Bow-Tie Cinemas Harbour 9

2474 Solomons Island Road,
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Bow-Tie Cinemas Harbour 9

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A typical Bow-Tie Cinema. Located at the Annapolis Harbour Center. Potbelly’s sandwiches nearby for some great food. Also I mostly see older patrons viewing movies there, not many rowdy, noisy teenagers, so that’s a plus.

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jgrow
jgrow on January 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I was projectionist here when it was opened by K/B Theaters. This theater opened in 1991 and had a Norelco 70mm in house #1 and a Simplex 35/70 in house #2. Although we never advertised it we “borrowed” a 70mm print of “Terminator 2 Judgement Day” from the “K/B Cinema” and ran it in house #1 for a week. That was the only time 70mm was ever run there.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

I saw Airbender in 3D in the newly 3D equipped #5. Film was not very good. The 3D aspect looked more like an after thought. There were no gotcha or aha 3D tricks, not even a pointed spear or arrow. Unless they showed the 3D trailer at the beginning, which I missed, there wasn’t a 3D trailer. The stereo surrounds were good sitting in the back. Hopefully, they will book something more worthy of the format in the future.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on July 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

It appears that this venus has gone all digital projection now.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

My friend and I saw ‘Crazy Stupid Love,’ in #6, which was somewhat engaging although not as funny as I had hoped. This is the first time visiting this venue since the all digital projection (Dolby) roll out. The projection was digital excellent. Unfortunately, the sound..at least compared to the Mall, was lacking from the sound of the format trailer and movie soundtrack. Also, management should consider better sound deadening material, as I could hear the ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ booming soundtrack next door throughout the movie.

As for their movie card system, it needs to be better. I do not like the fact you have to rely on the ticket booth to tell you what your points are. It seems that my points are way off from the many times I have visited here and at the Mall.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on February 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I have been to several movies at the Harbour 9 in recent weeks and have seen ‘Iron Lady’ in #5, ‘Albert Nobbs’ in #7, ‘Hugo’ and ‘Immortals’ both in 3D. Other then the 3D films, the others seem to be projected with brighter light then at the mall theaters.

With the large number of elderly that frequent the afternoon shows, staff should be more attentive to their needs. An elderly couple came in during previews and could not see where they were going. An usher would have been welcome, but all they do are collect tickets at the top of the escalator. Curiously enough, there are no carpet/runway type lights either to illuminate the floor, at least in #5.

On a concession note, the large soft drink size seems to have been downsized. What a bummer, to get ‘less’ for that $4.75 :P

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on May 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

My friend and I saw ‘Lockout’ in #7. A motorized curtain cropped the smallish screen even smaller, for scope, which drew an outburst from a guy in the audience.

Even with the 7.1 upgrade, the lack of subwoofer depth demanded by trailers of upcoming blockbuster films, should require another look at further upgrades. When they played the trailer for ‘Battleship,’ it sounded very tinny compared to the booom booom boooom experience in the THX cert auditorium 1 at the Annapolis Mall.

DotTheEyes
DotTheEyes on July 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

To be honest, as a general rule, I prefer the projection here to the mall location. Tends to be brighter, crisper, etc. The sound is another story, though not -bad-. It is, I admit, a bit of a groaner if the movie you’re seeing is in auditoriums number seven, eight, or nine. Particularly if it’s an action-science-fiction-spectacle type film (such as The Avengers or Prometheus), and you’re catching up with it a month or so later.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 27, 2012 at 8:42 am

I saw ‘The Master’ here during the first week in DP. For whatever reason, staff were handwriting numbers of our club cards and swiping them.

Given the much ballyhooed celebration of this movie being in 70mm, I wanted to see it first in a different format to compare it to 70mm. After watching it, I didn’t feel compelled to want to see it, again. Sure, the acting by Phillip Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix are great. They are shoo-ins for award nominations for sure, but the subject matter questions why would one bother to go to the expense of filming in 65mm.

All I gathered from the film is Joaquin Phoenix character has this bent up anger/rage sexual repression in him where he tries to deal with it with the help of a Ron Hubbard-like figure played by Phillip Hoffman. He doesn’t get his answers until he sleeps with a bar pick up at the end of the movie. The end.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on December 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I saw ‘The Life of Pi’ in 3D in #7 with a decent crowd, today. I missed the large screen presentations when the movie first came out but thoroughly enjoyed this moving fantasy tale. The CGI effects are well done, as is the whole look of the movie. I can see Oscar nominations for this movie. The bottom part of the screen looked as if it was fluttering or not properly affixed to the wall, but it was not a constant detraction.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on July 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I saw ‘The Heat’ with Sandra Bullock..no, not WITH Sandra..she was IN the movie. #6 was practically sold out on this matinee Friday. Surrounds were good especially with me sitting all the way in the back. The ticket person, after swiping my BowTie frequent moviegoer card, didn’t even tell me how many points I had..bad bad bad.

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