My first impression of the Waigani Central Cinemas
I finally had the opportunity to visit the new cinema that was recently opened at Waigani Central (WC) on Sunday. I went there with the family to catch the latest installment of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Here is what I thought of the cinema.
I went in with expectations of finding the same format as the cinemas at Vision City so this article might not be a 100% impartial. However, I’ve tried my best to be as fair as one can be.
The cinema waiting area is not as big as VC. This is obvious when you walk in the front door, and the gaming area is even smaller so big kids should stay out.
The small space also minimizes the capacity for food stalls and there weren’t a many sugary goodies available.
On the plus side, the toilets are much better than that in VC. There are more booths allowing more than two people to relieve themselves when the need arises. Now, I couldn’t get a peek in the ladies’ for obvious reasons but I’m assuming it’s more or less the same with a few minor alterations to suit the gender.
Another good thing I’ve noticed is the wheelchair ramp to cater for people with disabilities. Now, just to be fair, VC has an elevator but the aisle is too steep to push a wheelchair.
The seating at WC is also arranged in a way that makes it easily accessible even if you are in a wheelchair. However, I found it a bit uncomfortable looking up to the screen as opposed to directly at it. But the greatest draw card this cinema has is the price.
It costs half the price of a ticket at VC. This is for obvious reasons which I have already mentioned in a previous post.
I think this could be my new favorite although the waiting area is not big; no one really likes to hang around there anyway. The place is designed to cater for the disabled and the price is great which is appealing.