Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks.
Situated across from the food court at the mall, Picture Show Entertainment's Paradise Valley Stadium 7 screens first-run pictures for audiences seated in high-backed leather rocker seats. The seating ascends diagonally in a stadium arrangement in each theater, each of which also houses a digital screen, while in the lobby, a behind-the-counter staff is presented in crystal-clear 3-D.
Kenneth Donald Rogers—an American country-music star, photographer, producer, actor, and fellow with a nice beard—has won three Grammys and more than a dozen American Music Awards for his sweet, stirring crooning. Though he won't be toting his dozens of awards, Mr. Rogers will be bringing an impressive showcase of selections from his extensive collection of country hits. To prep the crowd for the main event, The Herndon Brothers—a local act lead by Ray Herndon, a country star known for livin' the dream—will layer the crowd in hometown vibes from their wide library of inspiring and honest tracks.
Desert Ridge Family Physicians offers patient-centered care in a nurturing environment. With 10 doctors currently on staff, they strive to see patients quickly and give them the best possible medical care. Their philosophy includes building long-term trusting relationships with each patient and treating the whole person, not just the illness. They offer a wide range of medical treatments from common vaccinations to continuing care for chronic and acute illnesses. The doctors at Desert Ridge believe in educating patients and helping them to make healthy lifestyle choices that will result in better health and fitness for mind and body. They partner with patients in an effort to improve their well-being and meet personal fitness goals. Patients can now sign up on the website to receive valuable medical services from their doctor, such as referrals and test results. The medical offices are located at 21001 North Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona.
AMC Esplanade 14 is located at 2515 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, Arizona and they are part of AMC Theaters. With over 300 locations, AMC provides the very best in movie-going to fans everywhere. The company has been in business over 90 years and was originally owned by a Midwestern family. In the 1950’s, Stanley H. Durwood is credited with the idea of having multiple screens in a theater. His family had just purchased the Roxy in Kansas City and it was running an Abbott and Costello film that was not earning much money. Durwood felt that if they could only create a theater with two screens, they could double their proceeds. Hence, the multiplex cinema was born. Over the years, AMC has continued its commitment to give movie-goers an unforgettable experience. AMC Theaters are equipped with the best sound and video equipment, along with comfortable seating. Snack bars serve delicious, fresh popcorn, hot dogs, candy and other snacks.