We went to Cinema XXI inside of Plaza Senayan for the first time. It is one of the 21 cineplex theater chains. I have heard about fancy theaters in Indonesia before and seen pictures on one of Japanese blogs I read “UnoMin’s Life in Jakarta”. I was so excited to finally experience this theater!
We walked passed the first ticket counter and food counter on the left and the Lounge to the right and entered a small room to purchase tickets. It looked quite fancy. I worried that the tickets would be super expensive, but on a week day, it only costs Rp. 50,000 (about $6 with the current exchange rate) per person. Isn’t this amazing? For kids movie, it is required to pay for our 2-year-old as well, so it ended up being Rp. 200,000 (about $24). That’s about how much you pay per person in Japan and in the States, you can only buy two tickets for adults.
Ordering Food and Beverage
We also ordered some popcorn and drinks. I looked at the menu and was pleasantly surprised that the pricing was very reasonable, too. They even deliver the food and beverage to your seats. Isn’t that so nice?
The best part for me was the chairs in this fancy room were all wide, probably as wide as two children can fit and recliners that can go almost horizontal with a foot rest. If a regular theater is economy class on an airplane, this theater was definitely business class. You don’t have to worry about bumping your arm with your neighbors because there is a mini table between chairs. Don’t go there when you’re sleepy because you could fall asleep in the chair since it is so comfortable.
The whole experience was sweet and magnificent and the movie was great. I love that the main character of the movie was a villain and the movie was very funny. Our older daughter, who is 5 (almost 6) was laughing at some parts. It is nice that we can watch a movie and laugh at some jokes together now. My two-year-old got a bit antsy towards the end, but she was able to sit through the whole movie.
I cannot wait to go back to the CINEMA XXI again. If my friends or family members come visit us here, I think I will take them to this theater. Don’t you think it would be such a fun experience to have in Jakarta?
Plaza Senayan 5th Floor
8 Jl. Asia Afrika, 10270
Phone: (021)572 5535