Here in Irvine, I usually go to the Irvine Spectrum or The District in Tustin. I prefer the District since it's the newest theater, and doesn't have so many kids and teens like the Spectrum does as a big mall.
I used to prefer Irvine Spectrum for midnight showings, they usually have fun energetic crowds. Now I go to the Bridge or Arclight for midnight showing because I'm getting to old to wait for hours to get a good seat, so their assigned seating is a blessing. The bitch is being on top of it when seats become available because the good seats get taken pretty quickly.
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Regal Westborough (Close to my house, and they accept Movie Money from DVDs)
Regal Solomon Pond (Same as above, but its also easier to sneak into other films in this theatre)
AMC Framingham Premium (Full bar, dining room, in-theater dining, 21+, and saw the Best Picture showcase there this past year)
Jordan's IMAX Natick
Patriot Cinemas East Providence - ($1.99 sub-run theatre)
Ive moved around alot in the last 3 years(5 places) so ive yet to establish a norm theater. My favorite was Santikos Bijiou at Crossroads in San Antonio. Going to Seattle this weekend and im hoping to find a decent theater
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I am quite jealous of you! The Rolling Roadshow came to Fort Knox two years ago to screen Goldfinger and I fell in love with them then and there.
As for my theatrical options, I live in a county where we have one theater, the Great Escape Oldham 8. They opened sometime in the third quarter of 1995 (I know this because I had to go elsewhere to see Batman Forever that year, which opened 16 July). This, after countless, agonizing years of pining away for a local theater. Within three years, a competitor opened on just the other side of the county line (Tinseltown USA, a Cinemark operation). They've got nearly four times the screens, stadium seating, digital screens, etc. Naturally, in short order, the Oldham 8 was negatively impacted. It's still in service, and I frequent it whenever I can; not because it's a superior theater (it clearly isn't), but because I can't bring it in me to abandon the theater I waited 17 years of my life to have.
There is also the Baxter Avenue Theaters in Louisville. They used to screen the art house films, but that's moved largely to their sister theater. We still make it out there frequently, though, because they do a midnight screening every other Saturday night of a popular cult film. Just a week ago, they showed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I love single screen/smaller theaters. In Des Moines I try to make Merle Hay Mall Cinema, Fleur and the Varsity my first picks.
I used to go to Cinemark for most mainstream stuff, but my girlfriend doesn't want us going there because of a Prop 8 boycott. I still have a $20 giftcard too!
I hadn't heard about the Prop 8/Cinemark story before you mentioned it
Prop 8 opponents boycott
Cinemark CEO made donation supporting
Updated: Thursday, 20 Nov 2008, 10:29 AM CST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008, 8:53 PM CST
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A movement to boycott Cinemark movie theatres is gaining momentum, especially in the online blogging community. Opponents of California's Proposition 8 have called for a boycott of the North Texas-based movie theatre chain after it was revealed that the company's CEO, Alan Stock, made a $9,999 donation to the "Yes on Prop 8" effort.
"I think this is one way I can make my voice heard," said Austin resident Heath Riddles. "I think how I spend my money is a very impactful way."
Riddles is boycotting Cinemark theaters. "I support an individual's right to donate to causes that he or she believes in 100 percent," said Riddles. "I'm totally behind that. But also as a consumer, I feel like I have a right to make a decision about where I want to spend my dollars and the businesses I want to support."
Cinemark has made public statements that Stock's donation was a personal one and was not in any way made on behalf of the company. Some of those who oppose Prop 8 are also opposing the Cinemark boycott, arguing it will hurt the company's employees and not the CEO.
The crappy UA Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14 that's down the street from me
AMC Empire 25 in Times Square (hate going there because its TS, but I love the theatre)
The Imaginasian (on occasion)
The Angelika Film Center
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That is a pretty shitty multiplex. I went there late one night to see Click when the friend I was visiting had to work. Not only was it late at night, but the place was fucking packed. [I honestly believe I went on a Sunday night, but I could be wrong.]