What You'll Get
In the old days, movie tickets didn't cost an arm and a leg, and said limbs were only available from the angry, brooding Mannequin King of SoHo. Hearken back to sometime last Tuesday with today's deal: for $10, you get a pair of tickets to Kew Gardens Cinemas (up to a $20 value), a historic 1930s theater.
Kew Gardens Cinemas shows a wide range of current movies, such as Winter's Bone and the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, in a stylish setting that whippersnapper young theaters can only aspire to. Originally called the Austin, the vintage 1930s theater has seen several ups and downs in its history, from years as a second-run double-feature house to a red-tinted stint that got it shut down by the city. In its current incarnation, the Kew's art-deco origins have been restored and updated with modern projectors and molar-rocking surround sound, as well as stadium seating, rocking-chair seats, and a concession stand stocked with fresh coffee and cookies. For a vintage movie-viewing event in style, today's deal totally beats watching Betamax tapes on your Great Uncle Vinnie's 1978 Zenith.
This Groupon is not valid for 3-D showings.
- My favorite theatre in Queens. I love to just show up knowing I'll find a movie that suits my eklectic [sic] taste. Recommend it to my Manhattan friends too-gives us a way to get together in a different, relaxed setting. – Deborah, Yahoo! Local
- Though there are a limited number of screens, the films they show are well-picked, so you really can't go wrong. – Seth M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for 3D presentations. Tickets must be redeemed at box office, not online. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.