Last week I managed to visit the third largest German city of Cologne, which is on the banks of the beautiful Rhine River. Came, including for the premiere of “Return of the Hero”, Astor Residenz This is probably the best cinema I have ever been to . He is perfect.Everything in it is thought out to the smallest detail. Everything is designed so that it is as convenient as possible for the viewer. Starting from the login process, you already enjoy being there. Firstly, the cinema itself is located on one of the central streets. of Lawrence of Arabia. Of course, it has gone through many improvements since then.ResidenzResidenz heuteEntrance.No complex doors and long corridors.
Five steps and you are at the box
Office and the bar, there is a staircase to the second floor, on the right ten steps is a wardrobe. The halls themselves are worthy of admiration. There are two of them and both of them are considered VIP-halls. In general, as far as I understand, this cinema is part of a network that Vanuatu Email List specializes in VIP film screenings. When I asked my colleague from Stuttgart about the cost of a ticket, I heard a decent amount: 20 euros. Then, returning to Moscow, I decided to check through the online purchase system. The average cost was in the range of 10-13 euros.What’s inside?A huge, beautifully lit stage, which is equally well visible from any point of the hall. Stylish design, I suppose with the ability to change lighting styles and even color (!), And admirable chairs. They are wide, leather and with ottomans for hard-working legs.
If you wish, you can watch a
Movie lying down, the chairs are adjustable when you press your back, there is a button to call the waiter. And the most wasteful for our Russian mentality is the distance between the rows. It is immeasurable. It seems that one more row could fit, at least in the middle of the hall.The very fact that such a premiere was held in Cologne, and not in Berlin, the center of the glamorous film life (because of the February Berlinale), is curious. It’s like CE leads holding a premiere with the stars of the first magnitude in Yekaterinburg. Premieres with the arrival of artists happen there, but for a world star to arrive there, bypassing Moscow, this is nonsense.You can discuss the issues of centralization, accessibility of transport schemes and infrastructure in general for a long time. The Germans are easier.