I LOVE this thread!!!
We got two in town...
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT AT CHAMPLAIN CENTRE, PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK.
This one has been around since as long as our mall has been around...which was probably the 70's? Anyways, this is basically as classic as movie theaters get, no 3-D, no digital, no bells and whistles, nothing. It's basically the only one everyone went to in town until 2008. But it wasn't a terrible place.CUMBERLAND 12 CINEMAS, PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK
-Dirt Cheap! Ticket prices currently range from $5.50 to $7.00!
-Convenient location. It's built right into the food court at our mall! So when you've finished watching a movie, you can go and head on over to places like Sbarro pizza or Quiznos. Then there's a Target and Best Buy right onto the right and if you walk further into the mall, there's places like Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain (my fave), and Boarders.
-Less people. People have swarmed into the new theater since it was built in 2008. So this is a nice place to go if you want solitude. (Sometimes you can be the only person in the theater!)
-Been there for years. I have a personal attachment to this place. So if there's the opportunity I wanna see a movie here, I take it. Besides, great ticket prices!
-Being a Regal Entertainment theater, you can get gift cards and stuff and the Regal Crown Club Rewards Card.
-No new technology...YET! Yep, this is the old style of movie theater. There's no 3-D, no digital projection, and no stadium seating. This, however, is all gonna change this fall. They're suppose to close down the theater this summer to do some MAJOR renovations and add all of that stuff in. I'm totally excited for that, because now we have better options for seeing 3-D movies and what not.
-Film and sound quality. It's not always bad, but be careful. Film quality...well it varies depending on how long the movie's been out. But yeah, you do see the occasional spots and stuff. There was one case this year when my cousin and I went to see Iron Man 2 (Awesome movie btw, second viewing for me), and part of the film was yellow. It was weird, but you don't notice it too well. As for the sound, it certainly is decent, but the place is getting old, so some things happen. There was one theater room that was up front that showed the big blockbuster releases. Twice when I went into this one (Terminator Salvation, and ROTF), one speaker was going going in and out, and that annoyed the heck out of me. Luckily they fixed it.
-Small seats. Like I said before, old theater, old seats, old everything. If you're a really big person, you won't like these seats. And if you're a little person, you won't like it when a big guy sits next to you. They're really close together, plus they don't recline, and don't have headrests.
-Small facility. It's really not much. There are eight theater rooms, and once small concession stand, and bathrooms, and that's really just about it!
This independently owned theater was the new one built in 2008. It's the first part of a massive construction project in the Cumberland area of town. There's suppose to be retail stores, restaurants and all kinds of recreational activities. But we'll see how much they actually build, because of the rough economy. At least they got the movie theater up first! Though, it still needs time to grow on me.
-Brand spankin' new! The place looks great, it's got a cool retro cinema theme throughout and a nice big lobby up front with a lounge, and an arcade!
-BIG. I think they call it Cumberland 12 because there are 12 theater rooms in this entire building. When you walk past the ticket booth, the hallway is a T, and you got your major releases on the left and right, and the other films down the hallway more.
-3-D. Digital projection, Stadium seating, the works. Yep, this place has everything. The 3-D was surprisingly great when I saw Avatar, the sound is great, and the seats...OMG the seats! These big comfy chairs that recline back! Plus the armrests with the cup holders can be swung back so you and your buddies can form your own "couch" in the theater. Plus they have a nice open area between the front seats and the stadium seating for people with wheelchairs.
-Gift cards and rewards cards. Yep, they have em hear, their own too, since they are their own independent theater.
-Location. It's a bit far out of town for us to reach. You have to take the interstate or go through the George-Pacific industrial complex to get to it. Plus, the Cumberland area is the most desolate part of Plattsburgh, a lot of businesses have died in this place. Cumberland 12 itself is located where the old North Country Shopping Center used to be. The place has been demolished, and the whole "Cumberland Commons" is suppose to rise from the ashes...whenever that is.
-Smelly! Okay, maybe the location contributes to this too. But there's farmland all over the place here. The result is the smell of manure and that really strong and smelly fertilizer they use on their fields. Sometimes it smells in the theater too, apparently they use this cheap cleaning fluid that reeks.
-Messy! For some reason people who come to this place are just not courteous. All over the floor you'll see popcorn and junk. It's just not right, man.
-Not all theaters are state of the art, or the same size! The 3-D is only in two theaters at the front. The theaters in the back are the worst. They put the movies that have been out for awhile there. In those places, the film and sound quality are terrible. If you want to see a movie here, try to see it as early as possible.
-Crappy iced coffee. Don't buy it here. Seriously.