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“Original movie experience! ”

The Flicks Community Movie Houses
Ranked #2 of 19 Fun & Games in Phnom Penh
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Flicks Community Movie Theaters are the really unique locations in Phnom Penh where you can enjoy the blockbusters, documentaries and the classics on a big wide screen, in "uber-comfy" air conditioned movie rooms, from before there were big cineplexes. The Flicks are the ONLY legit movie theaters in town also, fully approved by the Ministry of Culture and the Cambodian Department of Cinema. The Flicks 1 on Street 95 is the legendary little movie theater from the time there was no other big screen in town, located in an original wooden Cambodian house and features an all air conditioned bar and a leafy outside terrace. Its movie room seats 32 people. The Flicks 2 is its little brother in the city center and also screens the must-see movie for all visitors, The Killing Fields, daily in its 16 seats movie room, located on the 2nd floor of a backpackers hotel. Enjoy your movies for only $3.50 per day, with a drink, snacks and homemade fresh popcorn!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Original movie experience! ”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to see The Killing Fields. Great lounge seats and unique way of seeing the film and great accompaniment to seeing the related Kymer Rouge places. Not too hot when I visited although there was some noise from the next door hostel. For $3.50 you can't complain!

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“Bad atmosphere but great concept”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to see the Killing Fields at Flicks 2. It was necessary to make a reservation on their website and arrive 15 minutes beforehand to pay.

As another reviewer said - this is not the most comfortable experience unless you are on the two lower levels on the cushions. We were in one of the three wicker sofa levels and after an hour of sitting it was incredibly uncomfortable. The small AC unit meant for a bedroom couldn't keep up with the 25 people and it was uncomfortably hot throughout. To add to this discomfort the blaring bar next door had karaoke and house music that we could easily hear. This all took away from the movie.

I'd suggest getting there early to be on one of the lower levels and be prepared for some additional noise from next door.

The movie was pretty good quality but was off a bit with the audio.

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MrFlicks, General Manager at The Flicks Community Movie Houses, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Eric and Sarah,

Thank you for your review of The Flicks 2 and the evening you have experienced there.

Unfortunately we have no power on what hour neighbors do music wise, but normally they tend not to start before 11pm.

Regarding the AC we have noticed this problem for the last two days only and today this is all being fixed. We have a 2 horsepower AC unit in the movie room (which is about 5x stronger than an ordinary bedroom conditioner) and it was showing its signs of struggle. It's all getting renewed as I type this message, so any follow-up visit or future visits by others will not experience this problem.

I totally understand that it can make your experience very uncomfortable. Thanks again for your review and letting us know through our staff.

Ramon Stoppelenburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to flicks 1. It was a bit hard to find and we ended up walking quite far to the place because our tuktuk drive didnt know the place. Flicks 2 has a more central location. Nice and relaxing break from the busy Phnom Penh. They would also order food for you and you can eat while lying on a sofa bed watching movie in an air-conditioned room. What more to ask for in Phnom Penh.

Visited June 2014
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Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun and unique experience”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

First time to watch in a movie theater on a bed. The place doesn't feel brand new but had a beautifully artistic feel to it. They have a great movie selection and a really positive vibe going on in the place. We had dinner there that was ordered from somewhere else, which was healthy and just okay. The employees there are actually just volunteers and were really friendly.

Visited June 2014
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“Not that great.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

It was neat to be able to watch the killing fields movie while in cambodia.

But, the theatre itself is not particularly clean, and there were many Mosquitos inside, which wasn't great. It was also incredibly uncomfortable.

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