Mega Box 美嘉欢乐影城
One of the more popular cinemas in Beijing, Mega Box screens both the latest Hollywood blockbusters and Chinese films. For RMB 20 per year, their membership program is well worth it. Non-members pay RMB 80 for regular tickets and RMB 120 for 3D tickets. With the discount, members get 50 percent off on weekdays and 30 percent off on weekends and holidays.
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User reviews of Mega Box 美嘉欢乐影城
What do we do when the weather is still chilly out.
Well on the weekend this is one of our favourite places.
Eat at one of the restaurants at the village.
Watch a movie.
Shop around or simply hang out in sanlitun .
Good sound system.Clear place.Not too crowded.
Best part I didnt miss the salty popcorns as I thought I would end up eating sweet popcorns like in most places.
I plan to visit this place again.
midnight tickets of 25rmb - great and different way to start yor weekend
tried it on friday night with some friends and brought in our own booze and then when the movie was done we all hit the san li tn strip - great fun and different
not sure if theyd like to know about the booze part but ....
Just recently watched the new Toy Story 3 here the other day (great movie by the way). The theater is really not much different from the theaters I've been to in the U.S. Good thing is there are no seats near the front of the theater like in the US so you don't have to strain your neck looking up. You also get pre-assigned seats which might be good or bad. Sound quality and picture quality were good as well. What was weird was that they made us sign a contract promising not to damage the 3D glasses or else face a RMB 250 fine - you don't get to keep the glasses like theaters in the states. But it's really not a big deal as I usually throw mine out anyway, and hey it was only RMB 60 on Tuesday. Can't complain.
It is good idea to get member card .You can get discount on tickets , they also have discount monday to thursday. With member card you can also order tickets on the web site. My favorite is ZHONGGUANCUN ,it is clean and close to my home , but the drinks and food is expensive so you can bring your own
I was skeptical coming onto Mega Box since it smells like caramel and not popcorn, but what I got was a movie experience that was comparable to if not better than most American movie theaters. The tickets are super easy to buy even if you don't speak any Chinese, and the snack selection is very good. The actual theater is the best part--it's one of the biggest theaters I've been in, and the fact that the scree was set a little bit below the seats meant that even if you're in the front row it's still an enjoyable viewing experience. One thing I hate about American theaters is the fact that you have to crane your neck if you're in the first five rows--not here! Also, I've recently learned that there are half-priced tickets on Tuesdays, which I'm definitely going to take advantage of. The movie selection could be a little better, but if you're looking for a solid viewing experience in Beijing and a really classy theater, this is your place.
Went there on a Tuesday for the halfprice tickets. I like the selection of snacks, and the seats are decent and picture and sounds great. Can be recommended to anyone who needs a break from watching pirates DVDs on small TVs.
Most Chinese movies shown there have English subtitles, but make sure to inquire in advance before showing up.
Watched Iron Man 2 the other week at the Sanlitun location and couldn't believe how loud the sound system is for their movies. I saw people covering their ears to muffle the sound.
I like loud movies at the cinema and that's all part of the experience when you go there to watch them like that instead of at home, but this was over the top.
I would have complained to the staff but it would have fallen on deaf ears.
Sanlitun New village's Underground. You may have dinner with your friends at New village and by elevator to watch your favorite movie!
20 yuan for a member card! Then you can buy tickets at 50% off from Monday to Thursday. If you don't have the card, you just tell them your friends cell phone number (if he/she is the mumber of magabox), you will get 50% off ,too! :X
Easy to order!
http://www.imegabox.com/tickets/slt/tickets.html. You can choose your site via this web! What you need it's to print the confirm page out and show it to seller!
I love their user-friendly website. I usually pre-order the tickets on their website. They give a pretty good deal for students, members and group. The thing is, their snack bar has limited selection of drinks/foods. so we usually smuggle some fries and chicken nuggets from McD, hehehe. :D By the way, havent tried the 3d. Would try the 3d for the latest Harry Potter movie. cant wait!
I am a movie buff who loves the in-theatre experience. The sound system and the big screen, to me, is worth the price of admission. I cannot reproduce that feeling while sitting in my tiny one bedroom apartment. Mega box is about five years behind the west but I still like what they have. First, the seats are comfortable. I feel it’s a bit odd that one must choose a seat before purchasing tickets but whatever. Order people, we like a society with order! Second, many of the ‘blockbusters’ are subtitled. Third, just outside one can get a bite to eat before the movie starts. And lastly, they have a membership card that saves you half on tickets. My complaints are that the popcorn is disgusting and the front 1/3 of the theatre are so close to the front speakers that it’s hard to concentrate on anything except your aching ears.
Arrive 1.5 hours early, grab something to eat, sneak in your own popcorn, and make sure you get seats toward the rear
Again, another prime example of how lousy service makes for a bad experience. People don't go out for entertainment simply for a big lobby in the theater or the size of the screen but for the total movie going experience.
Pre-selected seating is the norm here in China...fine. The customer selects where they would like to sit when purchasing tickets...or so I thought. They say please choose any seat available. So i'd like to choose here [o]
[x] = unavailable
[ ] = available
[o] = my choice
Row 6: [ ] [x] [x] [x] [x] [ ] [o] [o] [ ] [ ]
The theater is only 20% full. It's a 10:30pm night showing, the theater WON'T fill up because all the Chinamen are in bed already. Why can't I select an open seat between an adjacent couple? Company policy? Maximizing profits? It's an almost empty theater.
They love the illusion of choice here in China, without any real decision making ability.
It seemed to be such a minor problem that the management CAN and HAS overridden before at MegaBox. So I did what I did the previous time and talked to the manager on duty. This arrogant ass tells me "no". No reason why not, just can't be done. The Chinese's favorite 3 words 没办法 （No way). Why....I don't know, he doesn't know. Just can't be done.
To add fuel to the fire, he ends up staring at the ground pretending not the hear me, ignoring my requests to call higher management or provide contact information of higher management. Then proceeds to talk with the ticket salesperson about other issues. In ANY country or culture, that is a major sign of disrespect, and is just plain rude, and for the duty manager to do something like that is a testament to the people working there, business methods and overall care of the customer...which is zero to none.
Why can't chinese companies learn that, eventually, the "build it, and they will come" business model will not work forever. Chinese consumers are getting smarter, and learning what TRUE customer service is and how it makes the shopping/entertainment/dining experience much more than nice tables and chairs.
That will be my LAST visit to the Sanlitun MegaBox theater and any other MegaBox theater location ever.
PS. I can't seem to select 1 star or 0 stars in the "Rating:" section, but I hope the admin marks my rating of this establishment at "terrible"
The whole village environment at Sanlitun makes one feel good.
After a burger at Blue frog we headed for the movie at the theatre down.
The sound system ,the seats ,heating everything was fine.
The eats option was okay.
All and all good to be here and it will be great if you can see the movie here.
After the movie one can head to the nearest bar !(proximity of bar helps after a movie)
The place is specially good in winter to warm oneself .