The new Savoy 3D cinema is just...wow. It's huge, the seats aren't falling apart and the screen is HD. That's right, no more trembling, blurry projections. Just a crystal clear, blazingly vibrant, enormous
Our praise may sound a bit effusive, but honestly, that's the power of a decent cinema. Until now Colombo has been struggling, albeit amiably enough, through poor projections, bad speakers and sticky Fanta-flecked floors. Even Majestic City in all it's expensive, refurbished wonder doesn't compare to the new Savoy; the hierarchy of MC's superlatively named screens (Superior, Ultra, Platinum, Gold) is mystifying - which one's supposed to be the best? Are they all the best? No. The screens at MC are small, the sound is consistently mediocre, and, even where it doesn't seem possible, they still manage to make a mess of bookings.
The new Savoy screen is far superior to anything you get at MC. The images are vivid and the sound has more depth - it seems they've actually invested in some decent speakers. There's real clarity and distinction between the deep booms of explosions and the sharp blasts of a gun, and you finally get that all encompassing cinematic experience.
We caught Dredd 3D a while ago. It's a simple film with a very basic plot, but it's brilliant. The visual effects are stunning, the protagonist is a complete badass and it's just a purely satisfying watch. We don't usually like 3D, but this is one instance where it's being used well, with purpose and restraint - unlike the gimmick 3D filters thrown gratuitously over every other new release these days.
Seriously, it's a great film, screened wonderfully. And if you go to a later showing you'll probably be the only people in the theatre - it's a pretty cool feeling sitting alone in that huge, LED lit hall. Message us if you'd like a ticket.
You can buy tickets online, just make sure you get the right date, cause we didn't.
They serve beer, though at Rs. 200 a can. Don't get annoyed at the gormless staff, the cinema is worth it.