Movie centers in Koh Samui may not be many in numbers, but the few that are there are worth your time. As the surge of tourists increases in Thailand every year, the scope of cinema theaters is expected to get better. There's no shortage of places to see a movie in Chaweng, with several theaters offering a variety of films.
Experience cinematic magic at the best movie theaters in Koh Samui, where state-of-the-art technology, comfortable seating, and a diverse selection of films converge to provide an immersive and enjoyable movie-going experience amidst the tropical beauty of this enchanting Thai island.
3 Best Movie Theaters In Koh Samui
1. Major Cineplex, Central Samui
It is a part of Major Cineplex, which is the biggest and most renowned cineplex chain in Thailand. Hence, Major Cineplex in Central Samui is very popular and probably the most sought-after cinema in Koh Samui because of the brand impression.
It is located on the top floor of the Central Festival Mall. The cineplex is rightfully deemed the best cinema hall in Koh Samui as the audio and video qualities of the movies displayed here are impeccable. It has a great selection of movies, both English and Thai.
There are a variety of seating options to cater to all kinds of audiences. You can choose from a wide range starting from regular ones to premium sofas. However, even the cheapest seats are very comfortable, clean, and have good legroom.
Location: 209/1- Moo 2, Moo 2, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Telephone: +66 77 410 553
2. Major Cineplex Tesco Lotus
It is another movie theater run by the famous Major Cineplex chain. This theater is located on the 1st floor of the Tesco Lotus supermarket. Like all the other branches of Major Cineplex, this too has spacious halls, big screens, and comfortable seats.
There are three different kinds of seats you can choose from based on your budget and preference. The staff is very courteous and helpful. Most of them know English so you can ask any question clearly.
Location: 7 Tesco Lotus Building, Level 1, 167/1, Tambon Bophut, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Telephone: +66 77 427 299
3. Samui Beach Cinema
It is the only cinema hall in Koh Samui that offers an ‘on-the-beach’ movie experience. Unlike the air-conditioned halls, you get to enjoy the movie with the satisfying background sound of the waves crashing against the coast.
If you have never tried this experience elsewhere, I highly recommend it to you. It could be like a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget about your trip to Thailand.
Location: 4/1, Moo 1, Mae Nam 84320 Thailand
Why Try Cinema Halls in Koh Samui?
It is true that the island of Koh Samui has enough beautiful spots to keep you engaged for weeks. However, on some days you would just want to unwind in an air-conditioned hall while watching something gripping.
Keep this list of cinema halls handy for those days. Also, if you visit Thailand during the hot season, cinema halls could be a perfect place to get relief from the scorching heat. To Plan your Thailand Trip better, you can include these other interesting spots in Koh Samui in your itinerary.
Yes, there is a Major Cineplex in Koh Samui, located within the Central Festival Samui shopping mall.
The Major Cineplex Central Samui is located within the Central Festival Samui shopping mall at 209/1, Moo 4, Chaweng Beach, Bo Put, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Some recommended things to do in Koh Samui include visiting the Big Buddha Temple, exploring the Fisherman's Village in Bophut, relaxing at Chaweng Beach, taking a day trip to Ang Thong Marine National Park, and visiting the Namuang Waterfall.
Major Cineplex is the only cineplex in Koh Samui. However, there may be smaller, independent cinemas that have opened since then.
You can go bowling at Major Bowl, which is located within the Central Festival Samui shopping mall, the same location as the Major Cineplex.
The ticket prices start from around 150 Baht and vary with the kind of seats you book.
Look for the symbols TH/EN or EN/TH. TH/EN implies that the movie will have Thai audio and English subtitles and vice versa.
Editor - Thailand Nomads
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.