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Introducing Ster Kinekor Cine Prestige–The ultimate movie experience

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Last night we were invited to the opening of a brand new cinema in the Ster-Kinekor complex at The Zone in Rosebank, however this was no normal cinema but rather the first (for Ster-Kinekor) of a new range of upmarket cinema’s called Cine Prestige.

The difference between these new prestige cinema’s and the standard ones couldn’t be more pronounced with huge comfortable recliners holding us snugly while we sipped on wine and ate real food while watching one of the blockbuster movies of the year, The Hunger Games.

I could babble on for ages about how the cinema looked and felt but thankfully SK were kind enough to give us a jewel encrusted memory stick with some pictures on and that makes my job a lot easier.

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As you can see the chairs are a huge improvement from the usual economy class airline seats in most cinema’s and the little tables with snack platters really do make you feel like you’re sitting in the comfort of your own home, just with a most amazing movie setup.

There are a variety of snack platters you can order ranging from R59 to R89 (that we saw)

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It’s officially the nicest cinema we’ve ever experienced and just that little touch better than the ones tried in Australia so Ster Kinekor has done well with their first launch.

But you know there is a downside to all of this so how much is this going to cost us?

Well I’m happy to say I’m blown away by the price, yes it’s more expensive but I think it’s obvious why.

The standard Cine Prestige ticket will cost your R85 per movie but if you have a Ster-Kinekor Movie Club card, Discovery Vitality or you’re an Edgars Club member then you can be reclining in absolute luxury for a mere R42.50.

If you want to impress your date then this is the cinema you want to take her/him to.

Cine Prestige is now open at The Zone in Rosebank and I suspect we’ll be hearing about new venues in the very near future.


Last Updated: April 3, 2012


  1. Geoffrey Tim

    April 3, 2012 at 10:10

    I might actually go to the cinema again – unless even this one becomes populated with stupid rowdy teenagers on their Blackberry’s. Also, GET OFF MY LAWN.


    • Gavin Mannion

      April 3, 2012 at 10:21

      I seriously doubt many rowdy teenagers are going to pay extra to ignore a movie… also it’s public property deal with it


      • Valshen

        April 3, 2012 at 11:16

        I dislike that, sadly, this is the opinion. Don’t like smokers: deal with it. Don’t like noisy bums in movies or theatre: deal with it. Hijacker rode over your cat: deal with it. 

        I chose to deal with it by not paying for overpriced popcorn to sit in a crummy seat while Bucko gets a handjob in the row behind me, while his mate chats on his cell. If only there was a better option than deal with it.

        Get off my lawn, I’m watching a BLURAY.


        • Gavin Mannion

          April 3, 2012 at 11:35

          I was calling the lawn public property not the cinema…


        • Gordon

          August 23, 2012 at 10:01

          WTF ARE U ON ABOUT? #handjobs, hijackers riding over cats, smokers????? All i wanted to read about were people’s views on this cine prestige cinema idea… GOSH!!


  2. Noelle Adams

    April 3, 2012 at 11:29

    I just hope this doesn’t become like 3D where the most highly anticipated films only screen there so you’re forced to fork out extra.

    P.S. How about we get press cards for Ster Kinekor?


    • Gavin Mannion

      April 3, 2012 at 11:36

      They do offer 3D in these cinema’s as well so it can be the worst of two worlds 😉

      Hopefully the press card issue will be sorted out soon, 


      • A

        November 22, 2012 at 12:55

        where can I find the movie schedule for this specific cinema?


  3. Kervyn Cloete

    April 3, 2012 at 12:42

    Seeing as you pay in excess of R40 for a movie ticket already, this is actually awesome value for money.


    • Tracy Benson

      April 3, 2012 at 12:52

      That’s what I thought as well. I wouldn’t mind forking out for the cinema experience, if the experience is this awesome. 


    • Film maker

      February 28, 2015 at 17:02

      Looove leather seats & we’r going “prestige” tomorrow. The fact of the matter is less (over perfumed & no neck) people in a cinema makes perfect sense. Looking forward.


  4. Tracy Benson

    April 3, 2012 at 12:53

    Oh wow. That food! Those seats! My couch doesn’t even look that comfortable. 


  5. James Francis

    April 3, 2012 at 13:00

    I would hardly call finger snacks real food. Now, if they catered pizza and let me have beer we might have a deal. Sadly that price is still painful. If cinemas want my business, how about finding a way to reduce regular prices – and I’m not talking about blackmailing us into signing up for some club. These types of cinemas are nice – there are a few in Dubai – but beyond the comfort perks there isn’t much to them. Useful if you want to impress a date. 

    Until then my home screen, DVDs and the fridge more than do enough to cover my needs.


    • Gavin Mannion

      April 3, 2012 at 13:20

      You can take beer in as well.. no pizza though but I’m not sure that’s a deal breaker for me.

      Obviously at home will always be cheaper but those of us with kids like to get out sometimes and pretend we’re still humans


      • James Francis

        April 3, 2012 at 13:58

        That’s fair. I’ll be honest, it will take a lot to lure me back to cinemas, so this kind of thing is not aimed at me.


  6. Noelle Adams

    April 3, 2012 at 14:19

    I hope they keep these cinemas well cleaned. Snack foods (particularly when you’re fumbling around in the dark) have a tendency to end up on the carpet very easily. You don’t want to pay premium price when you’re smelling week-old sushi hidden beneath a seat


  7. Mohamed Angamia

    May 4, 2012 at 14:36

    wow! i loved it! the only disappointment was that they did not have the same platters that are featured in the photographs above. i really wanted that dessert platter!!!!


    • Gavin Mannion

      May 4, 2012 at 14:44

      Oh really? Did they say why they didn’t have them?


  8. Mama Amo

    March 25, 2013 at 14:51

    hi do i need to book for this?


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