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REVIEW: Advance screening of Searching at Vox Outdoor, ALOFT CITY CENTRE DEIRA

A father’s wild chase down social media’s rabbit hole

Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La
Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
Genre: Thriller

Documented entirely on smartphone and computer screens, Searching is a 102-minute trail of a desperate father tracking his missing daughter purely using social media.

David Kim (John Cho) is a single father struggling to raise his teenage daughter Margot (Michelle La) after her mother’s death. One night after a study group session, Margot goes missing.

With the help of a local detective (Debra Messing), David begins to track his daughter’s digital footprints to find clues of her whereabouts. By searching through various applications from Facebook to Paypal, David tries hard to construct possible outcomes of the situation.

Searching‘s premise isn’t entirely original, but the unique screenplay of the film does wonders. It keeps you gripped throughout the search, albeit the story does have its loopholes.

The film is a fascinating journey of how much our lives are accessible through our online activity. If you are into technology and thrillers, you will enjoy this one.

Rating: 3/5

About Vox Outdoor at Aloft City Centre Deira

Entrance to the cinema: From the Aloft City Centre Deira hotel lobby
Parking: Free valet & basement parking at the hotel

Vox Outdoor is the ideal place to kick back and relax in a lounge-style setting with comfy couches and beanbags.

Watch movies under the starry skies during winters, and cozy up in an air-conditioned ambiance during the summer. During the hot months, the roof is closed for guests’ comfort and opened during the winter for an open-air movie experience.

This is the first licensed outdoor cinema by Vox Cinemas. Entry is strictly restricted to guests above 21. 

Ticket & Food Options:

AED 75 per ticket (no F&B)

  • VIP couch package for 2 includes a two person VIP couch and two food and beverage packs with a choice of either nachos or a hot dog, salt or caramel popcorn, a soft drink and an Evian water plus a box of Monkey cookies.
  • Standard package for 1 includes a seat and a food and beverage pack with the choice of either nachos or a hot dog, salt or caramel popcorn, a soft drink and an Evian water and a box of Monkey cookies.
Seat Type   Includes seat plus food and drink pack Weekday Ticket   Sunday to Wednesday Weekend Ticket   Thursday to Saturday
VIP couch package for 2 316 AED 368 AED
Standard couch package for 1 137 AED 158 AED