Movies in Zihuatanejo

One of our first years staying in Zihuatanejo, when we were only staying for a week, it was our last night and we didn’t have anything left on our “to do list”. Not wanting to bar hop we decided to try the movie theater as they had a movie in English. I don’t remember the movies, but I do remember they had chips and guacamole instead of popcorn. This little old lady was preparing fresh guacamole while you watched and then deposited a few chips in it.  We always had to ask for extra chips as there was so much guacamole.  Movies and guacamole and chips far out weighs movies and popcorn. And to top off the deal it was a two for one night. For the next couple of years we were more than willing to watch movies in the funky old theater with mildly uncomfortable seats just for the guacamole. But then popcorn took over and the guacamole disappeared and we abandoned the local theater for the one in Ixtapa.

The theater in Ixtapa is quite nice and has it’s two for one nights. We’ve enjoyed several good movies there. But this year we heard about the new Cinemex theater and we decided to try it. Checked out the shows online, picked an action movie for the Senor. My spanish isn’t good enough to purchase the tickets on line with certainty so we bought at the theater. We were a day too early for the 2 for 1 tickets, Tues-Thur, but that was ok. 20180122_154139.jpgWhen we purchased our tickets, 35 pesos each, we picked out our seats on the computer seating chart, tickets were printed with the seat row and number. You can actually do this all on line and even have you ticket on your phone if you are tech savvy. Next we picked  up our compartmentalized tray, ordered our popcorn and drinks, placed in the appropriate spots on the tray took the tray to our seat where in mounts on the arm and swivels between the seats and out of the way as others need to pass to their seats. Sound is a little loud and a little over air conditioned for my tastes but the Senior  is very impressed so I’m sure we will do it again And the seats are comfortable and lots of leg room.  Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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