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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Ftopel
Ftopel on May 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

I worked at Harbor 9 from 1994-1997 when it was Apex and later Crown. Visiting the theater after 20 years, I am very impressed with how Bow Tie has up kept and improved the theater.

It seems like all theaters have digital surround sound now, at least through 5 and 6. Before i was only 1-3 that had surround, and only 1-2 went digital in the late ‘90s. New seats have also altered the layout of some theaters. 5 got rid of the aisles, while 2 added an aisle down the center. There must be some new screens too because they’ve certainly fixed 5’s aperture plate issues (if digital even still uses aperture plates). The new Jack & Harry’s popcorn is way better than what we used to pop too.

Thank you, Bow-Tie, for keeping the Harbor 9 theater such a great place to see movies. I still feel the spirit of Annapolis summer blockbusters, winter snow respites and Friday night openings there.

Ftopel
Ftopel on May 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Added photos of my visit

Ftopel
Ftopel on July 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

The conversion to recliners is already halfway underway. Theaters 6-9 are closed. 1-5 remain old school… For now. Anyone in Annapolis planning a visit before it goes all modern?

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

I forgot to post I saw ‘La La Land’ back in Jan or Feb. It was not as good as I had hoped. The sound was underwhelming in #4 as if it were muffle. Disappointing. Story was not engaginig but Gosling and Emma Stone make a pretty couple.

Upgrades like seats are nice, but they do need to do something with the sound…larger curved screens? :) I suspect prices will go up, too.

Ftopel
Ftopel on August 10, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Odd, when I visited sound was phenomenal in 5 and 6. Maybe a blown out speaker or bad DCP.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

For the first time I can remember, the venue no longer has daily matinees during the week. Just evening shows.

I suspect business is very s-l-o-w, but hopefully not to the point where they’ll close this place.

They need to get creative..maybe have lower $3/Tuesdays, book more classics at lower admission rates, offer cheaper concession combos like say buy one popcorn, get soda for free. Those are high gross items anyway, but at least you’re moving product and earning some $.

Ftopel
Ftopel on October 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Could the matinee shut down have to do with the renovation? Like if it’s too loud in the theaters they’re redoing, they can’t show movies in the others, so they just open at night?

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Could be. At the Mall, they just shut down one side while working on the other auditoriums. Not sure how the remodel here is progressing. I may have to visit next week to see, but it depends on the movie line up. :)

The Mall’s new faux leather recliners are very comfortable, maybe too comfortable. I could easily find myself snoozing if I’m seeing a movie that isn’t particularly engaging. And like the Mall venue, prices will probably go up, too.

I don’t like the idea of reserved seating unless the movie is anticipated to open big and you buy in advance.

Ftopel
Ftopel on October 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

If you can make it to Harbor IX please get more pics of the theaters pre-renovation. Or mid-renovation if those theaters are open!

Ftopel
Ftopel on November 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

New pics of theater’s 6, 8 and 9 with recliners, 5 mid renovation and 1 old school.

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