Not to be missed theaters
Opening up my e-mail yesterday, I came across a feature that Ross Melnick had contributed to on Forbes. It highlights some notable theaters still standing with almost all still doing first-run business. Don’t get too excited because most are the usual suspects.
When I go on trips, even if it’s just for the weekend, I always lookup the local theaters of note at my destination as well as on the way. With the next two months, a lot of us here in the Northern Hemisphere will be taking summer vacations and maybe coming near such a theater.
So I ask you, what one theater should have been included on this list? Forget about the fact that most of their choices were in major cities and that one was even a multiplex. What single-screen theater, anywhere in the world, is still showing first-run films and is worth the trip there to see it, even if you’re only remotely nearby (or worth a trip of its own if you’re really THAT HARDCORE! Oh yeah!)?
Maybe I could at least attempt to give a worthy answer. Let me first get out of my same old predictable environs of Los Angeles. I’m gonna go with the Seattle Cinerama. As one of the cinema jewels of the Pacific Northwest, it was faithfully restored less than ten years ago by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to its present magnificent state. With almost a thousand plush seats and both a curved and flat screen depending on the type of film shown, the theatre leaves little for even the most particular theater critic to complain about. Oh yeah, and it’s one of only three theaters in the world equipped to play 3-strip Cinerama films.
That’s my pick, but what about you? There must be some theaters out there that exemplify what we enthusiasts view as ideal moviegoing. Maybe even a few that aren’t brought up often.
With so many theaters worth fighting for, what tops the list?
(Thanks to PunkJr for providing the photo.)
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