People play video games in cinemas – level 3

11-02-2022 15:00

After coronavirus restrictions closed cinemas to the public, a Finnish chain of theaters named Finnkino came up with an alternative.

The company is renting out screens to private groups and starting ‘Big screen gaming’. The event gives players a chance to rent an entire cinema for themselves and their friends. The maximum is a group of ten people, and the cost is about 280 dollars per group, which is about twice the price of a regular movie ticket. For that price, players get two and a half hours of uninterrupted gametime. All gamers need to do is bring their own consoles, games, and wireless controllers, and they can use the entire cinema to play their favorite games.

Finnkino is offering the service in two theaters in the capital city of Helsinki, where it started on January 17. Later, the service could spread to other cities if there’s demand.

Difficult words: alternative (another possibility or choice), console (a small electric device for playing video games), entire (whole).

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