bertilak wrote: ↑
Sat May 05, 2018 7:56 pm
It has been many
years since I have been in a movie theater but we were visiting my daughter and she really wanted us to go with her to see a specific movie, so we went.
The movie was playing in an AMC theater and I was pleasantly surprise how nice the theater was:
- limited seating so not many people to make lots of noise
- seats tiered in a way so the is no one immediately behind nor in front
- seats assigned when you buy tickets, which is done online, like on an airplane
- big roomy, comfy, seats with motorized recliners
Is this typical of most modern big-chain theaters or is AMC significantly better than most
Prices seemed reasonable: $30 for three of us.
We've got a new theatre near us that has several relatively small sub-theatres each like this.
There is menu service.
There are two tiers.
The front section (some are way too close to the screen!) with limited refreshments, mostly just popcorn.
The back 2/3, which have much more plush recliners, and a fairly wide selection of food, some from a nice restaurant next door.
All seats are selected online when one purchases tickets (or in the lounge, if not sold out in advance).
Children must be accompanied, and are not allowed in the back (nicer) section after 6pm.
Elsewhere, most of the cinemas are just like they were, with rows of mediocre seats, not assigned.
A few have one cinema that is re-designed along these lines, including the one that shows the Met Opera.
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