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Privacy and romance beckon at the movies
By Yoyo He and Zhang Yang

Chinese Valentine’s Day is here. Florists and chocolate vendors are probably busy
as lovers rush to purchase tokens of their affection. After all the gift giving is done, you may feel in the mood for a romantic movie to celebrate this special night. Cinemas are often extremely crowded on such occasions. If you’re looking to find a low-key, but
substantive way to celebrate this special day, we’ve compiled a list of top private movie theaters in town where you create the ultimate cinema experience with your sweetie. Grab some popcorn, the remote and a cozy blanket and enjoy the show in your two people world. Yoyo He and Zhang Yang guide.

The latest films and technology: 3D WM

Boasting 24 luxurious screening rooms, 3D WM is equipped with the most advanced home theater systems including Dolby Atmos surround sound and fully automatic sofa that allow you to lie flat. The cinema already has more than 7,000 club members although membership is not necessary to take advantage of its services. Each room has 4k technology, which is the highest picture resolution (4096×2160) available on the
market. The quality is so good that it almost feels as if you’re in the movie.There are numerous blu-rays movies to choose, including the latest films showing in major theaters. With the remote control in hand, one can switch from 3D to 2D model at will and change from film to film freely during the show. Founded by five young movie enthusiasts, the special interior design of 3D WM shows creativity and energy. There are a dozen screens showing rotating film episodes on the wall and a small bar at the door.

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Audio and visual delights: One11

One11 is a newly opened private movie theater on Zhenhua Road featuring surround sound, 300-inch IMAX screens with nanotube technology and thick, insulated walls. South Korean designers were hired to do the interior design. There is a huge display wall shaped like a clock designed to play visually intriguing shows after 6pm. For those who want to celebrate holidays and special events at One11, they can ask to play their own movies or videos in private movie rooms. It also offers video shooting and production services.


Great theme rooms: Amy 1895

Featuring different themes in each screening room, cinema Amy 1895 offers 31 private rooms. The rooms can accommodate up to 180 people at one time. Customers can pick a room with a ocean theme to watch flicks like “Deep Blue Sea” or “Jaws.” Tonight, Amy 1895 is hosting a costume party, inviting couples to dress up and celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day.


Hidden gem: Movie Coffee

One of the city’s hidden gems, this small movie-themed cafe near the Shanghai Film Art Center offers coffee, desserts and art films. Couples looking for a private movie experience will like the home theater on the 6th floor, which is decked on in a cartoon theme. The mini-cinema provides a private relaxing space for dating. The cozy and nice ambience of the main dining room also makes it a great option for gatherings. Famous local singers are invited to perform live shows here from time to time.

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Relaxing and convenient:

Dream Space private cinema is a relaxing spot for theatergoers. It features a variety of themes designed for love birds or just a cool place to hangout. There are scores of movies for you to choose from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films. The spacious rooms and big screens offer a dreamy visual feast. The cinema also provides group-buying coupons and free WiFi. It is within easy walking distance of transportation and dining options.

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