Moonlight Cinema
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Moonlight Cinema is an enchanted movie garden nestled in heart of Thongsala - the island's bustling core - Providing a unique oasis for the mind and body recover from whatever the island throws at you. Being on the Full Moon Party island, we are the only designated detox, recovery establishment on the island that isn't focused around yoga. We offer an organic menu with most options being vegan and everything being made in house from scratch. Right down to the sauces and dips. In addition, we provide a scientifically enhanced smoothie bar serving super smoothies with 5HTP, magnesium, melatonin boosters to help the party people recover faster and safer. The island smoothie selection consists of ice, sugar, and minimal fruit. And lastly, our tea menu is an internationally selected one with many products that are extremely difficult to source into the country. All of which have been proven to have dramatic positive affects on your health both short term & long term. All of this combined with the most unique theatre seating arrangement in all of Asia, professional technology imported from America, and a movie listing showcasing todays hits all the way back to everyone's favourite cult classics, Moonlight Cinema has become the islands new favourite location to enjoy family movie nights, date nights, birthday parties, or just to end another perfect day in Paradise!
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Ingrid T
29 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Never experienced the movies like this before. Enjoyed it a lot.
Mattrasses and colourful pillows on the floor, to relax. You get wireless headlines, sound we good.

No intermission, so make sure to buy drinks and food before the movie starts.
Written August 21, 2018
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Darren W
8 contributions
Mar 2018
So I came to this place after a heavy drug induced night at Guys Bar.

Found this such an alternate way to chill out and come down in a comfortable environment and watch a good film.

Top ratings to the manager! Who helped me to my seat whilst I was in a fragile way haha!
Written March 13, 2018
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Lyra L
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Jan 2018 • Friends
Moonlight Cinema is one of the best spots on Koh Pha Ngan, amazing atmosphere and super delish food as well as a solid selection of movies. If I had my way I’d go here every night... The popcorn is out of this world, and I eat a loooot of popcorn. A definite must visit on the island!
Written January 9, 2018
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Frank S
Trondheim, Norway1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Solo
The moonlight cinema experience began with a pretty good meal, the beans were slightly undercooked but i allowed it, the chef probably hadn’t had much exposure to kidneybeans during her upbringing.

Nevertheless, the highly anticipated Black Panther begins and the first thing that strikes me is the lack of pixels on the screen, followed by audiocrackling in the headphones and dissapearence of sound.
I quickly realize that this indeed is a screening of some guy in a Latin theatre filming a licenced screening on his iPhone.
So far I feel cheated and severely annoyed.
Lastly, the topping on the terrible cake was that the guy filming the movie didn’t even hold his phone straight; the picture was ever so slightly tilted, so when the characters spoke in their tounge the SPANISH subs weren’t even entirely visible!!

Moreover, I had already bought tickets for the next film which was The shape of water, and this was miles better and I realized that the headphones weren’t actually garbage. The picture was 720 p and sound was pretty good too. This was indeed a good experience.

Now, I have no problem with financially supporting an unlicensed cinema, however, we do have a problem when you have the audacity to prettily advertise for Black Panther at 19:20 on Saturday evening, only to deliver us with a horrendously low-resolution mediafile of the film.
Now, seeing as how esthetically beautiful your establishment is, it is clear that management has a keen eye for entertainment and pleasure. And because of this, there is absolutely no way you could possibly think that screening something like this would be in any way satisfactory for the paying customer. Hence, I feel robbed.
My understanding is that you screened this movie only to draw a good crowd and to make cheap easy money.

