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The marquee's the same (only cleaner), but because the inside's now rad, they'll no longer have to lure you in with hilarious promises like...
It would've had to have been the king of orange pop to make those seats tolerable.
This is the gutted lobby..
And this is what it looks like now. In addition to opening the space up vertically, they added "gourmet concessions" like sweet potato tots, vegan cookies, and caramel corn from "Popcornopolis", a glorious land where melted butter flows but your arteries don't.
The second level lobby used to basically just be bathrooms...
Now it rocks a full bar with specialty cocktails, vino, and local beers like Nordeast and 22 ouncers of Summit EPA.
Traditional movie posters have been replaced by a series of LCD TVs with upcoming shows and times. James Cameron actually invented this technology while exploring the bottom of the Mariana Trench!
The strange '70s murals remain.
35mm film is out, along with the glitches, scratches, and semi-creepy projector operators that went with it. Instead: this top-of-the-line 4K digital projection rig, a JBL soundsytem, and larger screen.
Mainfloor seating used to come all up under here, but no longer...
The balcony is now accessed from inside the theater, which seems to make sense.
Main floor seating is plush leather that you can sit in with no worry of contracting tetanus.
Not only are the seats more comfortable/ safe, they're aligned in a more viewer-friendly arc.
Up to the balcony...
And the first row of seating up here is two-person couches, so keep your fingers crossed that someone hot sits next to you during screenings of The Vow.
Beyond the couches are rows of reserved seats that are even more plush/ roomy than the main floor seats.
The view from the top ain't too shabby...
And neither is the fact that the inside of this place finally looks as good as the outside.