Frankly speaking, I am not a fan of cinemas. Their uncomfortable chairs, stuffiness and neighbors champing on popcorn make me irritable.
Once, by chance, I discovered a cinema named Zvezda and understood that it is created for such choosy visitors as myself. Zvezda is situated in the city’s center, exactly next to the railway station, in a historical building. There are no noisy game machines, smells of fast food and crowds of people.
Zvezda reminds me a little bit of a theatre. The staff is intelligent; the ceilings with stucco molding are high and beautiful. In my opinion, the cinema hall is the main memorable detail. Instead of the usual ranks of folding chairs, there are round tables and wide armchairs along two walls of the room. It’s comfortable for whole groups of people to sit at those tables and discuss what is on the screen. The cup of tea and coffee or elaborate cakes, which can be taken from buffet to the hall, will create the additional coziness. By the way, popcorn and fizzy drinks are not on sale there. The repertoire of Zvezda consists of successful mainstream movies, shorts and documentary films.
Now I do not get upset when my friends invite me to visit the cinema together. Zvezda has proved to me that evenings at the movies can be comfortable and pleasant.