English Language Cinema on Tenerife

Fri, November 11th, 2011 - By Andrea Montgomery

The darkness of the dilapidated cellar engulfed them as they shone the torch around its damp and spider web-strewn walls.
“It’s not here,” said Captain Haddock. “It’s the other cellar.”
“There is no other cellar.” said the butler.
Then they heard it, distant yet so close, the sound of barking and they knew there was a secret entrance somewhere that Snowy had found…

I’m sitting in Screen 5 of the multi screen cinema in Gran Sur shopping centre in Costa Adeje while Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy are playing out their Secret of the Unicorn adventure in its original, English language for the benefit of the eleven people in the audience, including us.

Situated just above the motorway in Fañabe, the Gran Sur cinema shows one original language movie every week and that language is usually English. Invariably something which is on current release and occasionally even ahead of its UK release date, the cinema is comfy and rarely anything other than half empty, the sound quality is good and the venue is in easy reach of virtually all the main southern and western resorts.

On the doorstep of Costa Adeje, Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos and just a short drive from Playa Paraíso, Callao Salvaje and the western resorts of Los Gigantes, Playa de la Arena, Puerto Santiago and Alcalá, the Gran Sur shopping centre offers a great alternative for a cloudy afternoon, a break from the beach or a chance to catch up with the latest cinema release.

Apart from the selection of shops selling fashion, shoes, toys, cosmetics, health products and sportswear, there’s a wide choice of places to enjoy a meal after the movie and menus range from noodles and sushi to Lebanese, with Mexican and Italian in between. Cafés and restaurants have large outside terraces for you to catch the last of the sun’s rays after an early screening and then to browse the shops or visit the nail salon or hairdresser before heading home.

The whole place is a WiFi zone too so you can browse the net while the offspring play video games on the arcade-sized screens at one Euro for 15 minutes. Masses of free parking and a large McDonalds on the doorstep just about seal the deal for family fun.

Keep an eye on the Gran Sur cinema listings for the latest original language (voce original in Spanish or v.o. for short) screening and check out Jack’s English Language movie reviews. The original language version is normally screened late afternoon or early evening and tickets are €6.50.

Posted : Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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