While triplets are awesome and twins are pretty good, the same thing can’t be said for everything that comes in multiples, such as impersonal multiplexes or contrarian personalities. Focus yourselves on one cinematic screen with today’s Groupon at Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown. Choose from four options:
- For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (a $40 value)
- For $15, you get a one-year student membership for ages 18 and up with a valid school ID, or senior membership for ages 60 and up (a $30 value)
- For $25, you get a one-year senior couple membership (a $55 value)
- For $30, you get a one-year family membership for two adults and any children 17 and under, or a couple membership (a $65 value)
A historic single-screen picture palace dating back to 1913, Hiway Theatre is now run by a nonprofit society dedicated to preserving its edifice for future generations of cineastes. Members pay half price ($5) for first-run films, enjoy discounts on some special events including free admission to select screenings, and receive email alerts about upcoming events and butter strikes in the popcorn mines. A 2007 renovation installed an earth-shaking sound generator inside Hiway Theatre and planted hardy seat saplings that have blossomed into 320 comfortable chairs, including four extra-wide love seats. Hiway Theater typically projects new features for three weeks, and also runs special programs such as the current, once per month unsubtitled Bollywood film series.
Walk the well-preserved, carefully pickled halls of a genuine cinema castle, reliving the treasured memories of silver screen classics, but without 20 minutes of pre-film advertisements, trailers, and polar bear beverage commercials. As a single-feature theater, Hiway Theatre often omits previews entirely, meaning scheduled movie dates can begin promptly with the dimming of the lights, the sharing of an imported chocolate from the custom snack bar, and a mutual shriek of laughter as Patton fills the screen.