What movies? We don’t movie theaters in Belize.
If you need to leave for an evening out or a nice dinner or go to movies in Belize, you can go to Chetumal, which is just over the border in Mexico. Where I am located, which is in the north of Belize, I am 14 miles from Chetumal. In Chetumal, they have a Cineplex. Most newly released movies are released in English with Spanish subtitles.
In Chetumal you can have dinner at a lovely ocean-side restaurant, go to the Cineplex and come home and probably spend less than $40. A movie theater ticket costs about US $4 or $5 and there is an Applebee’s right across the street from the Cineplex. The Applebee’s in Chetumal costs much less than it would cost you in the US and you can have a nice meal. You know Applebee’s has got great burgers. I can have a lovely dinner including dessert at the Applebee’s in Chetumal for about US $12 per person. So if you add that up, the $12 and $12 is $24 plus $9 for the movie, you would spend about $33 for the whole evening.
If you were in other parts of Belize, you wouldn’t be able to do that. There are no movie theaters for instance in Placencia, Hopkins, Ambergris Caye (which is San Pedro), and San Ignacio, which is in the Cayo District. If you want to go to the movies like you would in the US, you have to live in northern Belize around Corozal, which is where I live, and you could just drive over to Chetumal and have an American style evening for less than half the price it would cost you in the US.
The other nice thing about being in Corozol is that there is an area designated as the free zone, which has gambling casinos. They are very much like the gambling casinos run by the indigenous tribes in the States. You could go up there and play Texas Hold’em Poker, Slots, Baccarat, and Black Jack. There are nice restaurants located in the free zone, but relative to Belize, having an evening there is singular to the Corozal District.
(The seaside road of Boulevard Bahía, Chetumal,Mexico, pictured.)