|Address:||610 Brannen St, Statesboro, GA 30459, USA|
This place is absolutely terrible. It only survives because there isnt another option outside of driving to Pooler. All of the theaters need work - blown speakers that make farting noises anytime the volume increases (and thats if they even work that day. Ive been in a theater here where only one side of the stereo was working), broken squeaky chairs with snapped armrests that havent been replaced in the 20 years Ive lived here, torn fabric around the screens that hangs over the projection, filthy bathrooms , you name it. I saw a movie a few weeks ago and it was prefaced by 50 MINUTES of advertising. Only about 10-15 minutes of this were actual movie trailers. The advertised start time for this movie was 3:40 and the opening credits didnt start until after 4:30. I thought a rotting roof beam had fallen and caved in my skull, leaving me to suffer in some sort of purgatory consisting of local commercials and corny music videos. Places like this are the reason film piracy is so rampant.
We attended a showing in the mugs and movies theatre, and I have previously seen films here when this was a Carmike cinema. AMC has raised the prices and gotten rid of drafts, making the dine in service and drinks far too expensive for this market. The food is only ok, the service is good, but the prices are ridiculous. 5 bucks for a domestic bottle, 10 bucks for a mixed drink, and 12 bucks for a burger put this experience way out of reach for the college crowd here, and any responsible adult knows much better food and drinks can be had five minutes away for half the price. Had I known the severity of the price increase since the change in ownership beforehand, I would have taken my wife and kids to eat prior to the movie. Its really a shame, as mugs and movies was a great deal when I was in college here, with cheap drafts and affordable food, but from now on, well just watch the movies in a regular theatre until AMC realizes their national prices dont make sense in rural GA.
Ticket prices are reasonable but dont waste your money on concessions or Mugs n Movies. Since AMC bought out this theater, service sucks, menu has been cut in half and prices are outrageous!!!!!!!! We loved going to Mugs n Movies when it was owned by Carmike but will not return after the way we were treated today. The waitress was blatantly rude and they didnt have half the food on their, now very limited, menu. When I asked "what do you have" after being told 4 things we wanted to order they were out of, the waitress asked me "want me to just bring you a menu of what we dont have?" I will never spend another dime in an AMC theater and dont know how long they will last considering word of mouth is a powerful thing and the fact that they have raised their prices in a college town where students have limited funds...may your doors close faster than than your prices are high!!!!!
Wanted to see a movie that was "sold out." Friends were in the movie said it had plenty of seats. We went to the front desk, and told the guy we were willing to pay, and that our friend said there was plenty of room. He encouraged us to sneak in we said we didnt want to do that. He told us to follow him, so we did thinking he was going to speak to the manager. When we followed him into the "mugs and movies" he ran away and then we got accused of sneaking in. We told the ladies that accused us we were willing to pay, we just wanted to see the movie. They said that there was no way we could get in the movie once its "sold out." We did not appreciate how we were treated, they seemed like they didnt want another customer that would be a bother. I never had this problem with Carmike. Then, this new theater comes in and has rude employees.
I have been to this theater numerous times and had wonderful experiences. This time however the movie started 30 minutes later than scheduled, none of the pre-movie commercials played as usual it was only audio, the theater was dark the whole time including before anything started to play, and the theater was dirty. I was very disappointed this trip. Plus we paid to watch a 3D Movie on its first week of airing "Transformers" and usually at this theater you get one of the larger theaters with 3D, but this time we were stuck in a small theater with a small screen. It was disappointing. I went there just for the larger theater experience which we normally get.... next time Ill go somewhere else...
yes it is our only movie theater but I have always found the staff to be nice and helpful. yes the concessions are over priced but that is how they make their money. Yes part of the building is older but it does cost to do those repairs and so hopefully some of the money we pay for overpriced concessions can go to that. To put thing into perspective I went to the Royal in Pooler and the rooms were dank smelling like molding wet carpet and the popcorn was cold. My daughter and I both left with itchy eyes due to the two hours in the dank theater. We both said we will not be complaining about Carmike ever again. I appreciate our little movie theater and I go there often.
Lines are astonishing on weekends. Easily a ten minute wait. But thats okay, even if youre running late, since they always do at least 20 minutes of commercials and trailers- even for a movie theater, its pretty bad. So are the food prices. The Mugs and Movies menu is... normal... for a theater, but the popcorn and regular concession prices are incredibly overpriced. Even for a movie theater. But, if its a weekday night and you dont want food, its a great place. Comfy enough, and you dont freeze to death like at some places. Typical movie theater movies, which is fine by me- what else do you expect at the only theater in a small town?
It is a pity that the only cinema in a umoversity town panders to the lowest common denominator. Films that have more intellectual heft than cartoon about cute animals or talking machinery and Tyler Perry so-called comedies are sure to be booked. But anything with an actor who speaks with a British accent will be denied. By way of example, Carmike refused to book "The Kings Speech" until it won the best picture Oscar. Surely, there is a market for such films in one situation for perhaps a weekend. In most cases the auditoriums have only a handful of patrons. So whats the risk on a 90-10 over house deal?
Paid to see Wonder Woman in standard...previews were good quality...last preview was in 3-D...then, a 3-D movie begins...plays for 3 minutes. Then screen goes blank for about 2 minutes and finally the correct movie starts.....During it, I felt as if I were watching a VHS movie with tracking issues hooked to a superb sound system. Also, the screen itself has a 3-4 foot smear that, I guess, no one else has noticed. After speaking to 2 managers who did offer passes (which I declined---not looking for a freebie), I pointed out that AMC has the $$ to fix issues such as faulty equipment....so, fix them.