List of cinemas in Thailand
|Cinema of Thailand|
|List of Thai films|
|Cinemas in Thailand|
|Films shot in Thailand|
Cinemas in Thailand are popular venues for entertainment. Especially in Bangkok, the movie theaters tend to be multiplex facilities offering many other forms of entertainment besides movies, such as bowling or karaoke, along with restaurants and small shops.
The films playing in Thai cinemas are usually first-run Hollywood features, which tend to dominate the box-office scene. There is a burgeoning Thai film industry that is making dozens of films each year that are increasingly popular with local audiences, and routinely outpace the Hollywood films at the box office. Films from other Asian countries, such as Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, are popular as well.
The movie-theater business in Thailand is led by the Major Cineplex Group, which owns the Major Cineplex chain as well as the EGV chain and operates the Paragon Cineplex at Siam Paragon as well as Thailand's IMAX theaters. Behind the combined Major Cineplex-EGV, which has a 50 percent market share, the SF Group is the No. 2 operator, with a 35 percent share. Smaller chains include Apex in Bangkok's Siam Square, Thana Cineplex, Major Hollywood and UMG. In Chiang Mai, there is the Vista cinema. In Southern Thailand, there is the Coliseum chain.
- 1 Ticketing, seating and customs
- 2 Language and subtitling
- 3 Film ratings
- 3.1 Apex
- 3.2 Coliseum Multiplex
- 3.3 Major Cineplex Group
- 3.4 Major Hollywood
- 3.5 Nevada
- 3.6 SF Group
- 3.7 Thana
- 3.8 UMG
- 3.9 Vista
- 3.10 Others
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Ticketing, seating and customs
Ticket prices range from around 70 baht to 160 baht, depending on the time of day, the day of the week, the location of the theater and the movie being screened. In Bangkok cinemas, the price for new-release films will generally be 140 to 160 baht.
Seating is assigned; audience members make their choice of seating on a computer screen at the box office. Online ticketing is available on theater-chain websites. Automated phone booking is available as well.
Before the film, the audience must stand for the "Royal Anthem", which is accompanied by a montage of images of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The EGV chain has "Gold Class" cinemas, which have smaller screening rooms fitted with reclining seats, blankets and pillows. Prices for a Gold Class show range from 300 baht to 500 baht. The Major Cineplex chain offers comparable "Emperor" class seating, while SF Cinema has "First Class" and "VIP" screenings and Major Hollywood has "Star" seats. Paragon Cineplex has "Ultra Screen" theaters. Some cinemas, including Major Cineplex, EGV and Major Hollywood, have sofa-style seating at the back of the auditoriums, intended for couples. Customers who purchase these types of seats may sit in a lounge before the show and may be provided with free drinks or popcorn. Food and drinks may also be ordered and will be served by theater staff as the movie is playing.
Language and subtitling
In central Bangkok and cities with many tourists and foreign residents, such as Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket, foreign films (including Hollywood releases) will have the original soundtrack (called "soundtrack") with Thai subtitles. Outside of tourism centers and in some suburban Bangkok cinemas, all the foreign films, including Hollywood films, will generally be dubbed into Thai language.
Films from other Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, often play in Thailand theaters, but the soundtracks will usually be dubbed into Thai. Exceptions to this will be found at the Apex chain theaters in Siam Square and at House cinema on Royal City Avenue.
For Thai films, most cinemas in tourism centers will have English subtitles. Exceptions for regional language (like Isan) in Thai film, such as Yam Yasothon (ไทย: แหยม ยโสธร) and Panya Raenu (ไทย: ปัญญา เรณู), which have only Thai-subtitles.
A motion picture rating system to replace the 1930 Film Code was passed by the National Legislative Assembly in 2007 and was implemented in 2010.
Under the 1930 Film Code, the Board of Censors reviewed all films to be shown in Thailand and made cuts or altered scenes that were deemed inappropriate. The board was made up of members of the Royal Thai Police and Ministry of Culture officials. Members of various interest groups, such as Buddhist monks, physicians or teachers, are sometimes consulted about whether certain films would offend them.
