Photo: Movies for all sorts.

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Watching a movie in Bangkok

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Movie theatres in Bangkok run the gamut from shining multi-screen palaces to aging-yet-still-grand examples of 1960s architecture. You can catch a flick in English (with Thai subtitles) at any major mall in Bangkok, but there are a few theatres that we always come back to.

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Arthouse followed by dancehouse House RCA screens Thai and foreign arthouse and indie films, exclusively, and is conveniently located near a bunch of badass nightclubs on Royal City Avenue. Start with dinner at nearby Taksura, Anothai or Fatty’s, then head over to House RCA to watch a thought-provoking film for 120 baht before finishing up at major clubs like Slim and Route 66, which start thumping right about the time the late show gets out. It’s all a short taxi ride from Phetchaburi MRT Station.

Old school. Photo taken in or around Watching a movie in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand by Samantha Brown.

Old school. Photo: Samantha Brown

Gleaming modernity The modern cinema at Terminal 21 is pretty typical by Bangkok standards, which makes it many times better (and cheaper) than your average movie theatre in the West. A sprinkling of Thai films join the latest international blockbusters and tickets start at just 120 baht with cushy sofa seats fetching more cash. Throw in dinner at one of the quality eateries on Floor 5 and a browse through the boutiques featuring fashions by Thai designers, and you can have a full-on date night under ... Travelfish members only (Around 400 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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