Movie Theater Guide and Discount Days in the Shinjuku Shibuya Area

Sure, you could stay home and stream movies on your computer, but there’s still nothing quite like cozying up in the seat of a dark theater with warm popcorn, a large sprawling screen and surround sound whisking you away into the world of your favorite film. However, as every film lover surely knows, going to an actual movie theater has become increasingly more expensive. To help you stay mindful of your budget as you enjoy screenings at your favorite spots, we’ve compiled a guide for the Shinjuku Shibuya area of all the most popular theaters and their discount days.

Though general admission in Tokyo goes for 1,800円, (and sometimes more for specialty screenings), with some careful planning, you can see your favorite films each week for about 1,000円.

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SHINJUKU AREA

Shinjuku Piccadilly

   

Shinjuku Picadilly is a multiplex that screens your box office hits with a step above in luxury services. The Platinum Seat and Platinum Room packages might be just what you need for a rainy day splurge. Premium packages include food and drink add-ons in addition to access to a private waiting room. The multiplex houses 10 large screens and always has plenty of choices in films.

 

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Shinjuku Wald 9

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Shinjuku Wald 9 is another an enormous multiplex in the 13-story Shinjuku Sanchome East Building. The lower floors have a variety of clothing and accessory shops, with restaurants peppered throughout so you can grab a bite close by before or after your film. Expect to find the most popular films here. 

 

 

Shinjuku Musashino-kan

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Musashino-kan is an intimate two-screen theater with hand picked features from Japan and abroad in equal measure. Come here to enjoy the nostalgic red velvet seats, at just a 2 minute walk from Shinjuku Station.

 

 

Theatre Shinjuku

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Theatre Shinjuku is one of the rare single-screen movie houses, and provides screening for only a couple movies at a time. It’s located closer to Shinjuku Sanchome Station, and is a 10 minute walk from major Shinjuku Station. Though one of our smaller features, the inner space of the theater is chic and often includes elaborate carefully crafted window displays for its feature films.

 

 

Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku

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Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku is a specialty theatre devoted to anime, Japanese animated films. For the true fans, you can find anime not screened in some of the larger theatres here, and enjoy viewing with others with the same deep appreciation for animation. Pick up posters and limited goods on your way out.

 

 

Shinjuku Cinema Qualite

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Forget Hollywood, is indie more your style? Then it’s a must that youhead to Qualite. Like its name, this theater’s mission is to select and screen top quality films from Japan and overseas. Festival Winners, critically acclaimed dramas, and slightly alternative films are the bread and butter here.

 

Cinemart Shinjuku

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Cinemart Shinjuku is the neighbor of our earlier introduced cinema, Kadokawa. This 2-screen theatre is a good place to catch your B and minor Japanese films with the foreign throw-in. Think action films and romantic comedies.

 

 

TOHO Cinemas

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TOHO Cinemas is Japan’s oldest and largest importer of foreign films. In recent years, the company has gone through several refurbishments and additions to its many theaters. For travelers, catching a photo of the enormous Godzilla towering over Shinjuku’s Kabukicho is a must. For residents, consider becoming a cinema member, or, kaiin,  to take full advantage of the discounts and privileges available at the several TOHO locations.

 

SHIBUYA AREA

Bunkamura Le Cinema

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The Bunkamura building includes a theater hall, a lower floor museum with revolving exhibitions, and several posh restaurants to satisfy a craving for afternoon tea. Expect to find art films and stuff of the high brow variety at Le Cinema. Keep an eye on the site for news of special exhibitions to accompany screenings.

 

 

Human Trust Cinema

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This 3-screen theater shows a variety of flicks, from big-hitters to independent documentaries. The laid back atmosphere is a great place to come to with friends. In addition to concessions, apparel and other specialty goods are available for purchase.

 

 

Shibuya Humax Cinema

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Humax Cinema might be worth visiting just for the space itself. The warm lights and nostalgic-modern fusion red cushioned seats make the theater feel more like a concert hall than a film house. Screenings vary from critically acclaimed popular films to the music documentaries that only hardcore fans would be pleased to see.

 

Shibuya TOEI

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Another little theater to cuddle up in on a rainy day. First opening in 1953, the 2-screen TOEI theater is one of Shibuya’s longest running establishments. While films are limited, TOEI is known for screening lighthearted crowd-pleasers.

Uplink Shibuya

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Uplink is a multipurpose cinema space, boasting a gallery, cafe,  and goods shop in its space. Uplink regularly holds workshops and other special events that correlate to the hand-picked films shown regularly on its 3 screens. Come here for a day of art, good food and inspiration.

Eurospace

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Eurospace is where to go if you’re looking for movie-lovers community. With targeted themes for their running movies often featured from abroad, and talk events and appearances by actors and directors, Eurospace is for the viewer who wants a depth of experience alongside their film viewing. The theater houses  includes 3 viewing rooms, one of which also serves as a hall for live events.  Keep an eye on their homepage to see what they’re planning.

 

 

So what do you think? If you get a chance to visit one of our recommendations, let us know!

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