I had heard that seeing a movie in Hong Kong is a great experience. Aside from the fact that it is so much cheaper than in LA, going to the movies does bring a bit of the “wow” factor. You always have an assigned a seat and can choose where you want. The AMC Pacific Place has the most comfortable leather (French leather, of course) chairs I’ve ever sat in in a movie theatre.
I saw the French fantasy (in English and Chinese subtitles), The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, which was silly, charming, and a lot of fun.
Then there is The Grand at the newest mall in Hong Kong, Elements. The mall itself is pretty cool in that it is divided into sections that are based on the elements of fire, wood, earth, water, and metal. For example, most jewelry stores are in the metal section. Because it was in one of the larger theatres and I wanted the best experience, I saw Unstoppable. Not knowing much about it, I was surprised how engaging and exciting it was. But the sound was the most pristine sound I’ve ever heard in a movie theatre. And so realistic that the theatre and your seat vibrates with from the louder sounds in the movie. It’s a strange sensation at first, like a subwoofer for a seat, but it’s pretty cool.