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Old 03-20-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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I'm sure they will start integrating food soon. I hear some locations offer wait service like Movie Tavern chain
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis
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[*]I like that the low walls separate you from the rows beneath you, so you can't see when people get out their cell phones. (No distracting glow.)
The AMC we occasionally go to has plexiglass that distorts the bottom half of the screen if you recline too far back. I find the walls to be an annoying design flaw.

And as another poster said, the loveseat style of the chairs seems to encourage more talking.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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The recliners are comfy, but one thing I find awkward about them is that there is no good place to put a backpack or large purse when you're sitting in one. In a regular theater seat that item can go at your feet, but that doesn't work so well with the recliners, since the front of the chair has to move forward and up in order for the recline function to work, and the backpack/large purse can interfere with that action.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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And as another poster said, the loveseat style of the chairs seems to encourage more talking.
I haven't noticed that to be an issue once the movie starts.

I also like that in the recliner theaters, there's no wasted space between seats. I tend to go to a lot of "blockbuster" type movies, often on opening weekend. When we go to the general seating theater, we always get there early so we can get out popcorn and our good seats (midway up, on the right side). Its so annoying when people come in late -- right before the previews start, or even right after they start -- and expect everyone else to shuffle around to accommodate the latecomers. That's never a problem in the theaters with the reserved seating.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Its so annoying when people come in late -- right before the previews start, or even right after they start -- and expect everyone else to shuffle around to accommodate the latecomers. That's never a problem in the theaters with the reserved seating.
Others have written that getting reserved seats ahead of time allows them to plan on arriving just before the actual movie starts.
Wouldn't this require a lot of un-reclining and knee-shuffling?
We'll have to see which trend becomes common.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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I have never been in a theater with these types of seats. I can imagine it is a heck of a lot more comfortable than the seating that the theaters currently have. To be honest, I haven't been in a theater in a a few years. The cost has deterred me from going ($10.75 for tickets + $15-20 for snacks). I am curious about the cost of these new theaters that offer leather recliners, food service and I heard even headphones at some. The new Cinebowl in my area offers headphones, which I think would be nice.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Others have written that getting reserved seats ahead of time allows them to plan on arriving just before the actual movie starts.
Wouldn't this require a lot of un-reclining and knee-shuffling?
We'll have to see which trend becomes common.
Nope. There's plenty of space to walk in front of the fully reclined seats (at least that's the case at Regal Crossroads and Cary Cinebistro)
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:48 AM
 
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Others have written that getting reserved seats ahead of time allows them to plan on arriving just before the actual movie starts.
Wouldn't this require a lot of un-reclining and knee-shuffling?
We'll have to see which trend becomes common.
That's the thing, the new reclining theaters have ample legroom even with the seat fully reclined people can still walk in front of you without issue

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I have never been in a theater with these types of seats. I can imagine it is a heck of a lot more comfortable than the seating that the theaters currently have. To be honest, I haven't been in a theater in a a few years. The cost has deterred me from going ($10.75 for tickets + $15-20 for snacks). I am curious about the cost of these new theaters that offer leather recliners, food service and I heard even headphones at some. The new Cinebowl in my area offers headphones, which I think would be nice.
Surprisingly costs haven't gone up much or at all even with losing probably 20-30% of seats due to new recliners. Early birds (before noon) are $5.xx and evening shoes are $11-12
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Surprisingly costs haven't gone up much or at all even with losing probably 20-30% of seats due to new recliners. Early birds (before noon) are $5.xx and evening shoes are $11-12
I'd say 20-30% is really conservative. In our nearby theater, installing the wider recliners (and allowing for walking space in front of them) means fewer seats in a row and fewer rows. They're now down to 8 rows (and the entry level row only has room for 4 wheelchairs and 4 companion recliners). I'd say they cut the number of rows by more than half.

Given that, I'm really surprised at how little the ticket prices went up.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Others have written that getting reserved seats ahead of time allows them to plan on arriving just before the actual movie starts.
Wouldn't this require a lot of un-reclining and knee-shuffling?
We'll have to see which trend becomes common.
This will give you an idea of the amount of space we're talking about:

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