A new trend is emerging worldwide. Six airports around the world offer their own cinemas to entertain tourists waiting for their flight or a connecting flight with a layover of several hours.
The aim of the airport cinemas is to entertain travelers who have time to sit and wait for their flight and to provide alternative entertainment options within the terminal.
Changi Airport in Singapore has two cinemas located in Terminal 2 and 3, that show a variety of new movies and operate 24 hours a day. The movies are free.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota, USA, on the other hand, has a small airport cinema near the gate C18, which also operates nonstop, 7 days a week. The cinema focuses on art films.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in India has an IRIDO 6D cinema in the National Terminal 1D, which offers 21 special effects ranging from simulated snow bubbles to real experience.
In the Hong Kong International Airport, the AU IMAX cinema, which shows new releases, is located in Terminal 2 (Level 6), and is open from 11 am to 10 pm.
In the Seoul Terminal, South Korea, there are two CGV airport cinemas at the Gate 1B, which are open from 9 am to 11 pm every day.
Finally, the Portland International Airport in Oregon, USA, in collaboration with the Hollywood Theatre, houses a vintage-style cinema for passengers, showing short films about the experiences that Oregon and surrounding areas have to offer.