Tsuruoka Machinaka Kinema

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Tsuruoka Machinaka Kinema
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stellastarstruck
By stellastarstruck
Old Silk Factory Becomes a Cinema with Character
Oct 2015
Machinaka-Kinema is a great little theater in the middle of Tsuruoka City. The building interior is beautiful and has won awards. It was formerly a silk factory, but has been lovingly rebuilt into a 4 theater cinema. They show Japanese movies, but also on occasion "art" films from around the world, as well as international blockbusters from time to time. The seats are comfortable, with arm-rest drink holders. Depending on the film, there may or may not be assigned seating. Occasionally the theater shows older movies in the mornings for low fees. The first run films are also cheaper in the morning during the week as well as the late shows in the evening. The snack bar sells popcorn, usually salt or caramel and it is good. They also offer soft pretzels and hot dogs,as well as ice cream and some baked goods. They have the normal fountain drinks for Japan, as well as bottled water, coffee, tea, and cocoa. There is beer available for adults too. The staff is generally friendly and eager to please. When my husband spilled his popcorn, and asked for a broom to clean it up, they not only cleaned it up for him, but gave him more popcorn! There isn't much English spoken at the theater but it is generally fairly easy to make oneself understood when asking for movie tickets. There are sometimes concerts or events in the lobby and they are well attended and sell out quickly. There are also some locally made silk goods on display in the lobby. If you arrive early for your movie, there are tables and chairs to sit and have a snack or to read a book at. There has been a rotating number of restaurants in the building, but at the moment there is a bakery that seems to be quite busy. Let's hope it stays that way! When I have a choice of seeing a film at the local Cineplex or at Machinaka Kinema, I always pick Machinaka. It is a special little place, and I like to support local businesses. If you are in Tsuruoka and would like to see a film, Machinaka Kinema is a great place to go.

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YoroNikki
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan39 contributions
Take time out to enjoy a relaxing trip to the cinema
Jan 2016 • Solo
A wide range of Japanese and International movies shown in their original languages mostly. There is a bread shop attached to the cinema and tables and chairs inside to sit and have a drink from the concessions stand. Local silk crafts are showcased as the building was once a silk factory. The screens are small, warm, seats big for me at 5ft4inchs. blankets and booster seats are available. A movie costs 1,300 for a late show, 1,700 for a regular show. About average for Japan.
Written February 24, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stellastarstruck
Tsuruoka, Japan77 contributions
Old Silk Factory Becomes a Cinema with Character
Oct 2015
Machinaka-Kinema is a great little theater in the middle of Tsuruoka City. The building interior is beautiful and has won awards. It was formerly a silk factory, but has been lovingly rebuilt into a 4 theater cinema. They show Japanese movies, but also on occasion "art" films from around the world, as well as international blockbusters from time to time.

The seats are comfortable, with arm-rest drink holders. Depending on the film, there may or may not be assigned seating. Occasionally the theater shows older movies in the mornings for low fees. The first run films are also cheaper in the morning during the week as well as the late shows in the evening.

The snack bar sells popcorn, usually salt or caramel and it is good. They also offer soft pretzels and hot dogs,as well as ice cream and some baked goods. They have the normal fountain drinks for Japan, as well as bottled water, coffee, tea, and cocoa. There is beer available for adults too.

The staff is generally friendly and eager to please. When my husband spilled his popcorn, and asked for a broom to clean it up, they not only cleaned it up for him, but gave him more popcorn! There isn't much English spoken at the theater but it is generally fairly easy to make oneself understood when asking for movie tickets.

There are sometimes concerts or events in the lobby and they are well attended and sell out quickly. There are also some locally made silk goods on display in the lobby. If you arrive early for your movie, there are tables and chairs to sit and have a snack or to read a book at.

There has been a rotating number of restaurants in the building, but at the moment there is a bakery that seems to be quite busy. Let's hope it stays that way!

When I have a choice of seeing a film at the local Cineplex or at Machinaka Kinema, I always pick Machinaka. It is a special little place, and I like to support local businesses. If you are in Tsuruoka and would like to see a film, Machinaka Kinema is a great place to go.

Written December 10, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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