The Apex Group of cinemas comprise the Lido, Scala and Siam theaters in Siam Square in Bangkok. The company is owned by the Tansacha family and is headed by Nanta Tansacha. The theaters were built in the late 1960s and have changed little since, making possible a retro movie-going experience that can't be found at the shopping-mall multiplexes. The theaters tend to not be as crowded as the other cinemas in central Bangkok, and it's usually possible to obtain the most-desired seating just minutes before showtime. The Apex cinemas not only show first-run Hollywood films, but also many art films, which is unique in Thailand, other than the House theater on Royal City Avenue. Among the events exclusive to the Apex is the annual Little Big Film Project, in which a series of foreign independent films are shown over the course of several weeks.
|Lido||3||675||Siam Square, Pathum Wan, opposite Siam Center||The Lido cinemas are an older multiplex dating back to the late 1960s. They often screen Japanese, Korean and other foreign films and offer both Thai and English subtitles. All seats are 100 baht.|
|Scala||1||900||Siam Square, Pathum Wan, opposite Siam Discovery Center||The Scala Theatre was built in 1967. The screen is 21 meters wide and 8.7 meters tall. Ticket buyers point out what seats they desire on a paper chart in the ticket booth. Also in the lobby are hand-painted movie advertisements, which were commonplace in Thailand until the 1990s, when large-scale screen printing became available. First-run Hollywood features are usually featured at the Scala, with the films moving to the Lido cinemas in subsequent weeks. The Scala is occasionally booked for live shows and private functions. Tickets are 100 baht for normal seats and 120 baht for stadium-style seating at the rear of the auditorium.|
|Siam||1||832||Siam Square, Pathum Wan, opposite Siam Paragon||
Siam Theatre was burnt down during the political unrest in Bangkok on 19 May 2010.
Coliseum Multiplex is a chain of movie theaters in Southern Thailand.
|Coliseum Multiplex||4||The Mall Tha-Pra Shopping Center, Bangkok|
|Coliseum Multiplex||3||Lee Garden, Hat Yai|
|Coliseum Multiplex||6||Paradise Shopping Plaza, Phuket City|
|Coliseum Multiplex||5||Diana Department Store, Hat Yai, Songkhla Province|
|Coliseum Multiplex||4||Robinson Ocean, Nakhon Si Thammarat|
|Coliseum Multiplex||3||Tesco Lotus Surat Thani|
|Coliseum Multiplex||1||Trang Rama Trang Province|
|Coliseum Multiplex||5||The Coliseum Shopping Mall Surat Thani|
Major Cineplex Group
Major Cineplex, combined with the EGV chain, is the largest operator of cinemas in Thailand. Its operations are concentrated in Bangkok. Major Cineplex's cinemas are divided into five brands which are Major Cineplex, EGV, Paragon Cineplex, Paradise Cineplex and Esplanade Cineplex.
1. Current Branches
In Bangkok district
|Major Cineplex Bang Kapi||10||2256||Tesco Lotus Bang Kapi, Lat Phrao Road|
|Major Cineplex Bang Na||10||1954||CentralPlaza Bangna||On the sixth floor of a Central Group shopping mall, adjacent to restaurants, shops and the Pororo Aquapark Bangkok water amusement park.|
|Major Cineplex Central Pinklao||12||1973||Central Pinklao, Pinklao-Nakhon Chaisri Road||Rebranded from an EGV location.|
|Major Cineplex Chaeng Wattana||5||1040||The Avenue Chaeng Wattana, next to Big C Supercenter on Chaeng Wattana Road||Mall anchored by cineplex, with Big Echo karaoke, shops and restaurants.|
|Major Cineplex Fashion Island||11||2401||Fashion Island, Ram Inthra Road, Min Buri||Formerly an EGV cinema but was rebranded after the Major Cineplex and EGV chains merged.|
|Major Cineplex Future Park Rangsit||10||1701||Future Park Rangsit||Rebranded from an EGV location.|
|Major Cineplex Nonthaburi||7||827||Nonthaburi|
|Major Cineplex Phetchakasem||6||1746||Phetkasem Road, Bangkok|
|Major Cineplex Pinklao||13||3850||Boromarachachonnanee Road, Bang Phlat||The first Major Cineplex complex, it opened in 1996. Opposite Central Plaza Pinklao, Bangkok Noi.|
