The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $12, you get four movie passes to Cottonwood 4 Cinemas in Chilliwack (up to a $24 value). There is an additional $3 fee for 3-D movies, which is not included with today's Groupon.
An independently owned movie-viewing venue, Cottonwood 4 Cinemas screens recent blockbusters a few weeks after their initial release as well as a plethora of foreign and independent films. Seated in one of several posh theatres, audiences can take in newly released movies such as Dolphin Tale and Buck, which received the audience award for Best Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. An on-site concession stand supplies movie-friendly snacks such as popcorn, candy, and waffle cones shaped like Gérard Depardieu’s nose.
Cottonwood 4 Cinemas
Just a few weeks after they first make a splash on the big screen, Hollywood flicks draw gasps, laughter, and sighs from the audiences at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. The slight delay in the theatre’s roster of films enables movie-goers to catch recent blockbusters at a less expensive cost than the traditional ticket price. In addition to family-friendly movies, comedies, and thrillers, Cottonwood hosts a variety of special events. Screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show invite audiences to participate in the cult classic by dressing up, reciting lines, and bringing props, and a film series presented by the Chilliwack Arts Council treats cinephiles to a lineup of international films. The theatre also welcomes watchers for party packages, including a red-carpet bash where kids invade the concessions area to make popcorn and cotton candy, then force their parents to eat broccoli.