Plan an afternoon at the movies at one of these cool cinemas in Jakarta. The city is packed with unique options for enjoying a family flick! From Cinema Junior (complete with a playroom in the movie theater) to CGV Blitz (offering family movie times) and beyond – we have the guide for you. Here is the guide to the best cinemas in Jakarta. Grab the popcorn and go!
This is one of the best cinemas for kids and parents with an innovative and fun new concept, combining two things that kids love - movies and play. Kids can play before the movie starts, there are Cinemaxx Junior Play Area like tube slides, flying fox, giant trampoline, ball pit, cocoon spinners, multi-story climbing trees, wall-o-lla, sliding pole, music spinning balls, chalk board, drawing wall and a toddler area. Once the movie starts, parents and children are invited to relax on various family-friendly seat types like sofa beds, bean bags, loungers and regular cinema seats. They also provide special Junior Meals menu featuring kids favorites such as fish and chips and soft-serve ice cream. Films screened at Cinemaxx Junior are specially chosen to be exciting and educational for the whole family. Ticket price starts from IDR 100,000 and above depending on the seat types, and this does not include Junior meals. Bean bag seats in the first two rows, lounge seats in the next row, standart cinema seats in the next three rows and sofa beds in the rear row.
Cinemaxx Maxxbox Lippo Village, 2nd Floor, Jl. Boulevar Jend Sudirman No. 1110, Tangerang, +6221 29171871, www.cinemaxxtheater.com/Junior.aspx
CGV Cinemas also presents “Family Movie Time” for kids and parents. Enjoy your family time watching movies at CGV Blitz. The rules for family movie time are, kids and crying babies are welcome, there's brighter lighting, lower sound, a stroller parking area and child booster, plus kids are safe to make a noise. They will also meet movie nanny at the Cinema, they will take care and help you during the movie time. This is available Saturday and Sunday.
The Premiere XXI is a great place for parents to take the kids or sneak away for a movie. They use exclusive sofas and a luxury seats in all of their theaters, so you can regulate them up and down like a big lean chair. They also provide a little drawer to keep your stuff, a little side table for the food and personal comforter (duvet) vacuum sealed in case you find the aircon too cool. Don’t bring your own food, there are a staff who will come and take your order after you’ve taken your seat. The Premiere is typically double the price of the standart theater but it’s definitely worth it with super comfy recliner lounge type seats, access to a much larger cafe menu and very good screen picture and superior sound.
The Premiere XXI, http://www.21cineplex.com/theaters
IMAX theaters of Keong Mas show several documentary movies about the beauty of Indonesia. The films show the beauty of the environment, natural wealth and cultural diversity of Indonesia. The typical theater is intended as an educational tool to introduce the recreational natural and cultural wealth of the nation through a giant screen film show by using the sophisticated technology of cinematography modem of IMAX projector. Beside the large dimension of the screen, the films are displayed in three dimensions (3D).
IMAX Theaters of Keong Mas, East Jakarta, www.keongemas.com/Services
Located around Dharmawangsa Square, South Jakarta, Subtitles is one of the best mini cinemas in Jakarta. Subtitles are the perfect movie mini cinemas for family's who were looking for a private and more intimate movie experience. Parents will enjoy watching movies in private mini cinemas, as it gives them a sense of togetherness with their kids, a feeling that they will not have in a big cinemas. The place is also recommended for kids private parties, parents can relax at the cafe while the kids catch the latest family film on the big screen with their friends.
Subtitles, Dharmawangsa Square, Basement # 29 – 30, South Jakarta, +6221 727 88337, www.subtitlesgroup.com
Another good place to sneak away for a movie on the weekend - Blitz Megaplex Pacific Place. They offer the family a velvet class concept, the studios come with luxury sofa-beds, pillows and blankets. This is a perfect studio for the family, you can try the sofa-beds for two. Tickets range from IDR 220,000 and above. It feels like home, you can lie on sofa-beds while watching the movies.
CGV Blitz Pacific Place, Level 6th, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52 – 53, South Jakarta, +6221 51400800, www.pacificplace.co.id/tenant/blitz-megaplex/
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