|Major Cineplex Ratchayothin||15||4014+||Phahonyothin Road, Lat Yao, Chatuchak||The former flagship branch of the Major Cineplex chain was opened in 1998. It had Thailand's first IMAX theater until the IMAX operation was moved to Paragon Cineplex in 2006. The shopping mall is anchored by the cineplex, with shops, restaurants, a bowling alley, karaoke and a fitness center. An IMAX Digital Theatre was opened here in 2010.|
|Major Cineplex Rama II||9||1710||Central Plaza Rama II,|
|Major Cineplex Rama III||9||2596||Central Plaza Rama III||A former United Artists multiplex, Major Cineplex took it over and remodeled it in 2003.|
|Major Cineplex Ramkhamhaeng||7||2114||Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bang Kapi||Major Cineplex's second complex.|
|Major Cineplex Rangsit||16||3465||Phahonyothin Road, Rangsit, Pathum Thani||The first megaplex in Asia.|
|Major Cineplex Samrong||12||2228||Imperial World Samrong, Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan||Formerly an EGV Cinema but was rebranded after the Major Cineplex and EGV chains merged.|
|Major Cineplex Samsen||6||1505||Supreme Complex Shopping Mall, Samsen Rd, Bangkok||Opened 23 September 2010|
|Major Cineplex Srinakarin||5||1259||Tesco Lotus, Srinakarin|
|Major Cineplex Sukhumvit||8||1746||Sukhumvit Soi 61, Watthana||A shopping center anchored by the movie theater with restaurants, shops, bowling alley and karaoke, the Sukhumvit branch sometimes has late shows. It is near the Skytrain's Ekamai station, opposite the Eastern Bus Terminal.|
In Province district
|Major Cineplex Ayutthaya||4||1313||Big C, Ayutthaya||, includes 10-lane bowling alley.|
|Major Cineplex Amatanakorn||5||1310||Tesco Lotus, Amata Nakorn Industrial District, Chonburi|
|Major Cineplex Ban Pong||5||1442||Tesco Lotus, Ban Pong, Ratchaburi|
|Major Cineplex Chachoengsao||5||1711||Chachoengsao Center||Part of complex anchored by Big C, has 12-lane bowling alley.|
|Major Cineplex Chiang Mai||7||1843||Central Plaza, Chiang Mai Airport||Normal-class seat is priced at 100-120 baht. On Tuesday there is a special discount in all classes. Honeymoon seat is available, providing larger seat pitch and legroom. Emperor-class reclining seat is also available at 500 baht with a complimentary drink or popcorn.|
|Major Cineplex Chiang Rai||5||1347||Central Plaza, Chiang Rai|
|Major Cineplex Chonburi||4||1063||Big C Chonburi|
|Major Cineplex Hua Hin||4||1404||Hua Hin Market Village||Opened February 2006, large-scale shopping mall has a Tesco Lotus, bowling alley and many stores. Does not often show English-soundtrack films.|
|Major Cineplex Krabi||4||1134||Tesco Lotus, Krabi||Opened December 2007, includes 8-lane bowling alley.|
|Major Cineplex Nakhon Sawan||5||1138||Nakhon Sawan|
|Major Cineplex Lotus Nawanakorn||4||1187||Tesco Lotus, Nawanakhon|
|Major Cineplex Central Festival Chiang Mai||10||2409||CentralFestival Chiangmai, Chiang Mai||Opened December 2013,Krungsri Imax seats have 391 & Digital seats have 2018.|
|Major Cineplex Pattaya||8||1748||The Avenue Pattaya, Second Road, Pattaya||Stand-alone branch with Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl.|
|Major Cineplex Phetchaboon||4||1144||Tesco Lotus, Phetchabun|
|Major Cineplex Phitsanulok||4||1067||Tesco Lotus Phitsanulok|
|Major Cineplex Salaya||5||1003||Tesco Lotus, Salaya|
|Major Cineplex Samui||3||918||Tesco Lotus, Ko Samui||includes 12-lane bowling alley.|
|Major Cineplex Saraburi||4||1100||Suk-Anan park shopping mall, saraburi|
|Major Cineplex Thanyaburi||4||1020||Big C, Thanyaburi|
|Major Cineplex Ubon Ratchathani||5||826||Ubon Ratchathani||A former NPV multiplex, Major Cineplex took it over and remodeled it in 2005.|
|Major Cineplex Udon Thani||8||2120||Central Plaza Udon Thani|
|Major Cineplex Kamphaeng Phet||4||1008||Big C, Kamphaeng Phet|
EGV was the first multiplex cinema operator in Thailand. The No. 2 operator of cinemas, it merged with Major Cineplex in 2004.
