Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The New Movie Theater on St. Kitts!

Okay, very exciting news...at least for me, the movie buff...a new 7 screen movie theater has opened on St. Kitts! Cory and I, along with my coworkers Treg and Keith, were invited to the gala opening last night for cocktails, food, ribbon cutting and movies. I was just going to post pictures of the new theater by itself, but I thought it would be more fun to do side by side comparisons with the old theater instead....

The front of the old theater
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The front of the new theater
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Old ticket booth (movies were $10 EC or about $3.70 US)
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New ticket booth (movies are $15 EC or about $5.50 US)
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Movie offerings (or in the old theater's case, the only movie offering)
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New movie offerings
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Old concession stand
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New concession stand
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Seating at the old place (Cory's chair once broke from underneath him and he fell to the floor in the middle of the movie!)
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Seating in the new place
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An impressive difference, huh? Here are a few more highlights from the night...


There was a steel drum band playing at the entrance when we arrived
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrWKpEpllN0


People from the St. Kitts government gave speeches, and Miss St. Kitts sang the national anthem. Here is Cory pretending to give a speech as well
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Enjoying our wine before the movie showing
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The selection of snacks and candy now offered
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To celebrate the ribbon cutting we had free popcorn and drinks, and we could choose from 6 movies to watch; we saw Mamma Mia... with no subtitles or random intermissions like the old theater!

It was awesome...can't wait to go back!

3 comments:

AJ said...

That is awesome. We take for granted things like that here in the States. I remember the first time I set foot in a grocery store on Curacao after being in Venezuela for a year. It was heaven. That must have been fun to be VIP's at the opening ceremonies.

Michelle said...

wow!! i can't believe they have a new theater. i'm almost going to miss the old one if i ever go back, crazy!

nice job with the blog, i haven't followed it much but it's great to see some updates from there, which is why i found it to begin with. good luck with finishing up down there, and enjoy it while you still can, you'll miss it later!

SKB FAN said...

Great pictures. I can see how this theatre will be popular.

Can't wait to check it out.

Love your Blog too. :)