Sunday, December 06, 2015

Going to the Movies in China

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about going to the movies in Germany.  I lamented at the fact that there are breaks for long movies and that people don't audibly react whatever they're watching.  I also mentioned the fact that movies are either dubbed or not, and you're forced to watch them in 3D.  Now that I've been in China for over a year and seen a few movies, it's given me more perspective on seeing movies in the theater here, but it's also made me realize that how people watch movies is actually cultural.

Inside my local theater. If you look on the left, you'll see a rose-colored pillar.  It's so weird because they can't have anyone sit behind it.  Not very well planned out.