When you are here staying on the island you will find yourself asking “What is on at the cinema on Cozumel”? The scene is far more than an activity for many and beyond an obsession for some. It’s a space where reality melts away – or simply get replaced by someone else’s problems – at least for a couple of hours in the dark. Whether you’re into movies because your friends are forcing you – or because the next big issue will be solved – there’s something for everyone. Movie-going in Mexico is as popular as ever, despite the country being among those where there is the most video piracy. Big box-office movies bring hoards to the theaters, and decent seats at the most convenient times are hard to come by for the first week or so after their release.
Cozumel now has two Cinemas on the island, Cinepolis Cozumel (next to the Chedraui supermarket) and Cinemex (in the plaza Langosta Mall). We are lucky to see first-run movies for approximately $4 USD. If you can view your movies before 5 pm you will never run into crowds, but if you wait till after 7 pm you may have trouble finding a seat. We love the size of the seats in Cinemex and they include a seat tray. Both Cines are seven theater complexes with stadium-style seating. Most tourists are pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices and air conditioning for a pleasant afternoon or evening experience away from the beaches and restaurants. As we are big film fans this is something we do at least once every trip two weeks. The Cinemas have reclining comfortable seats with most of the movies in English and sub-titled for the locals.