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I love my MTV

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Quite possibly the greatest thing about Taiwan (aside from the prices) is the “MTV” - not the popular music television channel, nor the name of any channel (despite the deceptive name) - but a private movie theatre.

“What do you mean?” - I hear you say - well my friends, let me explain.

MTV stands for “Movie TV” and is a place where you can go to watch movies in a private room on your own, or with friends.

So basically, it works like this.

  1. You go to said place (there are many of them around), where you will find stacks and stacks of DVDs - basically it looks like a huge Blockbuster video store.
  2. You choose the movie you would like to see.
  3. You go to the desk, give them the movie, £1.50 (per person) and choose your (free) drink (a range of soft drinks, juices, teas and coffees).
  4. Be escorted to your own private cinema room, complete with massive “sofa/bed”, projector, massive screen and dolby digital sound system (with massive bass).
  5. Sit back, relax and watch your movie, using the intercom should you require anything else during (more drinks, popcorn, noodles etc.)

The rooms come in varying sizes, the smallest fitting about 4/5 people, the largest having multi row beds and allowing around 20 I’d say to see the flick.

To give you a better idea of what I mean, how about I just show you some photos ;)


Perfection - no idiots in front talking, no loud crunching from others eating - and best of all, you can actually lay down and watch the movie in total comfort :D

I so wish they could bring this to England, but alas, I feel just as with the Japanese karaoke rooms - this just wouldn’t work - too many chav idiots and people with no respect would just ruin it (make it messy, graffiti, steal the projector etc).

Asia certainly has a lot going for it.