comfort for a full cinematic experience that does not limit itself to just a great experience on-screen.
Different cinema seating has become something of a growing trend, but there are still plenty of movie-lovers who are unaware of which cinemas house their seat preference. Take GSC Signature Gardens for example, how many are actually aware that it may be the only theatre in Malaysia that does not cater Normal and Twin seats? As for the more unique seats, not all movie exhibitors cater them as shown in the chart below. For those who were never aware of the choice of different seats, here's the chance to visit these different cinemas that houses them.
Major exhibitors in Malaysia include: GSC, TGV, Cathay Cineplex, MBO, Big Cinemas, LFS (Lotus Five Star) and Star.
All except GSC Signature Gardens
GSC Signature Gardens, GSC Berjaya Times Square, GSC Gurney Plaza (Penang)
TGV Bukit Indah (Johor Bahru), TGV Ipoh, TGV Sunway Pyramid, TGV Tebrau City (Johor Bahru)
GSC Signature Gardens, GSC Mid Valley, GSC Pavillion, GSC One Utama
Platinum Movie Suites
Cathay Cineplex e@curve
TGV Bukit Indah (Johor Bahru), TGV Ipoh, TGV Sunway Pyramid
TGV One Utama, TGV Sunway Pyramid, TGV 1st Avenue (Penang), TGV Bukit Indah (Johor Bahru), TGV Ipoh, TGV Tebrau City (Johor Bahru)
MBO Citta Mall
You've heard about them, but do you really know the difference between the seats? Ranging from the classic comfort in Gold Class to the spacious Premiere seats, choices are abundant. Once in a while, walk away from your normal routine and have a go at what the cinemas are offering in terms of special seatings and pamper yourself.
Gold Class Signature
RM40 - RM75
RM15 – RM32
TGV Club Seats
RM25 – RM30
Cathay's Platinum Movie Suite
Tired of the usual, boring selection of seats? Well, there are a few cinemas that take effort to provide a different sort of experience for movie-lovers. It's nice to enjoy an out-of-the-norm seating once in a while, especially if you are bringing a date you want to impress.
RM14.50 – RM25
Most cinema-goers would be more familiar with the common seats that are more popular and affordable for the average patron. However, those who know their seats would agree that despite the same look the seats may have, the comfort level differs for each individual in different theatres. While we may not be able to stand judge for you on the best normal seats, these are the familiar friends who have been with you throughout your movie going years.
Pricing for common seats fluctuates according to the different variety of cinema experience available nowadays, which includes 2D and 3D viewing.
RM5 – RM14
Normal Seats 2D
RM7 – RM13
Normal Seats 3D
RM7 – RM18
IMAX Normal Seats
RM19 – RM20
RM12 – RM15
Couple Seats 2D
RM13 – RM18
Couple Seats 3D
RM13 – RM19
IMAX Couple Seats
RM23 – RM29