Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Which Cinemas to go for Movies in Johor Bahru

Whenever we travel to Johor Bahru, one of the Top Activity we love to do is to catch a movie. There are different cinema operators in JB and our top favourites are TGV Cinemas (AEON Tebrau City), MBO Cinemas (KSL City, AEON Bandar Dato Oon) and Golden Screen Cinema (Paradigm Mall).

What attracted us to be more frequent movie goers in Johor Bahru? Definitely the cheaper ticket price, and variety of cinema theaters. Apart from the usual 2D, 3D digital halls, Beanie and 4D theaters are also available to give viewers comfort and a multi-sensory experience!

MBO Cinemas

MBO KSL City Level 2, L2-128, KSL City, 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250, Johor Bahru

MBO Banda Dato' Oon
S-CN1, Second floor, Aeon Bandar Dato Onn, No 3 Jln Dato Onn, Bandar Dato Onn 800000 Johor Bahru

Our first cinematic experience probably began with MBO Cinemas at KSL City. We also got our first MBO Allstar movie membership card there where we can earn star points for every dollar spend and redeem free movie tickets. Free movie tickets are also given on our birthday months and registration is completely free with no monthly or annual fee. Ticket price can start from as low as RM9.

Just a week ago, MBO Cinemas has opened in AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon with Big Screen theater, first ever MX4D in Johor Bahru and family-friendly Kecil! I forsee this will also be one of our favourite cinema to visit apart from TGV.

MBO Cinemas - AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon

Big Screen, Kecil and MX4D theaters

Ticketing counter

Popcorn and drinks combo set

Ala carte menu

Let's check out the theaters! The newest MBO Cinema in town has the first MX4D in Johor Bahru! We had our first ever 4D experience in the movie theater watching Godzilla: King of the Monsters at RM34 each and it was extremely thrilling! Apart from the moving and rumbling seats, be prepared for air blast, wind, fog, water blast, leg ticklers, and even scent and bubbles! EFX availability is based on the film showing and not all are available.

Photo credit: MBO Cinemas

Do note that motion EFX experience may not be appropriate for pregnant mothers, individuals with heart or health related issues and children below 100cm tall. 

For families with children, you be thrilled to know that there is a family-friendly cinema that comes with a playground within!

Welcome to Kecil - Malaysia's first kid's movie hall! This is the first time I know of a cinema theater where children are allowed to scream, shout, ask questions, walk about and play in the playground anytime! Crying babies are also welcome! Diaper changing room is just outside of the hall making it so convenient for parents. Look at the colourful and vibrant seats!

Photo credit: MBO Cinemas

For serious movie-goers, MBO Big Screen fits the bill. The largest cinema hall equipped with BARCO Laser Projection and DOLBY ATMOS surround sound. Will definitely love to experience the full height ceiling to floor cinema screen on our next visit.
Photo credit: MBO Cinemas

All in all, MBO Cinemas in AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon definitely will be on our favourite list over the outlet at KSL City.

TGV Cinemas

TGV Tebrau City
S01, 2nd Floor, AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre , 1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, , Taman Desa Tebrau,

Since 2016, we are frequent patrons to TGV Cinemas mainly because we often go to AEON Mall Tebrau City to shop. Apart from the standard theaters, it has an IMAX Hall and Beanieplex. Like MBO Cinemas, we also signed up for TGV MovieClub which is a free lifetime membership. You also get to earn MovieMoney from all transactions and enjoy birthday freebies on our birthday month.  Standard ticket price can start from RM15 for adults and RM9 for children. At times there are promotions for members which can start from RM10.

Movie-goers in TGV since 2016!

At TGV AEON Mall Tebrau City, we usually go for the Standard halls. Occasionally, we also like to go for IMAX for better audio and visual experience and Beaniplex for comfort and just for the fun of it.

Beanieplex - Imagine lying down and enjoy the full cinematic experience just like the comfort of your home. Funky and cosy bean bags just nice for two to share and you can snuggle, sit, lay back in any position you prefer. 

Photo credit: TGV Cinemas

Our children in Beaniplex. It is a couple seat and the ticket price is about RM52-54

Combo meals at TGV Cinemas

Ala-cart menu

One of the reasons why I love going to TGV is for their Caramel Royale Popcorn! Always my top pick and the children's favourite whenever we go for movies. 

Golden Screen Cinemas
GSC Paradigm Mall
Paradigm Mall, 7F-01 & 7F-02, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Taman Bukit Mewah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Golden Screen Cinemas is the largest cinema in Johor with a total of 16 halls! Located in Paradigm Mall, it has GSC MAXX, 4DX, and Premier Class.

GSC Maxx is Golden Screen Cinema's largest 2D & 3D digital hall with dual digital projectors and fully digital sound processes.

4DX - Apart from MBO Cinemas in AEON Mall Bandar Dato' Oon, GSC also has 4DX hall that has motion enabled chairs and movie-goers can experience multi-sensory effects like scents, bubbles, fog, wind, and rain.

Premiere Class - If you feel like giving yourself a treat and enjoy the best comfort, premiere class offers comfortable and spacious seats with 5 star experience.

GSC Combo Meals

Purchasing of tickets can be from the standing booths and admission to the theaters is via scanning the QR code.

Comfortable seating

GSC is the only cinema left we have yet to sign up for membership. Application of membership is free and you get 2 complimentary movie tickets on your birthday month! Time to register for our 3rd membership as it is applicable for non-Malaysian too.

Time to go for more movies in the upcoming holidays!

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