Friday, April 17, 2015
TOHO CINEMAS OPENS IN SHINJUKU! Godzilla Stomps Kabuki-cho!
April 17 marks the opening of the Toho Cinemas in Shinjuku's Kabuki-cho district (just outside the station's East Exit), and I paid a visit to the theater to take some snapshots. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to see the terrace and view the Godzilla head up close, but I hope to do so soon.
I did manage to look around the crowded theater lobby, and while the outside has a decided Godzilla theme, indoors it was all about the upcoming Terminator movie. Suffice it to say, what was going on outside was more to my taste, as you can see in the photo below.
There was also an interactive Godzilla setup outside the East Exit of Shinjuku Station, heralding the opening of Toho Cinemas. If you pressed the button, a recording plays that features Godzilla's stomps and trademark roar and an announcement of the new theater. Steam billows out from the exhibit. See the embedded YouTube link below for the video.
I look forward to visiting the 8th floor terrace sometime in the near future, but for now today's experience was satisfying. It was very easy to get caught up in the fun and excitement of today, and seeing the full-size Godzilla head up close will be something to look forward to. I can't wait to do it!