For most of us, a night at the movies is a pretty basic deal. You get your buddies together, maybe even go alone; buy the compulsory popcorn and sit for around 2 hours watching the latest blockbuster to hit the screen. But in Thailand’s Bangkok, the city of some of the most curious things such as phallic shrines and human body museums; nothing is basic. This applies to watching movies as well. Buy a ticket at the Enigma Shadow Complex, and you will know why.
The Enigma Shadow Theatre is a new addition to the famous Paragon Cineplex which also holds the Nokia Ultra Screen theatre. If you’re wondering where in the world the Cineplex is located, don’t worry, its right in the middle of the city. There are quite a few noteworthy landmarks in the area such as the Royal Thai Police station, the renowned luxury hotel in Bangkok, the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel; and the Siam Paragon Shopping Complex. The theatre was opened in December last year and within a few months gained popularity among both the locals and the tourists who wish to enjoy a unique movie viewing experience.
At the Enigma Shadow Theatre, you are treated like a VIP. After buying the tickets, you will have to take a brief walk on a carpeted ramp just like a celebrity! Then you arrive at the grand lobby where (if you arrive early) you will be treated to a welcome drink such as a glass of wine, and a delicious range of snacks like crepes, pasta, and desserts. The best part is when you get a free foot massage by robots.
After the pampering session, you need to choose your flavour of popcorn and head over to one of the 34 sofa beds which are super comfortable and big enough for two. With the simple press of a button, you can adjust the seat according to your choice, lowered or raised. Then simply snuggle up and watch your movie.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.