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Big sofas @ big screen

entertainment Updated: Jun 19, 2010 00:31 IST
Malvika Nanda

In the 13 years since the first multiplex opened in south Delhi’s Saket, movie viewing in the Capital has changed from being mere paisa vasool. Today you can get a range of ‘luxury’ conveniences — from fancy lounges to recliner sofas and fancy food. You can also get a personal attendant, a blanket and cushions. But it comes at a steep price.

A ‘gold class’ experience at PVR Select City Walk in Saket and PVR Ambience Mall in Gurgaon costs you between Rs 550 (on weekdays) and 800 (on weekends). It gets you a greater variety in food, 180-degree recliner seats and an attendant on call. Noida Wave Cinemas has a ‘platinum lounge’ offering similar benefits for Rs 500-700. Select City Walk’s lounge that serves dimsums, pastas and mocktails, while the Ambience PVR serves alcoholic beverages too.

Now you can get all of the above — minus the alcohol — for much cheaper at Big Cinema Odeon’s ‘platinum class’. Sink into a two-seater sofa at this refurbished Connaught Place landmark and let the attendant take care of you — all for Rs 350. The food is not different from that available to the other ticket holders, but the garlic-and-cheese popcorn is worth a try. There’s just one glitch — the sofas don’t recline.