Carmike Parisian 20 & IMAX

545 Hibiscus Street,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

This Cinema is now under the Carmike Banner website

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Development Design Group designed the interiors of the Muvico Parisien 20, but the building itself was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm SPG3. There are two photos at SPG3’s web site.

The link to pictures of the theater on DDG’s web site posted by CSWalczak is dead, but this page of their site now has a slide show with four photos.

ChadsPictures
ChadsPictures on June 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I took some pictures from the inside, my wife and I go to the Muvico at least twice a month. We like it because there are lots of places to eat around it. West Palm Beach Muvico IMAX 3D movie theater

Jorge
Jorge on July 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Wow..can’t believe all the negative talk about this theater here! I’ll admit the outside isn’t anything spectacular, but inside it was GORGEOUS and GRAND! I love the entrances to each theater, complete with curtain, etc.

Broan
Broan on August 8, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Architect firm Development Design Group
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Porkface
Porkface on November 1, 2005 at 2:16 am

Yeah, we’ve been to the new “City Place” (actually a “Dangerous Place”), paid the outrageous concession prices, and had to deal with often blaringly loud audio or audio seeping through from another screen. They run the movies too late for such threatening neighborhoods nearby. We have friends who purchased condos within the complex, lived under seige, and sold quickly. Give me the old Paramount or Lake Theatre please. Better peace of mind than faux atmosphere.

Tom10
Tom10 on March 23, 2005 at 3:52 am

Jaded: Thanks for the links. I guess I’m getting senile. I thought the altercation was in PBC, and it was actually in Broward County. Pretty soon I’ll be talking too much in the movies and taking a swing at anyone who threatens my wife. T.

Tom10
Tom10 on March 22, 2005 at 7:36 pm

The Parisian has a better lobby than the Palace, though the Palace has some nice, poster-sized, black and white photos of early Hollywood.

bornjaded
bornjaded on March 22, 2005 at 8:01 am

http://www.dfw.com/mld/miamiherald/7810998.htm
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This was at the Tamarac Cinema, a 5-screen second-run venue in Tamarac. It’s located across the street from the King’s Point condominium community and draws a lot of senior citizens.

The second of the above link reports:

“A 69-year-old grandfather who fatally punched an older retiree as they stood in line for movie tickets pleaded guilty today to manslaughter.

Seymour Schuss got six months in jail, six months of house arrest and six-and-a-half years of probation. "

By the way, my post here was actually about the Muvico Palace in Boca, not the Muvico Parisian, although I’ve been to both and they are interchangeable.

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2005 at 5:48 am

Tom N: Interesting post!

Tom10
Tom10 on March 22, 2005 at 5:26 am

Jaded: I agree, the exterior of this theater is basically an arcaded box from street level (though the arcade does provide shade) and has a poorly defined, oblique entrance at the plaza level. The plaza itself is okay, and the theater building has sort of a balcony above that provides. The details of the interior are sort of a cartoon version of the opulent theaters of the twenties and thirties (Let alone the real “Place de L'Opera” in Paris) which is why I used the term “evokes” above. But at least they made the effort to make something different and festive which it is in its way. It’s seldom you see a three story lobby with a fairly grand staircase anymore, and the ceiling painted like sky and clouds is nice. As for the staff, better pay and benefits would probably lead to improvement, but then we’d be paying two dollars more per ticket. As you say, generally, the sound and projection are decent. Some of the screens might be a little too big. It beats most every other theater in the eastern section of Palm Beach County (I’ve never been to the new one in Wellington, too far west) though the Boca Muvico is decent (you can only get there by car). The Sunrise Mizner in Boca is okay, helped by the upscale clientele and environs, as is the case with the Parisian. For the opposite theater experience, visit Movies of Lake Worth. The films can be good (many foreign and indies)and the prices are right, but the theater is old and depressing, and the patrons from the nearby, gated, seniors communities talk too much during the film. Beware of those seniors. A few years ago, at one of the theaters in PB county (I forget which), one old dude thought another old dude had made a pass at his wife in the ticket line, punched the guy in the mouth, and he fell to the pavement dead. I’ve forgotten his sentence. He avoided the death penalty anyway, a sentence I’d hand out just for talking during a film.

bornjaded
bornjaded on March 22, 2005 at 1:11 am

The exterior and interior of this theater, like that for other ambitious Muvico venues, are very prefab and cheap-looking. They’re cut-rate reproductions. The employees, too, are cheap and cut-rate. Your typical multiplex lot, scraped from some ghetto; ill-mannered, impolite, unhelpful, and mostly off in their own world somewhere. Management is not any better. Technical problems are slow to be fixed here.

However, I’ve had some good experiences here, too. There usually aren’t any technical problems, and the last time there was, the manager was polite and attentive. Moreover, projection is typically on-the-mark, and the sound is dynamic and up to contemporary standards. The mostly commercial offerings are spiced with independent and foreign films, although usually only films that are being mass-marketed and have already proven profitable in other area theaters.

I haven’t sampled the “Premier” experience here, because I am a student and can’t afforded it. Plus, rubbing shoulders with the Boca Raton would-be elite is not my bag. This theater offers valet parking and an “opulent” dining experience, if indeed you fancy yourself deserving of such.

Electronic ticketing machines allow the convenience of bypassing box office lines.

While I am not fond of the Muvico chain, this is one of its better venues — perhaps due to its tonier clientele — and have no qualms about seeing movies here.

Patsy
Patsy on December 25, 2004 at 6:38 pm

This theatre is located in a relatively new area of West Palm Beach called City Place. The interior is opulent, but new.

Tom10
Tom10 on October 19, 2004 at 7:15 pm

The Parisian really does evoke the sensibilities of opulent older theaters. It has a lobby that’s several stories high with open stair cases and faux marble columns. The projection and sound are decent, though no THX auditoriums that I’m aware of. Stadium seating.