|Address:||9201 W 63rd St, Hodgkins, IL 60525, USA|
A lot of people have given this place a bad rap, but to be honest, despite its flaws its still one of the better theaters to go to in the area. The Cons: The majority of the cons really have more to do with the people who go to the Quarry than the theater itself. Lately, more and more of the urban culture have been coming here, which means more cell phones going off, more kids kicking the back of your seat, and more people talking in a foreign language throughout the movie. Its annoying, but if you complain, theyll actually have an employee step in and monitor the audience. The foods expensvie, but its a theater! Its supposed to be! The floors are sticky sometimes, but once the movies rolling, who cares! The Pros: Contrary to popular belief, the Quarry actually DOES have a student discount. Its like $7.50 with a student ID. Plus, even if youre not a student but still have your ID you can probably still get the discount. Most of the employees are high schoolers and dont really want to bother having to ask you for ID to prove youre a student. Compared to Ford City and Chicago Ridge, the Quarry is by far superior. EDIT: After the massive redesign of the Chicago Ridge AMC theater, the Quarry no longer takes the top shelf. You simply cannot beat fully cushioned reclining seats. The Quarry is now my fallback whenever Chicago Ridge is sold out.
At one time this was a fantastic cinema. 10 years ago it was a 5 star. The luster wore off this pearl years ago. I doubt they have put any money into the place since 2010. There was drywall damage between the bathrooms last July. Here its almost March of the next year - damage is still there. The mens room stank. Literally. The cushions in the seats are either paper thin or worn out. Very uncomfortable. Plus the whole place is permeated by the smell of stale popcorn. I watched the 3D version of Star Wars. The screen is not well maintained - I dont know if its old, dusty or what - but the screen was clearly visible, almost as an overlay on the image. In many scenes it looked like I was watching the 3D movie through a window screen. It really ruined the 3D effect. The glasses provided are the smallest I have seen. They looked like childrens sun glasses. The employees would rather chat with each other than deal with customers. Happened to me when purchasing my tickets and later, popcorn. Finally the sound. Only stereo, from behind the screen. Tinny, little bass, and what bass there was sounded like a blown speaker. Cinemas are modernizing and updating, leaving this relic behind. Yes - its clean. But thats lipstick on a pig. I wont be returning. I only went because I waited so long to see Star Wars and its gone this week. Otherwise I would have watched it at Chicago Ridge.
Ew, I would like the option to give this specific movie theater zero stars and in fact even report it for inspection to a health board. The lovely girl at the ticket counter was the only pleasant part of our night. We visited on a slower weekday night. This whole theater was covered in garbage and popcorn the moment you walk through the doors. We ordered a regular popcorn after getting the attention of one of the young teenage boys who were giggling and talking amongst each other behind the counter. He was friendly. We proceeded to the theater room, which was in worse condition than the rest of the building. Popcorn, garbage, wrappers, bottles, napkins, you name it - was scattered all over the room and on the seats and in cup holders. Obviously, no one had come to clean the room in between showings. The womens restroom was full of feces and clogged toilets. Maybe they were understaffed since it was not a busy night, but sanitation and cleanliness should not be disregarded no matter the situation. I will never return here. Sorry. I wouldnt recommend this theater to anyone. My back was hurting 45 minutes into the movie from the old seats. I would much rather make the drive to Yorktown AMC (one of our favorites!!) or the new Oakbrook AMC.
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I come here occasionally because its a good halfway point for me and a friend of mine. The last movie I saw was Battle LA in good ole 2D. Parking has always been easy to find. The line to buy tickets has never been unacceptably long, in my experience, but the ticket prices are pretty expensive for what you get. It looks like theyve remodeled the concession stand since my last visit. You can now grab some items like candy and ice cream as you wait in line for popcorn and drinks. I like the new layout compared to the old one. There is a little arcade section but I dont really go in there much unless Im really early for a movie. I dont always use the bathrooms (which is surprising, since the drink sizes are ridiculously large) but when I do they are usually clean. The seat comfort varies depending on which theatre youre in, but I find all the seats a little uncomfortable (I havent been in the IMAX theatre). Battle LA was in digital so the visual and audio quality was good. Overall, this isnt my go-to theatre, but its okay when its geographically convenient.
I went to a 6:30 movie last night and it was dark when I left - there was no one walking out at the same time. As I left the theater a man, who had been hiding off to the side, start to follow me. I became of aware of his presence and started to walk faster and then began to run. I eventually, pivoted, faced him and ran back into the theater. Once I was in the theater the manager was called and he came down and asked me what had happened. He acknowledged that there was a creepy man who had been hanging out in the parking lot and with whom they had had a previous complaint. I asked him to please walk me to my car and he said he could not, would not and that there was NOTHING that they/he could do. I asked him why if they did not any action to protect their patrons at the theater and they said that it was not their responsibility - past the doors of the theater and that there was nothing he could do and he walked away. I was shaking, scared and very upset. The police came and I was escorted to my car.
Went to see the movie It and this was the worst experience we ever had. First almost all the pop machines were down because they needed to change the pop. One guy was changing the pop out in one machine and when he couldnt get it to register he just closed the door and said sorry guys I tried, but I need to go help at the other counter because they are busy. Wait a minute you have a line of people waiting to get pop. In the theater 6 it was so hot. No air circulation or even an air on. Of course the theater was packed it was the release weekend of It. That means more people makes it even warmer. Very uncomfortable to watch a movie. Then the surround sound from the movie next to us u could hear. Very distracting.