The wait for movie concessions shouldn't be as long as the movie itself. At Westown Movies, selecting a snack is as easy as dashing into a corner store?just grab what you want from the shop and then get into the checkout line. Beyond popcorn and soda, you'll also find tasty treats from local vendors, such as Pat's pizza, Pretzel Boys pretzels, and fresh whoopee pies from Smackerals by Michelle.
All these snacks keep rumbling tummies from drowning out the dialogue during a variety of first-run movies. Of Westown's 12 screens, the biggest is the GTX theater's 61-footer, equipped with Dolby Atmos sound and stadium seating with extra legroom. Aside from cinematic features, Westown Movies also rents out its screens for game parties, when guests can hook up their video-game systems and play out their own adventures on a grand, cinematic scale.
The Theatre N at Nemours makes its home in downtown Wilmington, but its films come from far beyond the city's borders. The theater not only screens independent films from around the world, but its digital projection system also allows first-run features to appear in Wilmington at the same time as in larger cities. That way, locals are able to take in these exciting dramas, comedies, and documentaries when everyone else is talking about them too. As patrons watch in a comfortable auditorium that seats 200+, they also get plenty of snack choices like freshly popped popcorn and candy from the concession stand.
Eastpoint 10 Cinemas showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters on screens that face sloped or stadium-style seating. Digital and 3-D projectors entertain audiences with high-resolution images that virtually pop out of the screen, making viewers feel like a part of the film without having to actually fight off bloodthirsty aliens, wicked witches, or Gerard Depardieu. The theater occasionally pairs screenings with special tie-in events, such as karate demonstrations to go along with martial-arts flicks.
The thespians and theater crew at Fells Point Corner Theatre have enchanted audiences with nonprofit productions of new and rarely seen plays for 25 years. Upcoming attractions include Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner about three differently aged women who reflect on their lives with acerbic wit while scaling skyscrapers; and The Little Dog Laughed, a look at gossip and celebrity in the 21st century. Colorful characters populate Circle Mirror Transformation, a comedy detailing a motley crew’s attempt at bonding during a six-week acting class; Eugene O’Neill’s iconic play The Iceman Cometh explores universal social questions in the back room of a 1912 skid-row saloon. Though seating at the 85-seat Fells Point Corner Theatre is subject to availability, the small size of the theater allows for good sight lines from all seats.
Landmark Theatres Harbor East isn’t the sticky-floored, bubble-gum-under-the-seats variety of theater that represents movie going in the minds of many. Instead, the Harbor East is a theater for grownups. Clean, spacious and comfortable, the theater features real leather reclining seats and stadium-style seating with unobstructed sight lines. Cutting-edge technology includes a four-digital-camera system which delivers four times the resolution of HDTV, digital surround sound and a premium-grade Klipsch sound system that makes the viewing experience a festival of sight and sound. Concessions include health conscious and specialty options as well as classic popcorn and candies; alcoholic beverages are available from the theater’s full bar. Located in the up-and-coming Harbor East neighborhood, validated parking is available.
The Charles theater offers Baltimoreans a great, alternative theater experience at an affordable price. This art house cinema, located in a historic building in the artsy Charles North neighborhood, shows independent and revival films year-round. Unlike the large, corporate theaters that populate the nation, the Charles’ unique interior, complete with exposed beams and brick walls, makes it a great place to relax and enjoy a movie. Perfect for the indie cinema buff and even the casual moviegoer looking for something fresh and new, the Charles is sure to offer a theater experience like no other!