Going to the cinema is one of our favourite things to do in Bahrain, but going to the same cinema every week can get pretty boring.
If you’ve just been paid or are feeling particularly generous, there are lots of options for splashing the cash to make your viewing much more memorable – regardless of the movie.
Here are four luxurious experiences you can try out on the island…
The novelty of 3D films has never quite worn off as the technology can completely change your viewing experience – but what about 4D? Film buffs wanting to have a truly immersive cinema visit should head down to Cinépolis, which is the first place in Bahrain to offer it. The chairs are equipped with motion stimulators, and the screen is rigged up with effects including lights, wind, and water.
BHD4.2. Cinépolis, Atrium Mall, Road 2719, Saar (1769 8000).
Five star luxury just isn’t enough sometimes, but luckily Novo Cinemas has got you covered with its seven star offering. Features include premium reclining seats and access to a VIP lounge ahead of any screening. But the real pièce de résistance is the fine dining options delivered straight to your seat by your own personal butler.
BHD10.5. Novo Cinemas, Seef Mall, Muharraq (1746 4420).
If you don’t live in a mansion with its own private cinema, the Grand Class experience at the Grand Cinema is the next best thing. There’s just 30-seats, each a reclining leather armchair complete with a cosy blanket, and you can order drinks and food via an electronic device before it is delivered by a butler.
BHD6. Grand Cinemas, The Walk Bahrain, Riffa (1766 3729).
Theatre by Rhodes
Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes teamed up with VOX Cinemas to create this fine dining experience which sees every guest enjoy a starter, main, and dessert and enjoy one house beverage or soft drink and tea or coffee after the movie. Visitors can recline and use a footrest, pillow and blanket to make the viewing as comfortable as possible.
BHD20. VOX Cinema, City Centre Bahrain, Road 4650, Manama (1725 8900).