Our list of the best movie theaters in the world

For your viewing and architectural pleasure, we found 9 cinemas that offer much more than a film screening.

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The great picture show

Most movie theaters are the no-frills sort of establishments. Structurally speaking, they are little more than big boxes that also happen to sell huge buckets of popcorn. These theaters are strictly committed to delivering a single product to its audience, stuffed as it is into a darkened space for an hour and a half.

Then there are theaters where the atmosphere itself is able to heighten the senses and improve the viewing experience. The film is almost an afterthought, the real star being the space itself. The following nine movie theaters are such establishments.

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