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For now, Vientiane does not have a proper movie theatre but that's set to change with Phase 2 of the Talaat Sao Mall construction, which will have a three-screen cineplex when completed.
Until then, there are a few locations in Vientiane that regularly screen movies.
The two screens at the Lao-ITECC centre show predominantly Thai-language movies, but Hollywood blockbusters make an occasional appearance. At 15,000 kip it's good value, though the location is not central and the screen is not state of the art. Call the cinema to find out show times and if the movie has an English or Thai soundtrack.
The French Language Centre on Lane Xang Ave (opposite the tourist office) also has occasional screenings of French films with English subtitles. For upcoming movies check the Vientiane Times or call. Screenings are usually held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 19:30 and Saturdays at 15:30. Admission is 10,000 kip for non-members.
Another place to catch a movie is the Martini Lounge. Movies are shown Mon–Wed at 20:00 in their comfy second-floor lounge and tend to be independent, artsy films. As long as you're eating or drinking, the movie is free.
Lao ITECC T: (021) 415 477. http://www.lao-itecc.la/
French Language Centre T: (021) 215 764. http://ambafrance-laos.org/france_laos/
Martini Lounge http://www.martini-laos.com/
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