Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO can only offer so much, and none can quite compare to the feeling of seeing a brand-new movie on the big screen.
Whether you’re taking the entire family on a trip as a treat, or taking a special someone out on date night, you want to make sure you’ve picked the best of the best.
Here’s a quick run-down of five cinemas you should visit in Bahrain…
Cinepolis, the largest chain of cinemas in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world, opened its first branch in Bahrain in February. This cinema boasts 4D film screenings – complete with moving seats and rain – as well as the Kingdom’s first junior theatre.
From BHD3.15. Atrium Mall, Road 2719, Saar (1769 8000).
Taking the whole family out to the cinema to keep the kids entertained can quickly rack up your bills – especially over the summer when school’s out and playing outside isn’t always an option. Luckily for you, Grand Cinema has a great family-friendly offer which gives you four tickets and two large popcorns for BHD13.5. Head here on a Tuesday for half-price tickets, but expect it to be crowded.
From BHD1.5 (Tuesday offer), BHD3 (other days). The Walk Bahrain, Riffa (1766 3729).
Mukta A2 Cinema
Another foreign import, Mukta A2 Cinema originally started up in India in 2011, coming to Bahrain in 2016. Make sure to head here for all the latest movies in a number of languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tagalog and Tamil.
From BHD3.15. Juffair Mall, Manama (1781 3666).
This conveniently-located cinema inside Seef Mall is perfect for a spontaneous visit. It offers both 2D and 3D films, and those in the mood for splashing out can opt for a seven-star experience complete with fine dining. If you want to save a bit of money, use your HSBC credit card here for buy-one-get-one-free.
From BHD3.15. Seef Mall, Muharraq (1746 4420).
If the largest shopping mall in Bahrain wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, head to the VOX Cineco cinema inside for a large selection of movies. Visit on a Monday and get a second cinema ticket for just BHD2.
From BHD3.68. City Centre Bahrain, Road 4650, Manama (1725 8900).