Phuket is not that great when it comes to movie theatres. However, things have improved considerably over the past few years. Even today there aren’t many options to choose from.
The Sf group is a major player in the cinema industry and runs various single as well as multiplex cinema throughout Phuket.
Besides Sf cinema, there are two prominent cinema halls, namely, Major Cinemas and C.E. Paradise Multiplex.
1. C.E. Paradise Multiplex
It is Phuket’s earliest cinema hall that only showed Thai movies or other movies that were dubbed in Thai. The theatre underwent some renovation and now has a multi-screen cinema. It is among the cheapest theatres in Phuket.
However, even today it mostly shows movies that were dubbed in Thai. One of the main reasons why the theatre shows very few movies in other languages is that most of its audience are locals. Hence, they prefer Thai and Asian movies only.
Location: 18 Tilok Utis 1 Road, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Telephone: 076 220 174, 02 268 8888
2. SF Cinemacity Jungceylon
It is one of the most recent and modern cinema halls in Phuket. It is located on the third floor of Jungceylon above Robinsons Department Store. The theatre has 5 large screens.
It also offers a choice of various comfortable seats including double sofas. The price starts from 180 Baht each and varies for different seats, the highest being for a sofa.
The seats are very comfortable with large leg rooms. It also shows English movies with Thai subtitles for ex-pats and tourists.
Location: 3rd Fl., Jungceylon Patong 181 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd. Tambol Patong, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Telephone: 076 600 555
3. SFX Colesium at Central Festival
Located on the third floor of Central Festival Phuket, it enjoys the reputation of Phuket's first world-class cinema. The theatre is equipped with the latest modern digital sound systems.
There are a variety of seats available here from the standard ones to VIP seats. The VIP seats have large and comfortable seats located in the last couple of rows.
The cineplex also has separate first-class theatre, with luxury seats and complimentary snacks. Soft Drinks and popcorn are also served during the movie.
The tickets start from 200 Baht.
Location: 3rd Fl., Central Festival By-Pass R d., A. Muang Phuket 83000
Telephone: 076 209 000
Wondering Why Go to a Cinema Hall in Phuket?
We admit that the cinema infrastructure in Phuket isn’t that great for now but considering the humid temperature, watching a movie in an air conditioned hall would be a great idea on a hot day.
Also, during the burning season, it is one of the most convenient and comforting things to do for both locals as well as tourists.
To Plan your Phuket trip better, you can go through these other interesting articles about the famous spots in Phuket.
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Cindy quit her 9 to 5 job to pursue her passion for exploring mesmerizing locations in Thailand. She has been living here for the past 5 years now and through Thailand Nomads, she shares her experiences and insights about the must-visit places in Thailand.