|Address:||6500 IL-53, Woodridge, IL 60517, USA|
I mainly come here for the IMAX screen - it is one of only 5 Chicago-area purpose-built IMAX screens ! It also has the cheapest price for IMAX !!! Only $12.25 for a true IMAX experience compared to $18.50 at Navy Pier PLUS $21.00 for parking?? What is a "purpose-built" IMAX screen? It is an IMAX theatre in which the physical structure was specifically built to house the TRUE DIMENSION IMAX measurements / specifications such as angle of seating arrangement in relation to the screen (steeper and more direct line-of-sight), and acoustics that were meant for IMAX. All this as opposed to a lot of theatres which just took out their old screen and put in a bigger screen in one of their auditoriums and these bigger screens still DO NOT have the true IMAX dimensions !! These fake Imax screens are known as LIE-MAX and they charge full IMAX prices! You can notice the difference of the physical structure of the building while standing in the parking lot - youll notice how the IMAX side of the theatre complex looks slightly different than the other side. So for a TRUE IMAX theatre such as Cinemark 7 Bridges, while standing in the parking lot, look towards theatre entrance - you will notice how the structure of the right side (IMAX side) looks slightly different than the left side. This is due to the unique requirements of building a true Imax auditorium in order for it to have the true Imax dimensions for its screen size and be able to build the steeper seating arrangement, along with its special acoustics. So, for the best price in town for a REAL Imax, Cinemark 7 Bridges is your theatre !!
I have been coming to this theater since 2010 and I have seen many movies that ranged from G to PG and most of the time PG-13. Today I went with my friend to see the movie Lucy which was rated R. I understood the policy of having to be 17 or older to be able to go without an adult. I thought we could just try to get in for the heck of it. We asked for the tickets, and the guy at the ticket booth said that we had to show an ID, I understood this as well. We obviously didnt have an ID so we just shrugged and left. We still really wanted to see the movie, so later on we went back with our parents. Again we asked for the tickets, this time our parents. The lady at the ticket booth was very rude and said that we absolutely needed to be 17 or older. Obviously our parents were okay with us seeing the movie, and they were trying to tell the woman that it was okay that we saw it alone. The lady shook her head and gave attitude as she simply refused to let us in the movie. We were very upset with the service and will probably never return again.
A Private User
This place is good for a big theater chain and its definitely one I prefer coming to. Prices are on par with the other theaters in the area but I think they have a cheaper price for the first showing than the regular matinee, so thats definitely a plus. Parking is easy to find, unless there are multiple blockbusters coming out the same weekend, but even then, youll find parking...you might just have to walk farther. Concession prices are expensive, as they are at all theaters, so theres nothing to report here. The staffing is usually adequate, though I have been here on slower days and they usually staff less people too. The seats are comfortable and recline in the auditoriums Ive been in. Im not sure if all of them have digital projection, but the ones Ive been in have been digital as I dont notice dirt or scratches. Overall a good place to catch a flick, especially if youre an early bird type of person.
I used to go here all the time. Recently, however, something has changed. Its your average movie theatre. Nothing great, but the closest one to me. A few weeks ago my fiance and i went to see a movie. Found it to be incredibly rank when we walked in, and NO air conditioning (hence no air flow). We watched the movie but I was turned off. Giving them a second shot I went again. Maybe it was the actual theatre we were in? We were seated in another theatre and guess what? The same smell! It smelled like a mans locker room. No joke! I even brought it to the managers attention before the show to see if he could put the a/c on or something. He said it was probably because it was so busy. So um...dont to the movies when its busy? How can other theatres avoid this smell with the SAME number of people or more, and this one has a problem? I cant go here again. Ill drive out of my way for another theatre.
ok, first, this is a hands down world class theater, excellent overall. But why the one star? Well, heres why, my cars registration expired this week (Friday), I have finals coming up so I have been busy (I was planning on going next week), go in, see Captain America with my dad, go out, I have a ticket for $60 for expired registration, in a privately owned parking lot. I do not appreciate Cinemark allowing the City of Woodridge Police using this theaters parking lot as well as Cinemark allowing this to happen as a way of shaking down citizens for money. I do not want to do business with any company that allows this behavior to take place, this was my favorite theater, now Im going to be spending my money at the still somehow sticky Regal
A Private User
Sorry but Roger is incorrect in writing that this is a true IMAX theater. It is no longer a true IMAX theater. It was converted to digital last March (March 25th, 2011 to be exact). I went to see Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol last December and was angered to see a digital image on the screen. The IMAX scenes couldnt even fill up the entire screen because the digital projector lenses were too small! Add to that, it doesnt have the crispness, color, resolution, and clarity of true IMAX film. The only true flat IMAX theater showing TRUE 70MM is at Navy Pier. Sad that theaters are trying to compromise quality just to save a few bucks.
I have several AMC theaters that are so much closer to me but I make the drive to this theater every time. Recliner seats. Amazing IMAX with the full screen not cut off screen a lot of places offer. And now they have reserved seating so I dont have to show up early just to make sure I get a good seat. As far as concessions they offer Starbucks drinks which Ive never had a complaint about as well as a full spread of ice cream along with the usual snacks most theaters have. Prices are great, and their discounted Tuesdays just make it all that much more fantastic. Have been a returning customer for years and will continue to do so.
It is plenty of theater for your buck I been to the competition and I always feel robbed in my way out, this one is nice enough, it does get a bit dirty when crowded but what theater is immaculate when 200 people go in with popcorn, soda, nachos, hotdogs and whatever else they brought from outside and a couple of high schoolers have maybe 10 minutes to clean, go in the middle of the week when nobody shows up, plenty of room and quite clean and if your issue is $$ hit it on tuesday its like 4 bucks a ticket and those re-usable pop cups and popcorn buckets are a great deal to someone whos there every week.