15.10.10 – It’s been another crazy week with all the unpacking and driving around Espoo looking for “bits and bobs” for the apartment so Max and I made the most of Friday evening and kicked the weekend off with a movie. Despicable Me opened this weekend so we headed off to Finnkino Tennispalatsi for a late showing.
Here are a couple of, excuse the pun, observations about going out to the movies in Finland.
- It’s expensive! For two adult tickets it was 28€, that’s like $35 in the states.
- Get your own candy. Luckily you can take in candy from other places and get it cheaper. There are a number of “bulk” candy stores you can go to before the movie. You can get a large bag of assorted candy for a couple of Euros. I’m not sure if this is legal but everyone seems to do it.
- Pick your seat. When you buy your ticket a screen in front of the cashier shows the theatre seating layout, red seats taken and green seats are available. You need to tell the cashier where you want to sit… and then sit there.
- Movies in English, a majority of the movies playing at any given time, have subtitles in Finnish and Swedish.
- Helsinki doesn’t seem to have many independent movie theatres. Maybe I’m wrong and haven’t found them yet. Feel free to post a comment if I’m wrong.
- Best Buy Despicable Me Minion Translator (thedenveregotist.com)
- Despicable Me, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘Despicable Me’ leading the pack in foreign box office (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- New Data Suggests 3D Ticket Sales Are On The Rise And Movie Fans Are Out Of Luck (cinemablend.com)