Do yourself a favor and drive the extra few minutes to a good theater and see your next movie. I myself will never frequent this establishment, nor will any of my children, again. In the past Ive suffered through the poorly planned parking lot to take the teenagers there before a movie and pick them up after. It wasnt until recently though that this theater was chosen merely for the convenience of its location by my girlfriend and me to see a movie. Well, suffice to say that the experience was anything but good. Finding a place to park was a daunting task in itself. The area around the entrance was unkempt and in fact borderline nasty, and the interior was littered with trash and debris. Many of the other patrons were rude, and the employees didnt appear to be as interested in doing their job as they were in socializing with their friends. \r
It appears as though this entire plaza is the Brandon area babysitter for lazy parents. We saw many of the same children hanging out while we ate, as well as before and after the movie. They were obviously not there to see a movie themselves, as was apparent by their activities. The police presence at the theater is evidence that this is a reoccurring phenomenon, and one you should be expecting should you choose to see a movie here. \r
Note: The kids all just behaved like kids and thats fine, but the mess they were making was not being policed by anyone, inside or outside. \r
I did ask our teenagers if it is always like that, and they told me yes it is. They also said, because of that, Theyd rather go to Channel side, or Bay Walk to see movies from now on. I concur, as dose my girlfriend. We would much rather drive 10 minutes to Tampa, or 40 minutes to St. Petersburg, than to go to this theater one more time. \r
For anyone seeking an enjoyable evening at the movies; I strongly suggest you stay away from this theater!
Pros: convenience of location
Cons: Ambience, Parking, Service