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.
Check out the amazing films offered by UA Court Street Stadium 12 in Brooklyn.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater.
This theater is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Breathe in the fresh open air, watching a flick of your choice at the outdoor theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; nearby stops include Borough Hall (4, 5), Borough Hall (2, 3), and Bergen St. (F, G).
Head on over to Ua Sheepshead Bay 14 in Brooklyn and escape the world for a little bit with an unforgettable movie experience.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this theater should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Be as loud as you want watching flicks in your car at the drive-in theater.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The Kent Theatre in Flatbush isn't just a movie theater—it's a movie star. A fixture in the neighborhood for many decades, the space was a favorite hangout of a teenage Woody Allen in the 1950s. Perhaps that was the reason he chose the Kent when scouting locations for The Purple Rose of Cairo, his paean to the early, less spaceship-filled days of cinema. The movie house still retains its vintage charm today, welcoming patrons with dramaturgical masks on its marquee and new releases on its three screens.
With an American flag hanging from its brick façade and its name scrawled in red cursive atop an old-fashioned marquee, The Pavilion Theater looks like it sprung from the screen of a 1950s film. But in reality, it stands right in the middle of Brooklyn. The two-story neighborhood picture house combines both of these worlds, whisking away audiences to another era with its quaint charm and sepia ushers while staying current with a rotating roster of newly released films.
Alpine Cinemas eight theaters make current movies come alive as massive screens merge with Dolby Digital sound to keep each crowd of 200 or more immersed in the action. The signature theater injects even more realism with roomy stadium seats and 3-D capabilities that add an extra dimension without having to bring a 20-foot friend to act out the movie. Before shows, guests can stock up on refreshments at the snack bar equipped with savory popcorn and bubbly soda.