I watched ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ on Wednesday at Shaw Premiere (Nex) and absolutely loved the experience. At the same time, I worried that watching movies in ‘regular’ theaters in future would just be plain disappointing. And well they should. Shaw Premiere tickets are about 2 to 3 times more expensive than your regular cinema tickets but expect plush recliners, blankets to keep you warm, and if you need a drink or some extra popcorn, press a button located next to your seat and the staff will come attend to you! Better than watching a movie at home! 😀
Together with our tickets were two $5 F&B vouchers which we, of course, decided to use since there’s no minimum spending required. Even though we’d already had our dinner at Nex (oops), we ordered the Roti Prata with Nonya Chicken Curry ($10) to share.
I like the grilled roti prata – it’s crispy and there’s hardly any oil. The curry was decent, with small chunks of chicken and potato within.
We also ordered the Cookies & Cream Cheese Cake ($6) to be eaten while watching the movie. (We ate the prata in the Premiere lounge area) The cheese cake was a tad disappointing as it was slightly dry and crumbly, not moist and rich like I’d wished it was.
Here’s the menu for Shaw Premiere, if you’re curious:
If you’re a fan of popcorn, you really should order the premiere Popcorn Set ($11). You get a glass of soft drink and FREE FLOW of Shaw’s signature popcorn. WOW! It’s just too bad that I don’t eat popcorn. Perhaps they can start serving free flow chips or fries? 😀
Here’s a pic I took while in the cinema…
You can recline fully in these brown armchairs. There’s a blanket to keep you warm too. And if the movie is boring, well, at least you’ll be guaranteed a good, comfortable rest well worth the price of the ticket! 😀
For 2D movies, tickets cost $20 each on Mondays to Thursdays (except opening titles and sneaks which’ll cost $25), and $25 on Fridays to Sundays, Eve of PH and PH. You’ll also be entitled to entry to the lounge, where there’s also a restroom you can visit (so you don’t have to use the common restroom open to all the other cinema patrons). There’s real exclusivity here. 😉
I found the staff at the lounge to be attentive, welcoming and generally, very pleasant. I wished someone remembered that I wanted the cheese cake served during the movie screening though. No one brought the cake over so we had to get the attention of the person who looked like he’s the manager. And he brought the cheese cake over promptly.
I’d initially thought that the best seats in the house would be those in the middle but our two seats at the side (next to the wall) were better as we wouldn’t get distracted by the light coming in from the back each time staff came in with trays of food and drinks.
And yes, when the staff are serving people seated in the rows in front, they’ll block a small portion of the screen. *sigh*
As for the movie ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’, wow, I really enjoyed it. Awesome as usual. And I love how those dead sharks can be re-animated once returned to the water. There’s action, there’s humor, and even though the seats are so comfy, I never once fell asleep! 😀 Go catch the movie if you haven’t already done so!