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Movie Theater in Tokyo

There are a number of movie theaters around Tokyo to visit if you want to see something on the big screen. Japanese movie theaters play a mix of Japanese movies and big Hollywood releases, usually a bit after they come out in the U.S. Theaters often have assigned seating as it can quickly get crowded, specifically on the weekends. American movies tend to be in English with Japanese subtitles, so you can pretty safely go see Hollywood movies.

Shinjuku Wald 9

Address 3-1-26 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku TokyoMap
Description The Shinjuku Wald 9 Cinema can be found a shot walk east of Shinjuku Station in the Shinjuku Sanchome Building on the 9th floor. The theater shows a mix of Hollywood and Japanese movies. Notably, Shinjuku Wald 9 was one of the first movie theaters to install digital movie projectors. These projectors are said to show more vibrant color than a traditional machine. The theater rooms span several floors in the building, so be sure to check which floor you’re on when finding your theater.

Shinjuku Musashinokan

Address 3-27-10 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, TokyoMap
Description Shinjuku Musashinokan is a small movie theater that can be found just east of Shinjuku Station. The theater is fairly old, first opened in 1920. It quickly became renowned as the place to watch foreign films during the silent movie era. It was later rebuilt in 1968 and moved up to the 7th floor of the building. Today, the cinema screens a combination of popular and independent films, and continues to stick mostly to foreign movies.

Shinjuku Piccadilly

Address 3-15-15 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, TokyoMap
Description Recently renovated in 2008, Shinjuku Piccadilly is one of the newest looking theaters in Shinjuku. Like most other theaters in Shinjuku, Piccadilly is on the east side of Shinjuku Station, and about a 5 minute walk from the station. With 10 different screens, Shinjuku Piccadilly can best be described as a multiplex. One interesting point about the cinema is that during the renovation, Piccadilly added luxury “Platinum Seats” for customers looking for more room. The Platinum Seats consist of a specialized movie couch at the cost of 5,000 yen per person.

Theatre Shinjuku

Address 3-14-20 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku ,TokyoMap
Description While the movie scene in Shinjuku has become increasingly dominated by large theaters in recent years, small cinemas like the single screen, 218-seat Theatre Shinjuku can still be found. Theatre Shinjuku generally caters to Tokyo’s more artsy crowd, showing Japanese and East Asian independent films for the most part. The theater can be found a 10 minute walk east of Shinjuku Station, or a 3 minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station on the Marunouchi, Shinjuku, or Fukutoshin Lines.