Essex Cinemas --Essex Junction, Vermont
For those of us out in the hinterlands of Chittenden County, this is the best place to see a movie. No need to head to Burlington or battle the traffic in Williston or South Burlington for that matter -- as long as all you want to see is the latest dregs Hollywood has to offer. It is not the theaters fault if the movies they're asked to show stink, but why sacrifice something that challenges or stimulates conversation for some remake that was over-done long ago? The marquee at the Essex Cinema is more symptomatic of the businessman's need to put butts in the seats rather than appeal to the quirky or challenging that run the art-house circuit. I'm ranting, sorry. The screens in Essex are great, the sound is more than acceptable and the stadium-seating is expected and appreciated by modern movie-goers who demand as much. Tickets are reasonably priced at $7.25 for adults (after 5:30 PM) $5.75 for matinées and children under 11 for $4.74 at all times. Their are discounts for seniors and the military as well. The lobby is open and inviting except, of course, when it's crowded. Essex Cinemas is a great place to see a movie, too bad too few great (or even good) movies play at the Essex Cinemas.