Cine Thisio, Athens, Greece
Athens is home to multiple outdoor movie theaters that crop up during the summer but none provide as majestic a view as Cine Thisio.
- The best view is at night.
- Cine Thisio is the oldest outdoor movie theater in Athens, built in 1935, and is usually open from April to October.
- Cine Thisio shows both first-run studio releases and classic movies.
 Alamo Drafthouse, Texas, United States
- Alamo Drafthouse started out in Austin, Texas, and hosts a whole series of events including Heckle Vision, Quote Alongs and nights where experts rip apart Michael Bay popcorn blockbusters.
- But what makes the Alamo theaters really cool are its policies: no children under the age of six, no talking, an extremely strict no-cellphone policy (as this curse-laden voicemailleft by an unhappy customer demonstrates) and no ads before the movie.
- This is a movie theater experience as it should be: the movie you pay for, zero annoyances and great food and beers being served to your seat.
 Raj Mandir Theatre, Jaipur, India
- Come here for the ultimate Bollywood experience: the national anthem at the start, a choice of expensive and cheaper seats, the three-hour Hindi flick bisected with an interlude and applaud along with the locals whenever the hero shows up on screen.
- With its pink Art Deco-inspired exterior made up of waves and asymmetrical shapes, the Raj Mandir is a symbol of Jaipur, a city laid out beautifully from its founding in the 18th century.
- It opened in 1976, seats around 1,200 and usually fills up. With ticket prices around Rs 100 (US$1.90), this won't be your most luxurious movie outing, but it will definitely rank among the most memorable.
 Kino International, Berlin, Germany
- There's beauty in the straight lines and right angles.
- A remnant of the Cold War, Kino International dates back to Germany's socialist period. Today Kino International boasts a well-rounded art-house program and hosts a strong list of premieres, festivals and parties.
- The movie theater is situated along Karl Marx Allee, where entire blocks of buildings carry heritage status and are protected by the Denkmalschutz in Berlin.
- This heritage status means that the outside façade of Kino International, along with its interior furnishings, cannot be altered.
 4DX, Seoul, South Korea
- All the latest in movie technology housed in one theater.
- 4DX bills itself as the first 4-D movie theater in the world that screens studio releases, taking 3-D movies to the next level by introducing movement and scent, as well as wind and water effects.
Sitting through amusement park-type effects for such a long time may not be suitable for everyone, and people with heart disease, back pains, pregnant women and children under one meter are discouraged from entering.
- 4DX aims to “free” the moviegoer by connecting with the characters on screen, placing them into the shoes of the protagonist by feeling what he feels.
- 4DX theaters are now part of 14 CGV locations all over Korea. Tickets for the 4-D screenings start at $12.
 Uplink X, Tokyo, Japan
- Uplink X calls itself the smallest movie theater in Japan, with 40 seats.
- It's housed in a multipurpose building managed by Uplink Co. alongside Uplink Factory, a multipurpose theater space and Uplink’s café Tabela.
- Its standout feature is its "social seating" plan -- the 10 various types of seats are not screwed into the ground, but can be moved around within the space, making the movie-watching experience more interactive and social.
 Prasads, Hyderabad, India
- You might mistake Prasads as just another entertainment complex in Hyderabad -- but take a look at its cinema screen; it's the largest IMAX 3-D screen in the world.
Measuring 72 x 92 feet, and running since 2003, it receives more than 1,500 calls a day to the telephone booking line.
- Sydney may have the largest IMAX in the world at 97 x 117 feet, but throw in the 3-D technology and you get yourself on this list.
- The biggest grossing films in IMAX 3-D for Prasads so far have been Avatar, The Polar Express and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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