Movie Theater3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL(773) 929-6713
Alex Gross reviewed 2 years ago
- Projector broke down before the 3rd movie could start resulting in an early night. Fortunately I came early enough to see the first two features and here's what I have to say about that experience. Anyone expecting a typical theater arrangement is in for a surprise. The theater is set up more like a night club, with tables and chairs thrown around the room at random. The chairs aren't the most comfortable and also seemed to be a bit in low supply but they do the job. It is nice having a table to sit around while you watch a movie with friends, especially since this place is known for serving beer and you can have food delivered. This actually provides for a very friendly party atmosphere. The theater itself has a very old style look to it, I almost wish the owners would make the balcony and box seats available durring the movie screenings instead of just the main floor. Not only would this free up more seats for patrons, but also show off the unique architecture of these old style theaters. Now onto the screenings. First the equipment they use seems a bit old and run down to say the least. The fact that the third screening of the night was cut short due to equipment failure is evidence enough, however even during the screenings there were noticeable problems. Instead of having the theaters speaker systems wired into the ceiling or around the sides, they are stacked in two columns on each side of the stage, this results in substandard audio quality and also has the unfortunate side effect of cropping off some of the projector from reaching the screen. The projector itself seemed to flicker a lot and the image would dim a bit during the screenings. Also while the lights were dimmed during the showing there still seemed to be a little too much ambiant light flooding the room. Understandably, this is a consequence of having the bar and concession stand in the theater itself instead of the lobby. In conclusion, this place offers a cheap way to spend a night out with friends watching movies. At $5 a ticket for 2-3 shows it's hard to find a price to beat. However, you do in fact get what you pay for, so don't go in expecting an AMC quality show.