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American movie theatres?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:49 am
by vida.en.peru
Anyone know where the movie theatres that play in English are in Lima? Are there any in Miraflores? My daughter doesn't really understand Spanish too well yet & my husband & I want to take her every now & then for a family day. We went to the one right across from the center park (Ovalo) last Sunday, but the movies we in Spanish. I saw on another website that movies from US are generally played in English with Spanish subtitles, but we obviously went to the wrong one. Any recommendations?

Re: American movie theatres?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:00 am
by Kelly
Kids's movies are usually in Spanish, because little kids can't read subtitles very well.
Other movies are often in English with Spanish subtitles.
There will be a handful of movies that will give you the option of watching either a Subtitled version or a Dubbed version. It will note after the movie title what version is playing at what time, either (SUB) or (DOB).

Re: American movie theatres?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:14 am
by vida.en.peru
Good to know. Thanks Kelly!

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:03 pm
by Meerut88
I have been to several movies at the theater on Ovalo Guttierez in Miraflores...just around the corner from Friday's restaurant on Ave Santa Cruz. Movies were in English with Spanish subtitles.

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:23 am
by NexLevel
I was told that that the movie theater in Larcomar always plays kids movies in English.

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:07 pm
by sunflower
The last two kids movies I saw in Larcomar with my daughter were in Spanish. But it's as simple as Kelly wrote, ask at the ticket office (or check out El Comercio) if the movie is doblado (translated into Spanish) or subtitulado (normally English with Spanish subtitles).

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:36 pm
by Alpineprince
In your case I would just buy the DVD's and watch them in English and as your daughter gets more comfortable with Spanish she can re-watch them in Spanish.

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:48 pm
by susita83
Here in the states we're big on RedBox and Netflix. Although once in a while there's something you really want to see in the theaters... but for the most part when we're in Peru we go to Mercado Virgen de las Mercedes in Lurin and pick up a couple new-release DVD's for supercheap. Cheaper than renting a RedBox movie for 1 night!

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:48 pm
by renodante
they're almost always in english with spanish subtitles. besides chick flick romantic comedies and like kelly said, kid's movies.

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:47 pm
by vida.en.peru
Thanks guys!! I'll check those theaters out & look in El Comercio too..

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:56 pm
by vida.en.peru
susita83 wrote:Here in the states we're big on RedBox and Netflix. Although once in a while there's something you really want to see in the theaters... but for the most part when we're in Peru we go to Mercado Virgen de las Mercedes in Lurin and pick up a couple new-release DVD's for supercheap. Cheaper than renting a RedBox movie for 1 night!


Suzy, I was ADDICTED to Redbox when I was still there...There was a promo in Dec called 15 days of Xmas & everyday they would text codes for 20 cents-$1..I was hooked lol

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:14 am
by susita83
vida.en.peru wrote:Suzy, I was ADDICTED to Redbox when I was still there...There was a promo in Dec called 15 days of Xmas & everyday they would text codes for 20 cents-$1..I was hooked lol


:lol: Yeah, I got all those promo codes too! The people at 7-11 must think I'm crazy I'm there at least 3-4 times a week renting or returning.