I am a huge movie lover (as proven by my comic-con post), so one of the first things that I did when I moved to Seattle is find the closest movie theatres to me. There are several within walking distance (which might not be the best indicator, since I’m willing to walk quite a while for movies) and have tried a few of them throughout the last three months.
However, there has been one theatre that I been going back to is the cinerama. The Cinerama has a single screen, so they only show one movie at a time. Usually, it’s a blockbuster that’s available, but they also have special screenings. That means I’ve watched the big movies there: Avengers 2, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and Ant-Man. (I’m also planning on watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E in August.) If you’re a fan of smaller indie movies, I would suggest the Big Picture in Seattle, but they too only have limited engagements.
One of my favorite things about this theatre is that all the seats are reserved. You can purchase your tickets in advance and select your seats, which means you could arrive with just a few minutes to spare before the movie to hit the concession stand. Their website is just so beautiful and easy to book on your phone. This also means there’s no long queues and no waiting before a midnight release, which is not a fun experience.
Also, when you arrive at the theatre, it just smells absolutely delicious. They have a mixed butter and chocolate popcorn that wafts through the air and just makes you want to eat. all. the. popcorn. (Though, I could never finish a small bag.) Their concession has quite a few options – hot dogs, pretzels, and candy. Plus, they serve beer and cider, which is a huge plus. Nothing is better than a beer and pretzel while watching a movie. Plus, the pretzels are from a Brave Horse Tavern, which means your supporting a local business, and they are delicious.
The decor is also amazing. There are movie costumes in the lobby area, which adds a lovely touch. Also, everything about the place is clean – the restrooms, the seating, everything. I am a huge fan clean movie theatres. Speaking of seating, the seats are really comfortable. It’s plush and leather, with wide armrests. I’m all about wide armrests – I hate touching people I don’t know in movie theatres. There are also glow in the dark stars on the ceiling, which is so fun.
Movie viewing is great as well. It sounds and look phenomenal. It’s such a fun movie going experience. I have yet to find a time where I was disappointed in the quality of the movie. I’ve had my fair share of crappy movie experiences, so this is a great place to just enjoy the film.
If you’re ever in a hankering for a movie and delicious concessions, I would highly suggest giving Cinerama a go. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
What’s your favorite theatre in your hometown?
’til next time, xo!