We saw our first movie in a theater since moving to Geneva. Switzerland is expensive and movies are no exception. I read the series of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books by Steig Larsson. I watched and enjoyed all three Swedish films in the Millenium Trilology. We saw the new version starring Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. I was surprised at how many big name actors were in supporting roles (Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Joely Richardson, Robin Wright).
When I first heard Hollywood was making a version, I was skeptical that they could remain faithful to the dark spirit of books, but still could not wait to see the movie.
We had no idea where to go see the movie. We looked up movie times, listings and locations for Geneva. There are a fair number of movie theaters here. Thankfully, our friend Hokie had told us about a cool theater near old town, The Astor Film Lounge.
|Courtesy of Astor Film Lounge|
At a bit over $50 for two tickets, it was a little pricey. On the bright side, it was a bit fancier than your typical movie theater. They gave you a complimentary drink, had stadium seating and a modern lounge where you could wait.
Although I didn’t order anything, I perused the menu while we waited for the movie to start. You can order food and drinks from your stadium seat. They had appetizer plates and Haagen Daas, but no popcorn. For a mere 4,140 CHF (around $4,500), you can have a nice bottle of wine, Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1987!