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If you love movies then you will not be short of selection in Amman. The price of a copied DVD is between 1JD – 1.5JD depending on the shop you buy from. I am not going to discuss the rights and wrongs about buying copied DVDs, as I believe the media industry is responsible for such illegal markets by setting its prices so high that becomes extremely difficult to buy an original DVD. If this does not bother you then here is top three:
‘Mousa Sami DVD’ is situated in Down Town Amman. The shop has a huge selection of DVD’s. You are welcome to view all DVDs that you are interested in, before you buy them. The staff are very helpful and speak English very well. No membership is required. Each DVD will cost 1JD and the special offer is buy 5 DVDs and get 1 free.
Contact: Mousa Sami DVD, Down Town – Tel: Mouse: 0796922206 Sami: 0795276167
‘Hi Class Music’ is situated in Bayadar, Amman. The shop is a decent size with lots of Music and DVDs. The selection of DVDs is not particularly up-to-date and I do feel they are slow in getting new releases. Here you are also welcome to view all the DVDs before you buy them. The staff are very friendly and can speak English very well. You are required to become a member and membership is free before you can shop at ‘Hi Class Music’. Each DVD will cost 1.5JD and the special offer is buy 5 DVDs and get 1 free.
Contact: Al-Jandweel, after Al-Shaab Park – Tel: 065859552 – Web: www.hiclassmusic.com
‘DVD on Wheels’ is a fairly new service in Amman, where you can order your DVDs via the phone. I personally have not used this service yet but many who have recommend it highly. They have up-to-date selections of DVDs and delivery is quick. The staff do speak English very well and membership which is free is required. Each DVD costs 1.5JD and special offer is buy 4 and get 1 free or buy 5 and get 2 free and so on.
Contact: www.dvd-on-wheels.com Tel: 0795255277
There are many other small DVD outlets scattered around Amman. You will find due to competition many DVD shops will have different offers. Beware of cinema prints where you can see the heads of the people in the cinema whilst the movie was being filmed J My advice is to choose a DVD shop which suits you and stick to it. If for whatever reason, you get a DVD and you didn’t like the quality of the DVD or want to return it because it was such an awful movie, than your regular DVD shop is most likely to offer better service. Alternatively if you have a fast internet access at home, you can watch all the latest programmes and films on www.tvokay.com through streaming.
Enjoy your nights in. :-)