PREMIERE VIEWING

It used to be going to the cinema was the solution to alleviate the vicissitudinous nature of work; after all, dealing with children and their parents is very much like getting on board the roller coaster leaving one completely winded at the end. But now, going to the cinema isn’t good enough. I discovered this little fact from my grade 10 students who had trooped to the Premiere section of Cinema 21 at Grand Metropolitan mall while I made my way to the ordinary theatre. I noted they had a different entrance and had a comfortable cafe to wait at until the movie started.

Fancy tickets for a fancy cinema

Fancy tickets for a fancy cinema

Curious, I decided to up a notch in my movie-watching and went Premiere. It was a good decision. The touch of exclusivity started with purchasing the ticket; there was a different counter and you sit before the ticket attendant much like you would when in bank to open a new account. A staff from the cafe then sidles up ready with a menu for your beverage and snack. He suggests the popular Mikado shake, a combination of chocolate and avocado and topped with Milo chocolate balls, which is actually a good suggestion. Too bad, calamari that day was not available.

Ready to chillax at Premiere Cinema after a hard day at work.

Ready to chillax at Premiere Cinema after a hard day at work.

Put your feet up and enjoy the movie.

Put your feet up and enjoy the movie.

The Premiere Theatre is a microcosm of the business class cabin of a traditional air carrier. Its verisimilitude is amazing – the only element missing was the captain welcoming the passengers on board. The walkway and the seats make all the difference. The former is wider and the latter are big, cushy and reclinable. Rounding up the blissful experience was the blanket to keep the cold away and my Mikado delivered to me just as the lights went off.

A basket of nachos and a glass of Mikado - snack away!

A basket of nachos and a glass of Mikado – snack away!

Now, there really is no going back to regular cinema viewing after my Premiere experience.

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