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Monday, 6 October 2014


I have a degree in Watching Movies, and have more than 10 years experience watching movies in various cinemas. Today,  I will be telling you which cinema will impress your date the most and put you in the position of being the alpha male. You are most welcome.

Please before you proceed on reading mah awesome reviews, do note that cinemas mentioned in these reviews are those that I frequent most of the time. Please also buy the tickets online as queueing up with your date (the girl you want to impress, it's not cool!) therefore I have linked the two online cinema websites that you will need:  Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) and Tanjung Golden Village Cinemas (TGV). Welcome.

1. Tropicana City Mall (GSC)

If you are only allowed to choose one cinema in PJ, please let it be THIS! The parking in this mall is ample in B2 and you can park directly near the lift which will lead you to the cinema in less than 5 minutes. The ticketing counters are usually quick (who buys over the counter anyways) and also the food&beverages section is pretty quick. You are definitely interested in the seating since you have read all the way here. The seating is comfortable enough to warm your ass and hers, but please ensure that you try to warm her hand(s). Other than that, your ears will have great fun with the sound system (varies depending on the hall) and the new 2D visual ensures that you will get the best movie experience ever. The air conditioners in the halls are cold enough but not particularly super cold therefore you should just bring a sweater just in case (who knows what might happen beneath it).

Difficulty: 1/5 stars

2. Paradigm Mall (GSC)

Please ensure that you drive here one day before the actual meet up because Paradigm Mall has one of the worst mall parking in PJ area. It is like a freaking maze for cars, suddenly you feel like Maze Driver the movie. The parking towards the cinema is also another problem, if you are watching late movie after 10 pm please do park near the lift, somewhere in zone H if I am not mistaken, as you will not be able to walk the mall after the movie ends. The only way is to take the lift down after the movie which will be hard if you do not know where you parked. The food & beverage counter is fast and you will not need to queue up but I still think you should be prepared. The cinema is cold as fuck too, please ensure that you bring lots of sweaters, this does not happen depending on hall, as most of the halls no matter big or small (that's what she said) are considered to be very cold. The seatings are good and the leg room is enough for me (as I am short) and I think it will be more than enough for those tall ones out there.  Movie experience is good with 2D and also sound system working as intended.

Difficulty: 5/5 stars

3. One Utama (GSC)

Located in PJ, park at New Wing which allows you to access the cinema easier. If you can find a parking spot near the bowling area, it will be good as the cinema is only 5 minutes walk from there. Also please head upwards not to the basement area as it enables you to exit easier once you are done with the movie. The GSC in One Utama is pretty old, therefore the seats are lacking the certain cushion of comfort but rest assured it will still be comfy enough for you to sit. Most halls are good but there are also some halls with dirty looking walkway but rest assured nobody is sitting there (or is there?). As the visuals are good with the 2D projector, I still have issues occasionally with their speakers in the cinema. At times, it comes filled with so much BASS that feels like I am partially clubbing. Not to mention the blurred conversation because of all the BASS. Once you are done with the movie, just walk where you came from as most of the mall would still be available for walking.

Difficulty: 3/5 stars

4. Setiawalk (TGV)

Setiawalk is located in Puchong which we all know is a place not for humans to live in. Going there on weekends can be bearable but on weekdays please just tell them to go ahead without you. Navigating this mall's parking is another issue, as soon as you enter the parking turn to your RIGHT and park somewhere near there. The LEFT area will tempt you with more parking but the walk to TGV can actually be really really far! Therefore, to the RIGHT please and park towards the end. There should be a lift which will direct you to the cinema which should be located at 5th floor, if you happen to come across a floor which feels like in Shanghai, just one level higher. This is a new TGV therefore everything is new from the halls right up to the drinks counter. TGV has this tendency to let one cashier do the job (filling drinks, preparing your hotdogs, packing your mashed potatoes, making your nuggets, doing your popcorn) thus resulting in a long waiting line for your F&B (minimum 10 mins) therefore please ensure that you queue up earlier. In TGV, you have the option to read out your reservation number to the staff who guards the check-in and get yourself checked in but sometimes this particular TGV requires you to queue up and collect your ticket online therefore just collect your tickets to be safe. Halls are new and classy as shit. The space for your legs is ample (tall people fear not!) and the sofa is comfy as fuck. Once you sit, you'll feel like you are going to fall asleep anytime. The halls are cold so remember to bring an extra sweater to keep each other warm during the movie.

Difficulty: 4/5 stars

5. One Utama (TGV)

Like GSC at One Utama, the TGV is located in the old wing section, therefore you should be parking at the old wing section and also towards the rooftop will be good as for late night movie it will enable easier access to your car. This can be considered at the newer TGV after renovation done and also they have a whole new IMAX which was build from ground up unlike Sunway Pyramid where they combined two theatre together. This TGV is exceptionally cold in all halls and their F&B counter still take years to get your order done. Therefore, please allocated time to ensure that you get your F&B while not missing the show. Advertisement takes up a good 30 mins before the show officially starts. Like all TGV, the space for your legs is ample for all kinds of people. The visual and also audio in the cinema is really really good which it immersive enough for you.

Difficulty: 3/5 stars

6. Sunway Pyramid (TGV)

If there is a cinema to avoid, this is the one. The parking on Sunway Pyramid is already confusing although with the help of parking assistant light hanging above, I will assure you that all you see is red. Everywhere you look, the parking is full. The cinema is small and also old as shit. Most of their halls seems like has been functioning forever without any renovation done. Their F&B counters are weirdly located at the entrance where you queue for movie. Best part is, both sides will face jam because of the slow freaking F&B people and another from spot-check conducted on whatever bag that you are going to bring in. Thus to avoid all this hassle, just skip this place. There are much better cinemas which are available near you that does not require you to drive THAT far. The audio and visuals are good but still, save that hassle trust me, you will appreciate it.

Difficulty: 5/5 stars

That's all the cinema that I have frequent. I hope this helps you on choosing the right cinema to set the mood up for you. Other than that, all the best and good luck mah friend (still thinking bringing a girl for a movie on first date is not good, can't really seem to talk to her but who knows, I did it on my first date too after coffee)


  1. Thanks a lot for the info, I search for the parking info of TGV and found your post. Really useful. :)
    I think Mid Valley one is not bad, just park at G zone and you can have supper nowadays.
    Paradigm one is also convenient then One Utama.

    1. Hi thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I am thinking to do a part 2 of this

  2. Was looking for parking for GSC OU and found ur post. Useful. Thanks

    Yeah u missed mid valley. Should do a part 2 :)

  3. Looking for parking at OU & found your post. Very useful. tq.

  4. Looking for parking at OU & found your post. Very useful. tq.

  5. If you failed to secure a parking or movie tickets in sunway pyramid, just head to gsc summit usj, newly renovated, rm12 during weekend compared to tgv sunway's rm20!

  6. Great review bruv! You're right, sunway pyramid tgv is a shitiest cinema ever!