It looks like the Archipelago Cinema in Thailand (which floats entirely on water) may have some competition in the World’s Coolest Movie Theater department.
Earlier this year, TGV Cinemas, a theater chain in Malaysia, introduced the Beanieplex (a.k.a. “the bean bag hall”), which replaced your standard cinema seating with comfy beanbags. (You can check out photos of the theater in the gallery below.)
According to the TGV website, “the revolutionary ‘Beanieplex’, Malaysia’s first and only cinema hall featuring bean bag seats, offers patrons a cosy and relaxed viewing experience and has become a favorite among the movie-goers.”
Of course, there are downsides to having a movie theater full of beanbags. For instance, what happens when someone dumps soda, popcorn and candy all over the seat? Cleaning a beanbag seems way more difficult than cleaning your standard theater seat.
Three TGV chains currently include the Beanieplex experience: the Sunway Pyramid, the 1st Avenue Mall and the ÆON Tebrau City Shopping Centre.
For more photos of the TGV Beanieplex, check out the gallery below, or head here.
by Alex Suskind