Earlier this year, TGV Cinemas, a theatre chain in Malaysia, introduced the Beanieplex (aka “the bean bag hall”), which replaced your standard cinema seating with comfy beanbags.
According to the TGV website, “the revolutionary ‘Beanieplex,’ Malaysia’s first and only cinema hall featuring bean bag seats, offers patrons a cosy and relaxed viewing experience and has become a favorite among movie-goers.”
Of course, there are downsides to having a movie theatre full of bean bags. For instance, what happens when someone dumps soda, popcorn and candy all over the seat? Cleaning a beanbag seems way more difficult than cleaning your standard theatre seat.
Three TGV chains currently include the Beanieplex experience: the Sunway Pyramid, the 1st Avenue Mall and the ÆON Tebrau City Shopping Centre.