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Lights out! These plush cinemas turn the movie-watching experience into an utterly luxe affair

Electric Cinema, London

Said to be one of London’s oldest purpose-built cinemas, the Electric Cinema has become somewhat of an institution along Portobello Road, offering a viewing experience set against old-world grandeur for up to 83 guests. The Electric Diner offers comfort food and cosy seating, and for ice cold beverages, guests can hit up the well-stocked bar. 

191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London | +44 20 7908 9696

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Embassy Diplomat Screens, Bangkok

Embassy Diplomat Screens is all about regal furnishings and five-star treatment, with decadent cinema halls styled like cosy hotel lounges. Each hall offers an exclusive viewing experience, with less than 40 seats, headphones and a private bar. Seating options range from luxurious day beds and loft beds with pillows and soft blankets to plush cocoon seats, complete with call buttons for butler service.

Note: Although Embassy Diplomat Screens is temporary closed, look out for updates on its reopening on social media.     

6th Floor, Central Embassy 1031, Ploenchit road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand | +66 2 160 5999

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Aurum Theatre, Malaysia

Malaysia's most luxurious cinema, Aurum Theatre, boasts luxury recliners with comfort pillows and fleece blankets from Geetha, call buttons for service, and chargers for your devices. From the Escape Studios to Comfort Cabins and Getha Lux Suites, each hall here has its own style and personality designed to impress.

Aurum Theatre operates at The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur and The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Bahru.

The Gardens Mall, FF-201, 4th Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur | The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey, AT-3, 3rd Floor, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, Johor Bahru |  +603-7806 8888 

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Tivoli Cinema, London

Boutique cinema Tivoli pairs the thrill of blockbuster entertainment with cafe culture and and art house aesthetics. Tivoli Cinema has two venues, one in Bath and a newer one in Cheltenham, which opens September 24, 2021. Both have theatre halls filled with plush sofas and footrests, and a delightful array of food, wine and cocktails from the cafe-bar and lounge. Aside from Hollywood hits, the cinema also airs indie films to draw not just the artistic crowds but anyone in need of a swanky space to unwind with friends.    

Tivoli Bath: 6-8 Dorchester Street, Southgate, Bath | Tivoli Cheltenham: Regent Arcade, Regent Street, Cheltenham

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CGV Yeonnam, South Korea

CJ CGV is the largest cinema chain in South Korea, with branches across Asia and the US. It's the brand behind the nation's most luxurious and intimate cinema experiences, from Tempur Cinema to Cine de Chef, a combination of a luxury movie theatre and gourmet restaurant. The CGV Yeonnam Suite Cinema experience is in line with the company's aim to take the big screen experience a whole lot further into the luxury lifestyle realm.

186 Yanghwa-ro, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea | +82 1544-1122

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K11 Art House by MCL, Hong Kong

The K11 Art House by MCL was designed by Hong Kong-based firm OFT Interiors, touted as Asia's first alp life-themed cinema. Aimed at recreating the feel of nature for moviegoers, this deluxe cinema comprises 12 screening houses, including Hong Kong's first IMAX laser projection system. True to its surroundings at Hong Kong's premier cultural retail icon K11 Musea, this eye-catching venue merges art, retail, dining and the cinema experience under one roof.  

415, Level 4, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | +852 3703 4623

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Soho House Mumbai

The first Asian outpost for Soho House, this members club and hotel in Mumbai sits in the upscale beachfront neighbourhood of Juhu, known as the Beverly Hills of Bollywood. Much like the other spaces within the venue, Soho House Mumbai's private screening room is rife with Rajasthani-inspired influences. It boasts 32 mohair armchairs and colourful printed wallpaper with lampshades for a more polished effect. As one Instagrammer put it: "If Wes Anderson designed movie theatres, this would be it."

6 Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai, India  | +91 226 213 3333  

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