|EGV Bang Khae||10||1900||Seacon Bangkae, Petchkasem Road, Bang Khae||The first multiplex theater in Thailand, built in 1994 situated in the former Future Park Bangkae Shopping Mall before taken over by Seacon Development Public Co., Ltd. In August 2010 it was temporarily closed for big renovated and will be opened in April 2012.|
|EGV Five Stars Korat||8||2475||The Mall Korat, Mitraphap Road, Nakhon Ratchasima|
|EGV Lad Phrao||7||1826||Imperial World, Lad Phrao Road||Also has Gold Class.|
|EGV Omyai||5||1224||Omyai, Nakhon Pathom|
|EGV Sri Racha||4||1350||Pacific Park, Si Racha, Chonburi Province|
|EGV Seacon||14||3100||Seacon Square, Srinakarin Road, Prawet||Has one Gold Class cinema.|
|EGV Khon Kaen||5||1228||Tesco Lotus Extra Khon Kaen||Opened in December 2011|
|Krung Sri IMAX||1||600||Siam Paragon, Pathum Wan||Opened June 2006; moved from former location at Major Ratchayothin.|
|Paragon Cineplex||15||3450||Siam Paragon, Pathum Wan||Opened in early 2006 on the fifth floor of the shopping mall, the cineplex includes the Siam Pavalai, a 1,200-seat theater. There are six smaller, luxury "Ultra Screen" cinemas, with reclining seats, as well as Enigma, a members-only cinema and lounge.|
|Esplanade Cineplex Ratchada||12||2700||Esplanade Ratchada, Ratchadaphisek Road, Din Daeng||A flagship branch for the Major Cineplex chain opened in December 2006. It includes a 22-lane bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, shops and restaurants. It is near the MRT's Thailand Cultural Centre station.|
|Esplanade Cineplex Rattanathibate||16||4200||The Esplanade (Ngamwonwan-Khaerai) Rattanathibate Road, Nonthaburi||The second branch in the Esplanade Cineplex's chain. It includes a 22-lane bowling alley,15 karaoke rooms, an ice-skating rink 2-times larger than Rachadaphisek branch, 7,435 sq.m. retail space.Including the MMAX Theatre, the Thailand's biggest Digital 3D Screen. It is expected to open in December 2009. It is located in the premise of Tesco Lotus Rattanathibate at Kae-Lai Intersection|
|Paradise Cineplex||8||1550||Paradise Park, Prawet||A former Major Cineplex, the multiplex was expanded from six to eight screens and rebranded as Paradise Cineplex on 4 August 2010. In keeping with the shopping mall's aims, the multiplex is marketed as an upscale luxury cinema focused on high-income customers lived in eastern Bangkok and the suburbs near Srinakarin Road, Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Bangna-Trad Road area.|
|Mega Cineplex||15||3445||Siam Future Mega Bangna, Bangkok||15 DigitaiCinema with Blu-O bowling and karaoke and Sub-Zero ice skate rink.|
|Krung Sri IMAX||1||421||CentralFestival Hatyai, Songkla||Opened in December 2013; the second branch with IMAX HFR system.|
|Hatyai Cineplex||9||1908||CentralFestival Hatyai, Songkla||Opened in December 2015 on the fifth floor of the shopping mall, the cineplex includes luxury "Ultra Screen" cinemas, with reclining seats, and 4DX Theater.|
