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A Guide for Cinema Lovers in Port Moresby

Updated on July 23, 2014


If you visit or reside in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), then you have the slight disadvantage of having only one cinema in the entire city. This can mean all sorts of unexpected problems so in order to have a smooth experience, here are a few tips to help.

Plan ahead

Planning is crucial in situations like these; know what movie you are going to watch, when you are going to watch it and how many of you are going is vital. Once you have got that sorted then you can calculate the cost.

It costs K25 (2D) and K30 (3D) to watch a movie in the standard theater at Vision City. There is also a premium theater which costs higher. At the Waigani Central Cinemas it costs half that. However, you will be unable to enjoy 3D (yet).

You also have to calculate popcorn and drinks etc.

Buy early

Buying your tickets a week or more in advance is a good way to secure seats without the hassle of standing in line. It also guarantees you get in especially during premiers.

Personally, I prefer to buy my tickets a few days before the screening.

This will also give you enough time to stand in the queue for pop corn and drinks or whatever you crave.

Go early

Even if you buy tickets early that does not guarantee you will get popcorn and drinks early. There is only one booth serving popcorn so in order to make it in time for the start of the film. Go there at least 10 – 15 minutes early so that you have time to buy snacks.

Dress codes

The cinema has lifted some dress regulations that the public has deemed ridiculous and bias. Now, slippers are allowed. However, dressing must be acceptable for public areas.

Also make sure to bring a coat or something to keep you warm as the it can get quite cold in the cinemas.

Plus one

This is the final and I believe the most important tip – do not go to the movies alone.

The cinematic experience is something that has to be enjoyed with others. You will find that going solo is no fun.

I hope these tips make your cinematic experience in Port Moresby an enjoyable one.


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    honeybee2u 5 years ago from PNG

    Thank you for this very informative hub. I haven't gone there and I'm planning to. This hub helps. I'm sharing it on FB.