Located next to the Kodak Theatre, this one is far more beautiful. On the floor are hand and foot prints of the great movie stars of yesterday and today. The worse part is the number of people who stop in front of its doors and stop the other people walking by. But here we're all going for the same reason, to take pictures and nothing else.
El Capitan Theatre is one of many cinemas located on Hollywood Boulevard along with the Kodak Theater and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. It is a 6-storey building managed by Walt Disney Pictures. This is where Orson Welles' Citizen Kane premiere was held. It is particularly beautiful when it is lit up by night.
My sister, a movie fanatic, was desperate to see as many cinemas as possible in Los Angeles. So we decided to go for a walk near the Los Angeles Theatre. It's been closed to the public since 1994, but it's still worth seeing for its unusual exterior architecture, which contrasts strikingly with the rest of the neighborhood. Plus it's just a few blocks from City Hall, which we also wanted to see.
I met my son a movie theater, ideal, .... ie cheap, heh heh heh Next to the Santa Fe Shopping center in Duluth, northeast of Atlanta, is the Venture Cinema multiplex with 12 screens with original version films that are already out in normal cinemas. The rooms although correct, if somewhat worn, but the upholstery and furniture in general is not the latest trend. The box office only accepts cash. You enter a large foyer with cinematic themes related posters and a small bar that sells snacks, popcorn and soda. Rooms are accessed by a central corridor. A place to go and see a movie, if you couldn't see it when it first came out, and this at a great price, less than 2 euro entry.
When you go to Atlanta, if you want to have a good long night without exhausting yourself, then you should try one of the last remaining drive-ins: the Starlight Six Drive-In. Admission is $ 7 per person, which allows you to see all the movies you want from sunset to sunrise. They usually start at 9:00 PM and end at 5:00 AM, and with a bit of luck you can see up to four movies without leaving your car. What I like most is that the Starlight strives to maintain the style of the old drive-ins, but has great picture quality and up-to-date equipment. On Saturdays and Sundays the site is used for a flea market, for which people queue up from the night before!
I arrived in San Luis Obispo without expecting much from the town. It's not a tourist spot, but a university town, and pretty quiet. But while taking a drive around, I found this cinema and fell in love. I had never seen one of these in real life, but it's still a working cinema where you can see all the new movies. I spent ages taking pictures!
Gold Class Cinema, is a luxury cinema concept, in which the price of the entry is about $ 30 per person. The seats are spacious and reclining, and there is waiter service which comes at the push of a button. It has bar service that lets you dine or sip on a cocktail while watching the movie. The price of an evening with film, cocktail and dinner can costs $ 80 per person. You can also rent an entire room for about 2,000 dollars.
Located just opposite the main entrance of the gigantic NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, the IMAX Theater is one of those huge cinemas that could only exist in America! You can see sensational movies here, tracing the history of space conquest in great detail. We especially loved the Space Station 3D movie, which explained the advantages and disadvantages of living at zero gravity.
Occupying the entire first floor of the very pretty Ybor Centro in the heart of Ybor City in Tampa, the Muvico Theater is one of the main theaters of the city and undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable. The surrounding area is particularly nice with all the terraces and restaurants. The film costs about $8 per person but the selection is very wide and each one has many showing times. It's a convenient and nice cultural place which is always good to know.
The Grand Canyon IMAX is a remarkable film. Every hour on the half hour, it is possible to watch a 40 minute movie about the history of the Grand Canyon and its inhabitants. It is an especially fun and interesting way to better understand the natural phenomena that have contributed to the formation of this wonder. The price is about $12.50 per person.
In the heart of Manhattan, this is a huge multiplex open all day and all night. This is the advantage of being in New York: If you want to see a film in the middle of the night, no problem! In terms of cons, though, I have to admit that I nearly jumped when I saw the ticket price: $17.50 for a movie! But we'd better get used to it ... after all, this is Manhattan, and the picture and sound quality are great. The seats are wide and comfortable, and it's packed on a Saturday night.
Hidden away behind an avenue is the Picture Show Entertainment. It's a cinema, but actually it shows movies that have just finished playing in major chains, and instead of paying an astronomical price for a ticket, here you can get in for just $3 ($1.50 on Wednesdays!). The rooms have great picture and sound quality, and a popcorn and soda cost $8. There's plenty of parking, and there are lots of restaurants nearby to eat before or after your movie.
The Tribeca neighborhood - mostly owned by Robert De Niro - is best known for its theaters. We saw them when we arrived, passing by Varick Avenue. All small, white halls with lit-up letters like in the old American movies, these cinemas are the soul of Tribeca.
There’s no better deal when it comes to enjoying movies than at Regency Academy Cinemas 6 in Pasadena. With movie ticket prices exceeding the hourly minimum wage in Los Angeles, Regency is a refuge for avid moviegoers. Tickets are $3 per person, and as unbelievable as that is, they go as low as $2 for matinee show times. On Wednesdays, there’s a Wednesdate special where $10 gets you two tickets, two drinks and two popcorns! There are also hot dogs, nachos, etc. available. Of course, outside food isn't allowed, but why would one need to bring any given the incredible deal already? This particular theater also embodies an old-school vibe with squeaky chairs and seats that are at all on the same ground level. The one catch is that the movies playing are released a few weeks after they've been shown in other regular theaters, so this is a good option for people who don’t mind waiting a bit to see a flick or want to watch something again. There is free parking in a lot behind the theater. Just turn into Catalina Street off Colorado Boulevard and the lot will be on the left.
When in Hill Country, you might at some point want to get away from the ranch and do something more urban. Kerrville has a multiplex cinema, Rio 10, with 10 screens. It is on Bandera Road. The building from the outside looks really retro, very cool. You need a car to get there. A few meters away is the mall, so you can complete the afternoon with some shopping and some fast food.