My friend decided to celebrate her birthday, and she suggested that we all go to Ground Zero Cinemas, Ebutte Metta. I’d heard a lot about the place; loads of mixed reviews, so I was curious to check it out. And just like that, we all headed over to Ground Zero – all 30 of us.
The entrance is quite small. Thank God for my drastic weight loss; it would have been difficult for me to pass through! The attendants at the gate were okay. They informed us the one time gate fee was 1,000 naira…which I think is reasonable since it covers your activities for the entire day.
Now, Ground Zero is a game arcade and also a mini cinema. They show 3D,5D,7D clips.
We got inside, and I felt like I was in game heaven. Trust me, as a party starter, I started the xbox dance central game, and showcased my skills. LOL
I involved myself in that for a while, until my opponent beat me, so I checked out other games. There were several xbox games available including, Fruit Ninja, Dance Central, Need for Speed, Dirt Bike Race, Car Racing, God of War, and so much more. I remember those I mentioned as I was more successful at those games!
There was a massage section with about 4 massage chairs and OMG, it was awesome! I was literally dragged out of it to participate in other activities.
Did I mention that the 1k covers all of this? Pretty awesome yeah? Anyway, it was time for us to see the movie clips, and we were directed upstairs. From outside, you wouldn’t even know a place like that existed. Anyways, it was chilled and cosy. We first went to the theater for the 3D clips, which can take about 30 people. We were given popcorn and drinks and 3D glasses as well. It was really exciting. To be honest, this was my 1st 3D experience and I was amazed (I am tush, just busy and stuff). They showed funny videos, wild life and even the “We Are the World” Haiti version music video in 3D.
After the 3D clips, we were directed to the theater for the 5D clips which takes about 18 people, so we had to go in batches. I never even knew 5D existed! So as not to embarrass myself, I quickly did some googling. With 5D clips, you can actually feel what happens in the video, the movement of the car, speed, rain and some other minor things. I wanted others to experience it first and tell me how it was, so I went in with the second batch.
The 5D experience lasted for about 9 minutes and it was awesome!! Apparently, with 5D, you don’t only seem to be there, you also feel whats going on. The clip was basically a very dangerous roller coaster and apparently, we were the passengers. It was drizzling during one of the scenes in the clip and there was water on my face for real! Lessons learned from the 5D experience; 1) Ah-mazing fun times! and 2) I will never try such a roller coaster in reality.
After the adventure, we got ice cream in cones which cost 150 naira only; pretty affordable.
I had an amazing time and really looking forward to revisiting Ground Zero. I hear there’s a 7D experience as well; it cost 1,500 naira, and the theater can take a maximum of 6 people. I am definitely coming back for that experience!