|Toyota IMAX||1||386||EmQuartier, Vadhana||Opened April 2015; moved from former location at Major Pinklao.|
|Quartier CineArt||7||1048||EmQuartier, Vadhana||Opened in April 2015 on the fourth floor of the shopping mall, the cineplex includes the AEON Theater @ Quartier the Thailand first and luxury cinema screened by laser projector system. SCB First Screen, the fourth location of Major Cineplex Dolby Atmos theater with RealD XL screening system. And the TRUE Screen X, the Asean first of Screen X system powered by 9 projectors and 3 screens around the theater.|
|IMAX||1||402||CentralPlaza WestGate, Bang Yai||Opened August 2015; the third branch with IMAX HFR system.|
|WestGate Cineplex||11||1888||CentralPlaza WestGate, Bang Yai||Opened in August 2015 on the fourth–fifth floor of the shopping mall, the cineplex includes the Ultra Screen, fifth location of Major Cineplex Dolby Atmos theater with RealD 3D screening system, the 4DX with all new 13-types effect, Kids Cinema, the 2 cinema halls for kids by adaption the concept from EGV Kids Cinemas @ Future Park Rangsit, and 6 digital cinema halls.|
Major Hollywood is a small chain of cinemas in suburban Bangkok.
|Major Hollywood Suksawat||7||Suksawat Road, Ratburana||The first branch of Major Hollywood cinema chain.|
|Major Hollywood Chaeng Watthana||10||1799||Chaeng Watthana Road, Pak Kret, Nonthaburi||There are 3 types of auditoriums. First, 8 Standard auditoriums with total 1713 seats.Second, 1 auditorium named Major Hollywood's "Sweet" cinemas are fitted with couches and are designed for couples provided only 56 seats.Third,1 auditorium named Major Hollywood's "Star" cinemas are small screening rooms fitted with thickly padded reclining seats, with tableside food-and-beverage service provided only 30 v.i.p. seats.There are also bowling alley and karaoke rooms.|
|Major Hollywood Ramkhamhaeng||10||Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bang Kapi, opposite Ramkhamhaeng University||Three-story complex has a shopping arcade, snack shops, 18-lane bowling alley and karaoke facilities. There are also "Sweet" and "Star" v.i.p auditoriums.All standard auditoriums has leg-space up to 1.5 meter with new style comfortable seat.|
|U Hollywood||N/A||Phahonyothin Rd. opposite Central Lat Proa Shopping Mall.6th floor on Union Mall Shopping Complex.||The world class eco-cinema concept opening in 14 Jan 2012 Thailand Children's Day.|
Nevada is a chain in northeastern Thailand.
|Nevada Multiplex Ubon Ratchathani||7||2100||Ubon Ratchathani||A cinema and hotel complex was the first multiplex in Thailand.|
|Nevada||Udon Thani||Located at IT Plaza|
SF Cinema City
SF Cinema City is one of the brand names of SF Group. SF Cinema City, dubbed SFC is targeted at middle-class families and teenagers. Its location is designed under the theme of Orange and White in relation to its logo and corporate identity system.
