Cinemas in Bali
Cinemas in Bali
In this blog article, we bring you a round-up of cinemas in Bali. Going to the cinema isn’t as simple as it used to be. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing your cinema for a great night out. There are more considerations than just the title of your desired movie. Though the film title will always remain the key factor, we guess several other factors are important when picking the right cinema. From cinemas in shopping malls to restaurant cinemas. From the top Indonesian chain picture houses to independent cinemas, we cover them all. Whether you’re looking for the latest hit movie, the biggest Hollywood blockbusters or Indonesian movies, this article will surely inspire you. Choosing a movie theatre is considered as important as choosing a movie, so here are our picks for the best cinemas in Bali you can add to your priority.
Cinema XXI Premiere at Beachwalk Shopping Center
The nation’s largest cinema network, Cinema XXI (pronounce as Cinema 21) boasts no less than four cinemas in Bali. This one, in Beachwalk Shopping Center, in the heart of Kuta, is designated as a “premiere” and also known as Beachwalk Premiere. Tickets are available at IDR 60,000 on Mondays to Thursdays, IDR 80,000 on Fridays and IDR 100,000 on Saturdays and Sundays. At a Premiere Cinema, you also get exclusive access to a special dining menu, and a more luxurious studio with only 50 incredibly relaxing chairs. The cinema is located on the second floor of Beachwalk Shopping Center and is the ideal break for shopping or from the beach. Besides the premiere studio, Cinema XXI in Kuta also has two deluxe studios, with 206 and 144 chairs. For these studios, tickets are priced a little bit lower, at IDR 35,000 on Mondays to Thursdays, IDR 40,000 on Fridays and IDR 50,000 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cinema XXI Premiere at Level 21 Mall
Also referred to as Level 21 XXI, this is the island’s biggest cinema. The movie complex is home to five deluxe studios and one premiere studio. The lobby is extremely spacious, and an overflow of refreshments is available for you to enjoy during the movie of your choice. Level 21 Mall is one of Denpasar’s latest modern shopping centers. This cinema is one of the mall’s main features, showing the latest Hollywood blockbusters and Indonesian movies. Ticket prices are IDR 35,000 on weekdays, IDR 40,000 on Fridays and IDR 50,000 on Saturdays and Sundays. The premier tickets are almost twice as expensive (IDR 60,000, IDR 80,000 and IDR 100,000), but are worth the exclusive experience.
Cinema XXI at Park 23
The next one on the list is Cinema XXI at Park 23 Entertainment Center. This is one of Kuta’s newest shopping malls, located right next to the Circus Waterpark in Tuban. The movie theatre is located on the fourth floor and features four studios where you can watch the newest International movies as well as Indonesian movies. If you’re staying in the south of Kuta and you’re looking for a day filled with fun water activities, shopping, dining and a great movie to top it all off, then this is the place to be. Ticket prices are IDR 35,000 on Mondays to Thursdays, IDR 40,000 on Fridays and IDR 50,000 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cinema XXI at Mal Bali Galeria
There’s one more Cinema XXI on the island and this one you’ll find in Mal Bali Galeria. The XXI chain’s first of four cinemas in Bali only has two studios, and both deluxe studios featuring 199 seats. Mal Bali Galeria is conveniently and strategically located at Bali’s most important traffic junction; Simpang Siur making is easy accessible from all favorite tourist destinations in the Southern part of the island. Tickets can be preordered via the app, or you simply go early, get your ticket and spend the afternoon shopping and dining, until the movie starts. T Galleria by DFS is next-door, so we’re sure you could keep yourself busy till movie time. Just like the other Cinema XXI deluxe movie venues, tickets are priced at IDR 35,000 on Mondays to Thursdays, IDR 40,000 on Fridays and IDR 50,000 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cinemaxx at Lippo Mall Kuta
Another one of Indonesia’s cinema chains, Cinemaxx, has only two cinemas in Bali. The biggest one can be found in Kuta; Cinemaxx at Lippo Mall in Kuta. Similar to Cinema XXI, Cinemaxx offers viewers two different types of viewing experiences: Regular or Gold. The gold version is much more luxurious, here you can watch the season’s biggest hits while enjoying first-class dining, served on call. The seating features plush, twin motor, leather recliners, complete with pillows and blankets. Ticket prices are IDR 100,000 on Mondays till Thursdays, IDR 150,000 on Fridays and IDR 200,000 on Saturdays and Sundays. If you opt for the regular viewing experience you’ll get your tickets at IDR 35,000, IDR 40,000 or IDR 50,000, depending on the day you’re visiting.
Cinemaxx at Plaza Renon
Watching movies is extremely popular in Indonesia and there has been a remarkable increase in cinemas in Bali. Newly opened in October 2017, the Cinemaxx at Plaza Renon is Cinemax Lippo Mall’s little sister. Featuring 4 screens with a total capacity of 448 seats, this is a “regular” Cinemaxx. It might not be the luxury edition with its plush, lazy seats, but it surely is equipped with top-notch audio and visual systems. This theatre is ideally located for patrons celebrating their holiday, or living, in Sanur. Ideal if you want to avoid the traffic congestion in Kuta and Denpasar and watch the latest movies closer to home. Ticket prices are IDR 45,000, on Mondays till Thursdays, IDR 55,000 on Fridays or IDR 65,000, on Saturdays and Sundays.
5D Max Bali
This one is for the thrill seekers among us. In addition to the regular cinemas, you’ll also find several 5D cinema booths on different places on the island. These small movie booths will take you on 7-minute 5D thrill rides. Choose from all kind of different movies to choose from. Hydraulic-powered seats move and jolt you around, completely in sync with the scenes on the screen, which you watch using 3D glasses. Lighting, wind, mist and bubbles are all thrown in according to the screenplay and these special effects definitely add to its extremely realistic effect. Themes you can choose from vary from alien invasions to jungle roller coaster rides, and from apocalyptic city scenarios, to dinosaur chases and to haunted houses. Locations where you can find these cinemas in Bali are for example Bali Collection in Nusa Dua, Poppies Lane in Legian, Discovery Shopping Mall, Level 21 Mall, Mal Bali Galeria and even at the Tanah Lot Temple complex. For only IDR 50,000 per seat, you can take a break from shopping, which you’ll never forget.
Divine Earth Cinema Club in Seminyak
Above the Divine Earth Restaurant in Seminyak, you’ll find the Divine Earth Cinema Club. A movie house with an oasis of air-conditioned luxury, plush couches, surround-sound and a full HD screen to watch all-time favorites. Movies at this cinema in Bali are hand selected from the extensive library and you can indulge in a delightful meal throughout the screening. Perhaps the best thing about this cinema club is that you don’t have to pay for the movie as entry is free with any purchase from the menu. But make sure to arrive on time, as entrance is based on first come, first serve basis.
Paradiso in Ubud
The final movie theatre of the list is the Paradiso in Ubud. This unique venue, with seating up to 150 persons, is a one-of-a-kind space in Bali, which hosts quality film screening and other cultural activities. Make yourself comfortable on the reclining loungers, plush couches and cushioned platforms while enjoying Earth Café’s organic plant-based menu. Blockbusters, documentaries and foreign movies are all shown in HD and projected on a 25sqm screen, complete with 7.1 Dolby surround-sound system. Tickets are IDR 50,000 and can be redeemed for food and beverages during the evening.