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TORREVIEJA’S CINEMA IN ENGLISH
By Eva Benito / 2012-01-10 07:34:59
Can you remember an age before the advent of Satellite TV? When there was only BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV and/or RTE to watch on your tabletop filling television set? Did you go ‘courting ‘ in the local cinema? Did you watch the latest releases every weekend just to have a night on the town?
For a younger generation that has grown up with Satellite TV and in Spain, rebroadcasting, the delights of going to the Cinema may be something they have never taken the time to experience fully and for many that now call Spain home, the majority have never been to a Cinema in Spain, mainly because until recently, there have been few films available to watch in English.
For a couple of years there was a weekend film club showing films in English located in Pilar de la Horadada. More recently, the IMF Cinema, located in the Ozone Centre beside Habaneras, has been showing a film a week in English, or V.O., the original version, through the use of wireless headphones, utilizing the same technology that is used in simultainious translation conferences around the world. If you want to catch the leatest film release, are not content with a dodgy DVD copy then the IMF is the place to visit.
The procedure is simple; check the local listings at www.Torrevieja.com for the VO film of the week, go the cinema, leave a fully refundable €20 and buy your ticket. Entrance is €4.50 on Mondays, Spectator Day and for those with student cards or pensioners, €6.00 normal admission and €8.00 for 3D presentations.
This week, IMF Torrevieja has not one but three films in VO; Mission Impossible 4, Alvin and the Chipmunks plus The Change Up, something for everyone in the family. In 2011, Torrevieja’s Top Ten films were surprizing, even for Cinema management. They were: 1: Planet of the Apes, 2: The Smurfs, 3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 4: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 5: Torrente 4, 6: Cars 2, 7: Fast Five, 8: Puss in Boots, 9: Zookeeper and 10: The Hangover Part 2.
Meanwhile in Spain, the box office was ruled by the local detective comedy, Torrente 4 with receipts of $29,031,125, followed by 2: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 3: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, 4: The Adventures of Tintin, 5: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two), 6: Tangled, 7: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 8: Puss in Boots, 9: The Smurfs and number 10: Fast Five with $14,498,253. So support your local cinema, take your favourite box of sweets, pick up some popcorn and cold drink and enjoy a luxurious night at the movies in Torrevieja.