Popcorn, Sofa Seating, and The Best Kids’ Movies Out There: The Happiness Theater

School’s out, which can only mean two things . . . complete exhaustion for mommy and lots and lots of fun for Logan!  During Logan’s first week of summer break, we’ve done the following:  Siam Ocean World, Kidzoona, Benjasiri Park, Chamchurri Square, Play Time, Fourth of July parties, swim play dates, jello jiggler-making, ahh and it’s making my brain hurt trying to remember everything, but trust me, it was A LOT.  And on Friday, when I was getting a little desperate for new ideas and needed a little break myself, we tried out the movies.  That’s right – our first mother-son movie date.  Where?  At the Happiness Theater.  Yeah, you heard that right, the Happiness Theater.

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Popcorn, check. Drink, check. We’re ready to go!

And file this as reason number 1,583 that I love Bangkok:  It has a movie theater designed specifically for families, and that theater – which I’m sure you’ve guessed by now – is called the Happiness Theater.  Located at Central World, the Happiness Theater plays only child-friendly films (think Disney/Dreamworks and Pixar).  It is a smaller theater with sofa seating for families and bean bags up front.  When you buy your ticket (700 baht or US$21 for one adult and one child), popcorn and drink is included.  What a cool thing.  Perfect for your first movie-going experience with your tot or for a family movie outing.  

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Getting ready to enter the Happiness Theater (theater number 13)

And just how do you find show times?  Well, I’m glad you asked:

  1. Go to SF Cinema’s Homepage
  2. Click on “Show Times”
  3. Choose “SF World Cinema” for Central World movie listings
  4. When the films are listed, the one with an “H” in parentheses next to it indicates the film showing in the Happiness Theater

And as for us, it looks like we’ll be going to see Turbo when it hits theaters.  Who doesn’t want to hear the tale of a racing snail? Enjoy!

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Up next: Turbo!

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5 thoughts on “Popcorn, Sofa Seating, and The Best Kids’ Movies Out There: The Happiness Theater

  1. Birgit says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I will bookmark this post (the instructions on how to find the films is so useful!).

    • Loren says:

      Hi Birgit: It is so hard to locate film times and what’s playing online. My husband figured this one out, so I thought I should share. Enjoy!

  2. alicantina709 says:

    Hello! Do you know if you can buy tickets in advance (the day of)? I was thinking of going this weekend to try it out but don’t know how crowded it will be. I couldn’t tell by looking at the website….unless I missed something!

    • Loren says:

      Hi there!

      I’m not sure if you can buy in advance. I’m pretty sure that the schedule for the movies isn’t current until the morning of, so that makes learning about a weekend schedule pretty difficult. Let me know if you learn any new tricks. Would love to hear them!

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