From: Torrance, CA
Registered: May 2003
posted September 25, 2006 09:33 PM
The only other chains in the South Bay is a Krikorian in San Pedro, 2 Pacific's (right around the corner from each other) in El Segundo/Manhattan Beach, and a Regal that's practically around the corner from the AMC Rolling Hills.
I lived in LA proper for 18 years and still remember the diversity in chains in the South Bay. UA & Mann both at Del Amo (I miss that Mann! It was the first all THX plex I regularly went to) and General Cinema at the Galleria in 3 different buildings, of course. With AMC now holding 3 prime spots in the South Bay, it may not be a monopoly, but it's darn close!
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Registered: Sep 2006
posted October 01, 2006 03:28 PM
I went to the new Century Theatres San Francisco Centre on Friday.
The Theater is on the top level above Bloomingdale's. The decor was very nice and upscale. The lobby is large and has a Cinema Cafe. The 9 auditoriums are large sized. There is stadium seating with comfortable black faux leather seats. They look really sharp. The sound and picture quality are excellent.
They didn't show any slideshow ads. There were only trailers. The movie selection is mostly art/foreign films and a couple of mainstream films. Sixteen oz. Popcorn and 16 oz. sodas were 50 cents. Arcade games were free.
It is much more luxurious than the Metreon.
[ October 09, 2006, 07:19 PM: Message edited by: David Au ]
posted October 09, 2006 05:19 PM
Seems restaurant/theatre operations are a growing trend in Texas these days. There are already the Studio Movie Grill and Movie Tavern chains; now, the Metro cinema +indigogrile. I wonder if this will catch on as an industry wide trend?
From: Fort Worth, TX
Registered: Feb 2003
posted October 16, 2006 11:46 AM
I'd like to know exactly what the "unique concept" is. The ads are fairly light on details regarding what sets this theater apart from other cinema grills. Is it the IMAX? If it does have an IMAX screen, I'm surprised that there hasn't been more about Tarrant County's first commercial IMAX venue in the local press (or at least the Dallas press).