A successful Perth car dealer is known for his catchphrase 'choose your dealer, before you choose your car.' Well when it comes to catching a flick with friends, the same theory should apply - choose your cinema, before you choose your movie.
If everyone did this, we'd all end up at Reading Cinemas in Belmont, hands-down the best cinema complex in Perth. Recently renovated, Reading Cinemas in Belmont has two big drawcards, namely the new Titan XC Cinema and luxury Gold Lounge.
Titan XC, short for 'extreme cinema,' really does deliver the 'extreme' in cinematic entertainment. The first thing you'll notice is the larger, more comfortable chairs. The stadium seating makes you feel like the movie is being screened just for you. The second stand-out feature is the massive 185 square metre wall-to-wall screen. After experiencing a Dolby Digital 3D movie on a screen this large, every other cinema I've been to since has made me feel a little ripped off.
Then of course, there's the Titan XC sound, with 20,000 watts of speakers pumping crystal clear Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. In big action scenes, the floor of the cinema actually shakes. It's difficult to compare the Titan XC to any other cinema, simply because there's nothing else like it in Perth.
After receiving a lot of positive feedback from friends about Reading Cinemas Gold Lounge, I decided to give it a go. Sure the 'luxury cinema' thing has been done before, but I have to say - it's never been done like this. They've managed to deliver the perfect combination of comfort, service and a mouth-watering menu, with unrivalled sound, seating, and massive wall-to-wall screens. Hats off to the people who designed these cinemas, who focused equal attention on delivering the best in cinematic sight and sound, as they did to providing an unrivalled luxury experience. Everyone I've spoken to has raved about the superior value and vibe or Reading Cinemas Gold Lounge, with the overall consensus that this cinema trumps all other luxury cinemas in Perth.
From my experience, if you want to see how good a movie really can be, see it at Titan XC. Or if it's pure luxury you're after, give Gold Lounge a go. Either way, you'll never see cinema the same way again.