|Address:||901 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USA|
A Private User
Rude female night manager lacking in professionalism or business etiquette. INSIDERS LOOK: The theaters are very humid ( think Florida), the seats are narrow and very close together and do not tilt, Seats are covered in an itchy woven fabric (ladies in skirts or shorts, the back of your legs will look like a patchwork quilt when you stand up), The arm rests do no move (sorry Date-Nighters no resting on your husband or dates shoulder during a long movie), If you have no small children or you are a Date-Nighter opt to see the later movie times ( you will be able to hear and enjoy the movie). Be prepared for sticky floors and mystery seat stains. LADIES WARNING: Avoid flats or open toe sandals,The ladies restroom floor was full of backed up water coming from under the commodes . Purchase your tickets earlier in the day or the day before to avoid ridiculous long lines. RECOMMENDATION: If you like an adventure and are up to the challenge, the Picture Show is for you. If you want comfort a relaxing experience or polite employees, this is not the place for you. Get a Redbox movie or head to Cinemark on Powers or Tinseltown, the new Hollywood theater is also very nice. OUR RECENT EXPERIENCE: Theater lights come blaring on just as the ending credits begin, multiple theater patrons are disgruntled by this. It is not the trivial cost of the movie ticket but the principle of what a customer has paid for, in the business of a movie ticket purchase that includes the movie from start to finish with the end credits. The movie may only be a trite amount however the drinks and snacks for a family of three easily exceeds $25.- plus. No personnel were available upon reaching the lobby; up above a female was noticed leaning from what appeared to be the projection window. Inquired and found that she was the "night manager" who gave her name as "Emily" (probably not her real name). She never offered to come down but was content to yell down from her perch at the projection booth. Explained our dissatisfaction and that of the other movie patrons, all the while "Emily" just leaned out the window with an attitude of "I don’t care". Apparently being unable to handle her position as the "manager" Emily disappeared and has the male projectionist (name given was Matius) came to the window. Without introduction he yells down from the window that the lights came on automatically, when further questioned he stated that he turns the lights on. Apparently, he has a misunderstanding of the word automatic. Requested the name and contact information for their upper management. Only a first name was yelled down from the upper window, no phone number was given or offered. No apology was ever uttered by Emily or Mataius. It is unfortunate that such a quaint theater as this has such poor management; with such disdain for the customers they serve, many being young soldiers and their families.
A Private User
Yeah the seats are old and the whole place is a bit dingy. But hey, you pay $1.75 to get in - or 75 cents on Tuesday! Cant beat that. Of course if you pay less than $2 for a movie, you are not getting a theater experience like Cinemark. I love going. I have gone here since it was a "Super Saver Cinema" when I was a little kid. The previous owners went out of business and I was overjoyed when someone bought and re-opened this place as The Picture Show. Food is not a bad price; popcorn and soda seem pretty close to the price at regular theaters (they have to make money somewhere) but the hot dogs are $1. Its a great place to go with a lot of kids, as going to the regular theater can get very pricey. We take the kiddos and everyone gets a hot dog. An inexpensive family fun night. I rate this four stars because I am rating it based on what it is MEANT to be. If I paid nearly $10 at a Tinseltown type place, I would be disappointed with the quality. But this is a DISCOUNT movie theater. And for what they promise you and for what you pay, this place is good. The only thing that doesnt give it 5 stars is that they never seem to use the ticket booth outside. Weeknights, I can understand having tickets sold at the concession stand. But on the Weekends, they should use the outside ticket booth so people can buy tickets in time and then come back for snacks after making sure they have seats. So yes, you want to go pretty early.
You cant beat tickets for $1.50 and a large bucket of popcorn and a large drink with free refills for $10!! Both ticket prices and concessions are MUCH more economical than an upscale theater. Yes, the movies may be a couple of months old, but who cares. I have a family of 7 and this is definitely the way to go for a night out on the town or a cool summertime activity during the day. The kids love it as well because they have quarter video games in the lobby while mom waits in line for the tickets and food. Great little shabby theater but if your expecting upscale seats, sound, or screens, go pay the price for it elsewhere because here, you get what you pay for. We love bargains!!!
For 1.75 a ticket is there really anything you can complain about? Sure when we went the lines were ridiculously long and the prices for food were egregious. But those are things Ive experienced at most theaters. I recommend you sneak some outside food and drinks in, the staff dont really care. Theres also plenty of restaurants in the same plaza. The theater is in a not so nice place of town but for those prices can you really complain. Besides theres a couple different restaurants and bars near by that range in price. Heck if you want to you can buy extremely expensive sushi next door then hit the theater or you can do what we did and hit up the Applebees down the road.
The prices are cheap which that alone makes it awesome, but its as if they are too cheap!! The seats are comfy, the screens are a good size, the popcorn is the best in town (trust me, my family and I love popcorn), and the drinks are great. The reason I give it one star less is that I dislike how messy it always looks. Yeah, cheap theater shouldnt have high expectations, but when the bathrooms are as dirty as the theater floors, then its a bit ridiculous. Still though, Id rather wait a few months (sometimes weeks only) to see a movie here than at a normal cinema.
Great prices on movies! The theater is dated but in a good way. Its like walking into an old movie theater. The environment and comfort level can only be compared to by past experiences at Fox Theater in LJ as a child. (small town, 2 show, home by 11) The seats start to hurt your butt after a while and in some theater you can either hear the show next door or hear the roar of the AC. However those setbacks dont stop me from going. Its a great price and a fun inexpensive way to spend some time! Lastly, some movies are just better to watch on the big screen!
Ive been here a few times and only once have I had a bad experience. (And at that their corporate office contacted me immediately about it.) The price is great for a movie and fair for movie theater food. Be sure to get there early as the box office is never in use and you have to buy your tickets at the concession stand. There is a ticket kiosk in the lobby but you will never see it unless you already know about it or are leaving the theater. The theaters are pretty clean and comfortable. Great if youre looking for something cheap to do with the kids.