Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slo-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $16, you get two movie tickets, two medium drinks, and a large popcorn at Tower Theatres (up to a $33.50 value), located in west Tucson. This Groupon is not good for 3-D movies or with other offers.
Tower Theatres is Tucson’s locally-owned-and-operated first-run independent movie theater, bringing entertainment-deprived Arizonans everything from anthropomorphic adventures courtesy of Pixar to John Malkovich movies about middle-aged men who always seem to be yelling. Invite a bored parent or potential date ($9.25 per ticket after 4 p.m., $7 before 4 p.m.) and prevent him from asking questions throughout the movie by stuffing his mouth with a large popcorn ($6) and his own medium soft drink ($4.50 for each soda). Tower Theatres has wide rows, comfortable seats, and legitimate stadium seating, so you won’t have to worry about missing the silver-screen action should a WNBA team occupy the row in front of you.
The concession stand features an unusually savory spread, so feel free to go out of your Groupon’s jurisdiction if a Hebrew National Hot Dog sounds like the perfectly meaty complement to a bucket of buttered popcorn. Head to Tower Theatres for a night of one of America’s favorite pastimes, second only to watching baseball groundskeepers shoo seagulls out of the outfield.
When a team of locals designed Tower Theatres, they imagined a movie-watching experience based around comfort. They corralled comfortable, rocker-style chairs and love seats and spaced the rows 18 vertical inches apart to give moviegoers unobstructed views of the screen. And the 4 ample feet separating each row from the one in front of it allows for plenty of leg stretching, easy maneuvering past fellow guests, and luxurious preshow yoga routines. Before the previews roll on their first-run blockbusters of choice, patrons can test their coordination on video games or air hockey or select concessions such as pizza, nachos, and Hebrew National hot dogs for midmovie sustenance.