New SF Cinema Opens in Ubon Ratchathani

While Andrew is living the high life in Australia, I thought I’d take 5 minutes to give you guys and girls a quick update on the new cinema that opened up here in Ubon Ratchahtnai yesterday.

After many delays yet with much joy, Ubon Ratchanthani welcomes it’s third, and newest Cinema. The new 7 theatre SF Cinema, which includes a 3D theatre and comfortable premium sofas, is now finally open for business. It’s located on the 4th floor of the City Mall, the same complex as the Sunee Hotel in situated in.

I think many would agree the SF Cinema here in Ubon is a welcome addition to the city, especially for western visitors and expats like myself, who miss being able to catch a movie with the original English soundtrack.

On opening, the ticket prices are as follows:

  • Monday to Tuesday – 100b for delux, 120b for premium and 300b for the double couch.
  • Wednesday – 70b for delux, 90b for premium and 300b for the double couch.
  • Thursday to Sunday – 120b for delux, 140b for premium and 400b for the double couch.

It’s worth checking the SF Cinema Ubon website for movie listings and schedules, as the films in English are currently few and do not run frequently. Hopefully this will change in the future.

So what do you think? Will you be heading down there to catch a film anytime soon?

This blog entry was written by Chris who is currently working on Coconut TV – A film series that will interview independent food producers (starting in Ubon). Chris is also involved with Baan Wine; the first Wine Terrace in Ubon Ratchathani which serves many wines by the glass and imported steaks.

7 responses to “New SF Cinema Opens in Ubon Ratchathani

  1. Thank you Chris for submitting that blog entry. Like you said it really is a great addition to the entertainment side of things for Ubon town and as Sunee is our home away from home when we are there I am sure I will be checking out those sofas a little more closely. Anyone want to baby sit?
    I look forward to trying your new restaurant, Baan Wine, when I am back in town. I encourage any of my local readers to check it out and let us all know what it is like!

  2. We’ll be gone for a a few weeks but I can’t wait to take my wife out on a proper date which are few and far between being parents now…
    Dinner at Baan Wine and movie at SF sounds good!

    • That does sound like a pretty good plan TR – let me know how it goes and enjoy your few weeks away. Did you decide on Koh Samet or Koh Chang?

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  4. After 2-3 English movies in the starting months, it declined to one movie (usually the 3D one) with many showings per day, 2 weeks ago it was only one movie (no 3D) with 2 showings, last week one movie with one showing, and you can guess: this week no English movie at all anymore!
    What a shame, I really enjoyed the theater, very fancy compared to the others in town.

  5. Hi Frozen, that is disappointing for sure. I must admit I never expected there to be too many English movies showing due to the population wanting it but I figured there would always be at least one but to have none is not good! Having said that I am in Ubon for a flying visit and dropped in yesterday for a look and noticed that they had one movie in English and one other movie with English subtitles (suits me fine) so maybe that was just a glitch.

  6. Seems like this was just an exception (or hopefully), the English movie is back. Now even Major at SK has a Thai movie with English soundtrack :O

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