Going to see a live show or movie has been a tradition for as far back as mankind can remember. In 1895, the first movie theater ever opened its doors, it was called The Berlin Wintergarten Theater. Long before film hit mainstream entertainment, people attended live shows with the actors and actresses standing right before their very eyes. Today we have the option to see a live performance or a filmed flick, either way the place you enjoy a show can alter the overall experience.
Most people go to see movies at regular cinemas where they buy overpriced popcorn and sit in one of many rows of chairs equipped with cup holders and arm rests. If this bores you beyond tears, you’re not alone. Hence why some of the cinemas around the world have decided to mix things up, creating a theater that provides an experience as compelling as the show rolling on the big screen, or stage.
1. Sci-fi Dine-in Theater At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
If you are ever in Los Angeles, California this awesome theater is worth some of your time.
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2. Kurshumli An In Skopje, Macedonia
This photo was taken during the Creative Documentary Film Festival Makedox.
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3. Olympia Music Hall In France
This beautiful music hall originally opened in 1889, it has since made many adjustments, like adding screens for film showings. Unfortunately, the beds are not a permanent staple at this popular music hall; instead they were temporarily used as a promotional tool at an event held by Ikea.
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4. Fox Theater Located In Detroit, Michigan
This stage has seen the biggest names in show business, and remains among the top-grossing theaters of its size throughout all of America.
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5. Arena, Pula, Croatia
The Pula Arena is the only remaining Roman architecture with four side towers and all three sides completely preserved. It was built between 27 BC and 68 AD, and is considered the sixth largest Roman arenas still standing today.
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6. Urania National Film Theatre In Budapest, Hungary
This incredible building is beautiful inside and out, making it one of the treasured jewels of the city.
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7. Movie Theater In Paris
Looks more appealing until you see how uncomfortable the seats look!
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8. Riverbed Cinema For Dokufest In Prizren, Kosovo
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9. Electric Cinema In Notting Hill, London
The Electric Cinema is one of the oldest working theaters in the country.
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10. Puskin Art Cinema In Budapest, Hungary
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11. Anibar Lake Cinema (peja, Kosovo)
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12. The Bijou Theater, Bridgeport
This theater hosts both films and live events, offering a total of 202 exclusive seats.
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13. Orinda Theater, California
Originally opened in 1941, the Orinda Theater plays true to the past with its nostalgic decor, but also shows hit movies from today.
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14. Ugc De Brouckere Grand Eldorado In Brussels, Belgium
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15. Hot Tub Cinema In London
It doesn’t really look like anyone is watching the movie… too distracted by wine and warm water!
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16. The Orange Cinema Club, Beijing
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17. Cineteca Del Matadero, Madrid, Spain
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18. Sotto Le Stelle Del Cinema, Open-air Cinema In Bologna Piazza Maggiore, Italy
Enjoy fresh air, a great movie, and plenty of company at this popular open-air theater.
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19. Transatlantyk Festival, Poznań
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20. Film On The Rocks, Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado
This beautiful and expansive outdoor music venue is formed into the surrounding sandstone mountains, offering a truly one of a kind experience.
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