1The kid-friendly theaters that have opened in Southern California
Each auditorium will have both a vibrantly colored play structure/jungle gym, as well as a special fenced-in play area for smaller children. Play structures are 55' long and 25' high, and will include two slides, stationary pogo sticks, a scaled-down merry-go-round, and "rounded, hanging 'Fun Forest Bags' filled with foam."
The first two theaters will open in Pico Rivera, California and Vista, California, the latter of which is about 15 minutes outside of Carlsbad. Sorry folks, Cinépolis has no plans to open the theaters up for less kid-friendly fare—any adults attending a screening must be accompanied by kids 12 and under. (Source)
2The floating theater located in the Strait of Malacca
The theater, located in the middle of a tranquil lagoon in the Strait of Malacca, was built from floating wood rafts constrained together with nets, a skill utilized by locals as a part of lobster farming.
Scheeren said he wanted to create, “a sense of temporality, randomness, almost like driftwood. Or maybe something more architectural: Modular pieces, loosely assembled, like a group of little islands that congregate to form an auditorium.” (Source)
3Shipping container theaters give small towns in Russia greater access to entertainment
Russian company Teterin Film rolled out the theaters in small towns with the first established in Lyudinovo, in the Kaluga region southwest of Moscow. Its aim is to enable residents of Russian cities of less than 100,000 people to have access to films, and, in turn, to support Russian filmmaking. One-third of the Russian population has no access to a cinema—that's 668 towns with a combined population of 50 million people! (Source)
4A '50s-themed movie theater created by Disney Imagineers
5A romantic theater setting inside a boat anchored in Paris
6An arthouse theater that's also an architectural marvel
The Light House has been around awhile—it started showing Irish, independent, foreign-language, arthouse and classics in 1988. It closed in 1996 but reopened again in 2012 in its new, customized space. The four-screen moviehouse includes a cafe that looks like something you'd see at a museum, not a movie theater. (Source)
7British movie patrons watch their favorite flicks from inside a hot tub
8An eight seat theater in a camper makes for a cozy moviegoing experience
The Cinema is the brainchild of projectionist and co-founder Paul O'Connor, who says the 7' high and 16' long picture house is designed for eight adults, runs on solar power and uses a projector, not a TV. It even has usherettes serving popcorn during intermission! (Source)
9The cinema that has been dubbed "the movie theater at the end of the world"
There was an opening night, and presumably an audience, but the generator powering the event mysteriously cut out. It's suspected that local Egyptians and government officials didn't take too well to the European pothead and his grand cinematic ideas. (Source)