The links to all of Pattaya’s cinemas are working. When you click on the links you can view the movie screening times at each cinema in Pattaya.
Unfortunately, the links open each cinema’s screening times in Thai language, but from there you can select the English language version.
All the cinemas are along 2nd Road, so you can easily reach them by baht bus. If you are a little further away you can use the Bolt or Grab ride booking apps. If you want to drive in your own vehicle, there’s ample parking.
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Pattaya Cinema Movie Showtimes
Below, are links to the movie screening times of the 4 movie cinemas in Pattaya, and the 4D movie cinema at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not at the Royal Garden Plaza in South Pattaya.
SF Cinema City at Central Marina shopping mall on the 3rd floor in North Pattaya.
Major Cineplex Cinema at The Avenue shopping mall on 2nd Road in Central Pattaya.
SFX Cinema at Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall, on 2nd Road and Pattaya Beach Road.
SFX Cinema at Terminal 21 shopping mall, access from 2nd Road or North Pattaya Road.
Ripleys Motion Master 4D Cinema on the 3rd floor at Royal Garden Plaza, between Pattaya Beach Road and 2nd Road
The soundtrack language will usually be denoted by:
- (T) or (TH) Thai
- (TH/EN) Thai with English subtitle
- (E) English
- (EN/TH) English with Thai subtitle
Find cinemas by clicking the Google map of every cinema in Pattaya
Pattaya Cinema Tips
Before a movie is screened it is customary throughout Thailand to play the Thailand Royal Anthem, please follow suit and stand up for the duration of the anthem, not doing so would be considered extremely disrespectful.
How to get the best seat in the cinema:
The cinemas in Pattaya are all relatively new and state-of-the-art, and the seating layout is designed to ensure all seats have an optimum viewing experience.
Some seats, though, are better than others though
Sit too close to the front of the cinema and you may be constantly turning your head to follow the action
Sit at the end of the row and you won’t get the best stereo sound effects, the same if you sit in the middle of the row. Sit at the back and you don’t get the most of the big screen experience.
According to experts, the best place to sit in a cinema is about 2 thirds back from the screen. To get the best stereo sound effects you should sit slightly to the left or right of the center of the row.
Movie Censorship in Thailand
All movies, including movies screened at cinemas in Thailand, are reviewed and censored as required by the Censorship Board according to the 1930 Film Act.
Scenes of nudity, smoking cigarettes, and pointing guns are often censored by pixelating (blurring the picture). All this censorship seems somewhat ironic when scenes of extreme violence, including people getting hacked to pieces, are left alone, but what can you say. This is Thailand.
Random World and Thailand Cinema Facts
1) In 1897 The first movie was screened in Thailand, it was “The Wonderful Parisian Cinematograph” by Auguste and Louis Lumière.
2) Prince Sanbassart (Prince Thongthamthawanwong) assisted by wealthy Thai businessmen was the first to import and utilize filmmaking equipment in the early 1900s. The Prince often filmed royal occasions and he was dubbed “the Father of the Thai Film Industry”.
3) The first recognized Thai movie actors were Chamras Suwakhon and Manee Sumonnat when their names were written on their studio chairs.
4) Thailand’s first “drive-in cinema” was opened in 2003, but rather than view the movie from your own car, a collection of prestige cars are used to view from.
5) In 1927 the first all-Thai feature film was Chok Sorng Chan (Double Luck), produced by the Bangkok Film Company.
6) The largest cinema chain in Thailand is that of Major Cineplex which also incorporates EVG Entertainment, they boast 32 cinemas and 258 movie screens.
7) The largest cinema in Thailand is the Paragon Cineplex situated in Siam Paragon, it has a 5,000-seat capacity and 16 screens.
8) The first “talking movies” were imported into Thailand in 1928.
9) The first Thai color movie was made in 1933. it was named Pu Som Fao Sap (Grandpa Som’s Treasure).
10) Payut Ngaokrachang was the first to produce animated movies in Thailand.
11) Cinemas are also referred to as movie theaters, film theater, movie house, picture house, picture palace, picture cinema, silver screen, the pictures, the flicks, the flea-pit.
12) The word “cinema” is derived from the Greek word “kinematos” meaning movement or motion.
13) The world’s first cinema chain was operated by Nickelodeon, the first was opened in Pittsburgh in 1905.
14) The world’s first cinema (Vitascope Hall) was opened in 1896 in New Jersey.
15) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest operating cinema is the Korsør Biograf Theater in Denmark, which has been operating since 1908.
16) In 1957, Canada was the first country in the world to have a cinema with 2 screens.