To conclude:
for the love of all things that is good in this world, if you’re gonna charge people to watch pirated movies, at least pick a high definition file, eh?
Written March 10, 2018
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Hi Frank, we appoligize for your experience! The files what we use are played through a number or different media players depending on the file we receive from our suppliers. resulting in the consistency of quality of media being hit and sometimes a miss. Most of the time it's a great experience as the rest of our reviews will indicate. Our staff regularly makes customers aware that if the quality is not up to their standards, to come back out within 15 min and get a refund. If this was not mentioned on Saturday to you and your friends we sincerely apologize. The projector we have currently is a backup small Acer as our regular professional Epson is out of the country for servicing. Technology in a jungle can be troublesome. This also has a great influence on the video quality at times. All together, please accept our deepest apologies for the experience you had. And if you are still on the island, we would like to offer you and a guest a free movie and popcorn combo. Just let us know on Facebook please!
Written March 12, 2018
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andrewhaffen
Rochester, NY1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Solo
Facilities were really nice and the theater area was nice with wireless headphones which were great. However the newly released movies they play are bootleg cam copies which was disappointing. Wanted to watch the new Avengers but left the second it started due to the horrible quality. Did not try any of the food so I can’t comment on that.
Written June 28, 2018
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Jacey89
Worcester, UK34 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Me and my wife visited last night. We really enjoyed the relaxed and beautiful surroundings. The cinema is located in Thong Sala so because we were a bit early we had a wonder round before the movie started, there is a lush night bazaar just down the road which helped kill some time.
After a bit of time we returned. We chilled with drinks and nibbles before the movie started. Everything is a little bit more expensive than other places, but we didn't mind as it wasn't extortionate and the pudding was delicious.
We then got called into the movie. We had about 3 beds to ourselves which was lovely and comfortable. We first lay on a bed with out a fan above it, but quickly moved as the heat became uncomfortable. We were given headphones which was great to drown out any street noise.
I would thoroughly recommend this place, it is so different to everywhere else in Thailand and was exactly what we were after.
Written August 23, 2017
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isaaccsarah95
6 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
I visited the cinema about twice weekly during my 3 weeks stay here in Koh Phangan.

I must highlight the generous and friendly attitude of all the members of staff. The buffet is really fresh with a decent variety of vegan dishes.

The seating arrangements are very cozy! Especially by the fire place.

It is a must visit!
Written July 13, 2017
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Teresa L
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
We went to see a documentary on Sunday, it was a great experience!... I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the island to go watch a show.. great chilling experience, so different to Europe... you lie down in a comfy mattress lots of cushions and you are given headphones 🎧 no cables involved, and you just can relax and watch your movie. All shows very well advertised in the Facebook page so you can choose in advance... the popcorn and smoothies are lovely... as I say I would highly recommend if it's only for a jungle cinema experience... by the way is covered so no matter if it rains, in act it's something great to do on a rainy day 😊😊
Written January 14, 2017
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Tefarr
1 contribution
Oct 2016 • Friends
I arrived in Koh phangan for my second time ! First time it was party party party . This time i wanted to enjoy the peacefulness of KP. Needless to say this new business was wonderful . Me and my friends relaxed our hang over away with a few changs and a funny movie ! Ended up staying there most of the night ! Excellent place . Excellent staff .
Written November 11, 2016
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pandrop p
4 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Seriously disappointed with this cinema.
My friends and I have visited 3 times so far.

Experience 1 - was fine as we only watched the movie with no issue.

Experience 2 - there were staffing issues and we were made aware that the food may take a little longer to come out, but we were assured that there would be enough time to eat as a group before the movie started (we arrived at 7pm for a film that started at 8:15pm). I ordered the club sandwich with chips and this was stone cold. I sent it back and I was given the same club sandwich microwaved. My friends ordered 3 burgers which were terrible! One of them was not served until 1.5 hours into the movie (2 hours after ordering). We also ordered a simple fruit juice each, my friend was told 1.5 hours after ordering that they did not have enough ingredients to make the juice.
Such a shame as the food reviews looked to be outstanding - also the food is not cheap. We were hounded for money before the food even came out! We left our table at 8:15 to ask what was happening with our food as the film had already started, to which the manager abruptly stated that he has warned us that the food would be staggered (he seemed to forget he had also assured us that our food would arrive in 'plenty of time' before the film started.)

Experience 3 - 8 of us went to go and see the magnificent 7. IT WAS A PIRATE CAM COPY!
I could not believe that a legitimate cinema would show a movie recorded illegally via a cam corder. I would not even watch this quality of movie for free in my own home! Ridiculous and such a shame as this could be a great establishment.
Written October 31, 2016
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There is nothing much we can say at this point to make up for your unenjoyable evening. You caught us during one of most chaotic weeks with staffing and content provision, and well we had to improvise a fair bit. This is in no way an excuse for the service you were provided and to be fair, we should have just shut down this week. I sincerely apologize for the experience you had and if you ever feel as though you would like to come back for another visit, as you now the level of professionalism we have built ourselves on from your first 2 previous visits, as well as the entire island's good word, then let us know ahead of time, and the night is on us. Once again, I personally appologize and the issues will be resolved immediately.
Written November 2, 2016
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