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Name: National Cinema Center
Address: 87 Lang Ha Street, Đống Đa, Hanoi
Phone: (+84) (0)24 35142278
21.01668517757221 105.81535363249714
Description: A variety of domestic and foreign films all dubbed in Vietnamese.
Rating: 2.89 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 9 reviews.

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12 Dong Me Street, Me Tri Ward, Từ Liêm, Hanoi

0982 790869

9 Reviews (Followed by 3 users)
DappieZ on National Cinema Center
March 9th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Yesterday I went to see a movie here, it is all in English (original English movies at least) with VN subtitles.

I did not find the visitors annoying like some other people write below. There was somebody on the phone close to me, but that happens in all cinema’s in Vietnam!

The website is also in English. I can really recommend it, only the line to buy a ticket was a bit long (but again that is in the other cinema’s as well!)

Nicky Nika
Nicky Nika on National Cinema Center
January 19th, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Good place for films but drinks and snacks were very expensive

HHbombay on National Cinema Center
April 28th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

went there many times the 3 month I have been in Hanoi. It was close by and the ticket was cheaper then Megastar. the sound and picture was not as good as Megastar in Vincom.

blairgillmith on National Cinema Center
October 29th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I never enjoyed going to a film back in the old country - the seats were too cramped for my long legs, and my misophonic tendencies crippled my ability to focus on anything that was going on. I usually chose to sit out trips to the cinema at a diner across the road with a few loyal friends, talking about films we actually wanted to see; but when a few newfound mates offered to take me out to the movies here in Hanoi, I forgot all of that and agreed, if just for something to do.

We arrived at 6 to find we were too late for one movie and far too early for the next one at 9.30, but the National Cinema Centre had plenty to entertain us for 3 hours. There's a games room that has your standard racing, basketball throwing, photoboothing and whack-a-moling; a bookshop with lots of Vietnamese translations of famous English novels... But no English novels, and... That's about it for downstairs, you can buy some popcorn and a drink if you want, one popcorn and 2 drinks for 60,000 - both were a decent size, but don't expect goey buttery deliciousness, think more like the sugary stuff you bought at DVD rental stores back home. Not bad enough to choke on though, I still ate it all.

On the first floor (or second here in Hanoi) there is a small food court style collection of shops selling exactly what you would imagine a food court at a Hanoian cinema would sell in 2011. We didn't eat here so I can't vouch for its quality, but the prices looked acceptable compared to the quantity I saw on people's plates.

Our cinema was on the second (third) floor. The film before us was running late somehow so everyone waited outside the door for fifteen minutes or so until we got to go in, no big deal, I guess it might be if you had a broken leg, there are no chairs. The cinema itself was really very nice - soft, cushy chairs, lots of legroom compared to back home and surprisingly clean. We went to see 'Hot Boy'... At the ticket booth I was told that since this was a Vietnamese movie there would be no English or Vietnamese subtitles, so I was ready to curl up and sleep but at the first line - perfect English subtitles. It was a pretty good movie too. Yes, people talked through all of it, but people talk all the time here and I've learned to tune it out. It was actually insightful to hear the whole cinema laugh hysterically at the line 'I'm a gay prostitute', or gasp loudly at the line 'gay love is real'... And best of all, the movie was so LOUD that I couldn't hear a single person chewing popcorn or slurping a pepsi (no coke here).

I looked this place up on here before I went, and I was expecting something quite average but I have to say, I had a really great time here last night and would have no problem going back.

dannythek9 on National Cinema Center
October 10th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Ok think of Megastar and how annoying it is when people are constantly talking on their phones. Multiply that by 10 and you get the National Cinema. Went here a couple times over the years.
Got to admit, the renovations make the place look much much better. But most of the movies are still dubbed in Vietnamese. I wouldn't have a problem with that but sometimes they make the volume of the original track so low in order to listen to the dub that all the sound effects also suffer.
Decent ticket prices, but I'd rather stretch my pockets a bit more and catch a flick for 40k at Mega than try this place again.

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