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The original 5-8 opened on October 16, 1981
From experience I can honestly say when you sit up front the IMAX effect is sort of intact on the IMAX digital screens.
However they have raised the prices even MORE! $17.50 at night for 3D compared to $11.50 at Jordan’s and $12.95 at the Aquarium
$13 for an AM matinee? I’ll more likely switch to the $6 2D screen.
It was actually demolished to make way for a parking lot for the bank located next to it.
Essex Savings then Sovereign today
My top 20 films of the decade:
1 Star Wars Episode 3
2 Star Trek (2009)
3 Across the Universe
4 Untitled (Almost Famous)
5 Spiderman 3
7 Spiderman 2
8 Star Wars Episode 2
9 The Dark Knight
11 Bend it like Beckham
12 The Boat that Rocked! (Pirate Radio)
14 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
17 Sex and the City the movie
20 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
HM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
HM Clerks 2
HM Mamma Mia
HM Polar Express
HM School of Rock
I can now say I have seen at least one film in each of the 5 auditoriums in this complex.
cinemas 4 and 5 are generally closets mainly to be avoided.
cinema 3 now has DLP capacity.
The “Fake” Imax is in Methuen and Danvers.
Under new management:
Arthouse is out
Coming Spring 2010:
Brand New Luxury 5 Plex
All Digital Cinema
Plush Reclining Leather Seats
Full Service Bar and Lounge
Tasty Upscale Food Service
make that two
Yesterday I checked out the “fake” Imax theatre. The only really thing fake about it is the screen size (not 3 plus stories like at the main Imax theaters)
If you sit up front the difference sort of goes waway and you can enjoy the film. I would invest the extra $ for 3D.
I remember it had a top notch playground.
The Minimax screen at the Coolidge Corner in Boston MA USA has it beat by 4.
They now have 4 screens
DLP on at least EIGHT screens. AMC Boston common and Regal Fenway are lucky to have 3 between them.
Unfortunately there is only ONE DLP screen at present Cinema 14