|SF Cinema City Bang Khae||8||2088||The Mall Bang Khae, Phetkasem Road||Opened in August 2001 in suburban shopping center under the concept "Movie Fantasy".|
|SF Cinema City Bang Kapi||14||3639||The Mall Bangkapi, Lat Phrao Road||Opened in August 2001 in suburban shopping center under the concept of "Movie Pavilion". Includes one VIP auditorium. Has digital capability.|
|SF Cinema City Bangsaen||4||1200||Laemthong Shopping Center Bangsaen Cholburi||Opened in February 2010|
|SF Cinema City Chanthaburi||4||1100||Robinson Department Store, Chanthaburi||Renovated from SF Multiplex in 2008.|
|SF Cinema City Central Chonburi||7||1800||CentralPlaza Chonburi||Opened in March 2009|
|SF Cinema City Jungceylon||5||Jungceylon Shopping Complex, Phuket||Oriental-themed entertainment complex and shopping mall with bowling and karaoke. Opened in October 2007.|
|SF Cinema City Khon Kaen||8||2400||CentralPlaza Khon Kaen||Opened in December 2009|
|SF Cinema City Laemchabang||4||Harbor Mall Shopping Center, Laemchabang, Amphoe Si Racha, Chonburi Province||Opened in March 2009.|
|SF Cinema City Laem Thong Rayong||5||2026||Leam Thong Shopping Center, Rayong||Renovated from SF Multiplex in 2008.|
|SF Cinema City MBK||8||2120||MBK Center, Pathum Wan||The company's first multiplex branch, opened in 1999 under the theme "Movie Planet". Also has VIP cinema, bowling alley, karaoke; at Skytrain's National Stadium station. Has digital capability. Currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation program.|
|SF Cinema City Ngamwongwan||11||2922||The Mall Ngamwongwan||Opened August 2001 in suburban shopping mall under the theme "Movie Ocean". Has digital capability. Renovated in November 2007.|
|SF Cinema City Pattaya||6||1610||Central Center Pattaya, third floor||The "Theatre on the Beach" has English-soundtrack films and late shows until 1-2 a.m. daily. Renovated in October 2007.|
|SF Cinema City Ramintra||6||2100||Central Plaza Ramindra||Formerly a UMG cinema, taken over by SF in 2006. The cinema was the first to display the corporate identity and interior design model adopted by SF Group in 2007.|
|SF Cinema City Rattanathibet||7||CentralPlaza Rattanathibet, Nonthaburi||Large shopping mall anchored by a Robinson department store, with bowling, karaoke, playland and restaurants.Opened in 2006.|
|SF Cinema City Terminal 21||8||2000||Terminal 21 Asoke Junction, Bangkok||Opened in October 2011|
|SF Cinema City Tha Phra||8||The Mall Tha Phra, Bangkok||Facility to be expanded to up to 12 screens. There is also a bowling alley at the complex. The cinema is being promoted as "High Class Luxury Cinema Experience". Renovated facility opened in October 2007.|
|SF Cinema City The Forum||7||1926||Forum Department Store, Chonburi|
|SF Cinema City The Square Bangyai||5||1200||Bangyai Square Bangkok||Opened in June 2009|
|SF Cinema City Trang||3||900||Robinson Lifestyle Center Trang|
|SF Cinema City Suphanburi||4||Robinson Lifestyle Center Suphanburi||Opened on 2 March 2012 and have 1 3DCinema|
|SF Cinema City Ubon Ratchathani||7||City Mall Shopping Center @ Sunee Tower Ubon Ratchathani||Opened on 7 March 2012|
|SF Cinema City Udon Thani||8||Landmark Plaza Udon Thani||Opened in February 2013|
|SF Cinema City Kanchanaburi||5||Robinson Lifestyle Center Kanchanaburi||Opened in 2013|
|SF Cinema City Chiang Mai||8||Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai||Opened in 2013|
|SF Cinema City JAS Urban Srinakarin||5||JAS Urban Srinakarin||Opened in 2016|
SF Multiplex is SF Group's economical brand of cinemas, with operations concentrated in Eastern Thailand. It caters to the locals and it offers a high-quality movie experience and a budget cost.
|SF Multiplex Prachinburi||2||250||BigC, Prachinburi|
|SF Multiplex Bangsan||4||1200||Saveland Department Store, Chonburi|
|SF Multiplex Chalermthai||2||500||Pothong Road, Chonburi|
|SF Multiplex Krang||2||Rayong|
SF World Cinema
SF World Cinema is SF Group's flagship cinema location. It is located within CentralWorld in Bangkok. It caters to a top-end level of customers with services under the concept of "personalized touch" for every type of customers. Opened in January 2007 with a total of 15 screens and 4,121 seats, it is the flagship branch of the SF chain. The cinema is a venue for film premieres and festivals. Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre is adjacent. The cinema also houses a number of digital projectors. The cinema has re-opened in October 2010 after undergoing extreme renovation due to the 2010 Red Shirt Protest and the following mass arson causing the CentralWorld mall to be engulfed in flames.
