This spring will be a good time for moviegoers in Tokyo. While several movie theaters in the capital have gone out of business in recent years, two new ones will open their doors.
Yebisu Garden Cinema near Ebisu Station has been closed since 2011, but will reopen on March 28 after a classy facelift from the same design company behind Hotel Claska and Shibuya's Hikarie Sky Lobby.
The first screenings will include Terry Gilliam's latest work, "The Zero Theorem."
Toho Cinemas, which opened a new location in Nihonbashi last year, continues to expand its presence with a new theater in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district.
Set to open on April 17, it will include a whopping 2,300 seats for 12 screens, including the first in Japan using IMAX's new sound system and a premier screen with leather seats used by airlines for business class.© Japan Today