We do not have movie theaters in Boquete, but we have 2 movie theaters that are currently open in David, and there is one that is being built in this very big mall, but I don’t think it’s going to be done until probably the end of next year.
David is about 30-35 minutes from Boquete. It is the third largest city in Panama, and it has shopping centers and movie theaters and so forth, while Boquete does not have any of these.
In David, you can choose either the movie theater that is downtown, or the movie theater that is in the mall, which is located next to Price Mart. The movie theater in the mall is in a location that’s very convenient for foreigners because they can go buy groceries, and then they can go to the movies. Going to the movies costs US $3.75 per person if you go at 3PM-5PM, but if you go at 7PM or 9PM, then it costs $4.25.
Here in Panama, we get the same movies that you get in the US. The movies that are being shown in theaters in Panama are in English with Spanish subtitles. There are also children’s movies, such as the Disney movies, because the theaters are targeting kids. The children’s movies are all shown in Spanish.
Going to movies in Panama City is more expensive than in David. Movie theaters in Panama City charge between US $5 and US $7, which is the most expensive in the country because they have these brand new, awesome 3D theaters so it’s got to be more expensive.
(Panama Hattie movie poster, pictured.)