Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin Mango is a multiplex which opened in Almaty recently. It is the only place where over 400,000 citizens of the southern part of the city may watch movies.

Chaplin In Almaty

There are two formats movies arrive at the movie theater – regular film and digital movies. Average weight of one film movie is 20 kg; it consitsts of several spools depending on the length of the movie.

Chaplin In Almaty

Nurdaulet has been working as a projectionist for over 14 years.

Chaplin In Almaty

It takes him about 30 minutes to unite the parts of the movie together.

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

He does it on a special table using a press and sticky tape. First of all, he has to stick movie trailers to the movie. He should very careful because the trailers may appear upside down.

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

When they stop showing the movie in movie theaters, it has to be disassembled and sent back to the distributor.

Chaplin In Almaty

Buying tickets to a movie, people mistakingly think that their money goes to the movie theater. In fact, the movie theater gets just half of the sum, the rest goes to the distributer. Along with that, the movie theater makes money on selling popcorn and drinks.

Chaplin In Almaty

People cannot imagine going to a movie theater without buying some popcorn. By the way, out of a sack of corn with a weight of 22 kg, they make 33.7 kg of popcorn.

Chaplin In Almaty

That’s how they turn corn into popcorn.

Chaplin In Almaty

A scale for ingredients.

Chaplin In Almaty

They weigh corn…

Chaplin In Almaty

Adding some non-stick powder…

Chaplin In Almaty

Some sugar…

Chaplin In Almaty

And flavors (this time it is blackberry).

Chaplin In Almaty

Then, they put it into a popcorn machine.

Chaplin In Almaty

5 minutes later, they are ready to sell popcorn!

Chaplin In Almaty

Here, they sell three types of popcorn – caramel, salt and blackberry. So far, people like caramel best.

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin Mango features a lounge bar with free WiFi where they serve alcoholic drinks.

Chaplin In Almaty

Chaplin In Almaty

“Exit”.

Chaplin In Almaty

First multiplex appeared in the 50s when in the USA they issued a law according to which large movie theaters were to be equipped with seats and access for special needs people.

Chaplin In Almaty

Tuesday is a children’s day in Chaplin. On this day, they sell tickets to kids with a good discount.

Chaplin In Almaty

Sometimes people forget to return their 3D glasses after watching a 3D movie. During a couple of weeks, 10 3D glasses have been stolen.

Chaplin In Almaty

Sabina is a Cinema Hotel Corporation Director. She said that many people believed that opening a movie theater in this part of the city was reckless because people were used to downloading movies from the Internet for free. Yet, Chaplin is the only place for people to go out and have fun here so it is popular.

Sabina said that they’d been thinking about a good name for their movie theater and were about to name it Kinostan when suddenly one of the employees said, “Maybe, it’s Chaplin?” and they all loved it.

Chaplin In Almaty

Building the movie theater, they closely collaborated with European architects and brought materials from Europe because they love their clients and wish them the best.

Chaplin In Almaty

Nurlan is a designer who worked out Chaplin’s interior. He says that they did their best to make each person visiting the movie theater feel comfortable and happy.

Chaplin In Almaty

These chairs and clocks have been brought from the USA.

Chaplin In Almaty

There is film inside.

Chaplin In Almaty

The Chaplin team understood that good service is what also attracts people into the movie theater so they hired a start up manager from Moscow.

Chaplin Cinemas is a young chain of movie theaters. It’s ambitious and hardworking, so it is meant to be successful.

Chaplin In Almaty

Location: Almaty

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2 thoughts on “Chaplin In Almaty”

  1. I liked “Kinostan” better. Thanks for the recipe for popcorn. (Native Americans should pay special attention). And let’s hope they have an Eisenstein Film Festival once a year.

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  2. Everybody loves pop corn. I like mine simple just a little salt and some butter. I would love to go there for an Eisenstein Film Festival. He is one of my favorites.

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