|SF World Cinema||11||2915||CentralWorld, seventh floor|
|Cat First Class Cinemas||2||180||CentralWorld, eighth floor||The First Class cinemas at SF World offers seating with motorized recline, pre-show buffet, cocktail reception, five-star service and unlimited popcorn and drinks in the cinema.|
|World Happiness Screen||1||126||CentralWorld, ninth floor||The cinema is tastefully decorated in a vibrant color scheme to serve the needs of families. The cinema offers three types of seating ranging from day beds, lazy chairs and bean bags. Family films and animations are regularly played in this auditorium.|
|MasterCard Cinema||1||900||CentralWorld, ninth floor||The World Max Screen is SF Group's largest theatre boasting over 900 seats. It is the third largest cinema in Thailand behind Siam Pavalai and Scala.|
SFX Cinemas is SF Group's premium brand of cinemas. The cinemas are tastefully decorated and offer a higher-end level of premium services and an array of latest technologies in cinema presentation such as First Class seating and Dolby three-way sound.
|SFX Central Chaengwattana||10||2450||Central Plaza Chaengwattana, sixth floor, Chaengwattana Road||Opened in November 2008. The complex is slated to be Thailand's first all-digital cinema. The complex also houses one First Class Cinema. In the concept of " Exotica Cinema"|
|SFX Central Festival Pattaya Beach||10||2922||Central Festival Pattaya Beach, sixth floor, Pattaya Second Beach Road||Opened in January 2009. The complex contains 8 Standard Cinemas along with one First Class Cinema and one Alfresco Cinema " The Porch"|
|SFX Central Lat Phrao||9||3000||Central Plaza Lat Phrao, sixth floor, Phahonyothin Road||Opened in 2002 as the first in the SF Group's SFX "boutique" brand of cinemas. It has two "First Class" cinema and digital capability.|
|SFX Central Phuket||7||1890||Central Phuket (Festival Wing)||Opened September 1, 2005. Also has "First Class" cinema and digital capability.|
|SFX Central Rama 9||11||3670||Central Plaza Rama IX||Opened in November 23, 2011.|
|SFX Maya Chiang Mai||10||Maya Chiang Mai||Opened in 2014|
|SFX Crystal Veranda||8||Crystal Veranda||Opened in January 2016|
Emprive Cineclub is SF Group's exclusive brand of cinemas. It is located within The Emporium, in Bangkok. It caters to a top-end level of customers with services under the concept of "exclusive cinema experience" for top-end type of customers. Opened in February 2015 with a total of 5 screens and 1,200 seats, it is the luxurious branch of the SF chain.
|Emprive Cineclub||5||1200||The Emporium, Sukhumvit 24, Khlong Toei||In second major remodeling of the top floors of The Emporium shopping complex, this branch was converted into luxurious format and bundled with 2 Dolby Atmos theater and it's screening by Sony Digital Cinema system. It's formerly a United Artists theater and a SFX Cinema theater.|
|Thana Cineplex Ayutthaya||4||Tesco Lotus Ayutthaya|
|Thana Cineplex Chiang Kam||1||344||Chiang Kam, Phayao Province|
|Thana Cineplex Chiang Rai||2||701||BigC Chiang Rai|
|Thana Cineplex Kamphaeng Phet||1||175||Kamphaeng Phet|
|Thana Cineplex Kanchanaburi 2||1||Castle Mall, Kanchanaburi|
|Thana Cineplex Lampang||2||BigC, Lampang|
|Thana Cineplex Lopburi||2||BigC, Lopburi|
|Thana Cineplex Nakhon Pathom||4||BigC, Nakhon Pathom|
|Thana Cineplex Nakhon Sawan||1||360||Nakhon Sawan|
|Thana Cineplex Phetchaburi||2||Phetchaburi|
|Thana Cineplex Phichit||2||Phichit Province|
|Thana Cineplex Phitsanulok||4||BigC, Phitsanulok|
|Thana Cineplex Phayao||1||404||Phayao|
|Thana Cineplex Phrae||1||342||Phrae|
|Thana Cineplex Phrae (Mark Four)||1||Mark Four Department Store, Phrae|
|Thana Cineplex Ratchaburi||2||Royal Park Department Store, Ratchaburi|
|Thana Cineplex Samut Prakan||2||BigC Samut Prakan|
|Thana Cineplex Saraburi||2||Taweekij Department Store, Saraburi|
|Thana Cineplex Sing Buri||2||203||Sing Buri|
|Thana Cineplex Suphanburi 1 (O.K. Rama)||1||657||Suphanburi|
|Thana Cineplex Suphanburi 2 (Fah Siam)||1||602||Suphanburi|
|Thana Cineplex Uttaradit||1||500||Uttaradit|
UMG is a small chain of cinemas in the Bangkok metropolitan area owned by Sahamongkol Film International.
