Barbenheimer: How to Watch Both Barbie and Oppenheimer in HK on July 20
July 19, 2023
You grew up playing with the iconic blonde-haired dolls and studied the chilling history of the first nuclear weapon production during World War II. Now, this Thursday (July 20), you have the opportunity to watch the highly anticipated and much-memed films Barbie and Oppenheimer as they premiere in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Dive into a world of pink and fantasy with Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and featuring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. This dynamic duo embarks on a journey from the idyllic Barbie Land to the real world, complete with genuine people and consequences.
Stepping away from the realm of fairy tales, plunge into the depths of darkness with Oppenheimer. This Christopher Nolan-directed biographical thriller chronicles the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer as he spearheads the creation and operation of the world's first nuclear weapons during World War II.
What is Barbenheimer?
Coined online in early July by meme enthusiasts, Barbenheimer is an Internet meme and portmanteau that unites the diametrically opposing worlds of the films Barbie and Oppenheimer.
The former comedy explores the enchanting pink universe of Barbie, while the latter biopic narrates the gripping story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, grappling with the creation of a weapon designed for maximum destruction.
In line with Internet trends, the phenomenon has been perceived as a challenge among moviegoers - testing their endurance in sitting through a 1 hour and 54-minute viewing of Barbie, followed by a three-hour watch of Oppenheimer.
The concept of a double feature isn't new in the film industry, dating back to the 1930s. Still, we challenge you to immerse yourself in the starkly contrasting worlds of pink and black for five hours. Here's how!
How to watch both Barbie and Oppenheimer films in Hong Kong on the July 20 premiere
We have identified three cinemas in Hong Kong where, on the premiere date of July 20, you can start your day by stepping into Barbie's world and follow it up with a viewing of Oppenheimer.
Emperor Cinemas Times Square
MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
B+ cinema MOKO Mong Kok East
K11 Art House East Tsim Sha Tsui
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