Cinemas in Chiang Mai
Vista Chiang MaiIndigenous Chiang Mai cinema chain used to be all over town and currently still has several international standard cinemas. The ones playing movies in English with Thai subtitles are located at the Kaad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre ("Central" or "Centran" should be understood by most taxi drivers).
You'll have to make your way up to the fourth floor by escalator or elevator. Sadly, the number of English soundtrack movies has declined in recent years. Most movies shown at the Vista are now dubbed in Thai. So it's now even more important to check their website athttp://www.chiangmaivista.com. The Vista cinemas are truly Thai with very friendly staff, interesting decoration, occasional quirks with the equipment, occasional free admission for children, and overall a very positive and cheap experience with great sound and picture quality. Admission prices have recently gone over a hundred Baht but are still a bargain compared with "rich country" cinemas.