What happends when great architectural work combines with entertainment activities? One of the answers: the place becomes a must-experience attraction. Below you can discover more about three of the coolest movie theaters in the world. If it happens to be in their proximity, make sure you visit.
1. Archipelago Cinema, in Thailand
This spectacular building was designed by famous architect Ole Scheeren, who had a collaboration with the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foindation. Its location is absolutely unique. He placed the floating structure on the Thailand’s Andaman Sea. The project was described by its architect as a screen between the rocks, providing the audience a one of a kind experience. The movie theater consists of a floating screen, between two towering rocks. Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest movie theaters in the world.
2. Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea
The Busan Cinema Center opened in South Korea, in 2011. This impressive construction includes both indoor and outdoor cinemas. It was designed by Coop Himmelb. Rainbow LED lights, a spiral lamp, red-carpet entrance and a cantilevered roof are all creating an “in-the-spotlight” atmosphere. The building has the Guinness World Record for the longest cantilever roof in the world. This cinema center is where the opening of the Busan International Film Festival takes place every year.
3. Matador Cineteca, in Madrid, Spain
This building, an old structure of the city which was recreated into one of the most popular cultural attractions of the area, includes two movie theaters, a movie studio and a café. The movie theater opened in 2011, is dedicated to nonfiction and experimental cinema and houses over 7000 documentaries from the international film festival Documenta Madrid.
The construction is the work of two popular architects, Josemaría de Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo. The two managed to transform an old building in a modern theater. A gray wood paneling with shadows and filtered light confer it a special charm. The effect created is quite dramatic.
Other impressive movie theaters in the world include the Mareel Cinema, located in the UK, the EYE Film Institute from Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Lighthouse Cinema, from Dublin, Ireland. All these movie theaters can offer the possibility to enjoy a unique experience. What movie would you like to watch in such a cinema?
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