We have decided to stop going to this theater because of recent poor experiences. First, the price listed on this page is incorrect: Adult price is $9.50. At $9.50 per ticket I expect to be able to concentrate, but we are constantly interrupted at this theater by cell phones ringing, people talking, theater exit doors being left open so that you can hear parking lot noise, and people sneaking in food in noisy packaging (paper bags, etc.). It is just impossible to get caught up in a movie with so much noise.\r
Second, the popcorn is often burned. I'm talking about BLACK kernels and corn, and a burned smell at the concession stand. If you ask for a different batch, this request is met with deep sighs, eye rolling, and dipping into a different part of the same bin! NOT worth the price.\r
Third, the bathrooms are gross. I don't know how they can constantly be out of paper towels & TP. A general cleaning of the place a few times a night wouldn't hurt! The auto-water handwash stations are also sometimes broken. Ick--careful with whom you share popcorn! \r
Finally, parking here is a joke on weekends. There is a huge (always empty) area close to the entrance that has been roped off for valet. We have experienced a few times that the lot was so full that the only options were to PAY to have your car parked, or skip the movies-we chose option 2. Also, why not put valet parking farther away from the entrance as those people who do pay to park aren't walking back to their cars anyway?\r
On a personal note, I keep hearing that movie revenues are down. Well too bad! If I could escape to a darkened theater and not be constantly bombarded with talking, cell phones, and the light from text messaging, then I would go to the movies more often. But for now we're taking a break from the ""theater experience"" and slowly reinvesting our $9.50-a-pop into a better home entertainment system. Maybe the AMC Westminster 24 ought to think about investing in ushers.
Pros: Often show smaller films that can usually only be seen at the Mayan or Esquire.
Cons: Dirty, noisy, bad concessions