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Thursday, March 17, 2005

English Language Movies in Argentina

A reader wrote in the other day with a question asking, "I'm extremely partial to movies. How are the theaters there in Buenos Aires? Can I still see Hollywood releases there? I'm interested in moving to Argentina, but if I can't see my movies, it might be a no-go."

English Movies Are Widely Available

You'll be happy to hear that you can get the same Hollywood movies in Buenos Aires that you can in the United States. In fact, many of the "blockbuster" movies are released here at the same time as in the United States. It used to be that if you lived abroad, you'd wait 6-9 months after a US release before the movie would arrive overseas. With the advent of the Internet and concern about piracy, studios are now releasing their biggest films simultaneously around the world.

Great Theaters Too

The movie theaters here are also very nice. They have the latest digital sound, big screens, and stadium seating for a pleasant viewing experience. In fact, some theaters allow you to reserve a specific seat ahead of time -- something not possible in the US. This frees you from the requirement to show-up an hour beforehand if you like going to the cinema on weekends.

As a fellow movie buff, I can attest to the quality of the theaters here. You will not be disappointed. Just make sure to read the advertisements for the movies to ensure that you are going to the English showing. Some movies will be in English with Spanish subtitles, others will be dubbed into Spanish. The advertisements for the theaters in the newspaper will tell you what language the movie is in.

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