|17314 I-30 Frontage Rd, Benton, AR 72019, USA
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I went to see "Beastly" at the Cinemark Tinseltown Theater just yesterday, and I must say apart from a few minor setbacks (some having to do with the actual layout of the theater, not the services), I think it was a pleasant experience. Upon walking into the theater customers are greeted by fun, retro-reminiscent colors of the late 80s era: hot pink walls with black and white checkerboard tile, patterned carpets and bright green and yellow accents. Famous movie stars of the early 20th century adorn the walls, adding to the atmosphere. The carpets are well vacuumed and the concession counter well-maintained. The seating is comfortable enough, and the popcorn fresh. The downside, however, came to light when I noticed that there was no visible salt shaker for customers who might want extra salt on their popcorn, and the other toppings were available... at an extra dollar and a half a pop. The largest bucket of popcorn came with *one* free refill, whereas in other theaters Ive attended I have gotten larger buckets with unlimited refills. Attendants were friendly enough, however, which to their credit, redeemed them slightly. Finally, as the feature started, I noticed that the image was out of place and flickering. The placement was fixed within 3 minutes or so, but the flickering remained throughout the movie. Still, it could have been worse as the flickering becomes almost unnoticeable after a few moments of focusing on the movie. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars! Good job, Tinseltown!
For those fortunate enough to see blockbusters on the big screen, I cant reason why you should go anywhere else. Tinseltown has numerous screens and presents most any big release. It has comfortable seating and is climate controlled. The food and drinks are a bit pricey, but what theater isnt? The staff are all very friendly (at least those Ive spoken to), the restrooms are always clean as well as is the rest of the facility. I give it a max score across the board and cant wait to return. If you live close by, stop in for a respite from the summer heat. If youre traveling through, take a break from your travels and catch the latest picture. It sets just off Interstate 30 in the town of Benton.There are plenty of locations nearby to grab a bite to eat as well before heading on your way. Thanks for your patronage. PS. While on the subject of film, you might find it interesting to do a bit of research and find the discrete facts of just how many stars of fame have ties to our southern state of Arkansas, and the movies that have actually been shot on our backroads and highways. I think they may have even used our city capitol for a set.. Ive lived my entire life here and learn something new most every day. Happy travels.
Early show on Labor Day with the kids...no one at ticket booth, one line inside selling both tickets and snacks. The line was sooo slow! No one was watching who was just walking through. I went ahead and sent my wife and kids to find the theater so they wouldnt miss the start of the show. I missed over half the movie going back and forth to try to see if the line had gone down so I could pay for our tickets and get the family some popcorn. And then the girl that finally showed at the ticket booth was huffy and rude as I tried to ask to pay for the tickets to the movie we were already watching. The time had already passed and it inconvenienced her to have to reopen the show time or something. Not a good experience.
Ok, so I go here quite often. Even before I moved to the Benton area in Feb 2013, Id drive to Tinseltown from H.S. because of two reasons; 1) the seating and general all around theatre experience is so much greater than in H.S. and, 2) although you do encounter the teeny crowd (especially on weekends, as with any local theatre), youre not overly put out of enjoying your movie due to excessive noise, cell phones going off, moving up and down, coming into a movie from another one that they didnt pay for. Its a much better experience than many of the local theatres Ive been in in quite a while. 9 out of 10 visits usually result in a good experience for me!
1/21/2017 Not good its raining outside me and my wife pay $20 to see blood war at the from desk the lady asked me for my ID is told her that was on my truck then I went to buy a Large diet coke and a large popcorn went to the next desk to give them the tickets and go on to the movies and there is a lady asking me for a ID its raining hard outside and she told us we cant go inside that we had to go get the ID I had to go get the ID Bt my tickets got wet and I couldnt go back man I lost around 35 dollars just because this stupid lady.
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The movie was supposed to start at 1045am. We were in a huge line outside the locked theater at 1045am with no sign of anyone in the building at a large movie theatre on Saturday. There were at least 100 people outside waiting. Everyone tried to call and no one answered the phone. Finally around 11:00 am someone came to the ticket window and the doors opened( we had bought our tickets online).Tremendous lines in concession. There were no apologies they just acted as though nothing had happend Not a good impression huh.
It is just another multiscreen cinema in most respects. What makes it better than The Rave and other venues in Little Rock is its location. Benton and Bryant retain that small, hometown atmosphere. I dont worry about my car being broken into or vandalized here. The folks working here are local students and people you may see in church or the Wal Mart. I used to drive to the big city for the comfortable seats. Now I encourage those big city folks to make the drive to Benton. It is worth the trip!
Tinseltown is an anchor for entertainment in the area. Theres not another theater for miles around. Not taking security in this, Tinseltown keeps great programming in addition to the normal feature films. Theyve shown the opera, the fights, the drum corps, MST3K, a sing-a-long night for The Sound of Music and much more. I dont think Ive ever had to wait in a line more than five minutes, the place is always clean, and theres even an arcade for going crazy pushing buttons. This place rocks!
It was quite warm inside the theater, cant imagine what it would have if we had gone later and it was full of people. The lady at the ticket booth asked me about something called Connections. When I said I didnt know what that was she just handed me a flyer instead of explaining. Its an app to earn points but you have to scan a code before you finish your sake. I had to argue on line to get the points. Why bother asking if your not going to explain it.
Was disappointed while watching the K LOVE fan awards tonight. There were episodes during the pre-show that the sound went completely out. Another guest left his seat to notify staff or Im not sure it would have been corrected.This happened again after the show, during the credits and post interviews. The volume overall was not very loud during the show, but thankfully the sound didnt go out during the awards.