Chandler Cinemas

2140 North Arizona Avenue,
Chandler, AZ 85225

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Chandler Cinemas

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The Valley View Cinema Grill 10 re-opened around May 18, 2005. They offered great food…such as deli sandwiches, New York style pizza, Buffalo wings, deep fried twinkies, chicken tenders and more. The theater had big screen TVs (all sports networks from Direct TV) video game systems,and best of all they served beer and wine.

Valley View was newly painted and carpeted. All new curtains, seats and equipment. In January 2008, it came under new ownership and was renamed Chandler Cinemas. It was closed in summer of 2009, and became a charter school. It was demolished in summer of 2013.

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theu2edge
theu2edge on August 11, 2005 at 7:50 pm

What’s worse…when I went we used a coupon they offered for 2 free tickets and I still feel cheated by going there!I can’t possibly say enough bad things about this place.

scrapmom2boys
scrapmom2boys on August 18, 2005 at 3:54 pm

I agree with all above posters. But I figured the more bad comments the more it might stear you away. I just wish there were more sites I could write this too. The food was the same you would get at ANY theater but maybe if possibly worse. I had to wait 10 minutes for them to actually defrost a hotdog bun. There are ony tables in the back 4 rows and the tables are set 2 seats table 2 seats table. There are no booster seats for the kids. And though it may seem a minimal complaint there are no trashcans in the lobby or anywhere but a small one in each theater. Since it is run on minimal staffing the theaters do not get cleaned after each viewing and there is no previews before the movies (do not go early). Better yet go to a Nicer theater and have a hotdog or pizza there!

cookster
cookster on October 5, 2005 at 2:36 am

Apparently I’m in the minority because I like Valley View. Too many times I’ve gone to the theater at the big mall in nearby Chandler and couldn’t find a parking spot within one-half mile, or have gone to another theater of that same chain where the single-personed ticket line goes out to the driveway and moves at a snail’s pace. Here I park close, don’t wait in line, and see current movies for a lower price. The popcorn’s okay to me too. I’d like to see the $1 soft drink refill with an annual cup.

theu2edge
theu2edge on October 5, 2005 at 12:17 pm

At Harkins Chandler I think the furthest I have parked is at Sears-which isn’t too far of a walk and isn’t going to kill anyone to walk a bit. As far as lines at the ticket wondows-go inside they have several kiosks where you purchase tickets with no wait at all. Valley View is what 50 cents cheaper than Harkins and the way I see it my 50 cents spent is worth it to have nice stadium seating, digital sound fresh food, $1 drinks. Basically you get a great movie expirience for a whole 50 cents more compared to a miserable, dirty theater with sound that on a good day sounds like listening through headphones. But your opinion is yours and enjoy Valley View while you can. It goes without saying it won’t last much longer at this rate.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on February 27, 2007 at 2:20 am

Was also known as East Valley Mall Cinemas and Chandler Discount Cinemas.

ChandlerCinemas
ChandlerCinemas on May 7, 2008 at 4:51 am

Under new ownership as of 1/01/08. Working on addressing many of these issues and turning the theatre around. New name, Chandler Cinemas, email—, website—www.myspace.com/chandlercinemas

nerwall16
nerwall16 on September 29, 2008 at 8:23 pm

i added them to my myspace i run a single screen historic movie house in south jersey with my films being forced out in favor of live plays i respect there game plan of cult classics and 2nd run flicks at a discount rate the economy is terrible right now and entertainment is so vital

chadly0412
chadly0412 on July 17, 2009 at 7:03 am

I lived in Chandler briefly when I was younger. This was a first run theater at the time (the main theater if I remember correctly). Saw lots of movies there including Baby Boom, Flowers in the Attic, Three Men and a Baby, Beetlejuice, Willow, Crocodile Dundee 2, Big, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Bambi and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Good times!

FredSliman
FredSliman on December 3, 2009 at 4:53 am

Looks like the cinema is closed now: View link

CultClassicsVic
CultClassicsVic on February 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

This cinema was demolished over the summer of 2013. It closed for good in summer of 2009 and became a charter school not long after.

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