Ever wanted to have a somewhat unique movie experience but don't necessarily know where to go? Well! You don't have to look any further, just take a stroll down to see more about Maboneng's gem, The Bioscope.
More About The Bioscope
The Bioscope is comfortably situated in the artist hub of The Maboneng Precinct. They are very close to the ample restaurants that grace the precinct however is a standout because they are the only place in Maboneng where you can enjoy the traditional ways of screenings.
This independent cinema has created a culture where they screen a mixture of the classic movies, new movies, film festival movies and more. Their main aim is to make sure that diversity shines through in their selective screenings and that Johannesburg movie standards are high up.
They also pride themselves in bringing you the newest movies from both local and international film. Not only that, but they also bring back those movies that you wish you watched on the big screen and missed out on or the ones that arrived way before the big screen even existed.
Why You Need To Bio Scope?
They are not about that mainstream life, they are about fresh content, diversification to the extent of documentaries and the timeless bits too.
Here's a cherry on top, not only can you watch but you can also hire the cinema for any of your events which include hosting a screening, premiering your own film, corporate events as well as hosting your birthday (Now that is a unique way of celebrating a birthday).
They opened their own amazing spot downstairs called Chalkboard, basically this is a pizza palour and bar that plays a very integral role at The Bioscope. The amazing combo deal that is always the first choice for many comes from here; this includes your movie ticket, a pizza and a beverage. If that's not a great deal, I don't know what is.
The Chalkboard has become a popular spot for their pizza, and the fact that you can enjoy the pizza while watching a movie is a definite plus for everyone. The palour is open everyday at around brunch until quite late due to movie screenings.
Their tables are chalkboard so if you up for some idea generation, this is a great spot for meetings too. During screenings, Chalkboard doubles up as the ticketing office and a bar for The Bioscope.
Their creative space allows you to really feel the essence of film making and the artistic characteristics that filmmakers awaken. The space on itself is a ball of creativity. So whether you want a romantic night out or an outing with some friends, chick flick vibes then this is the best place.
May I also add that The Bioscope is situated in a very creative environment and is creative in its own right, so you can take a few selfies to capture the moment as part of your movie.
Johannesburg, there you have it! A cinema with a difference.