|UMG BigC Bang Phli||3||663||Theparak Road, Samut Prakan Province|
|UMG RCA||3||1000||Royal City Avenue, Huai Khwang||Formerly a five-screen multiplex, two cinemas on the third floor were remodeled 2004 to create the House boutique art film cinema. A bowling alley, indoor kart racing track, karaoke parlours, nightclubs and a Tops supermarket are adjacent.|
Vista is a cinema chain based in Chiang Mai.
|Vista Kadsuankeaw||7||Central Kadsuankeaw, Chiang Mai||Has English-soundtrack movies. Vista 1-4 are older screens with only normal seating available. Vista 5-7 are newer screens comparable to Major Cineplex Airport Plaza.|
|Alliance française||1||225||29 South Sathon Road, Sathon||Holds regular screenings of French films and films from other countries with French subtitles.|
|Bell Cinema City||3||Chaiyaphum|
|Century The Movie Plaza||8||Phayathai Road, Ratchathewi||This multiplex anchoring a shopping mall opened in 2005. It is located near the Skytrain's Victory Monument station.|
|Fairy Cineplex||4||Fairy Plaza, Khon Kaen||Sometimes has English-soundtrack films.|
|Goethe-Institut||18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathon Soi 1, Sathon||Regularly holds screenings of German films.|
|House||2||200||Royal City Avenue, Huai Khwang||House is a boutique art film cinema on the third floor of the UMG RCA cinema in Bangkok. It opened in 2004. All films have English and Thai subtitles. The cinema has a café and a library lounge, where books and magazines about cinema can be browsed. House sometimes hosts special events and movie-preview parties. The ticket price for all seats is 100 baht.|
|Japan Foundation||10th Floor, Sermmit Tower, 159 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Watthana||Holds regular screenings of Japanese films, usually with Thai subtitles only.|
|Kosa Cineplex||4||Khon Kaen|
|Five Stars Multiplex||6||Nakhon Ratchasima|
|Embassy Diplomat Screens||5||Childom||Located at Central Embassy. All sofa cineplex with premium service. Developed by AIS.|
|Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre||1||66 Charoen Krung Road, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon||Sala Chalermkrung is Bangkok's oldest cinema and was the first air-conditioned theater in Thailand. Built on the order of King Prajadhipok and named by him, it was opened on July 2, 1933. It is the only theater from the first "golden age" of Thai cinema still standing. No longer regularly showing movies, the theater has been renovated and is principally used for Thai dance performances.|
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- World Film Festival of Bangkok – Held annually in October.
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Independent listings site
- Cinematic – Movie showtimes for cinemas in Bangkok
- Moveedoo – Up to date movie showtimes for the major cinema groups in Bangkok & Thailand, as well as some independent theatres.
- Wise Kwai's Bangkok Cinema Scene – Reviews and showtimes for mainstream and indie films showing in Bangkok.
Chain and theater sites
- Apex chain
- Century the Movie Plaza – Showtime listings in Thai.
- Chiang Mai Vista
- Coliseum Cineplex – Showtimes at Diana Department Store, Hat Yai.
- EGV – Showtime listings in Thai.
- House – Showtime listings in English and Thai.
- IMAX Thailand
- Major Cineplex/EGV
- Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre
- SF Cinema City